Author a Walking Tour

Create a new Script Launcher

On the main dashboard:

  1. Select the Authoring section.
  2. Click the Create New button.

Select a Script Catalog & name your Quest

  1. Use the drop-down menu to select your Script Catalog.
  2. Type the name of your Script into the Quest Name field.
  3. Click submit.

Script Editor

The Script Editor is made up of three main sections:

  1. Frames
  2. Frame Editor
  3. Script Resources

Add a Frame to the Script

Click the “+” button on the right-hand side of the Main Frame.

Type a name for your new Frame

Click the checkmark or anywhere outside the frame annotation.

Click Save.

Locate the Map Marker Resource

On the right-hand side of the Script Editor is a list of Script Resources.

Under Motive AR, locate Map Marker.

Map Markers place markers on specific GPS points on the map in the tour.

Drag Map Marker into the Frame

Drag Map Marker from the list of Script Resources into the Resource section of the Frame.

Map Marker is in the Frame

The Frame now contains a Map Marker. A Map Marker will cause a location to appear on the map in the tour.

Add a Location to the Map Marker

Click Add from Catalog to choose a Location from a previously defined Location Catalog.

Choose a Location

Choose a Location from a Location Catalog.

Save the Script

Click the Save button.

Notice that your Map Marker resource shows the chosen location.

Add a Frame

Add a Frame and give it a name.

Name the Frame & Save

  1. Click on the Frame name and give it a relevant name.
  2. Click Save.

Add a Frame

Click the “+” button on the right-hand side of the frame that was just named.

Name the Frame

Type in a name and click the checkmark or press return.

Add a Location Proximity Pre-Condition

From the pre-condition drop-down menu, select Location Proximity.

Add a Location

Click Add from Catalog inside the Location Proximity condition.

Choose a Location

Choose the same Location from the previous step.

Add a Min & Max Range Value

Min is the minimum distance from the location that a user must be for the location to be true. Max is the maximum distance. Min is zero by default so it can be left blank. Max must have a value. All distances are measured in meters.

Create a Screen Message 

A Screen Message displays text, images and can play audio. Since this frame also has a Location Proximty pre-condition, this Screen Message will only appear when a user within range of the Location defined in the Location Proximity pre-condition.

On the right-hand side of the screen:

  1. Find Playable Content
  2. Expand Playable Content by clicking on it (if it is not expanded)
  3. Find Screen Message

Drag a Screen Message into the Frame

Drag a Screen Message Resource into the Resource section of the Frame.

The Screen Message appears in the Frame

The Screen Message will appear in the Frame below the Location Proximity pre-condition.

Add a Title, Text and an Image

  1. Give the Screen Message a Title.
  2. Enter the text that will appear on the Screen Message.
  3. Next to Image, click Add from Catalog.

Choose the Catalog that contains Images

Choose whichever catalog contains the image needed for the Screen Message.

Choose an Image from the Catalog

Select an Image from the Catalog. This image will appear on the Screen Message.

Add a Sound

Click Add From Catalog next to the Media label.

Save the Script

Click Save to save the changes to the script.

Choose a Sound

Choose a Sound from a Catalog

Screen Message is complete

This Screen Message is now complete. It will appear once a user is in range of the location in the pre-condition. It will display the title, text an image and play a sound. Remember to save the script!

Add a Close Action

In the bottom-right corner of the Screen Message, click the blue, right triangle. Select Close.

This will create a new Frame with a pre-condition which waits for the user to close the Screen Message.

Notice the new Frame

The new Frame is a sub-frame of the previous one. It already has a pre-condition which is tells this frame to wait until the Screen Message in the last frame has been closed by the user.

Add a Map Marker

Drag a Map Marker into the current frame.


Add a Location to the Map Marker

Click Add from Catalog in the Map Marker.

Choose the Second Location on the Tour

Choose the next Location that the user should walk to on the tour.

Save the Script

Click Save.

At this point, the script will drop a marker on the user’s map at the first location, when the user gets within range of that point, a screen message will appear displaying some text, an image and play a sound. Once the user closes that screen message, the second marker will appear on the user’s map.

You can repeat these steps for any number of locations to create your tour!