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Snooker Loopy  
#541 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 9:50:56 AM(UTC)
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Hi to all

@elgarf - thank you for all your hard work in creating this amazing piece of software. Thanks to you I can finally use different graphics for my scoreboards as opposed to having to use plain rectangular ones due to excel limitations on transparent backgrounds - yippeeee!

@DWAM - thanks to your tutorials (both written and YouTube videos) I've managed to create my first vmc controller file and am pleased to say that my scoreboard is functioning as I would like.

I've managed to set everything up correctly I think, but have a couple of questions and would appreciate any feedback/advice :

- Having read all the posts in this topic I see that someone else previously asked whether more colours would be added to the palette - is this something in the pipeline or has the limit been reached?

- Before closing down UTC last night I made sure to save everything. This morning when I re-opened the vmc file, I found that all the Title mapping input fields had lost the required info and were blank. Consequently, I had to re-input the xaml file details on all my widgets. Is this normal behaviour or am I missing a step somewhere?


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#542 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 12:35:54 PM(UTC)
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@corporatejames, I can just make "..." button in text field widget, so you can select any file you want.

@brownm, that's not very easy with current architecture of real time updating. I'll look what I can do with this.

@Snooker Loopy,

1) I can add more colors, now it just limited to vMix categories colors, but there is no limitations on this.

2) That shouldn't happening =( are you sure you opened the same vmix preset? UTC using GUID's into *.vmix file to recognize inputs.
Are your mappings was created and just blank or there wasn't mappings at all?
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#543 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:08:11 PM(UTC)
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- Before closing down UTC last night I made sure to save everything. This morning when I re-opened the vmc file, I found that all the Title mapping input fields had lost the required info and were blank. Consequently, I had to re-input the xaml file details on all my widgets. Is this normal behaviour or am I missing a step somewhere?


First thx for your interest and kind comment.

Yeah, this issue might happen when you open UTC's project BEFORE vMix's preset. Just make sure to do things in the right order.
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#544 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:40:02 PM(UTC)
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elgarf wrote:
@corporatejames, I can just make "..." button in text field widget, so you can select any file you want.

@brownm, that's not very easy with current architecture of real time updating. I'll look what I can do with this.

@Snooker Loopy,

1) I can add more colors, now it just limited to vMix categories colors, but there is no limitations on this.

2) That shouldn't happening =( are you sure you opened the same vmix preset? UTC using GUID's into *.vmix file to recognize inputs.
Are your mappings was created and just blank or there wasn't mappings at all?



Sounds good @elgarf :)
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#545 Posted : Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:02:54 AM(UTC)
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Oh, I hadn't realised that I needed to load a preset first. I had opened VMix but was using a blank each time for testing purposes - in computer terms that's what we call an id10t error.

Does that mean that I have to create each VMix preset before being able to create the corresponding .vmc file? If so, then I have a lot of work in front of me.

Also I've tried without success to locate VMixUTCNDIMonitorDataProvider.dll since I would like to be able to have the scoreboard monitored in UTC due to the small size in VMix. I downloaded the latest version of UTC and have checked the folder where the files were unzipped (as per DWAM's tutorial) but can't find any trace of it anywhere. I searched the whole of the laptop but it doesn't appear to be there. Has it disappeared or is it a case where the monitor bit can only be used through NDI and not on the local laptop? - only because I am trying to cut down on the amount of equipment carried for each venue. If I start NDI on the local machine (if that's possible when VMix is already running), would I then find the required file?

Thanks for your assistance so far, I'm very excited at the prospect of being able to use UTC on the next job.

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#546 Posted : Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:10:40 AM(UTC)
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Or you need to click Update State button, it will take mappings back to your preset.

NDI data provider is separated from UTC, download it individually.
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#547 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:27:16 AM(UTC)
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Sooo, I've made some changes:

1) LIVE switch, wich affects on all text-based widgets like Text Field, Score, Timer, etc. If it switched off, all changes will be visible only in UTC.
2) Path select button in Text Field widget.
3) A little more colors (and you can add your own by editing Colours.xml file). Caption text color is black or white, based on caption background brightness.
4) "About" window, where you can push button & go to this thread =)

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#548 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:50:26 AM(UTC)
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elgarf wrote:
Sooo, I've made some changes:

1) LIVE switch, wich affects on all text-based widgets like Text Field, Score, Timer, etc. If it switched off, all changes will be visible only in UTC.
2) Path select button in Text Field widget.
3) A little more colors (and you can add your own by editing Colours.xml file). Caption text color is black or white, based on caption background brightness.
4) "About" window, where you can push button & go to this thread =)

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Thanks @Elgarf. will have a play asap
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#549 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:04:01 AM(UTC)
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Tested new version:

Unable to open previous template vmc files. (I have old version in another folder for backup)
Image path selection working perfectly - tested in blank template.
The new colours for widgets is very helpful - cheers especially if I database the colours xml file to pull team colours :)
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#550 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:05:08 AM(UTC)
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Send me please *.vmc file, it may be connected to new colours =(
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#551 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:10:19 AM(UTC)
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elgarf wrote:
Send me please *.vmc file, it may be connected to new colours =(

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#552 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:23:29 AM(UTC)
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Okay, I've updated UTC, re-download it please.
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#553 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 6:33:34 AM(UTC)
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elgarf wrote:
Okay, I've updated UTC, re-download it please.

Can confirm that the old VMC file works now. I will continue to test over the next couple days to see if the latest update is stable or any further bugs.
Thanks Elgarf great work.

Is possible to be able to set the location of the colours xml file in a settings file eg a web url.
I can CMS the team colours and functions using the xml which would be awesome
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#554 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 6:45:34 AM(UTC)
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Colours saved into vmc file not by index, so if you change team colors you still need update all widgets.
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#555 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 7:47:43 AM(UTC)
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elgarf wrote:
Colours saved into vmc file not by index, so if you change team colors you still need update all widgets.

Is this something could read the file dynamically so can update automatically?
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#556 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 7:52:33 AM(UTC)
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Nope. Widget just store RGB values of color, I can't replace one color to another beacuse don't know which colors change.
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#557 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 7:56:40 AM(UTC)
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elgarf wrote:
Nope. Widget just store RGB values of color, I can't replace one color to another beacuse don't know which colors change.

Ok, But could it know which colours based by the rgb values in the xml file similar to vmix with XAML files.
I understand what you mean though.
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There is no such info in vMix API, as I know. So we can't map color onto some value in the title.
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elgarf wrote:
There is no such info in vMix API, as I know. So we can't map color onto some value in the title.


I mean reading the colour from colours.xml that would be controlled by database. I said vmix xaml as a example of being able to change colour dynamically. I know that the current xml is read on loading and just updates the available colours for selection.
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#560 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:19:59 AM(UTC)
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I mean reading the colour from colours.xml that would be controlled by database. I said vmix xaml as a example of being able to change colour dynamically.

There is still problem, that colours.xml readed only once at start. I think it's not very important to have colors, readed from database.

But I think what I can do =)
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