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Tutorials for Animate CC used with Captivate

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Are there any tips, tutorials, or best pratices out there for specifically using Animate CC with Captivate?

 

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Tutorials for Animate CC used with Captivate

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Are there any tips, tutorials, or best pratices out there for specifically using Animate CC with Captivate?

 

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I cannot give you a positive answer, have not been able to blog about creating standalone OAM (HTML animations) in Animate CC. One of the reasons is that Animate is really overkill for that type of animations to be used in Captivate. I largely preferred Edge Animte more simplified UI for that purpose, but although I still have a fundtional version it is no longer supported by Adobe - too bas.

Situation is lot more complicated when you want to create an OAM which has to communicate with Captivate... which means need of JS programming.

You din't specify which type of animation you want?

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Just looking for any information so i can better understand how and when using Animate CC OAM packages with Captivate would be a good idea as well as how to do it.

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May I suggest to go to the Animate CC forum for some information about creating an OAM. You can import it in Captivate using the Media button, last opition 'HTML Animation'.tivqte using the

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The main reason you would use an Animate OAM would be that you need to include some type of animation in your course that is beyond the capabilities of Captivate's animation functionality.  With Animate you can create almost any 2D animation you can think of, and (if you know how to program in JavaScript) the sky's the limit for interactivity as well.

 

However, at this point in time, the main problem you will encounter is that there is no direct communication between the OAM and the Captivate module.  The timelines of each are not linked.  The OAM is actually running inside an iframe on the slide displayed in the browser.

 

In the old days with Flash SWF you had the option of checking an option to force the SWF animation added to the Captivate file to remain in lockstep with the Captivate timeline, much the same way video files added to a slide can still be synchronised with the main timeline.

 

What this means is that when you add an OAM to a slide, there's no easy way to keep the OAM animation in synch with any voiceover or other animated elements on the same slide that are NOT part of the OAM.

 

There are ways to get around this limitation and keep the animation in synch with the parent timeline. But these methods all require you to either have somewhat advanced JavaScript programming skills, or have access to someone else that does.

 

It's an area of Captivate that desperately needs improvement if we are to ever recover the wonderful abilities we lost when SWF was declared dead in the water.

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Well said - if Captivate is going to move ahead - we need this integration.

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Thank you very much for this reply. This was pretty much what i was looking for as far as the when, why, and potienatl issues of using Animate CC.

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