Cancelling an event
Let's say you need to show a button or caption when you hover over an image, then disappear when the mouse leaves the image, and you need that button to be clickable when it is visible. You can learn how to make such a thing from this tutorial.
Creating the layers
Put down an image layer, choose your image and add a new button layer. You are free to change its text and customize it. When you are done, put the button above the image where you would like to show it.
Creating the animation
Select your button layer, go to its Animation tab and add a new IN animation. You can select an animation from the list or create your own. Then go to Events tab and create a new event that'll fire the In animation. I'll use
button_in, which I'll write to Plays in when.
When the event is named, turn on the Repeatable.
Staying at the button layer, add a new OUT animation. You can select one from the list or create your own. Then go to the Events tab and create a new event that'll fire the Out animation. I'll use
button_out, which I'll write to Plays out when.
Calling the events
Select the image layer, go to the Animation tab → Events and locate the Trigger custom event on section. The "Mouse enter" event will trigger the custom
button_inevent, and the "Mouse leave" will trigger
If you preview your slide, you'll see that when you hover over the image, the button will appear, but when you try to click on the button, it disappears. This is happening because only the image is triggering the button layer animations, but the button itself isn't.
Cancelling the events
button_outevents need to be cancelled on the layer that is "in its way" when it's trying to work, and this layer is the button. So select the button layer, go to the Animation tab, and make sure the Mouse enter field is visible.
When you hover over the the button, there is a mouse leave happening in your image layer, therefore what you need to do is to cancel the
button_outevent when the mouse enters the button layer. So simply write
cancel-button_outto the Mouse enter field.