My First Big Storyline Project

Graham Fox

91 posts

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:09 AM  

Hey guys, kinda excited to share the first big eLearning project I've made with storyline (I completed a few small ones before this). In total it comes out to like 350+ slides and layers, thousands of state changes, like 20 different variables, and a bunch of other fun stuff. I'm feeling pretty confident that I can make storyline do whatever I want

 

The most important thing I learned? States whenever you are doing stuff within a slide, variables if it goes across multiple slides.

 

Check it out here:

 

http://www.fishnetsecurity.com/cyberbot


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User Rank Peter Anderson

10,113 posts

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM  

I'm impressed, Graham! Great looking intro and demo. Thanks for sharing, and a big congrats on getting finished


Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM  

Wow from me, too, Graham!

Very tech-y and totally engaging, especially for your (probable) intended audience, males between 24 and 59.

Would love to see how you made the movement between the scenes so smooth!

How much of this is video and how much Storyline transition?


Graham Fox

91 posts

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM  

Everything in the whole course is storyline, no video files. I'm actually not using any transition in the Introduction, in fact that is all one slide in one scene with about 7 layers. The music plays on the base layer timeline throughout, the sound effects then play in each of the different layers, and one one layer completes it opens the next in the series. The base background is set to all black and the images simple fade in and out.

 


Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 1:16 PM  

Hi Graham,

I use triggers to bring up layers, too, but they don't come in as smoothly as yours.

Do you use any fade in animation between layers?


Graham Fox

91 posts

Posted Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:19 AM  

No animations. I've thought about your comments for a while and seen the course published in various ways and slowly came to realize that the bigger the course is, the more scenes etc, the jerkier the transitions and movements happen. The fewer I have, the smoother everything is.


Posted Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:40 AM  

Hmm, well that might explain why some of my transitions are sometimes abrupt. My files tend to be between 120 - 150 slides (is that big?). Although changing the slide transition to "Fade In" has helped a lot.


Posted Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 11:10 AM  

Wow.  That's incredible.  Congrats on a great product!

Do you have an idea of work effort (number of hours) to produce that?