Rotating grouped objects, then ungrouping removes the rotation

Apr 11, 2018

Storyline 3   3.3.15007.0

I have a group of objects arranged in a circle that I wanted to realign as a group in order to maintain their spacing - I don't mind having to adjust the rotation on the individual objects, it's the spacing in a circle that I'm trying to maintain.

To replicate this issue, you:

  1. create any number of objects - shapes, images, etc.
  2. group them together
  3. rotate them as a group
  4. upgroup the objects

Doing this sends the objects back to their original position.

3 Replies
Walt Hamilton

Normal behavior. Groups frequently don't work in what seems an intuitive manner to most of us, but in this case, it makes sense. You are rotating the group and then deleting it. The rotation is a characteristic of the group, and deleting it deletes its characteristics.

Draw a circle, and at the point of each object, draw a short line. Move the individual objects, and align them with the short lines. Delete the circle and short lines. Not as easy as grouping and rotating, unless you can leave them as a group, but it will work.

Brian Wrenn

It might be "normal" for storyline, but it's unexpected behavior and it's not how grouping works in other industry standards. It seems like lot of little annoyances like this are left in storyline version after version while more marketable changes are made.

I would also like to note that this only affects rotation. If X,Y coordinates can be updated, why not rotation?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Brian, 

It is something that we also have shared with our team as a possible bug, since it is working differently than what folks have seen in Storyline. 

Depending on priority and risk, some bugs can be fixed quickly, while others take longer to resolve. Here's more information on how we identify and tackle bugs.

I’ll let you know as soon as we have an update on this issue. Thanks so much again for letting us know about this, and I’m sorry if it’s causing you unnecessary frustration.

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