Stuttering transitions

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    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #4953

      I’m not happy with the transitions of EFBP. They stutter and are not smooth on my website, which is under progress. Maybe there are better settings than I use: “elastic” and “linear” for both transitions with a change speed of 300 ms and a fade speed of 1500 ms. By the way in spite of testing I still do not understand which of the two creates what.

      I want to create a slow cross fading. This is essential for one of my gallery slideshows. Are there suggestions?

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #4962


      About the transitions: Are you talking about the open/close transitions or the transition between two gallery images? I do not see any open/close stuttering when visiting your site in the Chrome browser or Firefox. I do get a script error “Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function” in Chrome and a “TypeError: EventEmitter is not a constructor” in Firefox, coming from the themes script imagesloaded.js

      About cross-fading: There currently is no cross-fade. Only fade out-in. I understand from your site you want to create a sort of slow film effect which would indeed be a nice effect in this case. I’d have to work on that…

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #4977

      Yes, I mean the transition between two images.

      Thank you for the information about the script error. I will fix it.

      It’s too bad that there is no cross-fade. Thats why I tried your plugin. And yes I want a slow film effect which you can see in my “video“. (“Flyin’ through the ficus with my camera like a shortsighted mosquito.”)

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #4990

      Cross-fading images is an interesting idea even if it might bring along some complications. It all depends on succesful preloading and the effect must only be started after the new image is ready to prevent breaking the cross-fade effect. This is probably why it was not implemented in the original script.

      I’ll be working on a stable implementation of this feature for sure and report back here if there is a new version!

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #4992

      I understand the challenges of cross-fading. This would be very interesting to me and I’m even ready to pay again for such an upgrade. The effect would be very nice.

      Do you think the stuttering transitions between two images come from the script error you mentioned? I alerted it to the author of the script but have to wait for an update. Maybe I can change the order of the loading of scripts and this will help …

      Btw the correct URL to my WP-Website changed to

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #5026

      I’m not sure where that stuttering is coming from. Is there still a gallery on your new site where I could take a look to see it live again?

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #5027

      Yes, there is no auto rotation currently, but some galleries. Just choose “Volando” for example and click on one photograph. The stuttering appears also if you go from one image to another manually.

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #5028

      Sorry, I mixed two websites. With an actual EFBP one cannot click to the next image. (Btw was it not possible in older versions?) So I now set up the auto rotate feature in «Volando» again.

      Sorry, I was confused: “Gallery” allows to click to the next (or previous) image inside the lightbox. “Auto rotation” changes images automatically. I disabled auto rotation because there is no cross-fade which I would like to have for «Volando» but enabled gallery for all posts. The stuttering persists.

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #5034

      I’m still not really sure if I understand what you mean with that stuttering.

      If I move from one to the next image in the light box on, I see two things happen:
      1. The loading icon is visible for a fraction of a second even if the preloaded image is ready and transition (fade out) begins immediately. This will have to be done differently to get a cleaner film effect.
      2. Then at the end of the fade-out, the fade-in seems to kick in rather abruptly. It seems the fade-out stops at 30% opacity and then switches the image and fade-in starts at that same 30% opacity up to 100% opacity. We’ll have to see how that works out for cross-fading.

    • May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am #5042

      You are describing the problem perfectly.

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