Software Simulation

May 17, 2018
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Software Simulation

Master 5 posts
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May 17, 2018

This interaction is one element from a complex software simulation, developed in Captivate. The software is used for planning flight patterns for drones. In this example, learners can select one specific waypoint and then zoom in/out on a map.

The map element was created with custom states.

The +/- buttons execute conditional actions that change the state of the image object,  change the state of the zoom indicator and enable/disable the zoom buttons.

Note: In this example, only one waypoint (#1) is enabled. In the full simulation, learners can select from several waypoints and also “play back” a flight pattern.

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2018-06-12 00:38:15
2018-06-12 00:38:15

Why don’t you post a link to a working portion of it

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2018-05-29 14:57:39
2018-05-29 14:57:39

Awesome example! I love seeing how other developers take Captivate to its outer limits. Thanks for sharing.

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2018-05-24 20:29:34
2018-05-24 20:29:34

I see. Captivate offers kind of simplicity (though it isn’t THAT simple) at the expense of complexity. Still, I appreciate the looks of your project. It is really impressive. I also noticed the zooming script. I also invented this kind of action but I can see yours is more complex.

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2018-05-23 20:43:27
2018-05-23 20:43:27

I meant pure programming languages, say java (not javascript).

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2018-05-23 20:56:46
2018-05-23 20:56:46
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Of course you could use something like Java, or C to develop a similar simulation. It all depends on how realistic the sim should be, how much time you can spend on development, etc.

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2018-05-22 19:29:24
2018-05-22 19:29:24

Wow ! I didn’t expect such simulations to be produced in Captivate. Impressive. But aren’t there more suitable tools ( I’m not trying to be picky. Just wondering… )

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2018-05-22 20:44:24
2018-05-22 20:44:24
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Which tools are you thinking of? My requirement was to build this as part of a Captivate-based tutorial. I had built something similar in Articulate Storyline.

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