Greetings! The challenge I am having deals with the animation options offered in Articulate. It seems to me that there are a few simple and effective options that are not offered and a few that are offered that don't seem very necessary at all.
I am working on a presentation where I want to have images enlarge slightly for emphasis, then reduce to its original size. In PowerPoint this was labeled as a "pulse" animation. Articulate only offers entrance and exit animation, so when I add this effect, the image disappears. Even if I add the original image to continue, it seems to "snap" back as the effects are strictly for entrance and exit.
Another option that PP offered that I do not see in Articulate, is the ability to set the delay time for the effect. At this point, If I want the effect to happen several minutes into the presentation to match the narrative, I have to add another image "on top" of the original. The ability to delay the animation would be much better. Adding the fact that all the animation options are strictly entrance/exit the images disappear and "snap" back which looks awful in a professional presentation. I find I am having to create these simple animations in another program and import them to Articulate.
Lastly, I noticed features available that seem to have little to no use at all. This concerns the motions paths. I have no idea why anyone would need to move images in a trapezoid shape. When has anyone ever needed this? Especially if you offer a line path that can be added upon?
If anyone can offer some insight on how to make this easier I would appreciate it. This challenge has been frustrating and has made me re-think going back to PowerPoint. UGH!