Unable to rotate objects in a state

If i create an object, a simple rectangle.

edit the states, and create a new state, i am unable to rotate the object. rotate is grayed out:

What i can do tho is:

>click done editing states

>select the object

>rotate it



> edit states

>new state


>delete original Object from new state

>exit edit states

I now have a rotated state. But this seems an odd way to do it. Why can i not just rotate the object in the state editor?

Am i doing something wrong in the state editor?


I would like to add, that after doing the above steps, if you duplicate that state, the object in that duplicated state can be rotated in the state editor. really odd. as long as you continue to duplicate the state and not create a new state, the object can be rotated. 


5 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi David,

Thanks for reaching out here and sharing those steps. 

As for your workaround and how it's functioning, it's considering the shape you're pasting in a new shape not a copy of the original from the normal state. That's why you're able to keep the rotation and further edit/rotate it while within the shape's state. 

Not being able to rotate a shape within a state is something that our QA team has looked into, but it currently is not possible in Storyline 1 or 2. 

David Jordan

Thanks for the response, at least i have a work around. Im not sure how to get to the suggestions page, but i would like to add a suggestion involving rotation: (unless of course i just haven't found out how)

The ability to adjust the anchor point for objects. Currently when you rotate an object it rotates around its center. I would like to be able to move the anchor point (the point it swivels around) so i could have an object that when rotated, rotates around a corner, or around the center of one of its sides, or any arbitrary point i choose.

currently to do that i have to extend the image so that the anchor point i want becomes the center, and then find a way to hide the extension.