Changing speed of fly-in objects

Hi everybody,

I need help with a fly-in object please.  I'm trying to create a simple animation for wrong answers for an online course on damage claims.  My client has a sense of humor!  When the user gets an answer wrong, I want a box to fall out of the sky, and crash.  It ALMOST works.  The problem is the fly-in speed seems to start fast, and slow down as it reaches the final position.  Is there any way to change that?  I just want it to fly in - or in this case, drop in - at the same speed for the whole thing. 

If I change the length of time the falling box is visible, the falling speed does slow down, but it's still notably faster at the beginning of the drop than at the end.

I'm going to (attempt to!) attach the sample file.

Thanks,

--Kathi

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kathi,

I viewed your sample file, and I didn't notice a (visible to me) slow down in speed, but I did notice that the audio was a bit off? The sound of the crash seemed to come after it hit the bottom level? This only happened on the first version, not the second. Can you share the Storyline file before it's published so that I can look at all the items themselves? 

Thanks! 

Kathi Coutinho

Ack.  Ok, that was a brain-cramp moment.  I was trying to decide the best format to publish the files to post them here.  And NOW it dawns on me that everybody in this forum is going to have Storyline, so the source files are fine.  Ugh. 

Thank you Ashley, and here's the un-published version.

And yes, the audio is not perfectly synched.  I'm not sure how to fix that.  I haven't seen any way to compress or extend a sound file (I can't mush a 3 second sound clip down to a 2 second sound clip), or to change the timing by increments of less than 1/4 second.

Thanks!

--Kathi

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kathi,

No worries - we all have moments like that!  

I looked at your file and played around with it for a bit - and I changed the animation speed from Medium to Very fast and then there is not a slow down in speed, other than stopping. Granted, then you'd have to cut the audio file down to match the faster speed. You could clip out part of the audio if you need to make it shorter - if you double click on the audio from within the timeline you'll get an audio editor. From there you'd be able to select a section of audio by clicking and dragging over a piece you'd want to remove and then just delete. 

Sorry I couldn't find a more elegant solution! Although I think the option on slide 2 works as well!