Changing state of groups

I'm trying to create a pop-up that appears when the user clicks in the wrong place.  There are different elements to the popup ( a couple of rectangles, text box and an image).  So I grouped them but now find that I can't change its state to be hidden until the user clicks wrong.

First any suggestions and second, is there a better way to do it?

Thanks

7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Karen,

I'm not sure how you have this set up (possibly as a hotspot question?) but you could also use a series of layers to show a correct click, or an incorrect click. I made a very basic example for you - but if you'd like to tell us a bit more about how you have this set up, we can offer more tailored solutions. If you'd like to post the .story file here that is also helpful. 

Karen Sugalski

Hi, thanks for the reply.

What I have is a picture and two shapes that I want to appear or disappear based on the timing in an audio track.  I tried setting a trigger for the group to hide the group when the media started but I don't see that option.  I would also like to show or hide the group based on its states but I can't edit states for a group.

Thanks

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Karen,

You won't be able to change the state of a group to hidden, but you could change each individual state of the objects and assign those to the same trigger. Would you be able to share your .story file here for us to take a look at? You're also welcome to share it with me via a PM if you don't want to post in the forums. 

Tara Rohrbach

Sorry to see this question asked two years ago and the functionality still not available.  I'm trying to do the same thing.  Group objects together and change their states together.  Instead, of changing each individual objects states which can get VERY tedious.  Hoping this functionality can make it into a future upgrade. 

Sarah Cook

I was having the same problem. Through the link below I found an alternative solution to changing the state on each item in the group - I put a transparent box over the top of the group. I created a state for the transparent object and put all my triggers on that instead of the group of objects.

https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/state-change-trigger-on-hotspots