You cover the technology, but offer little in the way of when it makes sense to use these effects. To make that decision, contrary to your statement, you do need to be a UI jedi.
Else we see a repeat of the mess that desktop publishing created 15 years ago. Everyone could suddenly use as many fonts and colours as they wanted, so they did, and the result was ugly to say the least.
I recall a friend creating his first webpage and putting animations all over it. He thought it was brilliant. It wasn't. It made you want to slit your wrists if you spent more than about 20 seconds looking at it.
I agree that it is certainly possible to over do it. I'm not a UI guru by any means, but I use these effects in my own projects as transitions. Unless you want to become a UI designer yourself or hire one my advice is simply look at popular apps that have transitions you like and use the provided framework to emulate them.
Thanks William, looks like a great class. Is there documentation for animation of other properties of an object?
It is possible to animate any property. So the property map for the object is the documentation. Keep an eye on the app builder column as I have another tutorial in the works on this same topic.
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