Currently, the only control enabled is the 'add' button. If I want to have a different effect, I currently need to:
* assign whatever was last selected
* edit the effect afterwards
* if I want to add effects to multiple shapes, or add text effects (which implicitely break up my shape into sub-animations), I need to dummy-assign that to another shape to change the default, then delete that animation, then assign to the real target shape
This is all pretty bad UX.
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If you want to _change_ an effect it wouldn't be only the add button that is available. Changing the effect is just a click away.
> If you want to _change_ an effect it wouldn't be only the add button that is
> available. Changing the effect is just a click away.
This comment makes absolutely no sense
(In reply to Katarina Behrens (CIB) from comment #2)
> > If you want to _change_ an effect it wouldn't be only the add button that is
> > available. Changing the effect is just a click away.
> This comment makes absolutely no sense
Or the original request :-).
What I mean is that you cannot "have a different effect" when none is added before. If an effect has been added all controls are accessible, if the list is empty the user have to add one.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> What I mean is that you cannot "have a different effect" when none is added
> before. If an effect has been added all controls are accessible, if the list
> is empty the user have to add one.
Clarification & example - I want to assign 'motion path, five-point star'. There's two ways currently to do that:
* add 'entrance, appear', then change the already-assigned effect to the one I really wanted
* do the dance from above to an unrelated shape, then delete that effect, then use the new default to assign 'motion path, five-point star' to my _actual_ shape
Before, with enabled extra controls, I could do all those tweaks _before_ assigning an effect. Note that assigning effects can _already_ trigger actions, like splitting an outline text into sub-effects. So changing effect type before or after is _not_ identical in all cases.
Got it. Use case is to a) avoid preview animation while multi-step configuration (but have it when finished) and b) to get exactly the same animation without digging into the plethora of options.
But I still hesitate with 'configure object properties without an actual object'. Two ideas come in mind: store settings made, meaning you don't start with entrance > appear but motion > stars. And the other is to copy the animation with all its properties and allow to paste it to an object. Could be a context menu on the animations list.
The idea in comment 5 got support, removing UX.