The Digimap tab allows you to take control of some media layers in the timeline or 3D parameters from a sensor or an external device.
This way, you can add interactivity to your show.
For instance, you can move a panel on a stage (with the projection moving along with it).
You can also change the layer opacity from a lighting control, or control your show from a custom OSC control panel, etc.
Add a new Digimap by clicking on the + button.
Select a list of Digimap and click on the trash button to delete a selection of Digimap.
You can click on the eye button to enable/disable a Digimap.
Drag& drop a device in the trigger area to be controlled from incoming values of this device.
Check in the device list if you can use this device as a trigger in a digimap.
Once your trigger is selected, you can create a patch to take the control of the parameters with this digimap: just drag&drop a parameters of the timeline, a 3D node from the 3D scene in the patch list.
Select a list of patchand click on the trash button to delete a selection of patch.
You can click on the eye button to enable/disable a patch.
In order to program the trigger, you will need to calibrate the incoming value (In A) which is the starting point; and the incoming value B (In B), the end point.
Then you will have to assign a value (i.e. media position in pixels) as a starting point, and a value for the end point.
Once this is done, it will generate 2 new values: The Offset (in pixels) and the coefficient.
The following example shows the steps for the calibration of a media projected on a moving panel using a Rotary IP device to trigger:
Once you have assigned the media on the Patch tab, go to the trigger tab to calibrate the media accordingly to the Rotary values.
• Click on the trigger bar to select a device to trigger: Digimap 01, will be triggered by the Rotary-IP01
NB: In order to cover a smooth tracking of a panel on which we want the media on the first layer of the first timeline to follow, we will have to calibrate the maximum distance possible between the Start position A and the End position B.
• Move the panel physically on the Start position (A)
• Simulate the encoder’s value in position (A)
• Select in order to calibrate the Start position
• Click on the to set a Starting position encoder value
• Now, simulate the A point in pixels: Move with the mouse on the white box to calibrate and set the Out A
• Then, return back to
• Now, move the panel physically on the End position (B)
• Select to calibrate the end position
• Click on the to set an Ending position encoder value
• Now, simulate the B point in pixels: Move with the mouse on the white box to calibrate and set the Out B
• Then, go back to
• Once the Start and End position are calibrated, click on
This action will set a *new Offset*and a *new Coefficient *value.
The Digimap process is over. Test it by moving the panel.
It’s possible to filter a too jerky incoming signal or to try to compensate a little bit some delay. It’s difficult to explain how to move the process, mesurement and error cov: the best is to try .. Regarding the delay: adjust the value to compensate the delay : if it’s a too big value, you will be in advance, a too low value, you will be late, …
See this example :
value is the incoming value and you need to return the result at this end.
For math function don’t forget to Math. before the function (for example Math.cos)
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