Exit Animation While Moving Across Path Bug?

Jan 19, 2023


I'm having an issue with moving an object across a path and using entrance/exit animations during the movement.  

Seems that only the entrance animation works.  Then the motion jumps to the end of the path when the timeline hits the exit animation.

Fade w/ Motion | Review 360 (articulate.com)

I'm on the current version.  

Thanks for any tips.


7 Replies
Ron Price

Hello Brian

Your timeline needs to be longer or your animations shorter.  Motion paths are not controlled by the timeline, but entrance and and exit animations are. . .  therefore a 2 second exit animation needs to have 2 seconds allocated for it in the timeline.  In your file, the motion is taking 5 seconds, which is the same length of the slide timeline.  So the 2 second exit animation has to begin half way though the motion to finish at the end of the timeline.

Hopefully that makes some sense.

Brian Coughlin

Hi Ron, 

Thanks for the reply.  On my object, I have 2-second enter/exit animations, and an overall 5 second motion path.  

I changed the fades to 1 second, and also extended the slide timeline to 6 seconds (leaving the motion path at 5 seconds) and I still get the glitch.  


Brian Coughlin

Ok, so I was able to find a workaround.. or at least a "method" for doing this, based on feedback from a similar post:  entrance and exit animations and motion paths - Articulate Storyline Discussions - E-Learning Heroes

I created a group with 2 objects and then set the in/out fade animations on the individual objects.  Then I applied the motion path to the group level.  Worked like a charm.  

I still feel like this might be a bug with the original way I did it, however.  

Thanks again!