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Airscan Queries

Postby cormac.conn » Thu May 03, 2018 3:03 pm

Hi all,

I have some questions about Airscan, but I'm not sure which forum to use so I'll just post it here!

I have a client who wants to project onto a wall and have virtual buttons that people can press to trigger video content. This works fine using Airscan, but I've come across a few things I can't find answers for:

1: Is there a way to disable the mouse cursor in Widget Designer? The interactivity works fine, but you see the mouse cursor all the time. We're using WD4.7, in the process of upgrading to V6
2: Is there a way to animate buttons at all? If not, is there a way to program layers as buttons within PB Manager using the WD device function?
3: Are there any tutorials for building a project such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDBEgm0If3k . I presume this is done through nodes in Widget Designer?

Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Airscan Queries

Postby ricky » Fri May 04, 2018 9:54 am

Hi,
I try to answer your questions:
1: Is there a way to disable the mouse cursor in Widget Designer? The interactivity works fine, but you see the mouse cursor all the time. We're using WD4.7, in the process of upgrading to V6
If you choose to enable mouse into Airscan configuration tool you will se your pointer moving around the screen and for some kind of setups this is the right choice even because nobody will see what is happening on widget desiger interface. In alternative you can work with ariscan points nodes and you can generate max 24 points. Each point will give you these parameters:
- X Pos
- Y Pos
- Active (true or false)
- Active Point Count
- Orientation
...then you can generate your logical route to get what you need.

2: Is there a way to animate buttons at all? If not, is there a way to program layers as buttons within PB Manager using the WD device function?
No, using WD4.7 you can't move buttons dynamically. You can do it with WD V6 where you can animate everything you want. In most of case is not necessary to move buttons but if you need that feature you need to update your licence.

3: Are there any tutorials for building a project such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDBEgm0If3k . I presume this is done through nodes in Widget Designer?
The project was done using the Widget Designer Multi-Touch Panel and is not so difficoult to set it up.
Here the manual link http://www.coolux.de/root/downloads/sup ... erties.htm
You can find a tutorial about Multi-Touch Setup at this link http://www.coolux.de/cooluxsupport/tutorials/

I hope is helps!
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Re: Airscan Queries

Postby Christian Hinxlage » Fri May 04, 2018 9:59 am

Hi,

1: Is there a way to disable the mouse cursor in Widget Designer? The interactivity works fine, but you see the mouse cursor all the time. We're using WD4.7, in the process of upgrading to V6
- am I right, that you are projecting/showing the WD interface, using these buttons then to trigger videos on another screen?
- you can use the WD with the buttons in the background, while projecting a fullscreen over it. Simply tick the checkbox Mouse capture in the CS Button ( http://www.coolux.de/root/downloads/sup ... button.htm ) Then you can create buttons in PB as you like, what leads to question 2

2: Is there a way to animate buttons at all? If not, is there a way to program layers as buttons within PB Manager using the WD device function?
- see answer above or update to WD V6. Here you can use any kind of css styles to animate buttons as you like

3: Are there any tutorials for building a project such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDBEgm0If3k . I presume this is done through nodes in Widget Designer?
- this one is made with the WD on another machine that in best case has the same resolution than the PB screen and controls the layers of PB via WD multitouch panel ( http://www.coolux.de/root/downloads/sup ... itouch.htm )
http://www.coolux.de/de/support/tutorials/
At the bottom of the page you´ll find a tutorial. it´s a bit old, but should still work for getting started.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Christian
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Re: Airscan Queries

Postby cormac.conn » Fri May 04, 2018 10:48 am

Thanks guys, the multi touch panel was the answer to all my problems! I can output from my server to the projector and position layers where I want my buttons to be. I can then create a full screen touch panel in Widget Designer and enable Airscan and Mouse control. Using the 'Mouse Enter' script field I can tell the Manager to jump to particular cues. Works like a charm!
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