The ”Intro – Swipe” holds a heading and a sub-heading that can be used together or individually although it would – in most cases – look somewhat strange without the heading. The ”Intro – Swipe” is designed to give a lot of focus on the headline and sub-heading by overlaying the background asset with a high opacity color plate in the primary color from the theme settings. When the plate animates in the background asset color is ramped down to black and white in order to not interfere with the color of the plate. It ramps back up to full color when the plate is animated out.
This allows the intro to show off the background asset but divert more focus on the text content and also create a more powerful branding experience since the primary color will feature.
The Intro – Swipe with both fields filled in.
Behavior and usage
”Intro – Swipe” is focused on the intro caption field which holds the headline, this is set in the huge typography from the theme settings. This animates in first in order, on top of the primary color, high opacity color plate. The text is set in the text on primary color from the theme settings. But all text color and color of the background plate is customizable from the editor’s side pane.
A vertical line is animated in next to the intro caption to draw more focus to the headline. This is set in text on primary color as standard but gets the same custom color as the text setting in the editor’s side pane.
There are two Title fields on the slide, Title (Huge) and Title (X-Large). These two are versions of one another, and either one can be used – you choose which one with the radio buttons beneath the text fields. The difference is that Title (Huge) uses the Huge typography from the theme setting and that text field allows a maximum of 40 characters. The Title (X-Large) uses the X-Large typography from the theme settings and allows for 70 characters. So use this switch when you need to have a longer title – for instance when translating between different languages.
The secondary text on the slide holds the sub-heading and should be used in that manner, as a sub-heading that complements the headline. But it could also be used for credit information if you want to communicate who has made the video. This animates in after the headline, so it forms a sequence and therefore this also is on screen for a shorter time. This is set in text on primary as standard but gets the same custom color as the text setting in the editor’s side pane.
Credit text is derived from the credit field in the asset browser. Since all assets in Story Engine are their own instance you could use the credit field for additional information as well, such as a source reference or other. This field is not directly editable from the storyboard view, instead, you access it through the asset browser’s detail view. You can turn off the credit text altogether from the storyboard side pane if you wish.