Importing objects from Adobe Illustrator

Jun 20, 2016

Hey everyone!

I have been looking over some discussions about importing from Adobe Illustrator. But, and this is a long shot, I was wondering if there was any way to import Illustrator files with distinct, selectable objects.

I'm asking this because I created diagrams using Illustrator and I would love to use them in my e-learning course, in such a way that the user could interact with the individual elements of each diagram. For example, if they hover over a slice of a doughnut chart, that slice would be highlighted and further information about it would pop up alongside it. 

Unfortunately the diagrams are too complicated to recreate in Storyline, at least not without greatly simplifying them and also ruining their aesthetic 'look'. 

So far the only solution I have come up with is to import an EMF version of a diagram from Illustrator and replace the text in the original diagram with interactive text boxes in Storyline. This means (continuing with the doughnut example from above) that when a user hovers over a slice's label, it reveals another layer (with another EMF file) in which that slice has been highlighted. 

This solution can work but I would much prefer being able to interact with the objects/slices themselves rather than text boxes.

If you have any suggestions please let me know!

10 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hello everyone!

If you're following along and looking for sharp images, I've got great news for you! We just released another update for Articulate 360 and included a few important fixes you'll see in the release notes.

The item you'll be interested in is:

New: Import scalable vector graphics (SVGs) to Storyline 360 so images stay sharp when learners zoom in and out.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for Storyline 360. Details here.

Please let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.