Layer and trigger issues

Aug 13, 2012

I have a layer (intro layer) with 3 characters with a trigger for each that sends them to separate layers (i.e. character 1 layer, character 2 layer, etc).  Each character layer then sends them back to the intro layer when the layer timeline ends.  After all 3 characters have been clicked and the character layers viewed I want a trigger to send it to intro layer2.  The character layers can also be viewed in any order.  How can I do this? 



2 Replies
Kevin Thorn

Hi Jennifer,

First, when you say "Intro Layer" are you referring to the base layer - the slide itself?

To achieve this you would probably take advantage of a few variables. If you're not comfortable with variables, don't worry...they're not that bad.

Here's one way to set it up. In order to indicate a user has visited each of the characters you may want to add some sort of visual cue.

  1. Add something like a 'checkmark' to the Visited State of each Character.
  2. Set the base slide properties to "Resume Saved State."
  3. On each of the character layers, set a trigger to Hide This Layer when timeline ends. This will go back to base slide.
  4. Since the user clicked a character it is now in a visited state. So when step #3 completes and hides that layer, the added checkmark to that character should now be visible - Visited.

To jump to your second intro layer, you can add a fourth layer to this slide or jump to a new slide altogether. 

  1. Set a Slide Trigger on base slide that Jumps To Slide # - or - Show Layer [fourth layer] > when > character1 AND character2 AND character3 are in a Visited state.

Caution here on that last trigger because it will auto jump to that fourth layer or slide 'before' seeing that final character's Visited state - checkmark. You might want to consider adding a button to the base slide set to Hidden initially. Then change the state of that button when all three character's Visited states are present. Then add a trigger to that button that shows the fourth layer or jumps to the next slide.

Good luck and hope this helps!

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