Display Studio Content Transitions: How do I Configure Default Zone Transitions

Topic

  • Default transition for content in Show Control
  • Set source transitions for play command scripts in Show Control
  • Set zone transitions for DMP-8000 players in Display Studio
  • Add a transition to the beginning of content played out a DMP-8000 player

Environment

  • Product:  Show Control 2.3 or later, DMP-8000 Player version 7.20 and later,  Quick Display buttons can use this in version 2.15 or later
  • Components: Script Buttons
  • Control System: Show Control
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Examples of  transitions can be found here. 

Steps

Setting a Default Zone Transition 

The default zone transition will work for any play or playlist command and Quick Display container triggered content.  It is recommended to create a separate script button for default zone transitions or incorporate the command(s) in your startup script button(s).  DMP-8000 Play Command scripts can also use individual transitions instead of the default, as outlined below.

Create a new script button within a scripting container. This will be a default zone transition script button.  After this button is pressed, any content played within the zone where the transitions was applied will use the entry transition specified. The same default transition will also apply to items in a quick display playlist for that particular zone.
  1. To start a line of script, select the + icon in the bottom left of the newly created button.  Give the button a name.  Examples for this application would be Default Fade Zone Transition, Default Cube Zone Transition, etc. You might also include all of your default zone transition script lines into a single button and name it Default Zone Transitions - All.
In Step 1, choose the DMP-8000 Player Control. 
In Step 2, choose the zone for the transition. 
In Step 3, scroll down and choose Set Zone Transition
In Step 4, choose the transition and the duration. The duration will be the time for the transition to complete. Some of the transition options also include direction, such as up, down, left, and right.
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Click save, and then click the button to test.
To verify this is working, play content via script or playlist button and look for the transitions at the beginning. 

The steps for creating a default transition are demonstrated below:

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Incorporating a Transition on a Play Command

In addition to being able to set a default transition for a zone, you can also choose a unique, or independent, transition for an individual play command script.  For example, if you wanted a particular sponsor graphic to enter with a Push Up transition, but the default for that zone is Fade, you could accomplish this by applying the Push Up transition in the individual sponsor button.

For an introduction to scripting in Show Control, see: Display Studio: How do I Create Scripting Containers and Buttons? .

Create a new script button within a scripting container.

To start a line of script, select the + icon in the bottom left of the newly created button.  Give the button a name.  
In Step 1, choose the DMP-8000 Player Control
In Step 2, choose the zone you would like to play the content to. 
In Step 3, choose Play   
In Step 4, choose Add to browse to your content.
In Step 5, choose whether you want the content to run continuously or a specific number of times.
In Step 6, change the transition from default to the particular transition, duration, and direction (if applicable).  
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Click Save, and then click the button to test.

The steps for creating a default transition are demonstrated below:
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For Show Control Version 2.15 process:

Locate the transitions configuration within the script or quick display button.

For a script button, create a new or edit a script line. For details, see: Display Studio: How do I Create Scripting Containers and Buttons?

  1. DMP-8000 Player Control.
  2. Choose the zone.
  3. Select Create Playlist or Play and go to the next step. 
  4. Click add and select the content file(s) and click open.
  5. Click on Step 4.
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For a quick display button: create new button or right click on an existing button to edit. For details, see: How do I create and edit a Quick Display button in Display Studio?
  1. Import files for playlist. (mov, avi, etc.)
  2. Click on the transition icon.
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Configuring the Transition
  1. Choose the transition from the drop down list. Some of the transition options also include direction, such as up, down, left, and right.
  2. Specify the duration time. The duration will be the time for the transition to complete. 

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