Exit animation won't execute on un-hidden object
Sep 26, 2016
I have a layer with a rectangular caption whose initial state is set to hidden. When a user clicks a hotspot on the same layer and specific conditions are not met, the rectangle's state is changed to normal. (Basically the rectangle is an error message telling the user they must complete x,y,z before moving forward.)
What I want is for that rectangle to disappear after a few seconds - I don't want it to stay visible while the user goes back to complete whatever steps they need in order to move forward.
I have the rectangle set to only ~2 seconds on the timeline, I have "show until end"unchecked, and I have an exit animation on the rectangle to fade. But it's not working! Once the rectangle appears, it stays up and doesn't fade out. I even tried adding another trigger to re-hide the rectangle when the user clicked outside of the caption, but that doesn't work either. (Users will be clicking on markers or controls like radio buttons or checkboxes after getting the error, but even just clicking the screen doesn't do it.) No timelines are being paused on any of the layers. Attached is a screenshot of the page. What am I missing? Looking for suggestions! Thanks!