Looping/continuous animation

Aug 10, 2016

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to start by saying I'm relatively new to Articulate Storyline.  I've searched the forums for a solution to my problem, but I have been unsuccessful in my search. I normally work on animations in Adobe After Effects and output as .mov files with alpha channels. However, Storyline converts .mov to .mp4, so I'm not able to do it this way. I decided to try and animate within Storyline.

I've attached my project file. I have a simple animation on it. I'm just trying to find a way to have my animation loop continuously as long as it's on the current slide.

My apologies if this is an easy fix or if this has been addressed before. I just couldn't find a solution in the forums that fits my needs.



5 Replies
Jerson  Campos

Hi Nicholas,

I've actually done the same thing. What you'll have to do is convert it to a animated GIF. You can export the video as a .mov with alpha channels, import to Photoshop, export as animated GIF, and then import to Storyline.  This works best when the animation is simple and short.

A simpler method I started using is a script I purchased from videohive.net called GIF Magick. It exports animated GIFs right from After Effects.  This has made things a lot easier. 


Nicholas Simpson


Thank you for your reply! Your method worked perfectly! I initially tried making a GIF by exporting a PNG Sequence out of After Effects, but I was running into playback issues with that. I knew it would likely be an easy fix, but this had me stumped for a while.

I'll be sure to look into the GIF Magick script. It sounds helpful.

Thanks again!



Brian Allen

A looping animation like the radio tower signal could also be achieved in Storyline using native shapes, but to get the animation to work would require using a couple of triggers and a variable.

Here's an example - https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/creating-a-blink-effect-animation#reply-367843

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