Thanks for sharing this, Steve.
I've been hoping for some built-in animation effects from FMI for layout objects (like page flips, etc.).
Good one, Steve!
Some effects would be nice thats for sure, especially when thinking 'ios', button rollovers is a good start though
This fading splash screen came about from a "lightbox" style popup (as seen all over the web) that I was hoping to implement with 12, although I decided the fade effect was not worth using.
My intention was to have a few lightbox popups such as for additional information from a portal record, or showing a list of clients on-demand and in context etc etc alongside many many more uses I could think of to de-clutter a solution whilst retaining functionality.
Unfortunately, the idea isn't really suitable for what I wanted since overlaying a portal with an invisible object renders the scroll wheel useless on the portal.
If its not covering a portal though, its still useful, heres a great article by "Weetbicks" describing the technique
Since I have a quick n dirty sample file of my lightbox idea, I have attached it below also (just click one of the vids in the container)
Media.fmp12.zip 2.2 MB