Let’s Learn Animation
In this section of the manual you will learn all of the core concepts behind how layer [?]
Layers are containers for visual, audio or layout items and are added to slides. For example, text, button, image, audio, video, group and row are all types of layers.
Layers are added to slides via the module editor. animation operates in Slider Revolution [?] Slider Revolution is a website content creation tool with a focus on captivating animation and stunning visual effects.
It began its life as a plugin for creating slideshows, but has evolved into a fully fledged piece of design software., and how to work with it within the module [?] A module in Slider Revolution acts as a container for slides, which in turn act as containers for layers. Modules are created and edited with the module editor.
A "module" is a single, self contained piece of content. You can think of this as being similar to the way a post or page in regular WordPress is a self contained piece of content.
A module can represent any kind of content Slider Revolution is capable of creating, such as a slider, carousel, hero unit, navigation menu, posts display and so on.
Multiple modules can be combined to form rich content such as complete sites and landing pages. editor.
The Basics of Animation (Video Tutorial)
Everything covered in this ‘Fundamentals of Animation‘ section of the manual can also be learned by watching the ‘Animation Basics’ tutorial video below:
Or, continue reading to learn where to go in the module editor to begin working with animations.
Accessing Animation Options
Throughout this section we will frequently be working with the Animation options in the module editor. Rather than repeatedly direct you to where they are each time you need them, we’ll cover how to access Animation options once, now.
To access animation settings select a layer and go to the Layer Options tab, then the Animation sub-section:
In this sub-section there are three panels we will be learning how to use.
At the top is the Keyframes panel, which controls how many animation strips a given layer has, the animation states they are made up of, and allows you to preview those animations:
Below that is the Basics panel, which is primarily for controlling animation timing:
At the bottom is the Advanced panel, which allows you to define how a layer looks at various points throughout its animations:
First Up: Previewing Animations
In order to create animations you need to be able to preview them, so we’ll begin our animation fundamentals section by learning the various ways to preview your work in the module editor.