By default, every page is composed of a scene, so called a "clip". Pages can contain any number of scenes. They serve as "sub-pages" to control animations or different versions of a page.
Below the stage is the scene list (1), which is an overview of all scenes on the page or within a composition.
Scenes are always played back one after the other (from left to right).
- Create and delete (2): With the plus and minus buttons on the right you can add more scenes (plus) or remove existing ones (minus). The currently displayed scene is marked with a blue background
- Rename: The name of a scene can be changed in the scene inspector (3)
- Move: Just like pages, scenes within the scene list can also be dragged, dropped and sorted as desired
- Copy: Scenes can be copied together with the included objects. Select the scene to be copied with the Alt key pressed until a plus appears. By dragging and dropping it is moved to an empty space in the scene list. When the scene is released, you have copied the original scene. Subsequently, the newly created scene can be renamed via the scene inspector, so that there is no confusion
Trigger for the transition to the next scene
The scene inspector also includes options for triggers and transitions from scene to scene. There are two possible triggers (4) for a scene change:
- End of a clip: All animations of a scene, including videos, are automatically started and played completely before moving on to the final scene with the End of Clip setting. Note: If repeating animations ("A/V Loop") are used, the clip's end will never be reached. In this case you need an explicit trigger for scene change. If a scene does not contain playable media (video or audio file) or animation, its playing time is 0:00 seconds. Therefore, this scene is not displayed or skipped and immediately leads to the next scene.
- Waiting for button: The scene changes as soon as the user taps on the object as a button with the corresponding event. The button function allows you to jump to a scene other than the one in the scene list, search as a previous scene or any other scene that exists in the page.
Transitions (5), different ways to turn one scene into another:
- Hard transition: the next scene is displayed with a hard cut without fade in and fade out
- Soft transition: the current scene is slowly turning off while the next scene is being faded in; Duration and time (6) can be set individually
- Color blending: the current scene is faded out slowly, followed by a color transition, then the next scene is faded in; the color for the transition (7) can therefore be adjusted
Some good examples of a different uses of the scene can be found in the Purple DS Composer samples under "Video gallery", "Audio player" and "Picture gallery".