State changes not immediately triggered by a variable using HTML5 (if main timeline paused)
Mar 17, 2015
I am using a change state trigger to change the state of textboxes to appear when a variable "slideprogress" changes, on condition it is the correct numerical value. However the change state trigger doesn't execute if the main timeline is paused..using HTML5. When the main timeline resumes the change state triggers immediately execute. The behaviour is different in a Flash published project, the variable changes automatically trigger the textboxes to appear immediately as the variable changes appropriately. I also noticed that play media > audio from file does trigger a sound to play immediately using when > variable changes on a paused main timeline. Confused? The example storyline2 attachment below illustrates the differences.
My current workarounds for this project are either:
1. Not pausing the main timeline at all and put any triggered animations that need pausing in seperate layers (time consuming to redo)
2. Link the textbox state change trigger to a when > user clicks event instead of a when > variable changes event. I use the on condition to use the slideprogress variable to limit the when the trigger will show the textbox.
This could be a bug, but it's more an issue of the HTML5 and Flash behaviours being inconsistent. Having to export the whole project to HTML5 to check all these inconsistencies is cumbersome.. Is it at all possible for Storyline2 to preview slides as HTML5 instead of Flash?