Changing initial state from normal alters the object's positioning
Mar 03, 2014
I have been fiddling with this, only to get stranger and stranger results, so I'm coming here to see if anyone else can help me with this.
I've created a picture object with several states showing a woman in different poses. Ultimately, I've copy and pasted this object throughout my project in an effort to save time, so I can just put down triggers and change states as needed.
But for this one particular slide, I don't want her to start in her "normal" pose, so I thought I could just use the drop-down to change the "initial state" from normal to another one ("LeftSideways" in this case). However, I discovered that by doing so, it completely altered the positioning of the character, pushing it to the left. It looks strange in Storyline, because the character is in the correct place, but my mouse pointer is acting like it's further left. When I preview or publish it, I see the character is left of where she should be. However, if I return her initial state to "normal", the problem disappears (but puts me back to square one).
I thought I could just edit the states by copying the image from the Normal state and making a new one called Normal2, then take the image from the LeftSideways and replace the normal state, but this didn't fix the issue.
Any feedback regarding this would be greatly appreciated.