Smart Animate Not Animating

I have a button created using a Component with two variants.

I have this set up to smart animate so that the Rectangle at the bottom of the normal state should “smart animate” to cover the entire image when rolled over. See hover settings:

However, when I roll over my buttons in Presentation mode, they act like an “Instant” animation, flipping from one state to another. You can see it here: 20210908 The Egg - 20231213 The Egg - 13 May 2024 | Loom

How do I get the rectangle to truly Smart Animate?

Hi @Elizabeth_Merchut, Thank you for reaching out and sharing the recording along with your interaction settings. It’s really helpful!

I noticed that when you hover over the picture, the rectangle at the bottom seems to instantly enlarge. I tried to replicate the issue on my end using Smart animate with the ‘Change to’ action triggered by ‘While hovering’, and it seems to be working as expected.

Could you try extending the duration a bit longer, for example from 300ms to 800ms, to see if that makes any difference?

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Hi @Junko3 and thank you for your reply!

I’ve tried extending the duration from 300ms to 800ms, and there is no change in behavior. It is performing the same as the Loom link in my original post. I will try reaching out to the support email you’ve mentioned.

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