Cue Point, Showing Layers, Seekbar issue.

Nov 24, 2023

Hi Everyone,

I'm working on a module on Email Etiquette.

During the video I need to pop up some question layers.

So, with cue point I managed to Pause Video, Pause Timeline and Show Question Layer with trigger.

And at the end of the Question layer, once the question is answered. Continue Timeline, Play video and Hide Question layer.

I had an issue that the Question layer would keep popping up when seeking further forward but this is now fixed.

I did this with a Trigger on the Base Layer set to 'Hide Question Layer' IF  Variable set to True (Which happens once the 'Close' button on the Question layer is clicked.)

Now my problem is that the Seekbar will not allow you to seek anywhere else in the video once this Layer has been viewed. The seekbar moves, but the video continues playing as if you hadn't touched anything. I need this seekbar to work.


I also want to copy and paste this project, replacing the video and content but keeping the template of triggers for other modules. Some of these other modules will require more than one 'stop' for showing layers, asking questions etc. So the fix needs to be able to accommodate multiple stops and layers being shown.

You will find an example attached. Help would be appreciated!

1 Reply
Jose Tansengco

Hi Glenn,

Happy to help!

There are a few ways to approach your design requirement, but one method that I can recommend is to make use of Lightboxes instead to display the question in your slide. Lightboxes have the added benefit of automatically pausing the slide timeline when activated, and automatically resuming the timeline when the lightbox is closed. This will allow the seekbar of the slide to still control the video.

I've attached an edited version of your project file which makes use of a lightbox to display a sample question, activated when the timeline reaches a specific queue point. 

Let me know if you have any questions!