Is there a way to align the endpoint of the duration of an object?

Jun 17, 2013

I noticed that there are a variety of ways to set the starting point of an object's duration on the timeline--hitting "alight to playhead" or "Alight to cuepoint"--but I don't see any similar way to set the endpoint.  When I hit a spot on the timeline where I want an object to end, I have to open up the timing on that object, and just do the math of subtracting the timeline location from the starting point to find the duration, and entering the duration.  

Is there any way to simply specify the endpoint of an object's appearance similar to how you specify the starting point? 

Some background.  I find that with the math tutorials that I set up, it's easier to enter all of the numbers and equations as textboxes first, then record my narration, and sync the object appearances to the narration.

This means that I don't know when an object will start or end when I set it up. 

Setting the starting point is easy as I go along.  I just play the narration, stop it whenever I want something to start, and alight the starting point to the playhead.  But I can't do that with the ending point.  

While I could scroll to the end of the timeline, grab the end of the object, and drag it back, that would take a while, and so doing the math is quicker.  But an ending function like the starting functions would be much quicker still.

Is there anything like that?


27 Replies

I'm chiming in there to ask for this feature too, should'nt be too complicated to develop a feature enabling Storyline to reduce the duration  of objects so they align with playhead or cuepoints ? An other take on it would be to enable power users to write custom scripts for SL so they can make their own functions (like in Gimp or in several pro audio software).

Steven Benassi

Hi Marine!

Thanks for reaching out and sharing the feedback!

The aligning objects to the playhead feature was released in an earlier version of Storyline 360 (3.63.27628.0). As long as your Storyline 360 desktop app is up to date, you should be able to take advantage of this feature.

If you're not seeing the expected behavior, please let me know what you were looking to achieve a bit more in detail so I can better assist.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Alain Dumais

Thanks for the answer Steven, I think I have the same problem as Marine, but it's not quite what we're looking for: we want to be able to Align Object End to Playhead but not only Align Playhead to Object End, as is currently the case on the timeline. If this option were available, it would really save a lot of time.