AI path question

Hi everyone -

I'm relatively new to Storyline and have an idea for an e-learning project.  I need a map of the US where the states are clickable.

I found an Illustrator map that would work, and am able to get it into powerpoint to then import into Storyline.  However, when I attempt to change the state of the 50 states, say, change color when selected, the color changes around the border of the state rather than the state itself.  

I also found a map which I am assuming was created in powerpoint, imported THAT to storyline, but the map never seems to import correctly doing it that way.  Chunks of the outline are missing.  Ive tried changing the weight of the outline to no avail.

I'm really excited to get started with this but this is unfortunately a major stumbling block.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jamie

 

 

 

 

7 Replies
Jamie Milne

Hi Brian -

My initial thinking was to have the color change on click then have an information window open with information about the clicked state.

However in the AI example, the state’s path in AI isn’t being translated properly (I have looked at other posts, seeing that this may be an issue)

My idea was to change color on click and also link the click to an interactive marker for the given state.

Brian Duvall

Can you post your Storyline file here with what you've done for the Al example here?  That may help me (or others that may look at this post and are better at Storyline than me) to see how you put the example together.  That may lead to better suggestions on how to achieve the result you want. 

Jamie Milne

Hi Brian -

My initial thinking was to have the color change on click then have an information window open with information about the clicked state.

However in the AI example, the state’s path in AI isn’t being translated properly (I have looked at other posts, seeing that this may be an issue)

My idea was to change color on click and also link the click to an interactive marker for the given state.

Jamie Milne

Sorry for the delay, wanted to make the presentation somewhat presentable.  So far, California, Texas & Florida are functional.  I didn't want to waste the time doing the others if I needed to change anything to fix this.  As you will see, on hover, the state DOES change, but I'd prefer it to only cover the actual state, rather than a square or rectangle shape as it's doing now.

The map was colored in powerpoint, with the exception of Texas, as I wanted to show the differences in shading.

The link is:

http://googledrive.com/host/0B84i8EI_nxn7NTlYbFk3V1lSOTg

Having video editing as a hobby, it seems fitting that I transition into e-learning/corporate training development, as multimedia has always been a big passion of mine and I would love to be able to find a position that allows me to use it to help others.

Anyway, enough of my rambling, thanks again for any input/help, I really appreciate it.

 Jamie

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Duvall

Sorry Jamie . . . I've been out of town and am just getting back to looking at this.  Unfortunately, I couldn't open the file via the Google Drive link you provided (I think Google stopped this service, so that may be why).  But I think I know what you were trying to do based on the last description you provided.  Sad to say I do not how to draw a state shaped 'hotspot' in Storyline.  Perhaps you can repost this thread and see if anyone else has an idea.