Pan and Zoom within a set Frame

Oct 13, 2017

Hi Folks. I am trying to create a zoom feature in SL3, but limit it to a smaller section of the screen. I have a sample attached.

I used another program to create a movie file that did what I wanted and then imported it into SL.

Is there a way to duplicate this function in storyline? Every time I have tried, it wouldn't stay in the frame.


Hope that makes sense. Thanks!!


13 Replies
Brian Cook

I was checking to see if anyone may have a fix for this. Again, I am wanting to zoom a pic or video, but within a desired frame, not the entire slide.

The only way I know how to do this now, is to edit and create the zooms in a program like camtasia and then import the video file into storyline and set the height and width. 

I would like to be able to do this function in storyline. Thanks!

Please see the above doc for a visual representation

Leslie McKerchie

Hey Brian,

I'm looking forward to seeing what the community comes up with for you.

I took a look at your file and you can see a couple of different options that you could play with on Slide 1.1 with Layers/Animations as Alyssa shared above.

Slide 1.2 demonstrates how the Zoom Region can work, but it will not stay in the frame as you mentioned.

Brian Cook

Hi! Just checking in. I was wondering if anyone had an opportunity to look at this. If you will look at "zoominbox.story" I posted about a year ago, you can see what I am trying to accomplish. Right now, I have to create the "zooms" in a separate program and render them as videos.

It would be nice to do this in SL and confine it to a set frame while other parts of the slide remain intact

Steve Hazelton

Hi - I am assuming by the lack of solutions that this cannot be done, but just in case something has changed in the past year . . . 

In the attached example, I would like to be able to have the zoom region work on the picture but not the whole slide (or at least come up with a way of keeping the title visible). I tried Michael's suggestion of a scrolling panel but couldn't get it to work that way. I also tried several variations of layers, to no avail. The Zoom Region wants to be on the top on the timeline so I can't put a text box on top of it.  If the answer involves Java script, I'm in trouble because java is what I drink several times a day and shouldn't be near my laptop.


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