How can a Slider in a slide layer(sub layer) work to show other sub layers content? - For Storyline

Hello,

This question may be asked in the forum before, but I couldn't find any related answers. So I have to specifically ask here.

Seems the slider only works well in the base layer? Correct? Now I have a slider in a slide layer(sub layer, not the base layer). My intent was when moving the slider, other layers can show up to display the specific content (I actually can simply use a few buttons to make triggers to realize it, but since I have used many buttons in the base layer, I tried to use a new way in the sub layer). But the problem here is since the slider is in a sub layer already, I cannot get the slider work to show other sub layers.

Any strategy or suggestions? Maybe I stick my nose into it too much and cannot find a better solution?

Thank you so much in advance

8 Replies
Ron Price

The default behavior of a Layer is to hide the other layers.  Since your slider is on a layer and the slider movement is triggering another layer, then the new layer will try to hide the layer your slider is on.  You will need to make an adjustment to the Layer Properties so that does not happen. . . . of course then you will have to create additional triggers now to prevent the additional layers from all trying to show smultaneously.

I hope that helps.

Phoebe Lu

Thank you so much Ron and Michael for your quick replies.

I used your suggestions, but still I cannot get through it. I feel my example is kinda more complicated than Michael's attached example. I have attached mine so that it better shows what I meant and what the problem is. I actually ran into this problem before when doing other courses, but I just avoided using slider in the sub layer in which the slider had exactly the same situation.

Really appreciate your efforts and time if any of you can figure that out for me.  

Walt Hamilton

Here are two different ways to get this to work.

The first slide uses a slider on each layer, but they all are connected to the same variable. The user must release the mouse after each new layer, so they can click on the new slider.

The second slide uses one layer, but all layers must be redesigned so that slider shows. The original had types 2 and 3 covering the slider, so its functionality was lost.

Phoebe Lu

Thank you very much Michael. :-) Your example is very good, I will use it for some other situations. At the same time, this example gave me some idea and I set those texts in other sub layers as originally "hidden", then move the slider to each point to make the related texts "normal", it worked but kinda too much work, and I think my way is not a "smart" way. LoL.

Well, really appreciate your attention.

Cheers

Michael Hinze
Phoebe Lu

Thank you very much Michael. :-) Your example is very good, I will use it for some other situations. At the same time, this example gave me some idea and I set those texts in other sub layers as originally "hidden", then move the slider to each point to make the related texts "normal", it worked but kinda too much work, and I think my way is not a "smart" way. LoL.

Well, really appreciate your attention.

Cheers

No problem Phoebe. There are lots of possible solutions here, I always try to keep as much of the original setup intact. Of course you can do away with the layers alltogether and use states or follow Walt's suggestion. Options, options... :-)