Actions overview

    This article lists actions shared by most (if not all) assets and collections. For an introduction to triggers and actions, see this article

    Opening the Actions view

    Actions are selected and configured in the Actions view of the "Triggers and Actions - Details" panel of IntuiFace Composer. The Actions view is accessed by first opening the Triggers view. To open the Triggers view, use any of the following three methods:

    • Left clicking any item in the scene then either
      • Clicking the "Triggers and Actions" button in the upper right-hand corner of Composer.
        • This will open the "Triggers and Actions - Details" panel.
        • Click the "Add a Trigger" option to add a new trigger for item you originally selected.

          OR
      • Pressing the icon - or pressing Ctrl+Q on your keyboard - to open the Quick Properties pop-up then clicking the "Add a trigger" option.

    • Right-clicking any item in the scene and then selecting the "Add a trigger" option.

    Once the Triggers view is visible, select the Then clause at the top of the "Triggers & Actions - Details" panel to display the Actions view.

    Common Action Categories

    Container

    • If item/collection is set to Free or Pinnable
      • Maximize   Maximize this asset/collection
      • Minimize   Minimize this asset/collection
      • Normal   Resize this asset/collection to its normal state
      • Toggle maximize   Switch between this asset/collection's maximized state and its latest non-maximized state
      • Toggle minimize   Switch between this asset/collection's minimized state and its latest non-minimized state

    • If item/collection is set to Static
      • Set as not visible to interactivity   When selected, the item/collection will permit touches to pass through to anything below it on the z axis, as if the item/collection was not there.
      • Set as visible to interactivity   When selected, the item/collection will capture touch events, preventing anything below it to see the touch.
      • Toggle visibility to interactivity   Toggle between visible and invisible to interactivity.

    Position, Size and Orientation

    • Move, resize & rotate   Move, resize and rotate this asset/collection to a specified position, size and orientation
      • X and Y parameters: The new x,y coordinate of the center point of the asset/collection
      • Angle parameter: The new rotational angle of the asset/collection
      • Width and Height parameters: The new width and height of the asset/collection
    • Orientation
      • Rotate by   Rotate this asset/collection by a given angle
        • Angle offset parameter: The number of degrees through which the asset/collection should be rotated
      • Rotate to   Rotate this asset/collection to a specific orientation
        • Angle parameter: The new rotational angle of the asset/collection
    • Position
      • Move by   Move this asset/collection by a given offset
        • X offset parameter: The number of pixels on the x axis in which the asset/collection should be moved
        • Y offset parameter: The number of pixels on the y axis in which the asset/collection should be moved
      • Move to   Move this asset/collection to a specified location
        • X and Y parameters: The new x,y coordinate of the center point of the asset/collection
    • Size
      • Resize by factor   Resize this asset/collection by a specified factor
        • Scale factor parameter: The percentage increase or decrease in size. A value of 1 is equal to 100%.
      • Resize to factor   Resize this asset/collection to a specified factor
        • Scale factor parameter: The new size in relation to this asset/collection's original size. A value of 1 is equal to 100%.
      • Set size   Set the size of this asset/collection
        • Width and Height parameters: The new width and height of the asset/collection
    • Z Order
      • Move to front   Move this asset/collection in front of all other items in the same layer or same Group/Pinboard collection
      • Send to back   Move this asset/collection behind all other items in the same layer or same Group/Pinboard collection

    Snapshot

    • Take snapshot   Takes a picture of the asset/collection as it currently appears and creates an image. This snapshot image will have a "Save to sharing queue" button on it.

    Images in the sharing queue can be sent as email attachments, saved to the local file system or saved to a USB drive.

    Visibility & Effects

    • Effects
      • Apply effects   Apply visual effects to this asset/collection
        • Blur, Grayscale, Sepia, Hue rotation, Brightness parameters - The new visual settings for this asset collection. See this article for more information about these visuall effects settings.
      • Set opacity   Set the opacity of this asset/collection
        • Opacity parameter: The new opacity value for this asset/collection
    • Visibility
      • Hide   Hide this asset/collection with or without animation.
        • Show everything else parameter: If selected, everything else in the same layer or Group/Pinboard collection will be shown when this asset/collection is hidden
      • Show   Show this asset/collection with or without animation.
        • Hide everything else parameter: If selected, everything else in the same layer or Group/Pinboard collection will be hidden when this asset/collection is shown
      • Show at location   Show this asset/collection centered at a specific location with or without animation.
        • X and Y parameters: The new x,y coordinate of the center point of the asset/collection
        • Hide everything else parameter: If selected, everything else in the same layer or Group/Pinboard collection will be hidden when this asset/collection is shown
      • Toggle visibility   Show this asset/collection if hidden, hide it if shown.
        • Apply opposite visibility to everything else parameter: If selected, perform the opposite hide/show action for everything else in the same layer or same Group/Pinboard collection.