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image set to 50% final alpha not working

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Dec 19, 2019

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Afternoon,

 

I am using Captivate 2019 v.11.5.1.499. Must update to latest version.

 

I am creating a project that has a slide with a background image. During this slide I am attempting to overlay another image on top at 50% alpha to show both images. The image is virtually the same.

 

In the Effects tab I have set for the image the Initial Alpha to 0%, Scale X and Y to 100% and the Final Alpha to 50%. The transistion is Fade Out Only set to 1 sec so it disappears as it appears. See one of the attached images.

 

When "previewing project" or "HTML5 in browser" it seems to work - see image.

 

When I publish the project as a exe it is losing the alpha aspect and the overlay image is 100%. "Force re-publish of all slides" and "Scalable HTML content" are checked.

 

Would anyone know why this is occurring.

 

Thanks

Phil.

 

Effects properties for image.Effects properties for image.You can see the 2 lines appearing to show the differenceYou can see the 2 lines appearing to show the difference

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image set to 50% final alpha not working

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Afternoon,

 

I am using Captivate 2019 v.11.5.1.499. Must update to latest version.

 

I am creating a project that has a slide with a background image. During this slide I am attempting to overlay another image on top at 50% alpha to show both images. The image is virtually the same.

 

In the Effects tab I have set for the image the Initial Alpha to 0%, Scale X and Y to 100% and the Final Alpha to 50%. The transistion is Fade Out Only set to 1 sec so it disappears as it appears. See one of the attached images.

 

When "previewing project" or "HTML5 in browser" it seems to work - see image.

 

When I publish the project as a exe it is losing the alpha aspect and the overlay image is 100%. "Force re-publish of all slides" and "Scalable HTML content" are checked.

 

Would anyone know why this is occurring.

 

Thanks

Phil.

 

Effects properties for image.Effects properties for image.You can see the 2 lines appearing to show the differenceYou can see the 2 lines appearing to show the difference

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Dec 19, 2019

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Just an update. Looking through the web it seems that the final alpha is a known problem since 2012 and Adobe hasn't properly fixed the issue. Might be proved wrong (and hopefully). To temporary resolve the issue I created an image of the final alpha image and display this image at a set time / duration after the initial - final transistion period. You cannot tell the difference, but don't understand why Captivate doesn't work properly.

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EXE file needs SWF... Captivate team has not being focussed on SWF output anymore since a while. That may explain why you have correct result when using Preview HTML in Browser, but not when publishing to EXE output.

Did you try to create a custom effect, combining AlphaFromTo and ScaleTo? To replace the default Entrance effect FadedZoomIn?  You also have to know that decreasing a duration too much (in this case to 1sec) can lead to unwanted results. 

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Apologise for late reply. Been out of office, etc.

 

Been looking at this and actually realised I didn't need "Faded Zoom In" since at same size so just using "AlphaFromTo".

 

I am still having the same issues where it works when running in Timeline window, but from "HTML in Browser", "Publish as an exe", "Preview next 5 slides" it doesn't work. It seems when the effect duration is over it is going to 100% solid and not staying at the final alpha value.

 

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