Trigger Animations by Paragraph

Aug 23, 2021

On a slide, I have text entering when the user 'clicks button 1'.

Using a variable on the button, I have tried to trigger animation by paragraph.

For example:

  • Change State of A
  • When User Clicks Button 1
  • If Variable = 2

The problem then is:

  1. If I do not expand the timeline and move the Text Box along the timeline, the Text Box will animate when the timeline starts.
  2. When I do expand the timeline, the text will animate as one object, not by paragraph.

Attached is an example...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

3 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Michael.

Thank you for sharing your .story file!

If it works for your design, one suggestion might be to add the textbox with the animation to a layer and use your Button 1 to trigger the layer.

Screen Recording 2021-08-24 at 04.50.10 PM

I'm looking forward to other suggestions our talented community members might be able to offer for what you're looking to accomplish. 

Walt Hamilton

Maria's suggestion works, and if you're happy, all's well and good.

Here's a simpler alternate, for anybody that may need this later.

If you don't need the variable for some other purpose, forget the variable, and the state.

If you want the paragraph to appear at, say 20 sec, expand the timeline, set the paragraph to appear at 20 sec, by paragraph, and drag each paragraph to the left on the timeline, (like you did.) Then pause the timeline at 19.9 sec (after the Button 1 appears),  and create a trigger on Button 1 to resume the timeline.