Objects on layer are not displaying - Storyline 1

Jan 22, 2016

I've created a base layer with a trigger to show an additional layer when the timeline ends.  The layer displays with a text box that is part of that layer, but the other objects on the layer do not display/animate.

Slide properties for base layer:  

  • advance by user
  • resume saved state when revisiting

Slide layer properties checked:

  • Hide other slide layers
  • Hide objects on base layer
  • Prevent the user from clicking on the base layer
  • Pause timeline of base layer

File with slide and layer are attached below.

5 Replies
Wendy Farmer

Hi Victoria

very odd.  I just created a new layer with a shape and a text box - both animated to fade in similar to your layer and with same layer properties.

The shape appears fine (first thing in timeline) and the text box doesn't.  If I rearrange their order on timeline, the text box displays and the shape doesn't.

I then created a new file with similar actions and objects and it works fine.

Very strange behaviour - not sure if you want to try and do a repair of SL see this info here. Sorry I couldn't be more help.


Victoria Aleman

Thank you, Wendy.  Yes, I agree that it's very odd behavior since I've been using layers throughout my course so far.  Just before receiving your reply I ended up moving everything on the layer to another slide and it works fine.  If I run into this issue again, I'll definitely do the repair.

By the way, where do I find the slCleanup.bat file, in case I need to do the repair?



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