Working with animated GIFs in Storyline
Nov 05, 2015
I'm currently working on an "interactive resume" which has a portfolio section in it. This has really been an extension of my increasing interest in creating something that showcases some of my design that I could use for marketing purposes - the project is coming along nicely, but I've run across a technical issue...
I found an online animated GIF maker and have made up 8 animated GIFs of the screens in some of my ELH challenge entries. This took a little bit of work to get all the screenshots together, but I think the result is close to what I'm after as far as being able to quickly show the slides in an interactive project.
Each of these GIFs is on a separate layer that is reached through a trigger from the base slide - my dilemma is that the GIF starts playing before this trigger sends the learner to the relevant layer by clicking on an image, so when they reach each of the layers, the animation has already started and the learner misses the first screenshot at the very beginning of the GIF.
My query is, does anyone have any clue as to how I could set this up so each of the GIFs don't start playing until the layer is viewed?
Here is a link to the published version of this project:
And here is a link to the source file is anyone has a minute to have a look at this for me.
(BTW - I haven't finished playing with the design yet - I really wanted to work on how I can "expand" the portion of the image to the full image on each layer before it flies out and the animated GIF flies in - obviously this is still a WIP!)
If you're interested in experimenting with animated GIFS, I highly recommend this site: http://ezgif.com/maker. You can upload up to 400 images at one time and create an animated GIF, adjust the speed and save the file for use in projects, on websites, etc.