11 Replies
Julia Koller

Hi Dwayne,

I don't think it is possible to set up the animation so that it triggers after the next button is pressed.

What I've been doing in those cases, is copying the items I want to animate out and pasting them into the beginning of the following slide. So, it appears as though they are animating out after the Next button is clicked, but they are actually on the next slide in the sequence.

To do that, you have to make sure that the objects only have an entrance animation on the first slide, and only an exit animation on the second slide. 

Dwayne  Harris

Hi Julie

Thanks for your reply.

That's exactly what I did funnily enough, but then I thought if the user clicks back from another page, then the animation pictures that will slide out at the beginning of that slide will seem to pop out of nowhere.

I think ill just have to use the actual slide moving out of the screen instead of all the individual items in that slide doing there own thing.

Thanks Julie!


Michael Hinze

Here is one other possible option: Instead of duplicating slides, use a layer that provides the Exit animation. Clicking the Next button shows the layer > Elements on the layer do their exit animations > layer closes and jumps to the next slide when its timeline ends. It's not radically different from your approach, but I do like the fact that I don't end up with a bunch of duplicate slides. See attached a quick sample.

Tristan Orton

Sorry to add to an old post, but I was reading through looking for a solution when I thought of one. Just thought I would add it for anyone who is still looking.

Exit animations work but only when an item is set to have its timeline end, but you don't want to restrict the amount of time a user has on a page by making the slides move on automatically.

So my solution is:

  1. Add your exit animations and have a set time where they exit from the slide.
  2. Just before this exit time, add a Cue Point.
  3. Create a trigger to pause the timeline when it reaches the cue point.
  4. Add a trigger to the next button which resumes the timeline.
  5. Add another trigger to the slide which jumps to the next slide when the end of the timeline is reached.