Create a blinking object.

Feb 18, 2016

Hi, I have inserted a round object in one of my slide and I want this round object to flash after a couple of seconds. I tried adding a layer and using the "hide layer..." and "show layer..." technique, however, it did not work.

Can anyone help me out, please.




8 Replies
Bret Jorgensen

Hello Manoj,

To do this in Storyline 1, I would use a layer, like in the attached example.

  • Your layer would contains a next button, with a Fade In/Fade Out animations for its entrance and exit.
  • Next, create a trigger that will cause the layer to reveal when the slide timeline ends.
  • On the layer itself, you will need two triggers that will hide and then reveal the layer. This will create the looping/flashing effect.
  • Be sure that the layer properties are set to "Reset to initial state" to allow the layer's timeline to refresh each time. (click the gear icon next to the layer name)
  • I'd also keep the timeline on the layer short - like 1 second.

Hope this brief tutorial helps you out.

All the best.

Christie Pollick

Hi, Manoj -- Thanks so much for reaching out and I see that Wendy and Bret are providing some really great assistance here! And I wanted to stop in to share a few post on similar topics to help with brainstorming ideas if you still need more:

Creating a blink effect animation?

Make an Object Flash

Make OBJECTS Flash (a different thread of a similar name to the one above)

Please check them out and let us know if you still need help! :)

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