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Re: agenda+ SVG 2 Features and Approach

From: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 17:31:02 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimBG6d91CH49xuZCuPS1X0NUxX+vg@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>, Paul Williams <pwilliams@infotrustgroup.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Our group has released a free tool that will convert a .fla file to .html.
Graphical elements are converted to SVG and animated with CSS. The reason we
went with CSS is that it offered better performance on iOS which is our
primary target platform and it applies to HMTL content (even though that is
not used in the current release).

Even though the tool is in an early stage, we can create quite complex
animations. There is a little use of JavaScript to fill in missing CSS
features, but we're hoping to get rid of that in the future.
Check it out: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/wallaby/

<http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/wallaby/>Rik

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 12:39 AM, Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com> wrote:
>
>> Yes, I can admit that I was a bit surprised to see that done with CSS, but
>> then again, a nice demo is a good way to sell your new and shiny CSS
>> animation app, right? ;)
>>
>
> Sure but the question is why their app uses CSS to do those animations in
> the first place...
>
> And speaking of which, the lack of publicly available svg animation tools
>> is a thing that surely doesn't help the situation for SVG. I've tried Synfig
>> Studio[1], but the SVG support is rather incomplete and buggy[2]. I don't
>> know of any other freely available tools for animating svg that are suitable
>> for designers and people that don't want to mess with the SVG source, or
>> learn to use some javascript animation library. I have seen some commercial
>> tools, but I wouldn't could them as being freely available unless you could
>> at least download and try them out before buying.
>>
>
> That's true too, but there is also not a lot of tool support for doing
> vector animations with CSS :-).
>
> Rob
> --
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> every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
>
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