Limitations and alternative approach

When you add a recording through a triggered effect, it is synchronized with the main timeline. For example, if you use the Skip to Time IFX to skip forwards 10 seconds on the main timeline, the recording will also skip forward 10 seconds. If you use a Skip to Time IFX to go back to a point on the main timeline before the point when the recording was triggered, the recording will disappear.

For the fire extinguisher sequence described in the previous sections, we used a Skip to Time IFX to create a loop. If a user selects an option a few seconds before the end of the loop, they may not see the full recorded response. There is a reduced risk in this case because each response is short.

To ensure that all recordings play in full, you can use an arrangement like that shown in the following image. You move recordings to the main timeline. You then use Skip to Time IFX, both as triggered effects and on the main timeline, to jump to appropriate points based on user activity. This alternative approach is demonstrated in the Intermediate: Undersea educational content.

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