Exporting from After Effects with Alpha for Articulate

Hey guys, I'm just wondering if any of you can help me.

I've made a short number animation on After Effects. Basically a number that goes from 0-1000 in 3 seconds and counts through all the numbers to get there. I want to export this from After Effects with an alpha channel, so I can use it in Articulate to represent the number of 'likes' a Facebook page is receiving. Any ideas on what format to export with?


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Steve Flowers

Something like this should work. The total time (duration) is in seconds and isn't very precise but should suffice for the effect. 

A library would really make this much smoother. Takes a little bit of doing to make something like this work but the benefits are pretty substantial if you need the control and finesse offered by easing and other text effects.


Here's one for a "realistic" typewriter effect:



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Gary, 

FLV videos with alpha channel transparency are supported in Articulate Storyline's Flash and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) output. See this article for a comparison of Flash, HTML5, and AMP features.

There was an issue in earlier builds of Storyline where alpha channel transparency wasn't working as expected in published courses. This issue was corrected in Update 5 for Storyline. To take advantage of the new features and fixes, install the latest version from the link in your product confirmation email ordownload it here.

After installing the latest software update, delete the affected FLV videos from your project file, then insert them again and republish your course.