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  1. Josef Swanberg

    Rounded corners on images

    You can find your answer in the user manual. There is a section about "Rounded Corners" on page 135: https://cdn.dataton.com/Files-PDF-etc/userguides/WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_6.1.pdf?mtime=20170725121436 <excerpted from WATCHOUT 6.1 User Guide, page 135> ROUNDED CORNERS Applies a corner radius and/or feathered edge to an image. Note that for still images, this tween track is only available when “More Effects and Capabilities” is selected (see “Optimize For”).
  2. Hi! Josef,

    Can you tell me how to connect Motion sensor Device like kinect to watchout and how to trigger a cue  through it.Also tell me which is the best  compatible  motion sensor device for watchout.

    1. Josef Swanberg

      Josef Swanberg

      Sorry, I am not the expert on this. You are better off asking the forum, which I see you have already done :)

  3. Josef Swanberg

    Latency on running cues

    Although virtual displays were not mentioned in the original post of this thread, I am commenting on them here. If you read the WATCHOUT manual, you will see that virtual displays were originally meant mainly for two usages: Management of LED wall modules Dynamic texturing of 3d objects Using them for other things, especially when using virtual display media on other virtual displays, may not yield the result you are expecting. When using a virtual display media on other virtual displays you get one frame delay on the result. This is due to how the virtual displays work internally. Think of virtual displays as cameras, with displays connected to them. If you have two cameras, and camera 1 films some moving object, and then camera 2 is filming on the display showing the image from camera 1. Then if you view the images of the two cameras on two displays next to each other, you will see the image from camera 2 has a delay compared to the image from camera 1. The attached image is a sketch of a top-down view on this scenario. If you keep adding a camera 3, filming on display 2, and a camera 4 filming on display 3 and so on, each display will get a more and more delayed image. Virtual displays work the same way. I hope this explanation makes sense. As a side note, virtual displays are quite heavy to render, each of them requiring a separate render-loop. Therefore, having too many of them may have an impact on your systems performance.
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    unspecific error / assertion

    A few questions: 1. What is the video format that is supposed to be played on the virtual display (codec, resolution framerate etc)? 2. Does it show up in the production software and not in the display software, or does it show up in neither? 3. What if you swap the video for a still image, does that have a different result?
  5. Josef Swanberg

    Display Output number vs Windows graphics card number

    Watchout gets the output numbers from the graphics API. There isn't necessary any correlation to the output numbers shown in Windows, or in the graphics card control panel.
  6. Josef Swanberg

    Flip Texture

    Hi Arun, It would be useful if you could provide us with a little more information. What version of WATCHOUT are you using? Can you describe a little more what you where doing, and what result you got, compared to what result you where expecting?
  7. Hi Tomas, This is a known issue, and it has been fixed in an upcoming release of WATCHOUT. /Josef
  8. Josef Swanberg

    Success in Watchout 3D on Complex Multi Projector Curves

    Hi, It would be interesting to know more details, what part in the workflow failed? Was it the importing of 3d-objects into WATCHOUT, or the management of how 2d media is mapped onto the 3d objects? Or (most likely) was it the calibration of the projectors using the calibration points, or the soft edge management of overlapping projectors?
  9. Josef Swanberg

    unspecific error / assertion

    We need to know what error you are getting, top be able to help you. Is it a specific error message? /Josef
  10. Josef Swanberg

    Audio in Texture Videos..

    Not composition, but a virtual display will do!
  11. Josef Swanberg

    Watchout Version 6.1.4? Where download?

    Added download links to 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and 6.1.5 here: http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1126-dataton-software-earlier-versions-archive/ However I would recommend using the latest version 6.1.6, as it contains some important improvements and bug fixes.
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    DATATON software - earlier versions archive

    Added download links to 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and 6.1.5. However I would recommend using the latest version 6.1.6, as it contains some important improvements and bug fixes.
  13. Josef Swanberg

    Feature requests? - POST here

    Since version 6.1 you have been able to control the geometry points with the keyboard arrow keys. You can do this using the Rounded Corners tween (available since version 6). Can be applied to both video and image cues, but images need to have "More effects and capabilities" enabled in their corresponding media. Tip: Just make the dialog window larger! =) Have been able to since version 6.1. Otherwhise you have some good points!
  14. Josef Swanberg

    3d mapping on a rotating object

    The simple answer here is that rotating, or otherwise moving, 3d mapping objects is not supported by our software. What this depends on is the blending masks, that you need to blend the images together from your multiple projectors. These masks are not dynamic, or calulated in real time, but they are static. This means that you can construct blending masks that look good from one direction, when you have calibrated your mapping projection, but when you start rotating the object, even though you may manage to synch your rotation of the 3d object in WATCHOUT, the blending will not change, and it will not turn out a good result. I'm not saying it's not possible, there may be ways of working around this problem. But there is no easy solution.
  15. Josef Swanberg

    Reusing Stage Elements

    You can always copy and paste stage elements from a show, either into another show, or into a text editor to use them later on. This may not be exactly what you are asking for, but can be useful in some cases.