Hello, my name is Gil Dekel. I’m going to show you in this video how to create a pulse effect for objects. This is an object, with flashing pulse effect. I’m using it as a button but it is an object.

This is my Slide Master with a standard home object button. Let me close the Master…

As you can see here, this is the scene. What I’ve done is say to Storyline: ‘pause timeline on this slide when the timeline reaches cue .1’, so when we finish the timeline is in pause.

Then we say ‘show layer ‘home button pulse’ when the timeline ends’ – we’re showing this additional layer. We have the Master Layer, which remains, then we’re showing this layer.

What you have here is a simple object laid out perfectly on a Master slide object; and what we’re doing is creating a loop. We’re saying ‘hide this layer when the timeline ends’; then we say ‘show this layer (this is the same layer) when the timeline ends.’

What happens? Articulate Storyline reaches the end and then showing the second layer, and then immediately hiding and showing it again in a loop. Hiding and showing, hiding and showing.

When it shows it, what I did was to add a fade animation. If I click on this object there it fades; I give it one second fade. So it fades in and fades out, as well as the loop –  we’re hiding the layer and bringing it up again.

What you need to make sure of is that your timeline in the Master is say, 2 seconds; and the layer must be longer than 2 seconds (not less than 2 seconds). If you do it at 2 seconds, I found that there is a problem with the fade in/fade out animation. It needs more than one second to fade. So if you do it and it doesn’t work, that’s because of your timeline. When this fades out, you would see the Master level.

Let me preview this again… we’re waiting for the time slider to reach the end… we’re seeing the Master… and now we’re seeing the pulse.

Thank you.

Created by Gil Dekel. Uploaded 19 May 2016.