TIP: the Incredible Power of Invisible Layers
Slide layers are great when you need to show things. But they can also do things—even if they don’t show anything at all.
The attached Storyline file demonstrates 3 possible uses for invisible layers:
- Run triggers when a user returns to the slide (for example, so the learner doesn’t have to watch/listen to the base timeline replay)
- Consolidate feedback for a question slide on just 1 layer (for example, so you don’t have to maintain/edit the same feedback on both the Correct and Incorrect layers)
- Loop programming (for example, so you can smoothly animate dials)
- This scene includes a dial with button controls and a metronome that runs continuously!
You can view the published project here:
The project is annotated to explain how the programming works. Go ahead and analyze it. And then try these techniques yourself.
I hope these examples inspire your own incredible invisible layers.