Enhancements of the fills technologies
With the October 2007 Edition of SSP, another fundamental change has been made in the graphics technologies. This change is the migration of SSP's fill options to use the high-end graphics technologies. The fill options are used primarily in slide shows to fill shapes, and in some cases, text.
Previously, you could choose between a solid color, a gradient, a pattern, a texture, or an image. These are still available with just a few changes. One enhancement is when you make a color selection for the solid, gradient, or pattern fill, you can now select a transparency level along with the color selection. This means you can now have a gradient fill that blends in with the background. It also now means that its easier to select transparency for a solid fill.
The following screen shot is the new gradient fill with transparency over the snowfall visualization over a winter image.
Another effect of this recent change is that all of the features that have previously only been available as motion backgrounds, video files, visualizations, etc., can now be used as a fill for shapes and text.
Below is a screen shot showing three rounded rectangles each with a looping video fill.
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