how to loop part of the timeline

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Is it possible to loop / have on repeat a certain part of the timeline until a hotspot button is clicked to continue to the rest of the video?
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Joe Morgan

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Well, Camtasia can't loop videos. So that doesn't seem possible at this time.

You can create GIF's that can loop.However, I don't create interactive videos. So I can't tell you if this works.And GIF is not very high quality either.

My best guess is if you want a viewer to see looping content.You would need them to use a hotspot to bring up the GIF. Then have a way to close the gif and return them to the original video. I'm just tossing out an Idea. I could be way off base?This might be impossible?

If you attempt it, I'd like to hear the results good or bad.{:>)


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Hi there

As Joe indicated, this isn't possible with Camtasia. What you need is something that offers a way to automatically trip some kind of a trigger that sets off one or more events. The looping GIF is a creative thought, but unfortunately there is no way I'm aware of to cause it to just appear. The video would have to pause, then the viewer would have to click to make the GIF appear.

Adobe makes a tool known as Captivate. And Captivate offers a host of advanced actions that can be triggered at specific times. As such, I believe you can accomplish what you want using Adobe Captivate. Unfortunately Captivate is not part of their Creative Cloud suite. Another Adobe product that can likely do it is Adobe Animate. I believe Animate replaces the old Flash application. I believe Animate *IS* part of the Creative Cloud suite.

So you might want to go download the evaluation for Captivate or Animate and kick the tires on them to see if they help you accomplish your goal.

Cheers... Rick :)