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Different Types of Animations Available in Articulate Storyline 2

In the hands of an able developer, Articulate Storyline  acts like a magic wand that can channel powerful interactivities into an e-Learning course. This tool has made adding animations to slide objects easy. Known for its capability to help designers expedite wonderful animations in an e-learning course, this tool offers many types of animations to let you select the one that works best for your content.

The animations in Articulate Storyline 2 can be categorized into:

  1. Basic
  2. Shapes
  3. Custom

In each category, there are different types of animations which can be applied to an object. Let’s look at each category in detail.

1: Basic

Under this category, we have three types of animations,


The object will move in a line path when you apply this animation.


The object will move in an  arc when you apply this animation.


When you apply this animation, the object takes an L direction path.

2:  Shapes

We have four  types of animations, under Shapes.


Applying this animation will move the object in a circular path.


The object will be animated in a square or rectangular path.

Equal Triangle:

Applying this animation will move the object a triangular path.


Applying this animation will move the object in a trapezoidal path.

3: Custom

Free form, Scribble, Curve:

The object can be animated based on the path required by the user; the animation path can be customized in different ways using free form, scribble, and curve animations.

So folks, this is all about the different types of animations available in Articulate Storyline 2. In my next post, we shall see how to apply these animations to an object and the  methods to control the animations applied to an object.

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