Can you give a slide layer an exit transition?

Jan 22, 2013


I have a slide with a layer that is brought in with a button, and I have a transition for that layer. (fly in) I'd like to give that same slide layer the opposite transition (fly out) when the "Close" button is clicked. How can I give a slide layer an exit animation/transition?



23 Replies
Jeff Clay

Thanks, Dennis.

That would work if there was a way to stop the timeline. For example, the layer I have animating in has a "Close" button on it to hide the layer. I'd like the layer to fly out when the close button is clicked. Is there a way to animate the slide layer when the close button is clicked? All I can see that Storyline can do is to just have it disappear with no animation.

Aaron Bryant

I know this is an old thread, but there still doesn't seem to be an actual fix, just the workaround. I was confused by the answer given by Phil and had to look at the file from Eric, so I'm going to reword it:

You have to essentially duplicate the layer you want to animate on exit, get rid of the entrance animations on the new layer, align all components to the playhead, add exit animations, and set the timeline to the length of the exit animations. After that, use triggers to tell the first layer to go to the second on exit, 


Hi, hate to reopen this thread but I can't seem to figure this out from looking at Phil's file. There is only a base layer, a single object, and a single trigger. Yet, when I click on the single object in preview, a brand new object magically appears. But I can't find that new object anywhere in the file. What is this wizardry?

Is it because I opened it in Storyline 3?

I've attached a screenshot of what I'm seeing in Phil's file, plus a screenshot of the preview after clicking on the Menu Button.

Thank you!

Mr. Krepps

I would like to use a different exit transition based on what the user is doing. I have the "Swipe:" checkbox selected for Next and Back, but I want the exit transition to "push" from the left when the user swipes "Back" and have the exit transition "push" from the right when the user swipes "Next" (from the right side of the screen to the left). This seems very intuitive for smartphone users these days. I don't want to write a bunch of variables or tie special layers to triggers with custom animations just to make this happen. It should be a built-in feature within the "Transitions" menu options. Please advise.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Aptive,

I'm unable to track down a feature request for this functionality. Would you be able to share your thoughts and use-case with our team here?

Hi Mr. Krepps,

I have seen a conversation similar to what you are asking about here. I wanted to share some information about how we manage these feature requests as that may be helpful and I invite you to share your use-case with our team here as well.

We have a link to see the features we are working on next:

Articulate 360 Feature Roadmap

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