Display Studio: How do I Create Scripting Buttons?

Topic

  • Display Studio Scripting

Environment

Steps

NOTES:
  • The creation of scripting containers is the same across all versions of Show Control as are steps 1-3 of the button making process. Step 4 of creating a button has significant changes with the release of Show Control, version 2.15.
  • If you don't already have a Workspace, Workspace Page, or Scripting container, follow the steps below.  See: Display Studio: How to create a new scripting container?  If you do, skip ahead to the Repeatable Steps detailing how to make buttons.
Script Button Creation: 
Within the scripting container, right click and select New Button
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Step 1: Choose the player the button will be controlling

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Step 2: Choose the zone/window the button will be controlling. Use the search bar above the zones to filter zones if needed.  (The select all option is introduced in version 2.32.)
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Step 3: Choose what the button's function will be. In most cases, it will be play.

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Step 4: Choose the content to be played by clicking Add and navigating to the correct folder housing the desired content. 
Highlight the selected content to configure the play options.
[Clapboard] Control the playmode of the button. Content can be set to run continuously or a certain number of times
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[Pause] Configure pause modes to customize the behavior for that specific file or playlist.  For more details, see Display Studio: How do I pause items on the first or last frames? 
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[Circular Arrow] Set the content duration or repeat count.
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[Arrow] Set a transition and transition duration to the selected content. Some transitions, such as cover, push, etc. will also require you to set a transition direction.
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[Speaker] Control the audio settings for the content if applicable. Adjust volume levels, turn the audio embedded within the file off, or select a new audio file to play with the selected contentDisplay Studio: How do I create audio level offsets in button?  
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[Mark In/Mark Out] Set a custom start and end point for any piece of animated content or video by grabbing the end points of the scrub bar and moving them in or out  See  Display Studio: How do I mark in or mark out my clips? 
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[Thumbnail] Control the image used as the button's thumbnail.
  • The scrub T bar can be used to determine which frame of the content to use as the button's thumbnail. If the content selected in step 4 is a still, the scrub bar will be greyed out.
  • Thumbnails can also be selected by clicking the thumbnail icon located in the top right of the button widget next to the color swatch.
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Completion:
  1. To finish button creation, give the button a name (the button will default to say play if a name is not created)
  2. (Optional) Give the button a color by selecting the color swatch in the top right hand corner of the button
  3. (Optional) Add any other scripting lines by, clicking the star icon next to step 1 and then the + icon.
  4. Repeat above for button creation as needed.
  5. Click save and then click the button to test.
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