September 12, 2019
Adding an Animation on Clicking an Object
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September 12, 2019
Adding an Animation on Clicking an Object
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I am working on a process chart that has several images/shapes.  One of these is grouped into one group of objects/shapes.  I want this whole group to disappear on the click of another object, or a button, that is on the slide.  Is it possible to do this?  From what I see, the only animation trigger that I can use for the group of objects is “(Self) Time-based animation”.

From an instructional design perspective, I want the animation to happen when the user clicks on the object to trigger the group of objects to disappear.  The time-based animation trigger won’t be useful since I don’t know how long the instructor/learners will spend discussing the process chart before the object group needs to disappear.

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2019-09-13 17:01:57
2019-09-13 17:01:57

Try grouping the images that you want to disappear together, so they act like one item. Then, create a new state for the item (where they disappear). You can then set up a button with the action to go to the new state when pressed.

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jennieg10356240
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2019-09-14 05:59:51
2019-09-14 05:59:51
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jennieg10356240
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Effects, here labelled as animation cannot be applied to a state. Have a workaround, but still wait to know  if I understood question correctly.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2019-09-16 17:12:39
2019-09-16 17:12:39
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Lieve Weymeis
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I think the questioner is using the term “animation” incorrectly.  I think they just want the group to disappear upon click of another item.  If this is the case, jennieg’s answer is what they seek.  This can be accomplished either by a change of state or by a hide advanced action.

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Ronald Franzen
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2019-09-16 18:28:04
2019-09-16 18:28:04
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Ronald Franzen
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OP is clearly talking about ‘Self-timed Animation’ which is the (confusing) term used for Effects which are time-based. To me that means that an Effect is wanted.

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2019-09-13 07:45:59
2019-09-13 07:45:59

Do you want to apply an effect to the group or just have it disappear? The terminology of Captivate can be confusing, I use the term Animation only for animated GIF’s or OAM’s which have to be imported but that is clearly not what youy want.

There are three ways to apply an Effect: Time-based, using a button or using advanced/shared actions. Has the button another goal than just having the group getting out of the stage?  For full control you will prefer to define a custom effect. Please, will give you full details (have a blog about using effects in an advanced axtion as well) when you answer these questions.

Can you also meniton the exact version you are using? You find the number under Help, About Captivate

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