Leveraging Animation Speeds in Storyline

Jun 18, 2012

Got to playing with grouped / nested animations this weekend while trying to work out more subtle transitions. The figures and example below may be helpful for others looking at the same thing. These are my estimates for the total animation transit time:

  • Very Slow - 5 seconds (the easing curve makes the last second or so of travel miniscule)
  • Slow - 2 seconds
  • Medium - 1.75 seconds
  • Fast - 1.5 seconds
  • Very Fast - 1.25 seconds

Here's the story file that demonstrates the timing. The second slide demonstrates how this can be used with a comparison. By mixing and matching animation types, you can create some pretty cool effects -- even with Storyline's limited animation support. 

For seekers of instant gratification, here's the published output.

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