CU3ER - Previous Symbol: <prev_symbol>

XML location & structure

<cu3er> <settings> <prev_symbol> <defaults ... /> <tweenIn ... /> <tweenOut ... /> <tweenOver ... /> </prev_symbol> </settings> </cu3er>

Overview

Having navigation buttons (prev/next) only, which are represented as simple graphic shapes, may not always be enough to provide the best viewing experience.

In order to improve the navigation and enrich the slide show, a range of navigation symbols support the navigation buttons.

Their visual information is represented by 10 different arrow symbols that indicate to the user clearly which action they are able to perform.

There are 10 navigation symbols available:

Navigation symbols have their own tween nodes, as usually navigation buttons do, allowing you to tween the symbol independently from the navigation button.

This feature gives you an almost unlimited number of possibilities for combining, configuring, and tweening both, navigation buttons and navigation symbols.

The registration / transformation point is aligned with the symbol's centre point.

Include the node in order to display a "previous" symbol in CU3ER. Clicking on the symbol will instruct CU3ER to perform 3D transition and to show the previous defined slide in XML.

The "Previous" symbol may be disabled when you see the first slide before the last slide is fully loaded. CU3ER will set its alpha transparency property to 0.15 and make the button non-clickable until the last slide has been loaded.

The "Previous" symbol may contain the following four nodes:

  • 1. <defaults />
    Node containing general attributes for "prev" symbol. Available attributes:
    • type = "number" - see image above for available symbols types

<prev_symbol> <defaults type="5" /> </prev_symbol>

  • 2. <tweenIn />

    Transition in tween node - tweening properties for item appearance on stage: tweenIn

  • 3. <tweenOut />

    Transition out tween node - tweening properties for item disappearance from stage: tweenOut

  • 4. <tweenOver />

    Tween node defining "on mouse over" tween: tweenOver


XML Reference

Node / Attribute defaults tween
In
tween
Out
tween
Over
type Description
type 1       number Range from 1 to 10. Numeric representation of available symbols.
time   0.3 0.3 0.3 number Duration (in seconds) of the tween
delay   0 0 0 number Delay (in seconds) before the tween begins
x   50     number x position
y   swf height / 2     number y position
width         number width TIP: for symbols use scaleX to change object dimension instead
height         number height TIP: for symbols use scaleY to change object dimension instead
rotation   -180     number rotation (in degrees)
alpha   0.85 0 1 number Range from 0 - 1. Alpha/ transparency of the object
tint   0xFFFFFF     hex number Hexdecimal number. Color of the object.
scaleX   1     number Range from 0 - max. Horizontal scale of the object
scaleY   1     number Range from 0 - max. Vertical sale of the object