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Building a trivia full screen graphic

  • 1.  Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hello,
    We've built out the full screen graphic you see in the photo below, but are looking to make it more interactive. We'd like to have it so that when the operator chooses the correct answer (which can be any of the four possibilities) the incorrect answers dim and the correct answer font changes color and increases in font weight, thereby "highlighting" the correct response. What's the best way to do this? 
    Screenshot


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    Ed
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  • 2.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    MalThePal
    Posted 5 days ago
    The fast answer is to use different scene directors with animation controllers for each answer. Then assign these scene directors to GPI triggers so that either a keystroke, or a dashboard click would do it. This would also include a little bit of visual logic and a tiny bit of scripting. But that's how we learn. Otherwise, you could build the scene 5 times, one for no answers highlighted and one for each of the others. Then just pick the answer scene that is correct. That would get the job done but the first way makes it all one scene plus you get to learn some new tricks. Reach out and I would love to help you out.

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    Malcolm Thorpe
    Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD
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  • 3.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Ross Staff
    Posted 5 days ago
    I would use visual logic to do it. Here the example uses a timer and compare blocks to reveal the correct answer. 


    However you only really need to the compare part to do what you need, in the example above the client also wanted a visual countdown as well hence the first part of the logic. 





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    Simon Redmile
    Test Pilot | Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    London United Kingdom
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  • 4.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Posted 5 days ago
    Thanks for the reply and the VL sample, Red.  I'm wondering how I'd go about distinguishing which answer is the correct one? Do I have to add something to the scene, such as a dropdown where the producer selects the correct answer each time?

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    Ed
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  • 5.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Ross Staff
    Posted 5 days ago
    Yes you can make a combo box drop down with the correct answers.

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    Simon Redmile
    Test Pilot | Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    London United Kingdom
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  • 6.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Posted 5 days ago
    I made the combo box drop down for the answers and here's my VL, but it's not quite working right. Each answer choice has its own Scene Director. Originally the Scene Director for A was set to default but then A was the only one that faded out everytime I ran it in the Sequence. I created a Null Scene Director and made it the Default, but that didn't solve the problem. Any suggestions?


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    Ed
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  • 7.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Ross Staff
    Posted 5 days ago
    What behaviour are you having now? 

    If you press Alt+V you'll see the data in each block the same as in my example.

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    Simon Redmile
    Test Pilot | Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    London United Kingdom
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  • 8.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Posted 5 days ago
    I did the Alt V and put the data in each block. It's strange because answer choices C & D work as expected, meaning that the other choices disappear when either C or D is chosen in the combo box as the correct answer. However, if I chose A or B as the correct answer, option C does NOT fade away for either one of those answers. Not sure why this is happening as the fade boxes on the right are copies of each other.

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    Ed
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  • 9.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Ross Staff
    Posted 4 days ago
    Sounds like either your animation or logic is wrong to me, go through a double check everything one by one, make sure your animations are correct, most likely its an issue with your logic by the sound of it so check each block is exactly what you expect it to be, especially which animations are being triggered.

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    Simon Redmile
    Test Pilot | Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    London United Kingdom
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  • 10.  RE: Building a trivia full screen graphic

    Posted 3 days ago
    So I got my VL working well. Thanks for your help with that. All is good there. If I wanted to take this one step further and have the correct answer also change to a different color, what's the best way to do that?

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    Ed
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