Animation Profiles for Smart Countdown 3
Smart Countdown 3 shows counter digit transitions as jQuery animations. You can choose one of the built-in animation profiles or download / purchase more animations. Animation profiles are add-ons for Smart Countdown 3 and require the main module (download here).
Animation profiles for Smart Countdown 3 are distributed as Joomla packages which can be installed via Extensions manager, the same way as other Joomla extensions. Although looking as stand-alone modules animation profiles require the main module in order to run, please download it and configure it before you install additional animations.
After you install a new animation profile it will automatically appear in "Digits Animation" drop-down list in "Layout" pane of Smart Countdown 3 module configuration. Choose the recently installed profile and save module settings. You can change module animation any time selecting another built-in or previousely installed animation.
The ease of animation profiles installations has a drawback. Due to Joomla installation files manifest standards all installable packages must contain "version" node. Animation profiles are all "version 3.0". If a newer version of Smart Countdown 3 is available (3.2 at the time of this writing) an "update available" notice will appear in your Joomla control panel after you install an additional animation profile. It is safe to update the module to the latest available version.
This is a free sample animation profile - simulation of first-generation digital clocks. Download and install this profile before purchasing more profiles to make sure it works for you.
A simple and effective text-based animation profile allowing font, color and style customization for digits. Sliding direction depends on the counter mode (countdown / count up). Sliding movement is accompanied by growing / shrinking effect.
Dark and lignt themes are available. You can select one that looks better inside your Joomla template.
The movement direction depends on the active counter mode: for count-up the digits fold from bottom to top, for count-down they go from top to bottom. When the event time is reached the movement direction changes automatically.
The seconds low digit animation is faster than of the rest of the digits. You can customize digits size in module options.
Five profiles are included in this package. All use "digital scoreboard" theme:
1. Green LEDs - with slide action
Two animation styles included.
Growing images is a scalable image-based animation.
Current digit value grows larger than its frame size and vanishes. New digit grows from nothing to full-size.
The rotation direction depends on he counter mode (countdown/count up).
Christmas-flavor animation demonstrating the flexibility and power of animation profiles.
Animation profiles for Smart Countdown 2.5 are basically compatible with version 3.0 but require some modifications prior to installation for Smart Countdown version 3.0 or later. Do NOT install existing profiles designed for old Smart Countdown version as is - they will not work in Smart Countdown 3 and could damage existing installation of Smart Countdown 2.5!
You can download or purchase ready-to-use animation profiles for Smart Countdown 3.0 browsing articles in this category. These profiles can be installed directly on Smart Countdown 3.0 (naturally they will not work with Smart Countdown 2.5).
Continue reading if you have purchased animation profiles earlier and would like to use them with the new module version.