Animation Nightmares

Scott Rossi scott at
Thu Dec 19 16:29:18 EST 2013


If I understand what your saying, I don't believe it's possible to display
2 stacks at once on mobile (no substack on top of a mainstack).  At least
things used to be this way.

For groups, I believe you're looking for the backgroundBehavior property,
which I think should get set automatically if you place a group on more
than one card.

What other options have you tried besides placing all images on one card,
and each image on its own card?


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 12/19/13 1:19 PM, "Rick Harrison" <harrison at> wrote:

>Hi again,
>Hmm, now I starting to think about using
>group level objects for my overlying
>animations.  They are supposed to
>go from card to card? Yes?  I can¹t
>find the property to make it stick
>around though.
>Also I wondered about using the
>blend of a sub-stack over the
>background animation stack.
>That approach might also work.
>Thanks for any suggestions.
>On Dec 19, 2013, at 3:23 PM, Rick Harrison <harrison at>
>> Hi there,
>> Ok, so I¹ve done a bunch of playing around with
>> attempts at background animation and I¹m running
>> into the following problems.
>> I started out with 3 separate animations.  Each one
>> was fairly large.  Animation 1 was 241 frames
>> minimum.  Animation 2 was 455 frames, and
>> Animation 3 was 447 frames.  This was an
>> important first step even though it presented
>> some performance issues on an iOS device.
>> Load time was 40 seconds = unacceptable.
>> So then I captured the minimum number of
>> frames that I needed to make it still work which
>> was unfortunately still 241 frames.  At least
>> now it combined all three animations into one
>> larger screen size.  I had a savings of over 50%.
>> Load time = 19 seconds.
>> The problem was that this animation occurs only
>> on one card and after going to another card
>> and trying to come back to it again takes another
>> 19 seconds to load that card.  This is still
>> unacceptable for a wait time.
>> I thought about putting one image on
>> each card so the load time for each card
>> would drop by a factor of 240.  The animation
>> screams performance wise, and the load
>> time for each card is great too.
>> Now I¹m stuck with how I¹m going to do my
>> overlaying sprite animations now that each card is
>> changing in milliseconds.  Do I have to copy each
>> sprite to each card?  I¹ll have to manage all my
>> control at the stack level instead of at the card
>> level.  This seems to be turning into a nightmare
>> for me, and it occurred to me that surely others
>> have gone down this same path before.
>> Suggestions?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Rick
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