At the 3rd Annual Adobe eLearning Conference in Washington DC, I had the opportunity to host a session where I showed participants how you can easily incorporate Adobe Animate CC files within a web or responsive Captivate project. From my perspective, this is going to be a huge growth area for Captivate developers. Adding content from Animate can help you get pass road blocks you may have within Captivate. This post will step you through the process of getting an Animate CC file into Captivate. It will not focus on how to create an animation – that’s a later post.
Let’s assume your HTML5 Canvas Adobe Animate CC file is done. Now we need to publish the file. The first thing we want to do is set the stage colour to be transparent. This way the file will appear in Captivate and not the learner can see the background rather than the default white box for the animation file. To start, click on the grey work space in Animate CC so you can access the Stage colour in the Properties panel. Click the colour box and choose the No Colour from the colour picker window.
Click the OAM Package. You can provide a different name for the OAM file or keep the default which is the same as the FLA file.
Click the Publish button.
Now switch to Captivate. For this blog, create a Responsive Project. Navigate to the slide that you want the animation to be stored on. Click Media > HTML5 Animation.
Navigate to the OAM file you published in Step 4 and click the Open button. Now you can position and resize the animation file. Because the Animate file was set to be responsive and centred (Step 2) the animation will resize itself based on the size of the size of the HTML5 Animation object.
In the Properties of the OAM file, turn off the Border and Scrolling check boxes.
That’s it. Now you can preview your Captivate project in a browser.