Hiding slide layers when revisiting a slide

Hi All,

I'm new here (and to Articulate), so be nice and bear with me - I may be asking the worlds most obvious question!

I've got a slide (a) with numerous buttons on which take you to additional slides (b, c, d etc.) of information - you have to visit each button before you can move on to the next scene. Once you visit each button slide (e.g. b), you then head back to the original (a) then decide which button to click next. (With me so far??) 

I've created an 'oops' layer on (a) to pop up (explaining that you have to click each button before progressing) if you click next too soon.

HOWEVER - i cant for the life of me then get the layer to hide when you revisit the slide (a) after you've explored any of the buttons.

I don't want slide (a) to return to initial state when revisited as i want the buttons to change state once they've been visited so people know where they've been.

It is driving me MAD! Any ideas? I've tried adding a trigger to hide the layer when each button is clicked, but that doesnt appear to be working.

Any advice or points in the right direction would be hugely appreciated.

 

Thank youuuu!

Lucy

7 Replies
Wendy Farmer

Hi Lucy,

We were all newbies once...there is no silly question.  Everyone on here is great.

So...

instead of having the 'oops layer' on slide a, you can lock down the 'next button' so they have to visit all your other slides before moving on.  See attached very basic example.

If this isn't what you mean, maybe load up your story file and we can take a look

Lucy Hood

Hi Wendy, thank you so much for your reply...

You beat me to it though - I was about to delete this to avoid looking stupid as I've just sorted it out!!

(I say I've sorted it...I didnt really do anything). I was previewing the scene, not the entire project. Now i'm previewing the whole project it seems to be behaving itself (The fact i dont really understand why isn't great, but i'll take what i can get for now!).

But thank you for your suggestion - that will actually work great on another part of the project.

Lucy

 

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro
Lucy Hood

I say I've sorted it...I didnt really do anything). I was previewing the scene, not the entire project. Now i'm previewing the whole project it seems to be behaving itself (The fact i dont really understand why isn't great, but i'll take what i can get for now!).

 

Lucy, I LOVE it ;) Especially that sentence. I've been there SO many times. Welcome to the community and to SL.

Lucy Hood

Thanks everyone!

Turns out I spoke too soon and the layer started showing again (??!).
Anyway, I got around it by having a trigger on the actual 'oops' layer which hides the layer when the user clicks outside the 'oops' text box.... and as all the buttons they need to press are on view on the base layer, it works quite well as they'll click outside the text box trying to click a button.

It may not be the most streamlined way, but it seems to be working :)