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User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
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The user guide for Studio 5 doesn't seem to have been updated very thoroughly.  There's all sorts of references to the "new stuff" for version 4.  The descriptions and pictures of the editing menus…Continue

Tags: guide, user

Started this discussion. Last reply by Synthetik Software May 3.

Checkboxes vs. dropdowns
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If there were a "bugs/suggestions" group for this, I'd post there.  If there is and I'm not seeing it, please feel free to gently direct me in that direction but in the meantime, it seems like this…Continue

Tags: Editor, MSG, UI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Synthetik Software Oct 20, 2012.

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Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
"The Region Fill Type you are referring to (shape) is used in other places in the paint synthesizer (like in Path Shape for some of the Path Shape options). So that is why that is always on. Same for the other parameters in  Pen Mode that are…"
May 3
Darrell Plank replied to Darrell Plank's discussion User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
"I appreciate your detailed answer and will be happy when those gaps are filled.  Thanks also for the info on "Start Delay".  I'm the kind of guy that feels like if they don't know everything, they know nothing - a…"
May 3
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
"I also wanted to point out that if you hold the mouse still over a parameter name in any of the Editor control panels, you get a short help tip at the bottom left of the workspace in the status display area there. So that's a way to get some…"
May 3
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
"Yes, V5 makes much greater use of hiding parameters in the paint synthesizer if they aren't currently active. You see this all over the various control panels of the paint synthesizer. V4 did this as well, but not nearly as extensively. So in…"
May 3
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
"The Start Delay allows you to set a delay from when the mouse or pen down occurs until the paint path actually starts drawing. By delay i mean a delay based on the pen path length, not a set time delay. So when the delay is turned on, you have to…"
May 3
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
"We're planning on filling in gaps to the User Guide over time. If there's anything specific you want an explanation for, just mention it and we'll try to post an explanation or get a new tip blog post up on it."
May 3
Darrell Plank replied to Darrell Plank's discussion User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product
"Okay, I now understand that different pen modes give different parameters, but this goes unmentioned in the guide and the parameters for "Interactive Multipen" don't match those in the guide in spite of the fact that it shows the menu…"
May 3
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User Guide for Studio 5 doesn't match the product

The user guide for Studio 5 doesn't seem to have been updated very thoroughly.  There's all sorts of references to the "new stuff" for version 4.  The descriptions and pictures of the editing menus don't match up.  Just as an example, the "Pen Mode" menu on p. 73 has 8 parameters shown, only 3 of which (Region Fill Type, Region Spacing, Region Effect) show up in the Pen Mode menu of Studio Artist 5 which has 5 parameters.  Am I confused?  Is there a manual that matches and I'm looking at the…See More
May 3
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion Checkboxes vs. dropdowns
"I've been thinking about this a little in the context of muting the status of a msg processor. I was wondering if an option to switch the processor to a passthrough option in addition to just turning it off would be useful? So in addition to…"
Oct 20, 2012
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Just took the sample penguins pic that comes with windows and ran it through the MSG metal preset and yikes! Some kind of weird ghost penguin killers! I don't usually put stuff up, but given that we're close to halloween...
Oct 19, 2012
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion Checkboxes vs. dropdowns
"Things like mutes in MSG or PASeq action step lists used to be implemented with check box controls in Studio Artist prior to version 4. When we ported to our cross platform framework for version 4 there were some obscure issues associated with…"
Oct 19, 2012
Darrell Plank posted a discussion

Checkboxes vs. dropdowns

If there were a "bugs/suggestions" group for this, I'd post there.  If there is and I'm not seeing it, please feel free to gently direct me in that direction but in the meantime, it seems like this is the only place to post suggestions.It seems as though the UI folks don't like checkboxes too much,  Everywhere I'd expect to see a checkbox I see an On/Off dropdown.  Including the move of the focus to the dropdown, this requires three mouse presses and you have to physically move the mouse twice…See More
Oct 19, 2012
Darrell Plank replied to Darrell Plank's discussion Blank window for MSG Advanced Editor in the group MSG
"Hooray!  Thanks so much!  That was it!  I love the program and can't wait to see what I can do on it.  I'm really amazed that it's at version 4 and I've not heard of it prior to a few days ago.  I'm…"
Oct 19, 2012
Darrell Plank replied to Darrell Plank's discussion Blank window for MSG Advanced Editor in the group MSG
"Your right - it does now point me to the retail version's folder but still is only a blank window after the import."
Oct 19, 2012
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion Blank window for MSG Advanced Editor in the group MSG
"The trial and release program both use the same studio artist settings file. The settings file keeps track of things like where you last imported or exported each preset file type. And it is saved whenever you quit studio artist, and read in…"
Oct 19, 2012
Synthetik Software replied to Darrell Plank's discussion Blank window for MSG Advanced Editor in the group MSG
"On windows, it's possible for the MSG Advanced Editor and PASeq Palette internal control views to be pulled all the way to the right, hiding everything in them other than a thin vertical splitter control. If you mouse down on the far right side…"
Oct 19, 2012

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