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Brian Batt

Hi Lance,

You can hide individual base layer objects when you open any slide.  This is really beneficial as you don't have to use states or triggers to hide elements on the base layer when you show a layer.

However, the Zoom Region can't be hidden that way.

Can you tell me more about your project & what you're trying to accomplish?  Maybe we can come up with an alternative solution for what you're looking for.

Patrick Serumola

I see this is an old post. But has this been updated? I see the exact same thing that Lance referred to. The zoom is in the Base layer. I turned it off on the other layers but it still bleeds into the other layers. I was hoping to not create a new slide but looks like that's my only option at this point.

Katie Riggio

Hey there, Patrick!

Thanks for checking in.

Right now, the zoom region feature in Storyline must be added to the base layer of a slide and it won't be supported in layers. We're tracking requests for this option, so I'll share your insight with my team.

For now, Adam Hoe's approaches to unzoom a region from a layer might help. Check them out:

Here is the first way: (You will need to hide the seek bar in this example)

  1. On the timeline, place the Zoom Region within the confines of your entire timeline so it will zoom in and out completely when the slide plays. (Ex: If your timeline is 5 seconds. Start the Zoom Region at 1 second and end it at 4 seconds).
  2. Place a cue point on the timeline between the zoom in and out animations. (Ex: using the previous timeline, placing a cue point  3 seconds would work)
  3. Add a trigger to your main timeline: Pause timeline This Slide Timeline reaches cue point1
  4. Add a second trigger to the main timeline: Resume timeline > This Slide > User Clicks Submit Button

*When you preview the slide, the timeline should pause after zooming in. Then, zoom out when you click the submit button.

Here is a second way. If there is limited content on the screen, you could:

  1. Copy and paste the image on the main timeline. 
  2. Resize the copy down to fit the Zoom Region boundries.
  3. Cut the newly resized image from the main timeline and paste it with the same position and dimensions onto your correct and incorrect layers.

*It won't technically zoom out or hide the zoom region but image will fill the screen at its normal 100% size.