Hiding a layer when seekebar moved to earlier timing

Hi Everyone,

I have a slide that shows a layer when the base layer timeline reaches a certain point.

When previewing, after the layer is shown, if the user drags or clicks the seekbar at an earlier point in the timeline, the layer still shows.  Is there a way to hide the layer when this is done?

Thank you,

John

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John Blum

I came up with a workaround that works.

This particular slide has 2 layers.  One shows when cue point 1 is reached, and the other layer shows when cue point 2 is reached.  The base layer is always shown.

I created a variable, counter, with a default value of zero.

The base layer has this trigger:  Set counter equal to 0.00 when timeline starts.

The layer that shows when cue point 1 is reached has these 2 triggers, in this order:

Add 1.00 to counter when timeline starts

Jump to (name of this slide) when timeline starts if counter greater than 1.00

The layer that shows when cue point 2 is reached has these 2 triggers, in this order:

Add 1.00 to counter when timeline starts

Jump to (name of this slide) when timeline starts if counter greater than 2.00

I tested this when the seekbar naturally passes those cue points and when clicked past those cue points and it worked fine.

Problem solved.  I used other techniques for replay workarounds on other slides with layers because the triggering of those layers was based on user interaction, not the timeline, as is the case with this slide.

Hope this helps those of you who need this kind of workaround.

Thank you,

John