Dynamic Text on Slider Thumb

Apr 19, 2019

I am working in Storyline 360 to develop a piston example. I am using sliders and some buttons to manipulate the piston up and down, but I need to also include a weight on top to illustrate more pressure in the system.

I have a graphical representation of the weight, but I also need some indication of how much weight has been added. I have tried adding additional sliders, for more "weight" but that gets unruly quickly. The same goes for additional states.

I would like to be able to display the value of a variable inside the slider thumb so that I do not have to create a bunch of states or connect multiple sliders.


4 Replies
Morgan Murphy

I did that in my first runthrough and thought it would work for the instructor I'm developing for. They really want the "weight" value on the weight itself though. I'm hoping someone can figure out a way to do it that doesn't involve 100 different states.

I did test out different states and custom thumb images, but the text in the images renders a bit blurry whereas the textboxes are crisp.

Michael Hinze

There is no way to make a variable reference  part of the slider thumb. You can add a reference to the Normal and Hover states of a slider, but that wouldn't allow the reference to travel with the thumb. So, using states is the only option, unless you wan to try a short motionpath that moves the variable reference when the slider thumb is moved.  

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