Drawing lines & shapes

Hi all,

Could be a really silly question but this doesn't seem to be covered in any tutorials... Can someone please help me with how to animate drawn lines and shapes in Storyline?

For example - you have two text boxes and you want to draw a line between the two so when the learner looks at it they see the line being drawn from one box to the other.


10 Replies
Bill Kelleher

For drawing lines, I always use the wipe animation on lines and it looks like it is being drawn out. If you are looking to give users something more interactive to do, something like the attached could be useful. The colored boxes are guides for how everything should line up, and I would make them transparent before I published my courses.

Good luck.

Katie Riggio

Good morning, Melissa!

To ensure you get the most up-to-date guidance, could you share more about what you're looking to design?

In the meantime, I've attached a sample slide inspired by Priyanka's file that features animated lines and shapes created with Storyline 360 and created this quick video demo. We also have these resources:

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Anthony Suddes

Hi Katie,


thanks for the video, very informative.  I take it that I could use a trigger to set off the line rather than just the timeline.  I am wanting to do something similar showing the path along a circuit depending on the selections made however I will need to have more than one line and they wouldn't all be straight, I was thinking that I would be grouping these together and then they would all flow after that, hopefully, what do you think?