HTML5 output of software simulation faulty (View mode)?

Hi,

my company has been using Adobe Captivate for software simulations but is looking for a change because the html5 output of Captivate kills full Motion recording animations. (like the mouse dragging an object onto another object).

That is why we experiment with Storyline at the moment.

First impressions:

Because of action fine tuning I have more control over my scenes than in Captivate... However, I need that because the automatic suggestions for step by step slides are pretty bad. After adjusting that, the preview looks fine. When I publish, however, the html5 output suffers from a few things:
1. Mouse paths appear to be very short mp4 files. Usually, the screen is basically black with just a few colered pixels where the mouse clicks. I guess this is a keyframe issue because I noticed that longer animations (like 4-5 seconds long) look fine in the mp4 output. (IE10 on Win7 PC)
In IE10 for Win8, the black frames do not appear (maybe because an flv fallback is used?), however:
2. The mouse pointer does not move in the html5 output. What I can see is the red circle animation for the mouse clicks but not the pointer moving towards the target.

Am I doing something wrong or is it not possible to show mouse paths in html5 output?

13 Replies
Mayra Aixa Villar

mmm...haven´t heard anything about apps for other mobile platforms. Maybe someone from the Articulate staff could answer that question.

I haven´t tried Storyline simulations/courses on Win8 tablets either, but on Android devices you can experience even more issues with HTML5.

But after testing Captivate and Storyline side by side, in general terms, Storyline´s HTML5 output is much more stable than what Captivate 6 can offer at the moment. 

Ian Jaffe

Apologies for bringing up an old thread, but it seems I am encountering one of the issues Marco lists in his original post:

2. The mouse pointer does not move in the html5 output. What I can see is the red circle animation for the mouse clicks but not the pointer moving towards the target.

I do not see an answer provided for that item anywhere in the thread, nor am I successfully locating any other posts or information through searches. Is there a way to resolve this issue in the HTML5 output and get the mouse cursor to move the same way as the non-HTML5 output? I am encountering this behavior on any PC or mobile device (iPad, Surface, etc) in which I run the story_html5.story file.

Phil Mayor

Marco von Müller said:

So, in conclusion there is no way to display html5 output from storyline on win8 tablets? That's a pitty.


As the flash version is the superior version why would you want to force the HTML5 version on your users? Win8 Tablets can display the courses perfectly in flash, also non RT versions of win8 tablets can install the desktop chrome browser