Grow/shrink animation from a specific point to center

Aug 19, 2013

Is there a way to have an object grow from one location to a specific location or fixed point? I know that they can grow from the edges of the slide, but what about if I have a point A in the upper 1/4 quad of the slide and I want the object to grow to full size at center of the slide, is there any way to do that?

Thank you,


14 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lisa! Creating the flash content would be outside of Storyline and outside of Articulate support, unless you were using our Studio '09 products.  We do have tutorials on how to import those files once created.

Hopefully someone in the community will be able to guide you to what they prefer when creating flash content.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi All,

I just wanted to remind everyone that you CAN achieve some of these types of effects by creating them with motion paths in PPT and then saving the slide out as as video.

I did this one pretty quickly - I'm sure it's not exactly what you were looking for, Lisa, but you can see that this arrow grows out from the top left to the middle of the slide.

If you're not familiar with this approach, please shout out and I - or someone - will post back.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Nicole,

Yikes, I forgot all about that one! Ashley's correct that I initially created that in PowerPoint and then converted to a movie which I uploaded into SL.

I didn't save the original PPT, so I'm not exactly sure what I did!

But I was able to recreate something really close, and this time I DID save the PPT, which I'll upload here. If you don't use PowerPoint, these brief explanations might not make sense, but this is what I did

  • The shape I used is a notched right arrow
  • I added 3 animation to it, in this order:
  • Fade: on click
  • Motion path: lines, direction, down, with previous
  • Grow shrink: with previous

Then, to export this PowerPoint slide to to a video

  • Click File >Save and Send
  • Choose Create a video
  • Set the "seconds to spend on each slide" to 0.00
  • Click: Create Video
  • Save the video. In PowerPoint 2010, it saves as .wmv

Back in Storyline,

  • Select Insert >Video >Video from file
  • Navigate to the .wmv file

Looks like for effect I also placed a rectangle over the video on the timeline. For this new one I set the rectangle's transparency to 88%. I'll upload the new .story file as well. I think I need to do it in a separate post...don't think I can upload 2 files in one post.

Jerson  Campos

Hi Nicole,

You can also do it within storyline. I've done similar animations where states pop out/ grow from a map of the U.S.

Check out this post here. I have a video demonstrating a few new animation techniques you can achieve by pasting objects within other objects states.

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