Map animation synched to quiz answers

November 9, 2018
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Map animation synched to quiz answers

Technical communicator, writer, course designer
Newbie 3 posts
Followers: 4 people
November 9, 2018

I wonder if I can do this in Captivate:

I want to construct a multi-question quiz with a map. The quiz is about a person visiting several cities along an itinerary, like a tourist visiting the famous landmarks in country, or an army conquering one city after the other, etc.

The first question in the quiz is “What is the next city?” This is a city on the invisible itinerary on the map displayed on the question slide. At this point the map displays only the first city (City A) of the itinerary.

When the user picks the right next city, and animated path (like someone driving a car) extends from City A to (previously hidden, but now displayed) City B. That animation effect is important.

When the next question is also answered correctly, the winding animated line this time extends from City B to (previously hidden, but now displayed) City C on the map. And so on until the last destination city on the itinerary is reached.

Is this type of “conditional animation” possible in Captivate? Thanks.

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2018-11-10 03:35:53
2018-11-10 03:35:53

This can be done:Create graphics of the car and path on first quiz question.Copy the graphics and paste into question slide 2. Ensure the pasted graphics are in the identical location and apply a motion effect to simulate the car moving on a path. At the same time you can add a second path with a fade in effect.Note the position of the car after the motion completes.Copy graphics from question 2 and paste into question 3 and repeat the process.This will simulate a car moving along a path after the question is answered correctly. it will take some fine tuning to make sure the placement of the car is the same after tthe animation and the beginning of the next question.Fade in the new path to each time to complete the effect.Hope that helps.-Wayne

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wmcdon
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2018-11-10 21:05:06
2018-11-10 21:05:06
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wmcdon
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Thanks a lot Wayne. I was more thinking along the lines of attaching an MP4 file to every answer, playing a car moving to different spots on the map. But your suggestion is a solution too, even though it requires a lot of precision.

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2018-11-09 18:32:56
2018-11-09 18:32:56

Have a look at this movie (you have to click in the middle of the white start slide, was created before AutoPlay was turned off).

Game

Maybe this proves that it is possible, should even be easier in your use case but you’ll have to create many custom motion effects, and use them in advanced actions:

Custom Effects in Advanced/Shared Actions

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Lieve Weymeis
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2018-11-10 21:09:02
2018-11-10 21:09:02
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Lieve Weymeis
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Lieve, thanks much. I guess I have to use either a lot of precise custom motion effects or attach a separate MP4 file for each correct answer.

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uakinci
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2018-11-11 10:05:37
2018-11-11 10:05:37
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uakinci
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I would not use MP4 files, because synchronizing will be a problem. When using Guides precise custom effects are not that hard to do. Loy of Captivate users ignore that you can set up Guides from the Rulers in Captivate, turn on Snapping.  So many features of Captivate are just ignored, never appear in all those videos.

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