Can I do this in Storyline? Variables changing characters?
Hi, everyone. I'm a beginner who hasn't yet installed Storyline. But I need to make a demo project at the request of a prospective employer. So, I've been teaching myself how to use Storyline without installing the software — I watched videos on Lynda.com, viewed the tutorials on this site, and I went through the PDF manual. My hope is that once I install the 30-day trial of Storyline, I'll be familiar enough with it from the videos etc. that I won't require 30 days to make my demo project. I'm also planning to storyboard my project, as much as I can, on paper before starting Storyline's 30-day trial.
Anyway, I'm interested in using variables to create more customization and variance in my project, but the videos and tutorials didn't go into full detail of what can be done using variables.
Consequently, I have a question or two:
For my project, I was thinking, at the beginning, of asking the learner to choose a character to represent him/her throughout the project. Or, instead, asking the learner if the learner is male or female and having a corresponding character of the learner's gender represent the learner throughout the project.
So my questions are: is it possible to do that? Can a variable's value determine which character appears on slides throughout the project? Obviously, variables can choose a character's state, but I want the variable to determine the actual character being displayed.