Basic questions - Newbie 1st. Change State with timing

Hi, I am very new to Storyline I am currently using it on a 30 day free trial.  Unemployed and trying to decide if I should make the investment.  

Should character states (Atsumi) / poses be separate layers or can they change based on the timeline?

Decide whether to build everything in powerpoint first or storyline.

Drawing function on slideshow is this possible in Storyline.

If you want a text box to appear, use a layer vs. animation (fly, grow, etc..)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

k-

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Bruce Graham

Hi Kevin welcome to Heroes, and I hope you have fun with SL before you get that job.

You can really change poses in a variety of ways, you can do either of the ways you suggest, or by pressing buttons etc.

If you build in PowerPoint 1st you may be disappointed as not everything will convert - I would build from scratch where possible.

Not sure about "drawing function" but think not.

Text Boxes - again, many ways to make it appear - but can be done by both your ways suggested.

Best think IMHO to do is to go to http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/articulate-storyline.aspx and start to create a copy of something you already have, or something you have REALLY always wanted to do - have fun with it.

Once again - welcome, and I hope things work out for you REAL soon.

Best wishes.

Bruce

Kevin Croteau

Bruce, thanks perfect!  I understand it completely and hope other beginners will review your attachment.

I would not have guessed to add the same character multiple times in different poses.  I added cue points as one user suggested but don't understand how to add a trigger to the object that links to the cue points.  

Please note that I TRIED to have all the states in one timeline or row vs. adding the character multiple times in different poses.

Bruce Graham

Kevin Croteau said:

Bruce, thanks perfect!  I understand it completely and hope other beginners will review your attachment.

I would not have guessed to add the same character multiple times in different poses.  I added cue points as one user suggested but don't understand how to add a trigger to the object that links to the cue points.  

Please note that I TRIED to have all the states in one timeline or row vs. adding the character multiple times in different poses.


I hope not too many people view that

Cue points are very useful - they just allow you to sit there poking the "C" button, making markers on where things happen.

See below.

Bruce