Slider controls in Storyline 2

The slider controls look really complex.  Why do we have to create multiple states?

Surely it would have been better to set the first and last and then have Storyline work out the in between states? e.g. height, width, transparency, etc.  That's how it works in ZebraZapps!  Seems like too much hard work to bother with what should be a game changing killer function...

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Lindsey Sudbury

The slider is really awesome, but I think Ed's point is that you have to create states for the object the slider controls. So in the example you post, the slider changes the cost bar to state 26, which assumes the author made at least 26 states for the cost bar....Unless there's something I'm missing and there's a way to create keyframes and have Storyline interpolate what happens in between. 

Ed Steeds

Hi Michael,

It is a great addition however you need to create each state and a trigger for each state.  This is fine if you have a simple slider but like the example in the video there were 32 states to create for each of the 3 bars = creating 96 states.  Then 96 triggers to create to make them work.  That is a LOT of work. 

I'm glad the slider functionality is in and will certainly be buying Storyline 2 - It looks like a great product, but the workflow could be improved.

Phil Mayor

Ed Steeds said:

Hi Michael,

It is a great addition however you need to create each state and a trigger for each state.  This is fine if you have a simple slider but like the example in the video there were 32 states to create for each of the 3 bars = creating 96 states.  Then 96 triggers to create to make them work.  That is a LOT of work. 

I'm glad the slider functionality is in and will certainly be buying Storyline 2 - It looks like a great product, but the workflow could be improved.


I don't think that video is the best example of how a slider works, the design of the slider is really quite elegant and that example could have been made much more easily than that.

Yan C

Thanks for the feedback! I am wondering on the triggers you set to scroll back and forth such as the clock. What triggers are set to where you can scroll back and forth without it cancelling each other? What is it triggered by ; is what I am asking I guess. 

 

States seem to work here

Michael Hinze
Training Room

Hello,

I'm trying create a slider to show the components of a process flow diagram. The initial state of the images I have set to "hidden" and when I set the trigger to "normal". It doesn't work.  The process only has seven components to it.

Any thoughts???

Thanks,

Jodi

Can you share your .story file here so that we can have a closer look?

Michael Hinze

See attached a revised file. You had set the slider Step option (that specifies the step 'size') to 6. I also set the Start and Initial options to 0. Now the slider works. I wasn't sure if you want to hide items again as you drag the slider back to the left.

Michael Hinze

You could add more triggers that hide bits of the diagram, depending on the slider variable value or (that's what I would do) create an image object with custom states (each state shows the diagram in different states of completion) and then change the state of this object based on the slider variable.