Defining dynamic rules and parameters

Dynamic rules tell our system what should change about a specific layer and when. This is the very core of creating a dynamic video template. In order to set up dynamic rules, you will need to have added dynamic layers to the Storyteq Extension first. Parameters can be set up during the adding of dynamic rules, or before, or a mix of both. You can freely move from parameters to dynamic layers to defining dynamic rules.

Adding dynamic rules is simple. Just click on the layer you want to edit in the layers tab of the Storyteq Extension. This will bring you into a separate tab specifically for that layer. You can close this tab if it becomes too crowded in your extension window.

On this tab, you can click the “Add rule” button, which allows you to set up a new dynamic rule specifically for the selected layer. Depending on the type of layer you are editing, functionality that you can add may vary. A text layer, for example, is able to have its source text, scaling and its alignment changed for example, where an image does not have these options.

You are able to add multiple rules to a certain layer. This allows you to, for example, change a layer's source text, but also have it shown or hidden depending on another parameter.

All dynamic rules will require you to link your rule to a specific parameter. If you have parameters set up already, you will be able to select them here. If not, the extension will take you on a little detour to the Parameters tab where you will see an overview of all your parameters, and have the option to add new ones, and set pre-defined values for them. More on that in the Parameters chapter.

To find out more on what kind of dynamic layers we support, and what options each kind of dynamic layer supports, please look at the dynamic layers chapter.

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