TranZtions FUQ (Frequently Unanswered Questions)
Copyright © 1996-1997.
Zeus Productions. All Rights Reserved.
(Last updated April 1, 1997)
This page hopefully will answer all your questions about TranZtions.
If not, please let us know.
TranZtions are plug-in transitions
that add pizzazz to your multimedia presentations! Use TranZtions imaginatively
to create pseudo-animations and special effects that enhance the impact
and style of your product.
Q. What are TranZtions?
Q. Are TranZtions available for both Macintosh and Windows?
Yes, TranZtions are cross-platform. TranZtions
run on all major platforms, and support both Director 5.0 and Authorware
Q. Where can I get TranZtions?
TranZtions can be ordered
directly from Zeus, and downloaded from our download
Q. What versions of Director and Authorware are supported?
TranZtions require Director 5.0 or higher
and Authorware 3.5 or higher, because earlier versions did n
ot support plug-in transitions.
Q. What TranZtions are available?
Three TranZtions are available: Cover Corners
In, Cover Center Out and Wipe Corners In. Refer to the TranZtions
Summary Page for more info.
These three transitions can be licensed for
$29.95 for both platforms. If you are using the trail versions, you must
license TranZtions for commercial
use or distribution with your product.
Q. How much do TranZtions cost?
To make TranZtions work simply drop them
in your Xtras folder and restart Director or Authorware. The plug-in transitions
appear in the list of available transitions, just like the built-in ones
that ship with Director or Authorware.
Q. How do I install TranZtions?
Q. I have installed 3 of your excellent transitions in my Xtras folder
and they work from within Director. When I attempt to use them in a projector,
they do not function?
You need to put the TranZtion Xtras in a folder called
"Xtras" within the same folder as your projector. Projectors will
not look in the standard Xtras folder. This allows each projector to use
a different "private" set of Xtras.
Q. I copied the TranZtions to my Xtras folder, but they are still not
Be sure to restart the application. It only
reads in the Xtras, including TranZtions, at start-up time.
Q. Which files do I need for the Mac and the Power Mac?
The Mac TranZtions Xtras are "Fat Binary"
so the same files work with any Macintosh.
The required version depends on the type of
projector, not the Windows OS version..
Q.Which files do I needs for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95?
16-bit projectors, whether run under Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 require the
Likewise, 32-bit projectors, whether run under Windows 95 or Windows NT
require the ".X32" versions.
Q. Does Zeus have a transition that resembles a lightning bolt?
The best simulation of lightning I have seen
simply used a palette cycling effect while a sound played. It looked like
the flash you get from lightning, and was very effective with the proper
Q. Are there any known issues with TranZtions?
There was a bug in some Beta versions of
Director 5.0 for Windows, which disabled the transitions when WinG is running.
If WinG is installed on your system, Director will try to use it. You can
instruct Director NOT to use WinG by modifying the DIRECTOR.INI file. Change
the line under the "[GRAPHICS]" heading to say "WinG = 0",
and restart Director (remove the semi-colon that acts as a comment too).
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