Motion Paths - Is there a way to see the end point so that you can develop around the moved object?


Is there a way in SL to see an object or group at the end of a motion path- and have it stay there while you continue to develop around it?

Right now I have a group that needs to move from the side of the screen to the middle of the screen, and then I want to develop the rest of the slide with the group in the middle of the screen, but I can't figure out how to see where it's exactly placed in order to space the objects around it...

Thanks for your help!


10 Replies
Christie Pollick

Hi, Brooke -- Thanks so much for reaching out! You may want to share your file so we have a better idea of what you're looking for, and in the meantime, the article on how to Move Objects Any Way with Motion Paths in Storyline 2, as well as this info on Creating Interactivity with Triggered Motion Path Animations

Daniel Sposato (Philly)

Hey Brooke, you can only see the point at which the object has a motion path if you have the "Animation" tab selected. You can see a transparent representation of the object if you select either the beginning or end point of the motion path.

One thing that helps me is to add things that I do often to the "Quick Access Toolbar". This allows you to stay in the "Animation" tab but use features that are located on other tabs.

Helene Caura

Hi there I thought I had a great to group similar pictures to add the SAME motion path to them so I would hide and show them alternatively according to the timeline and avoid this issue of not knowing the exact x and y end position of a movement but apparently you can't add a motion path to a group, too bad.

Helene Caura

OK, it's working IF I don't change the path. I can't select the 3 pictures and make them enter the scene at the same time, it's always moving the starting position of my slide. See if you have more luck.

Please see the attached file. The idea is to have the 3 pictures start at 1000, 0 and move together from right to left. I will hide the 2nd and 3rd to start with, then hide the first, then the 2nd. They have to be exactly at the same place to create this movement effect we have with the characters.

Alyssa Gomez

Thanks for sharing your file here Helene. Have you tried working with the three images individually instead of in a group? You can set up the motion path on the first image, then copy it to the other two images using Animation Painter. That way, you can ensure the motion path is exactly the same for all three images. You can read more about how to use the Animation Painter here (scroll down about halfway).

Tip: to make it a bit easier to work with one image at a time, hide the other images using the eye icon to the left of the image names.