Object Layering

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at me.com
Tue May 22 18:35:01 EDT 2012


I'm now starting to figure out this. I converted a card field into a group and it continued to lay on top. However, when I made some choices in the Inspector--like auto-place, things whacked out. It shrunk to 8x8 pixels, text disappeared, colors went away, program crashed.

I'll work on it.

Thanks,

Peter

On May 22, 2012, at 3:21 PM, Peter Bogdanoff wrote:

> Can groups layer on top of card objects? I can't seem to make that happen.
> 
> On May 22, 2012, at 3:14 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> 
>> create a group with a field and a graphic. Make sure the field is at the
>> very top level with the graphic in back. Set the blendlevel and color of
>> the graphic to be 0 or whatever level looks good (I'd use 50%) and make it
>> the same rect of the card. The field can be whatever size you need to show
>> the message. Bring the group to the top level. Show and hide the group.
>> 
>> Instant no-hassle "fake" dialog.
>> 
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Peter Bogdanoff <bogdanoff at me.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> I have a stack with many cards. Each card contains a group and card
>>> objects. I want a single object (a field saying "Please wait...") to show
>>> as necessary and overlay everything on the card. It's hidden by scripts
>>> when no longer needed--the wait is over.
>>> 
>>> As far as I can figure, that object needs to be a card object. Is this
>>> true? I'd like a simple solution! A dialog won't work (no user interaction
>>> is wanted). Is a palette necessary?
>>> 
>>> Peter Bogdanoff
>>> UCLA
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>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Stephen Barncard
>> San Francisco Ca. USA
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