...we ask because in the manual there are only four options in the drop down?
Isadora Manual96DirectionThe Direction drop-down menu determines which action you wish to set up with a Go Trigger. There are fouroptions.Next Scene. When the specified key or input is received, Isadora transitions from the active scene to the succeeding scene in the scene list. As before, this will create a crossfade transition between scenes if a Fade Out time has been specified for the current scene, orif a Fade In time has been specified for the following scene.Previous scene. When the specified key or input is received, Isadora transitions from the active scene to the preceding scene in the scene list. This will create a crossfade transition between scenes if a Fade Out time has been specified for the current scene.Go Forward. When triggered, sends a trigger to the Go Forward actors in the active scene.Go Backward. Sends a trigger to the Go Backward actors in the active scene.By default, only the ‘Next Scene’ direction is enabled. You can enable any of the others by specifying what activates each Go Trigger direction: Keyboard, MIDI, or HID.
virtual stages - I was wondering what they could be used for...
You can use them like this to group a bunch of overlapping content and then easily manipulate its location and scaling as a whole. (I used a Virtual Stage for all the shapes that make up the penguin's head.)
This is a bug that it doesn't work the same way when triggering it with MSC vs using the Spacebar. I will add this to our tracker.
For now, here's the easiest workaround I could come up with: This file (Fade Demo.izz) will make it behave the way you want it to (and also led me to discover a different bug involving trying to deactivate an activated Scene you're transitioning into mid-transition). If you're clicking around to deactivate Scenes mid-transition that you've already activated you may get an assertion dialog about failing to deactivate the Scene, but it you press "Continue" everything is fine.
The trick is to put a MIDI Show Control Watcher paired with a Text Comparator looking for the cue number of the next Scene (the one you want to "bump" in). When you hit that cue, it'll trigger the Activate Scene actor and bump the next Scene in.
I've had huge success sending MIDI Show Control (MSC) from QLab and ETC Ion/Nomad lighting consoles to trigger Isadora (via MIDI Show Control Watcher actors paired with comparators), in conjunction with using @dbengali (Mac) and @djinoui 's (Windows) JumpByName custom Isadora plugins and then prefacing Scene names with MSC cue #'s.