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Michael Hinze

Ken Venick said:

Gary,

Thanks for the response. Is there a way to "simulate" this kind of look in Storyline itself?

Just askin'.

Thanks,

Ken


Hi Ken,

this is probably not exactly what you want, but you can create a 'sliding' transition between images with layers (each layer holding two images; one 'slides out', the other 'slides in'). You just have to set up layers for the left-to-right and right-to-left transitions. Here is an example that I had done a while ago. As expected, the transitions are not as fluid as you would be able to build with other tools, e.g. Flash, but it may just be 'good enough'.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Ken Venick said:

Gary,

Thanks for the response. Is there a way to "simulate" this kind of look in Storyline itself?

Just askin'.

Thanks,

Ken


Hi Ken,

I took a look at the "thumbnail control nav pattern and simulated it with this story (using clipart cupcakes from clcker.com)

There would be a fair amount to explain, but I thought you might get a sense of how it works by looking at the story, so I'm uploading it here.

I modeled after what they've done, so, for example, the "main" cupcakes keep cycling through unless the user either clicks one in the grid, or clicks the next or previous arrows. Then the auto-cycling stops, and users can click next/previous to get to the "other" cupcakes.

Seems to be mostly working... feel free to comment/shout out with questions.

Josh Uhlig

Hi Ken. 

Two of the rectangles are off to either side of the larger image to act as a mask as that image flies in and out.  Removing them would cause the image to pass over the white area to either side.  I prefered preserving the white border through each transition.

The third rectangle is on top of the main image for the purpose of making the two arrows visible upon hovering over it (notice there are 2 triggers attached to this rectangle).  The same triggers could be placed on the image itself, but I felt it was easier to do it this way and then copy and paste that rectangle and the 2 arrows at the same time onto each slide that needed them.