Question about pausing and resuming timeline

Hello,

I am working on an interactive slide where the following happens:

1. Timeline reaches cue point 1 and pauses.

2. Learner clicks on two characters (hotspots) on the screen, which navigate to two separate layers (with audio on each).

3. Only after both the hotspots are viewed and closed, the timeline on the base layer should resume. 

Now, I added triggers to both the characters such that timeline resumes after both the hotspots are clicked. However, the moment the user clicks on the second hotspot (and the layer opens), the timeline resumes on the base layer before the layer 2 is closed. 

Is there any way in which I can resume the timeline only after both the layers are closed?

2 Replies
Susi B

Hi Manali,

you can use a true/false variable for each layer (for example vlayer1 and vlayer2) which is changing from false to true when the user closes the layer via button. Now you need a trigger to resume the base layer when both variables are true.

 

Trigger needed on baselayer:

- show layer 1 when user clicks hotspot 1

- show layer 2 when user clicks hotspot 2

- pause timeline when timeline reaches (insert time)

- resume timeline when variable changes vlayer1 (with conditions: vlayer1 = true AND vlayer2 = true)

- resume timeline when variable changes vlayer2 (with conditions: vlayer1 = true AND vlayer2 = true)

> so no matter which layer the user visits first, the timeline resumes when both are visited (variable of both is true)

Trigger on layer 1:

- change variable vlayer1 to true when user clicks button 1

- close layer when user clicks button 1

Trigger on layer 2:

- change variable vlayer2 to true when user clicks button 2

- close layer when user clicks button 2

 

If you have SL3/360 you can have a look at the file attached. :)

Greetings,

Susi