I'm pretty sure Captivate can't do this based on the readings of the forums, but I thought I'd ask.
Can I create a transparent mask in Captivate? I'd like a text box to display in the center of my stage much like the flash animation below:
If captivate can't do it, I'll post on the Flash forums to determine the best Flash tutorials to complete these steps.
Looking at the link, I noticed a text caption along with an animation.
The functionality that the animation was providing, can be achieved using interactions (Select the one that seems appropriate), you can displat information in a more 'impressive' manner.
I am not sure, if I misinterpreted your objective?
I watched the video on the interactions this morning - it might meet our needs. I'm installing the CP6 trial now. I'm still trying to get approval to purchase the CP6 upgrade. This might be another project that reinforces our need to upgrade.
I'll play with CP6 and let you know...
I checked out the circle process diagram in CP6. Though it might have a use in other projects, I'm not a fan of the spinning attribute.
I would actually like the cycle to stay fixed in place. When an element of the cycle is clicked, I would like it to display an animation like the link i provided above.
BTW - I just thought of a way to "mask" layers in Captivate. It's not really masking, but cutting up an image into multiple parts and having the new image move out from behind a slice of the existing image.
1. Create a slide with an image.
2. When user clicks on part of the image, send the user to another slide. It has the same image, but it's cut up into layers. Have the new image move from behind 1/2 of the image to in front of the other 1/2 of the image. It would make it look like it is fading in from a transparent mask, but it's really just moving in through a "slit" in the middle of the image.
It's hard to explain without visuals. If I decide to use Captivate in this project, I'll post my work and upload some screenshots of the process.
Actually, a Highlight Box object also has the option to shade the outer area.
However, after having looked at the video that was pointed to initially in this thread, I'm not clear on what is being wanted. Are you referring to the oblong rounded rectangle that first briefly appears and advises the user to click on the slide to advance?
There are lots of ways to "mask" things. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve.
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