Changing the direction of transitions

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Hi there!

I would like to see the ability to change the directions of my transitions. For instance, if I have a callout that I want to use the Slide In/Out transition, the only option is from left to right. In Keynote, for example, I can choose the direction: left to right, right to left, bottom to top, and top to bottom. I would like to control this on the "in" as well as the "out" so I may want it to slide in from the left, but slide out by going down.

Thanks!

Just as a note, I have posted several ideas here, and I am always referring to the way Keynote does things... How about a global suggestion of "Do what Keynote does in terms of it's transition and animation options?" :-)

Looking forward to the next round of improvements...

-Anthony
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Anthony Navarro

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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Thanks for you ideas, Anthony.

For this one, while I agree that having the options you're suggesting would be easier, I've essentially made my own custom transitions by just using animations at the very beginning or end of a clip.
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Jolene Morris

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I agree!!! I want a cube rotate that goes right as well as the one that goes left. Then I can transition to another clip and later transition back to the original clip (screen). So I need a cube rotate left AND a cube rotate right. Perhaps the direction of a transition can be a parameter we can set ???
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rmorales

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Where's the ME TOO! button.  I would very much like to have more flexibility for creating transitions. I understand I can use the custom animation for Slide In/Out; but it's a lot of work to do custom animation for a trickier transition like, Rotate In/Out.

Not sure how to get this submitted to the Requests list for Camtasia for Mac.  Could someone please get this promoted to the wish list?
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Thanks for your feedback and letting us know how this would be useful to you!

The "Like" button above acts as a "Me, too," as does just posting in this thread, like you did. And, since the original is categorized as an "idea" it's been submitted as a request. 
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rmorales

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thank you!  I've watched videos on creating custom animations but frankly - I don't get it.  Having directional options will be much easier to manage.
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Daniella EL Graham-Parker

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Is there an update that now includes the cube rotate that goes right?
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Faruk Ökenli

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So, We can't change to direction, isn't it ?
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Faruk, you are correct.
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Carl.Dennis

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It is farcical that this hasn't been implemented yet. 5 years of dev time for "change direction"!
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Hi Carl,

Thanks for letting us know that you'd like this improvement.

It would be kind of terrible if it did take us five years to implement the changing direction of transitions! However, not all suggestions here--no matter how good they are--even make it to the backlog of the Camtasia development team. There are just way too many potentially great things to possibly work on. Some things get worked on because of requests by current customers, some things get worked on to make it so larger improvements can be made in the future, some things get worked on to help brand new users be successful right away, and some things get worked on to make sure Camtasia keeps solving the right problems. 

I know that answer doesn't help you accomplish what you're trying to do right now, but I want you to know that we do listen to what each person says. However, we must prioritize what we do based on a lot of different factors.

Keep the feedback and constructive criticism coming!


Conan.
User Experience Designer
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Katerina Obiydyhata

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Hi! So, how many feedback do you need for a decision to work under transitions direction?Now, I should go to PowerPoint to make it and then paste into my presentation, which is take a lot of time.
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chuka Osemeka

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ER,  Er , er.

Was gonna ask.

Is there away to change the direction of the Cube Transition yet?


Not sure if it exists or not?

Can someone answer?
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Casey Truelove

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I agree. It would be good to be able to change direction on all applicable transitions. If you want to get really fancy, instead of a [right/left, left/right, top/down, bottom/up] drop-down menu, you could have it measured in degrees and have a little rotate dial and a box so you could type it in if you didn't want to fiddle with the dial.
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craig

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I, too, would like to be able to reverse the direction of transitions.
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Sean.Ryan

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I'm a little late to this conversation but I needed a hexagon stop sign to reverse direction by placing a background annotation that took the entire screen and then placing the hexagon annotation above it. I added the cube rotation transition and managed to reverse the direction where it appears in at the left and travels to the right and out again.  I simply grouped the two annotations and rotated -180 degrees. So, basically I turned it upside down.  This works  for squares, hex, circles.  If you need to work with a different shape, like a star or triangle, turn it -180 degrees before grouping. You should alter or remove the drop shadow as well.   I hope this helps someone. 

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As I'm learning this program this is the capability that would make my life SO much easier! The ability to pick the direction of the "slide" transition is a glaring omission. I'm bumping up against this with most every project I'm creating. Would love to see this implemented!
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davemillman

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@mvosmik, in Camtasia Mac you can choose Slide Left or Slide Right transitions.
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manga_slug_wars

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@davemillman can you slide up? what about fold? can you change direction of other animations as the comments are asking, or only the presets that have already been mentioned?

you are either a genius and have figured what Techsmith werent able to in 6 years, or you refuse to read a comment thread when commenting.
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@manga_slug_wars, since I write marketing copy for a living, I'll excerpt your comment to me as, "Genius!"