Create custom hotspot images
Add the custom image
Open the Skin Editor.
This template acts as a placeholder and affects only point hotspots. The crosshair image will not be visible in the skin. You can place the template anywhere, as its placement on the skin is arbitrary.
Add the hotspot image.
This can be a JPEG, PNG, GIF (static) or SVG.
If you drag the image to the Canvas, it will be imported as an Image element. You can convert an image to a button in its properties panel.
Place the image on top of the hotspot template (the crosshairs) in the canvas.
Make the image a child of the template.
Add actions for interactivity
Add actions to the hotspot template to have it call up information added in the Hotspot Properties:
Select the Hotspot Template and go to its Actions panel. Add the following action for opening a webpage:
→ Source =
→ Action =
Go To URL
→ URL =
$hu(This placeholder will call up the information added to the Link Target URL in the hotspot properties.)
→ Target =
$ht(This placeholder will call up the information added to the Target field in the hotspot properties.)
Give the template a descriptive name. This example could be called something like
- Save the skin.
✭ To see a working example, check out one of the skin components called Web link. You could also simply use this component and swap out the image by selecting the existing image and in it’s properties, click Change.
Connect the Hotspots to the Skin
The final step is to make sure the hotspots are linked to the Hotspot Templates in the skin.
Add the skin you’ve created to the project by choosing it in the Output properties.
In, the Viewer, select a hotspot to open its properties.
For the Skin-ID, choose the template you’ve created in the previous steps.
Output the project.