Character Contact Sheet

Hello everyone! 

I'm working with an internal client and we want to work together to limit the application of character expressions and poses. 

I tried to find the source file for the character, but all I cam up with is an APC file, which I cannot open in Photoshop or Illustrator in order to produce a hard copy of a contact sheet to review. 

Would anyone be able to point me to such a setup? I could just build my own contact sheet, but that would take too long to be productive. 

Thanks in advance! 

9 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Welcome to E-Learning Heroes, Doug!

Just wanted to take a minute and share a couple of links to threads that you might find helpful for this.

Modifying characters

Customized Illustrated Characters (not quite the same thing, but if you haven't already seen this, there's some pretty awesome suggestions you may like.)

Customized Characters with movements and Expressions (again, not the same thing, but awesome info,)

I don't think you'll be able to modify the originals and have them save within Storyline, but you could save the character as an image, modify them in an external program and then insert them as an image. You could do this for the different states, as well. 

I'm sure there's plenty of other suggestions for accomplishing this too, this seems to be a pretty popular topic!

Doug Zawisza

Thanks on both counts, Christine! 

I wasn't looking to change the character as much as I was hoping to view the entire range of poses and expressions available in one shot. My internal client doesn't have the time to review the available poses and expressions and I thought if I could just print out a contact sheet for review that might help. 

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Doug,

Well, that may be something that would be a bit time-consuming Have you narrowed down which characters you'd like to use? If you've got only a couple in mind that the client might like, you could always insert the poses for those characters on a couple of slides, export the slides to Word and then print them out for the client. Again, though, if you don't have any specific characters in mind, this may take too much time on your end. 

Good luck with the project, Doug. I hope you have a great evening!

Doug Zawisza

Steve Gannon said:

Hi Doug,

Is the attached what you're looking for? I downloaded this awhile ago. Sorry, I can't recall who posted it (maybe Tom Kuhlman?) but it's very helpful.


That is so very close to what I'm looking for, Steve!
I was hoping for a similar setup for the Photographic characters.

This is a great reference, though! Thanks! 

Rick Cheeseman

Hey Doug,

I came to this thread looking for the same thing you are and though happy to have found all this information on modifying the illustraed characters, I was a bit disappointed that there does not seem to be a contact sheet for the photo characters. 

I have found a workaround that isn't great but . . .

  1. Go to the Articulate store (http://www.articulate.com/store/store.php).
  2. Scroll down to the Photographic Characters.
  3. Click the See Characters.
  4. Click one of the 145+ poses links.
    If I've stepped you correctly, then a new page opens with all the poses in a scrollable window. 
  5. Save that entire web page, so that you get an html file and an associated folder.
    The folder contains jpegs of all the images in the scrollable window; that is, all the poses. 

The resolution is poor and there are multiple jpegs but, for me, it's way better than nothing.  Sadly, I couldn't find the equivalent for Atsumi.

Doug Zawisza

Rick Cheeseman said:

Hey Doug,

I came to this thread looking for the same thing you are and though happy to have found all this information on modifying the illustraed characters, I was a bit disappointed that there does not seem to be a contact sheet for the photo characters. 

I have found a workaround that isn't great but . . .

  1. Go to the Articulate store (http://www.articulate.com/store/store.php).
  2. Scroll down to the Photographic Characters.
  3. Click the See Characters.
  4. Click one of the 145+ poses links.
    If I've stepped you correctly, then a new page opens with all the poses in a scrollable window. 
  5. Save that entire web page, so that you get an html file and an associated folder.
    The folder contains jpegs of all the images in the scrollable window; that is, all the poses. 

The resolution is poor and there are multiple jpegs but, for me, it's way better than nothing.  Sadly, I couldn't find the equivalent for Atsumi.

That's a relatively good solution, Rick! Thanks! 
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