Straight line Motion path item to exact position on screen

I have an image center screen that I need to motion path in a straight line to an exact location on the top right corner of the screen. How do I position the final resting place after the motion is completed in terms of position on slide vertical and horizontal pixels from top left corner?

The next slide has the static image in that exact location.

Thanks!

2 Replies
Adam Hoe

Hi XAn,

Pinpointing animation destinations can be a bit tricky. As far as I know, there isn't an numeric pixel input for animation stop points. At least in Storyline 2.

There may be better methods, but personally, I would try the following:

  1. Copy and paste your static image from the next slide onto the first slide. (You will use this as a visual reference in the next step.)
  2. Drag your animation stop point with your mouse as close as you can to your reference image (It doesn't need to be perfect yet). Fortunately, the end point displays as a semi-transparent image so you can see your target at the same time.
  3. Once your picture is fairly close, you use Ctrl + Shift + arrow keys to move your animation stop point 1px at a time to pinpoint the final location.
  4. If you are worried about any little jitters between slides u can try this as an option. Leave your reference image on the first slide. As soon as your objects ends on the timeline, have your static reference image begin on the same point in the timeline. The immediate shift from your animated object to your static image will hopefully appear to be seamless. (or at least the last frame of your animation).

I hope this is helpful!

 

Allison Goldthorpe

I've struggled with this as well. What I found useful was to make a grid on the master showing the center of where everything would end up. I can position the end point, then hide the grid on the master when I'm done. This blog post has a picture of what I'm talking about: https://allisongoldthorpe.com/accordion-interactions-in-elearning/