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This scrollable panel is located in the top-left corner of your workspace. It allows you to view and manage the media assets added to the current scene, add different types of actions, and add transitions to define your demo logic.

By default, with no actions or transitions added, this panel looks like shown below.

Action Blocks

Any video and audio media asset that you drag to the current scene on the canvas is automatically added as a respective Play Video, Play Sound Effect, or Play Background Music action block in this panel.

You can also add these and other actions by clicking the Add an Action menu button. After you add an action, it is typically displayed as an action block at the bottom of the list in the Events & Actions panel.

Depending on your design, you can add multiple actions of the same kind to one scene, for example, multiple videos showing different outcomes of the same user interaction. See also Advanced Transitions.

Important: The order in which you add actions matters, especially as the level of sophistication in your demo logic increases. For example, if you first add an action to update text with counter and then set the counter, incorrect values will be displayed.

Each action block has several controls where you can define additional settings for its action. You can select some of these settings, such as timing, directly in the Events & Actions panel as explained below.

For other settings, click the block and make the necessary selections in the respective action menus: Media, Element, Counter, Trigger, and Text action menus.

Action and Event Settings

On Enter

This is the default event setting that controls when the action should occur in the demo. 

Click to make the action occur immediately upon transition to the scene.

At Time

Click to make the action occur at a specific point in the scene, after the time (in seconds) has elapsed, as you specify in the action menu. You can enter time as decimals (rounded to the nearest 100th) or integers.

If necessary, use the timeline at the bottom of Canvas View to figure the point and the time value displayed next to the timecode above the timeline. 

Note: The order of the actions in the panel changes according to the time you enter. 

On Exit

Click to make the action occur immediately upon completion of the scene, but before transitioning to the next scene.

Note: The order of the actions in the panel changes, and the action you set to take place on exit from the scene gets moved to the bottom of the action list. 

It is generally not a good practice to select this setting for video actions, as there will be no time for video to play, and any transitions with the After Video event selected that rely on the video will be messed up.

Conditional

Click to add or remove conditional statements to define a more complex transition logic using counters and/or triggers that you need to set beforehand. See also Conditionals in Action Menus.

Add

Click to add a transition to the current scene and define its settings in the Transition action menu. 

You can add as many transitions as you need. See also Advanced Transitions.

Probability

Indicates the probability of the transition. All auto transitions occur immediately after the video in the preceding scene ends.

You would need to change this value only in demos with alternative paths, for example, when using different characters. To change probability, click the transition block and update the value in the displayed menu. See also Randomized Transitions.

Delete

Click to delete the action.

 

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Updated June 27, 2019
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