The Activate Event

An overview of the Activate Event Listener


Events are useful as a way to trigger Frames and the Resources within. Frames can have a Precondition that listens for a specific Event. Once this event is emitted, the Frame’s Precondition will be satisfied, and the Resources within that Frame will begin their processing.

To create an Event Precondition for a Frame you can create an Event Listener to navigate to the Resource whose Event the Frame will wait upon. Then, in the bottom right-hand corner of this Resource, click the blue plus (“+”) symbol and choose the Event for which you want to listen. This will create a new Frame with a Precondition for the Event you selected.


The Activate Event is emitted in the context of a Resource. It is emitted when the Motive engine begins processing the container Frame for this Resource after the Precondition for the Frame has been satisfied.

When it can be used

This event can be called for any resource.


  • Navigate to the appropriate frame and resource (or create them).
  • Click on the blue + symbol in the bottom right-side corner of the resource.
  • Choose Activate:


  • Add the resource to be processed once the precondition has been satisfied: