Organize your experience with scenes, sequences and layers

Intuiface Composer provides three organizational entities to help you organize your experience

You can add and remove scenes and sequences to suit the needs of your experience and you can define overall properties including:

  • the dimensions of the experience surface
  • which scene is the startup scene

Scenes

In IntuiFace Composer the scenes in your experience are shown in the [Scenes List][] panel.

Spaces correspond to the different views in your experience and contain the assets, collections and that form the content of your experience.

The order of experiences has no direct impact on the order experienced by your users. Navigation between the different scenes of your experience is established by your design.

Your experience always has at least one scene (the default name of this scene is "Scene but you can change this name in the Properties panel of that space). This initial scene is the first displayed when you launch a new experience. You can change which scene is first shown when opening and playing your experience by editing the Startup scene property in the project settings.

A set of [properties for each individual scene][] enables you to define:

  • the name and background effect (color, image, video) of the scene
  • the general behavior and appearance of assets in the scene such as whether to reset asset positions when the experience is closed, the visibility of other assets when an asset is maximized, and shadow effect options.

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Sequences

In IntuiFace Composer the sequences in your experience are shown in the Scenes panel.

Sequences help you to organize your scenes in the Composer window but your users cannot see them. They are not visible when you run your experience.

You can group related scenes together in a sequence, rather like grouping related paragraphs under a title in a document.

Using sequences - An example

You could create a sequence called "Company" to group together a set of spaces about a company ("Company history" scene, "Company contacts" scene) and create a separate sequence called "Products" to group together a set of product scene ("Product 1" scene, "Product 2" scene, "Product 3" scene)

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Layers

In IntuiFace Composer the layers for each space are shown in the Scene Structure panel

Each scenehas three layers to help you to visually organize the assets and collections in your scene.
Layers allow you to decide which items in your experience will always be on top of other items:

  • The Middle layer is the default layer - items added into the scene are always added to the Middle layer
  • The last item manipulated by the user is displayed on top of the other items in the same layer
  • Items in a lower layer will always be displayed underneath items in the layer above

Using layers

Drag and drop items in the Space Content panel to move them from one layer to another

  • use the Front layer for items that you don't want to be masked by your content (e.g. navigation buttons, tags, text, ...)
  • use the Middle layer (default layer) to present the main content of your experience (e.g. items in the middle layer will always mask items in the bottom layer)
  • use the Back layer for items that you always want to keep in the background of your space (e.g. labels, controls, images, videos, . . .)

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