Screen Transitions, Pic Viewer & Album Art effects
Just wanted to start a conversation on the future of RR, namely transitions and sliding objects. I spent some time over the past couple days looking into MC apps such as Media Portal and Nero Home. While nowhere near touch-screen friendly, their effects do add to the overall experience quite a bit. I would like to know what effects are possible with VB and what are the limitations. I read somewhere that there is a DirectX 8 runtime library for VB and also ActiveX for GIF effects. Also, what is the general consensus with regards to default effects that you would like to see in RR.
Personally, I love the idea of "fading" or "exploding" screen transitions, but again, I'm not sure what is possible and what's not.
For the Pic Viewer (which is planned I'm guessing??) I would be happy with a simple fade, however my personal favorite is the Ken Burns effect.
Finally, I would love to see the lists (particularly the Album art thumbnails) slide up and down instead of a static refresh.