What do you mean with the word "transition"?
-Transition between layouts? As within the context of a video editor?
-Transition from one color to an other?
-From one point to an other (translation.position)?
You have to be more specific.
The examples is a capx file which is working just fine. Download it, open it with Construct 2 (version >167) and run the layout to see some practical usage from the aforementioned methods. In this capx you can see different ways to do some of the above. The logic is sound, you can basically make any "transition" using these methods, especially by using the "every tick -> change some value by an amount * deltaTime (dt)" way, which, in most cases, is the more versatile and powerful of all.
Anyhow, best of luck to your research.