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Michael Anderson

That sounds very similar to the effect in the project mentioned in the thread below. Check out how I converted Don's spinner object into a dial. I had uploaded his updated project file in one of my posts. This was done in Storyline 3.

https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/creating-a-spinning-object-that-advances-from-point-to-point

 

Michael Anderson

Good suggestion Walt. Lynn, if you need a little more control of the clock effect, you can use states to simulate a dial effect. See if this helps. http://www.andersonelearning.com/demo/Dial_Simulation_Using_States_SL2/story.html

I've attached the Storyline 2 project here.

Lynn Hauser

Thanks very much for the ideas. This needs to be something that moves automatically so I think I need to make copies of the needle, paste into the correct position and have it move at the appropriate place in the timeline. Unfortunately, it will jump to the new spot rather than spin the way I want but it might be the best I can do. This is very frustrating as it literally took 5 minutes to do this in ppt but I can't duplicate it in SL2. I will also try Walt's suggestion of making a video but I don't know how to do that either so that's something else to investigate. I really appreciate your help. Have a great day. Lynn

Michael Anderson

Yes, I placed the hour hand in a different position for each time/state. I can't see a way in Storyline 2 to have the hand smoothly animate the rotation in that small of an increment. If you can create the animations in Powerpoint, then maybe you can create a separate video for each move of the hand, and play each video at the appropriate time. Which version of Powerpoint are you using, because I didn't see the option to spin less than 1/4 turn?