Curve line shape

Mar 29, 2014

Hi everybody,

I really often use bezier curves in my graphics. I never managed to control the curve line. The drawing process is unclear and there is no point edit mode. 

I have been drawing them in external applications so far but would like to have it native in storyline.

example : 

Have a nice day

42 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Dominique, 

I went ahead and shared this as a feature request on your behalf, and you'll likely receive an email confirmation shortly. Always feel free to post those here in the forums in case other users have suggestions to share and then you can also submit it here to our product development team. 

Dominique D

Thanks Ashley.

It is pretty strange the are maybe 3 messages about bezier curves in the forums. Looks like nobody use them. 

By the way I didn't find any where any information on how it really works when you create them. 

So before we get en editing tool it wold be really nice to have some guides to draw them.

I can tell you I have drawn hundreds of them with a lot of tools and I he even myself developed drawing tools but in Storyline I have no clue how to get the result I want.

Have a nice day.

Philippe JEANTY

Anything new on this ? I also don't want to draw simple arrows in Illustrator then import each. When drawing a simple line with only three control points (origin, intermediate and end) i have a spaghetti-looking line with many inflections points. as if there were Bezier control point stretched "too far" 

Further when adding an arrowhead, it does not line up with the direction of the curve,

The 2 curves on this image both had only three control points (origin, intermediate and end) 

Philippe JEANTY

Nice but not what i need :)

look the square on the left of the image: in Illustrator i can draw a line that is tangential to 2 adjacent side and has a nice smooth curve like those use in technical illustrations. On the insert on the right, is what i get when i try to do this in SL3. That second curve has too many inflections

Philippe JEANTY

Actually I had always assumed that importing arrows from illustrator would be as a graphic with a background that would have to be FORMAT > RECOLOR > SET TRANSPARENT COLOR

But actually it is not imported as a bit map but as a vector. That makes it a lot easier.. still a guessing of designing and importing several version of each arrow to make it fit well.

Nadia Zaid

Hi Leslie,

How did you use the pixel-perfect precision to create the above curves? I'm attempting to create a simple S curve and it looks perfect while I'm creating it, then distorts when I double click to end the line. I'm wondering if the "pixel-perfect precision" is what I need to fix this distortion but I'm not finding anything on how to use it in this case.

Nadia Zaid

Hi Leslie,

My lines aren't blurry, just distorted. Here's an image of what's going on- the blue line is what it looks like before I click to end the line. The black line is what it looks like after ending the line. Perhaps I'm ending the line incorrectly?

I ended up creating the smooth curves I was looking for in ppt, but it's a bummer to pay so much for a software then have to do a simple task like a curved line, in another program.

Ren Gomez

Hi Everyone,

Good news! We fixed the issue where the final curve line is distorted from what is created.

Here's how to install the latest Storyline 360 update to see all the recent enhancements and fixes.

If the problem reappears, please record a Peek 360 screencast for me, and I'll be happy to help!