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Author Topic: Google Drive Scene common tab wont fade image with slider.  (Read 3669 times)

Paul of Mo

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Google Drive Scene common tab wont fade image with slider.
« on: April 01, 2017, 06:57:40 PM »
I have a scene that pulls images from google drive to a screen division.  We use this division as a background.

In the common tab I want to use the slider to "fade" the image - But it simply does not do anything.

Before - we would use a jpg resource and use the slider on the common tab to fade it and  it worked perfect.

Many times the image pulled from google drive is simply to overpowering to be used a background and needs to be calmed down.  Can this be fixed?

Thanks!

Paul of MO

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Re: Google Drive Scene common tab wont fade image with slider.
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 04:22:07 PM »
Hi,

Please connect with Live support: http://chat.digitalsignage.com so we can gather more information regarding your concern.

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Re: Google Drive Scene common tab wont fade image with slider.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 12:33:16 PM »
Did that and Ron was incredible!  Yes - it was confirmed that the common tab sliders do not work on a Drive based screen.  There are 3 separate common tab sliders and none of them do anything in this situation.

If this could be fixed it would be appreciated.

His solution was to add a screen division over the google drive screen division - upload a solid black png to it and then use the common tab slider to control how opaque it is.

That worked but I have one remaining issue -  Doing this actually creates a 5 second SWF so every 5 seconds the image on the screen flickers.

The google drive file has only one image in it and it has to be that way for what we are doing.  Simply uploading a background item as a jpg is not an option.

If anyone can think of a resolution I will buy dinner!

- Paul




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Re: Google Drive Scene common tab wont fade image with slider.
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 01:04:55 PM »
Make a "Scene" with your GoogleDrive "JSON Item" image.
ADD the "LABEL" component to overlay text on top of your googledrive image.
remove the actual "TEXT" in the label component
go to the "Common" tab of the label component.
Select "Background" > Static > Simple background > Make it BLACK.
Then go to the "Appearance" tab of the "TEXT" component & change the desired alpha.
((SAVE))
Plug that scene you made into your timeline & add your TOKEN - Select your folder....VIOLA!!!

>>> Hope that works for you  8)  - StarVue

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Re: Google Drive Scene common tab wont fade image with slider.
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 02:27:20 PM »
Thanks!  I thought it would work but it unfortunately it does the same thing.  Every 5 seconds this solution flashes.  It would be nice if there was a time setting for this.

I think the issue with this is that the label overlay is not directly attached to the Google Drive Image that is under it.

The screen division containing the jpg over the google drive screen seems to flicker less than the label option. 

I know there has to be a way to make google drive images become faded.

Any suggestions?


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Re: Google Drive Scene common tab wont fade image with slider.
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 03:35:49 PM »
My mistake!  I had the google drive scene set to play a slide show even though it only had one image.   Unchecked the box and the Label overlay suggestion worked very nicely.

I owe someone dinner!

- Paul

 

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