Hover state for invisible shape/object?

Apr 23, 2014


I have a photo of a piece of equipment, and I would like caption bubbles to pop up when various parts of the equipment are hovered over. I figured I could just put invisible shapes over the parts and create hover states, but it appears the hover state only works if the shape is visible (outline/fill). Hotspots don't have hover states. Am I missing something?

Thank you!

5 Replies
Christa Novelli

I just tried that - setting a fill and setting it to 100% transparency. The glow still does not work in the hover state unless I have an outline as well. I even tried setting an outline with 100% transparency and, as soon as the outline was 100% transparent, the shape effects no longer work.

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Christa! 

It sounds like you're trying to apply a glow effect to a transparent shape, is that right? 

Since the glow effect is part of the shape's outline, you won't see the glow if the outline is transparent. 

If you can tell me more about what you're looking to do, there may be another way to go about it!