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Greg Faust

Depends on what exactly you need.

If you're picturing an ongoing flashing on/off animation, the answer is "Not easily".

  • Animated GIFs do work in Storyline, provided you have the ability to create them.
  • You could use entrance/exit animations over and over on duplicates of an object.

If you want to highlight or otherwise emphasize an object, that's very doable. I regularly highlight parts of equations just by putting a yellow box behind the equation (requiring that the equation have a transparent background).

In case a stark border on the accenting object isn't desired, there are glow and soft edges effects in the Format bar.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Olivia,

I have a flashing lightbulb in the attached file. I got this idea quite some time back. I THINK it was from a thread where Jeanette Brooks answered someone's question. So, thought I'd throw it up here, in addition to Greg's suggestions.

The Off (base) layer has a light bulb in the off position. I've tested the timeline with various lengths...

Trigger for the Off layer: show Layer On when the timeline starts

The On layer has the same bulb turned on, same size/position as the one on the base layer.

The timeline length is 3 seconds.

The bulb is on for 1 second.

The bulb has a fade in and fade out animation set to medium

Triggers for the On Layer:

Hide this layer when the timeline ends

Show layer Glow when the timeline ends

Bo Toennesen

You can also download a 3o day Flash fri trial and make want you one and get it in Articulate.

There is also free sofware who can make Flash animation, her is at tutorial in YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIsZIiAbU6Q

And there is also a lots of free Flash animations on the internet, where you maby cant that get it on Google https://www.google.dk/search?q=free+flash+animmations&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:da:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&gws_rd=cr&ei=rwnJU8XeBIuCzAOI64KoAw#channel=sb&q=free+flash+animations&rls=org.mozilla:da:official&spell=1

Have a nice day

Dahazee Flores

Hey there, this was super helpful! I'm working on a client project and they want this glowing effect on a button, but only after a video has ended. I got the glowing to work; the issue now is activating that only after a certain point. I tried multiple different adjustments to the triggers/the timeline, but it won't glow unless the triggers are set as Rebecca suggested. Is there a workaround for this?