May 24, 2011

Adding Multiple Click-based Animations on a Screen with Adobe Captivate 5

You are creating a simulation-based course and you need to demonstrate a couple of related workflows which include just about six to eight steps each. You are not convinced to create separate screens for such small demonstrations. So, what should you do?

Looks like you need a screen where you can include all these simulations which play on-demand, one at a time. Let’s learn how to create such a screen.

Here’s an example for you… There is one common animation area and five different buttons that trigger the animation. Notice that the animation plays from the starting frame every time you click the related button.

And here’s how you can create such a screen:

Let me know if you found this post useful or have any questions by leaving a comment on this post.

Happy Captivating! :)

Posted by poojajaisingh2:51 PM
  • http://lilybiri.posterous.com Lieve Weymeis

    Hi Pooja, your advanced actions will only be functional if everything is indeed on slide 1. To make this action more versatile, to be able to use it on any slide, not only the first one, you could replace the Jump to Slide 1 statement by this:
    Assign cpCmndGotoSlide with rdinfoCurrentSlide

    This would be functional on any slide.

    • poojajaisingh

      Thanks Lieve :)

  • Barb

    this was very helpful…did take me a minutes to figure out you probably first had to create all 5 animations in separate captivate files and publish…is that what you did?

    • poojajaisingh

      Yes, that’s exactly what I did! :)

  • Roy Crosby

    Excellent idea, will put it into practice immediately
    Thanks

    • poojajaisingh

      Thanks Roy :)

  • Anita Horsley

    Very helpful. Thanks for sharing this

  • http://twitter.com/blackbird_9 carlos lugo

    great tutorial, this script also work with text or images?

    • http://twitter.com/poojajaisingh Dr. Pooja Jaisingh

      Yes, it does.

  • Nick

    Very nice. But I cant hear any audio or text to speech?

    • http://twitter.com/poojajaisingh Dr. Pooja Jaisingh

      There’s no audio added to the screen and demonstration.

  • Rinvernizzi09

    Great but I cant hear any sound

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  • Ed

    Thank you for this video, helped me out a lot. The only thing I cant seem to get working is getting my videos to reset themselves after clicking another button.

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