I feel like there's not much point in posting questions here, but I want to do something really simple, which is set a .5 second fade-in for most new objects as they appear. In Storyline this is a simple "fade in" effect, but in Captivate all I can find is "alpha from to." This has a default setting to begin at 15% and end at %30, which I don't understand at all. Is there a way for me to make it default to begin at %0 alpha and end at %100 for one half-second?
Or is there some other way to make new objects fade in that doesn't take so much fuss each time??
You're looking in the wrong place. That Alpha property is just changing the static appearance of the object. To apply a fade in or fade out, select the object and look on the Timing tab. The default Fade in or Out setting is usually 0.5 seconds.
More specifically, it will be at the bottom on the timing tab in a group labeled Transition.
Once you select a fade type you will be able to set the duration.
Why do you feel there is not much point posting questions here?
There are many knowledgeable folks willing to help.
I have posted an answer to you question about the flash in a motion path effect. Since that time there has been a switch to a new platform, and all threads from a period of three weeks have been lost.
I used to check if any questions did not gwt any answer, a couple of times a week. The functionality of the new plateforme has no longer easy ways to do so. My apologies.