C. Andrew Dunning

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  1. Moritz - That field is there to provide for future functionality. - Andy
  2. In the current Spotlight version, no...
  3. While backing up your "Projector Models" file is definitely a good idea, it is not necessary - IF you remember that you don't have to over-write that file. The tools will recognize any projector Symbols in any current-version VW files contained in that folder. Call your new file something like "My Custom Projectors.vwx" and you'll be good-to-go!
  4. Larry - Assuming your PIO is Event-Enabled, use vsoWidgetPopupClear(Parameter Index) to clear the list, vsoWidgetPopupAdd(Parameter Index,Item ID, Item Text) to add items to the list, and vsoWidgetPopupSet(Parameter Index,Item Index,Item ID, Item Text) to make a given item selected. Using vsoWidgetPopupAdd(Parameter Index,'-','-') will insert a horizontal divider line. I hope this gets you headed in the right direction.
  5. Andy, your request makes perfect sense and, believe me, I've tried. The calls simply haven't existed to allow that. (Anyone reading this care to correct me, I'd GLADLY receive that...)
  6. This is a known bug and is being addressed in a forth-coming update - both the Spotlight and the Landru Design version of the tool(s).
  7. Frederick - This isn't a bug or a problem. It is a matter of how your chosen projector models are created/formatted. So, there are 2 answers to your question: 1) You can easily create your own projector model(s). The Web page in my signature includes a link to the manual for the Landru Design versions of the tools. Toward the end of the manual there is a section giving some general information on creating custom projectors, stands, and TVs. You can also watch this YouTube movie: It is a few years old and some of the details have changed but the general convention remains true. 2) For users holding a license to the Landru Design version of the tools, we included a couple of ultra-short-throw projectors in the latest release. While there are only 2 (for now), we included them for the very reason you cite - that they APPEAR to work quite differently than other projector models - and users might need examples of how to make things work.
  8. Here and watching, now...
  9. Scott - I try to be pretty responsive to users' needs. Sometimes, I'm more successful than others. Your timing was actually quite good. Last shows of the year put to bed last week and things for 2018 haven't gathered much steam, yet. It is really a balancing act. Sometimes, more intricacy is warranted. Other times, it gets in the way of usability. Others, it's just...to use your word..."bloat." As wall mounts are not something the tool creates, if you tend to use them repeatedly with the same monitors you might consider creating TV models that include them. Once you know the formatting, it isn't at all difficult. A bit ago I created a movie demonstrating how to do that: https://youtu.be/ceP2MOpkGMI Have a good one...
  10. Scott - The stands are intended to be a generic/general representation of the several that are available in the "real world." Below is a 50" screen mounted on 108" poles, but placed at 48": I was able to do both a pop-up of stock sizes and "Custom" sizes. Look for this feature in a forth-coming update of the Landru Design version of the tool. BTW, your comment "and then alter as our clients make budget changes is a real time and aggravation saver" is PRECISELY what inspired the initial creation of the tools. Rob - The stand geometry is all created on-the-fly. The only "content," here, are the TV models. So, as things are currently structured, specific stand models couldn't be used if the intent is to keep things dynamic. You COULD add stand geometry to individual TV models if you wanted to (like I did for the different "confidence monitor" versions) but you'd end up with multiple versions for every TV, ballooning the library - and, IMHO, creating far more work than necessary. Just my 2¢US...
  11. Scott, a question for you (and, for anyone else interested): Would you want a simple/single ""Pole Height" parameter? Or, would you want a pop-up selection of stock heights - including a "Custom" option? If the latter, what are your stock heights?
  12. Adding a "Highlight Non-Standard Slider(s)" toggle is now on The List. Thanks...
  13. The tool is actually working as-designed. So, this would be an enhancement, not a bug - the enhancement being to separate stand/pole height and TV Z position. Now, on The List...
  14. While it doesn't "stick," the current Landru Design version of the tool does allow you to define the trim of the truss (or, other structure) and the distance below that you want the projector to hang. As to your video question, 2 answers: 1) VW only recognizes still images. The "Edit Screen Image..." button on the video tools' Object Info Palette will allow you to apply and automatically scale textures found in the current file or in a library folder. 2) The dialog you get when you click that button will also allow you to set up video connections for Vision. HTH...
  15. Check your e-mail...