BYOL: Create Animatics Animations with Storyline Illustrated Characters

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2017 - March 23, 2017

Michael Laudone

Sr. Instructional Designer
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Animation can enhance learner engagement, but who has the time to learn to animate? Storyline 2 has great illustrated characters with many poses and expressions, yet when you need your character to do something not in its lineup, what are you to do?

In this session, you will learn how to use Storyline 2 illustrated characters and Microsoft PowerPoint to edit the characters to create evocative animatic-type animations. You will learn how, when used in combination with an effective story, you can enhance your learners’ engagement by illustrating your content with more targeted, styled characters and smoother animation. To enhance the experience of this session, create a five-minute story or script that introduces two characters and includes some dialogue.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to export illustrated characters from Storyline 2
  • How to import characters into PowerPoint
  • How to edit the characters’ features, expressions, poses, hair, and clothing
  • How to import the characters back into Storyline or another development tool
  • How to create a short animatic illustration

Intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 2 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Participant technology requirements:
A laptop running Storyline 2 and PowerPoint 2010 or later.


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