Hidden state not changing to normal with true/false variable

Nov 09, 2017

Howdy all!

I'm having an issue with changing an object with an initial state of hidden to normal with a true/false variable. I've tried it with a numeric variable too and it still doesn't work. I'm guessing it's something really simple I may have overlooked.

To understand what I'm talking about, please see the attached file.

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Walt Hamilton


First, thanks for stripping the course down to only the problem part before posting it. Makes it so much easier to find the problem.

This trigger on slide 1 is the problem:


Placement is changed on slide 2, and announces that fact, but only slide 2 can hear it. Slides cannot hear variables change on other slides, so slide 1 doesn't know when the variable changes.

The solution is to change the "when" part of the trigger to something that happens on slide 1. I prefer "when timeline on slide 1 starts". That does have a caveat: the only way to guarantee the timeline restarting is to change the slide to reset to initial state when revisiting:


Then you need to be careful that any programming on slide 1 expects it to be reset on every revisit.

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