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Ned Whiteley

Hi Roxanne,

I'm not sure I fully understand what you are after, but I have attached an alternative option in case it is along the lines of what you are looking for. In this version, I have shown four cards face down and the idea is that you select a card, which then reveals a single word on the other side. When you re-select the card you are then provided with additional text on another card below the one you selected. When you select the cross on the text card, it closes both of the additional layers and returns you to the base layer.

In this example, I have only animated the first card on the left hand side, but all you would have to do if you wanted to use something like this is to copy the same process of triggers and variables. The one variable I have used is called Reset1. It is toggled whenever the first card is selected or the text card associated with the first card is closed down. It is then used to reset the card on the base layer.

If you want your cards laid out in a fan as if they are being held, all you have to do is to move your images around to suit.

Hope this helps or at least provides some additional inspiration.

Leah Goldmann

Hi Ned. I've tried out your story to create a random flipping of cards, but I can't get it to work properly. You can click a card to flip it, but then after the timeline completes, all the cards flip. I created layers for each of the cards with triggers that show the layers on exit animation. I kept the variable triggers, but I'm not actually sure what they do. Could you please help?

Ned Whiteley

Hi Leah,

The purpose of the variable triggers is to control the change of state of the cards to show their picture side (the Normal state of the rectangle) when the respective layer is closed.  What you do need is a separate variable for each card (Reset1, Reset2, Reset3 . . . ).

In the attached version of your file I have added the extra variables and also added some additional triggers to control the timeline of the slide. Because the cards rely on an exit animation to rotate them, they will all rotate when the timeline completes unless you do something to halt that. My apologies for not having added this to my original post.

To get round this, there are now three timeline control triggers in the revised version of your file. In addition to the two that you created to pause the timeline at the start and then resume it when the Start button is clicked, I have also added one to pause the timeline again when the text-to-speech completes. I have then extended the overall timeline of the slide to nine and a half seconds to ensure that the text-to-speech completes and freezes the timeline before the exit animation commences for the six cards.

Note that if you don't want to use the variables, you can also set up a trigger on each layer to change the state of the card back to Normal when the rectangle is clicked on the respective layer. This replaces the trigger that toggles the variable. You also need to remove the triggers on the base layer to change the state of each card if the variable changes.

As it is more that twelve months since I originally posted this example, I can't remember why I originally used the variables, but in your case I think the alternative of using a trigger in each layer would be a neater option.

Hope this helps, but if you have any further queries, just get back to me here.