Display Builder

Export Options

Options for the format of exported data and lineup images.


Pixel grid:

Choose the type of pixel grid to be drawn in lineup images:

- None (no grid will be drawn).

- Pixel grid (the default).

Draws a pixel grid starting at the top-left corner of the lineup image. The size of each grid cell (50px by default) can be set. An extra marker will be drawn every n pixels, unless zero is specified.

- Grid squares.

This option will draw the specified number of grid squares, with an optional marker every n grid cells. The Whole squares button will attempt to calculate a cell size which fits whole squares to the surface area.

The width of the line can be specified in pixels. By default this is 2px, but for very high resolution Displays this may need to be increased for better visibility.

Display drawing options:

Use Display Colours will draw Display outlines using the colours specified in the Display Group settings, rather than the default colour.

Use grid colour will use the colour specified for the grid in the View Options tab.

Invert grid colours will produce a black-out-of-white image, rather than the default black background and white foreground colours.

Crosshatch pattern will draw a grid of diagonal coloured lines to aid lineup in softedge areas.

Display data:

Toggles for the display of Display and Group data:

Display Group ID shows the Group ID in square brackets - e.g. [1].

Display Group Name shows the Group name.

Display ID shows the ID as a large number in each Display.

Column/Row Numbers shows the column & row number of each Display (useful for LED walls).

Display Coordinates shows the coordinates of Display corners and soft edges. In physical grids, these are shown in physical units.

Softedge Text Overlay adds repeating Display Builder text to softedge areas to aid lineup.

Export files & formats:

The toggles on the left side activate the corresponding file or format.

Display data will export the data for all Display Groups in the chosen format:

  • Data: WO v7 - Watchout v7.
  • Data: WO v6 - Watchout v6.
  • Data: WO v5 - Watchout v5.
  • Data: WO v4 - Watchout v4.
  • CSV Data Table - a CSV text file with all Display data.
  • Data: D3 - A Projector list and Surface .OBJ file for D3 / Disguise.
  • CSV: Kinetic Surfaces - A CSV file with RenderSurface data for Modulo Kinetic.
  • JSX: PSD script - a script file to create a Photoshop image with correctly positioned outputs.
  • File: MPCDI - an MPCDI format file.

The Copy Data button will copy data - in supported formats only - to the clipboard.

The Export Files button will open a file dialog to choose a destination folder in which to save the data files and selected lineup images.

Pixel Grid will export a lineup image at the resolution of the Display Group.

Colour Bars will export a rec709 colour bar image at the Display resolution.

Physical Grid will export a lineup image at a resolution which includes all Display Groups.

PSD JSX script will export a JSX script, optimised for Modulo XMAPs, to generate layers for DisplayGroups in Photoshop.

N.B. Depending on the memory available, alignment images may be created at a reduced scale. In this case, the scale will be indicated in the filename.