Turn off triggering exit animations at timeline end?
Jul 23, 2018
Is there a way to have exit animations on button-triggered objects not be triggered when the timeline ends?
Please check out the attached file. In Preview mode, click one of the Trending Average cells in the table right away, and leave the triggered objects displayed while the timeline ends after the audio. You should see that the triggered objects fade out at the end of the timeline (annoying/appears buggy) and the button remains selected (just plain sloppy-looking). One cannot assume that the learner will wait for the audio to finish before clicking buttons, so I have to fix this. I have been unable to figure out how to disable exit animations when the timeline ends. Does such a setting exist?
I have already considered these workarounds, and they are less than ideal or just won’t work:
- Put triggered objects for each button on a layer, which can be set to not disappear at the end of the timeline. This would be the cleanest, best solution, except that I cannot use layers for how I’m trying to design this page. The blue highlight boxes appear behind content that must remain on the base layer, and I believe that layers, by definition, display on top of the base layer, correct? I considered making the highlight boxes be outline boxes with no fill, but I need them to stand out better than that. Also, I cannot make the highlight boxes be shaded (semi-transparent) boxes on top of the underlying objects because some of those objects are buttons, and our team no longer uses shaded boxes because they reduce color contrast (508 compliance).
- Pause the timeline before the exit animation kicks in (>0.75 seconds before the end). Learners might be confused about why the timeline is paused, when they’ll have been accustomed to seeing it go to the end up to this point. (This would be less noticeable if I could pause it immediately before the end, but I have to accommodate fade out time.)
- Extend the timeline far into the future. This won’t fly. The learner may think something is broken to see the timeline continue churning along with no audio while they try to do an interactivity.
- Remove the audio from this page, extend the timeline far into the future, and turn off the playback bar. I guess this is probably the best workaround, although learners have been hearing audio through most course pages up to this point, so they may wonder why it’s not on this one. This may be the best option though.
I hope there’s just a hidden setting somewhere. Or, maybe someone has other ideas that will work better.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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