Help with ideas to make my activity work - variables
May 13, 2013
I had what I thought was a great concept having people put items into either side of a scale. The scale tips either way using states depending on the number of items in each side of the scale. I've easily got this working in terms of putting items into each basket, adding 1 each time the item is dropped on the hotspot.
A second element of the activity is making sure the right things are on each side so if someone takes something off to move it to the starting position or to the other side of the scale, I want the count to reduce by 1 so my scales tip correctly again.
I did figure out that if they send the item back to the beginning I can put a hotspot there and have it reset the count to 0. This works, Storyline just adds up the ones still on the scale and that's correct. However, if they just move the item to the other basket it doesn't reduce the count.
Is there any way to ask Storyline to adjust the variable/reduce the count by 1 when an item is taken away from a hotspot? Any other work arounds people can think of?
Thanks in anticipation!