Slider Interaction and Motion Paths
Oct 04, 2019
So I've been literally "spinning my wheels" trying to make this interaction work! The idea is the car moves down the road (on the curved path) when the slider moves. When it reaches a green dot, a callout will popout. (note: generic text is utilized as my content it under privacy protection).
Slider is set up on a scale from -15 to +15. Each dot represents 5 increments of the slider. I made a separate motion path for each curve of the road (so far I've done 3 movements forward. I learned (based on the resources below) that I need to make separate paths backwards... and somehow make a "chaser" variable that tracks where the slider has been so it knows what paths to travel forward and back but... this is as far as I got in about 3 hrs...
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I've checked the forums... and found these resources helpful...
Trigger motion paths using a slider V2 (Charles Zoffuto)
Slider with motion paths demo video (Charles Zoffuto)
but I can't "grasp" the concept of the "chaser" variable Charles set up... Plus it's a little different... my slider needs to start at the beginning of the path-- not the middle of it... Help!
I was able to make the car start to move forward when the slider is moved right. (each curve is a new motion path). I've set triggers for 3 paths forward so far. You can see the "errors" when the slider is moved back though (currently there are no "back paths set). I thought I'd go ahead and post to see if anyone can give me some "direction" on this so I don't waste hours trying to figure it out on my own. Thank you for your help!
PS in the mean time... I'm turning it into a "clickable" interaction where you click a green "circle icon" and then the car and callout will show by the correct icon (via layer triggers). The car won't move down the path but "pop in" at the right places... and that I can do in about 20 min! (deadlines!) But I'd like to see this challenge through when I have time to work on it.
THANK YOU COMMUNITY! I appreciate your insights! :)