Timing based on user's action

 I am creating a slide, and due to security requirements, cannot share the source file.

On this slide, I have a slider which is shown on top of a pressure gauge. Also, there is a representation of a system flow path showing that system's components. The system is designed to perform certain automatic actions should the system pressure reach a defined set point.

The user will turn the dial, which represent system pressure. When the system reaches the defined setpoint, the states of the components on the system flow path will change. (Think "open to close" or "off to on"). These actions occur in sequence, so I don't want the state change for every component to happen as soon as the user turns the dial to the defined set point. Is there a way to have the states occur in sequence, to accurately show what actually occurs, and allow the user time to see the changes.  (Because I am having the user start the process, I cannot set these events to occur on the timeline.)

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Matthew Bibby

Sure. When you adjust the dial it changes the value of a variable.

Let's assume that variable is called bananas and you want a layer to be shown when people turn the dial to 4. You could achieve this with a trigger that says "Show layer when bananas variable changes if the value of bananas variable is equal to 4"

Does that make sense?

Matthew Bibby

Okay, so just use triggers to work through the sequence.

Do people need to turn the dial a second time? Or do these other steps happen automatically?

If they turn the dial again, just repeat the above.

If it's an automatic thing, just keep triggering stuff (e.g. once the new layer opens, you might have another trigger that changes the state of objects and those state changes might trigger opening new layers or other changes etc).