Triggers -> Show layer When the time line reaches

Feb 22, 2015


I'm trying to add / edit a slide which has  audio playing and various layers showing when the timeline reaches <time>.  For some reason Storyline2 wont let me manully add time that is greater than 1000 seconds.  

I can add the time value through the trigger wizard but it returns to 1000 if the value inputted is greater than 1000. 

Any help would be much appreciated.

21 Replies
Sonja Vieten

I know use several Cuepoints on a timeline that is 3600 seconds long. The triggers are connected to the Cuepoints. But - developing with Timeline-based actions is very time consuming and confusing!

It is a standard in other animation programs that you can program time-based actions centrally. Articulate should definitely introduce this to be able to program longer applications quickly.

Amy Beggs-Dillane


I don't know if I'm missing something, but I created a trigger to show a layer when the timeline reaches (I did both a cue point and a time) and the trigger isn't working. I'm using Storyline 360. I created the layer and then created the trigger to show the layer, as I want to use the base layer audio file for both layers. HELP!! Why is this not working??

Ren Gomez

Hi Amy,

Sorry to hear that the trigger isn't working correctly for you! Did you create the trigger in the slide layer, or on the base layer?

If you're able to share your file publicly here, feel free to do so by clicking Add Attachment, otherwise you can share it privately with me here, and I'll delete once I'm done taking a look!

Katie Riggio

Hi, Candice. Let's troubleshoot this together!

First, I'm having trouble recreating the problem in Storyline 360 Update 48. The state of the object changes at 21 seconds. Here's the trigger I used:


  • Which version of Storyline are you using? Click the Help tab, then About Storyline.
  • Are you using a custom or built-in state?
  • Does the problem happen in a new project file?