Custom Layouts & Window Sizing | Chamsys MagicQ Tutorial

Custom Layouts & Window Sizing | Chamsys MagicQ Tutorial


– [Instructor] Hi everyone. In this video, I want to put
together a quick tutorial on how to do custom
layouts in Chamsys MagicQ. There’s a couple different ways to do it. And it is different if you’re on a console or on the PC or Mac version of it. So real quick, in this show
file that we have here, if I click layout one, two, three, you can see that we don’t
have any custom layouts in it. So what we wanna do is we’re
gonna build the default one that used to load in the new show file. So if we hit Group, then
we go View, Top Left, and we go to Position, View, Top Right, we go to Color, View,
Bottom Left, and Beam, we go to View, Bottom Right. Now this used to be the default view. So I’ll just record this. Sometimes I like to have groups
selected when I record it. Record, layout one, yes. Now if we go to something else, we go to intensity page, go to layout one, now that’s loaded up. And you’ll notice when
we go to layout one, that group is selected,
’cause that’s the group, that’s the window that was selected when I recorded the layout. If you’re on a console,
you can change the size. Obviously, you don’t have this View menu. So, on a console you would hit ALT which is in the bottom-left
of the console, and Exec. If you’re looking at the console, you’ll see that there’s
a little etching above it that says Size. So, ALT + Exec will get you toggling through all the different window sizes. If you’re on a console, and you’re working with an external monitor,
you would hit ALT, which is in the bottom-left, and Media, and that will kick out
whatever window that you have to the external monitor. And then you’d hit ALT +
Exec to adjust the size, and you can build a similar thing. Now it’s worth noting that, let’s build this out a little bit more. So let’s go to Plot. I like having Plot recorded to layout two. And then sometimes I change the elevation, put it on front, and record
that to layout three. So, here we go, we have layout one, layout two, layout three. Now what some people don’t know is that there’s also
layout four, five, six. And those are located
shift, layout one, is four, shift, layout two is five,
and shift layout three is six. So we can go intensity,
so if you want that, it wouldn’t be any faster but I’m just showing you, for example. You can record that to
shift, layout one, yes. So now we have layout one. If you go shift, layout one,
that’s actually layout four. It’s a cool little trick. But yeah, the big thing is, if you’re on a PC or Mac version, you have this Window Size, and you can kick things
out to externals as well. But if you’re on a console, you need to use ALT +
Exec to change the size, and ALT + Media to kick things
out to the external monitor. I hope this helps you
get your show file setup. If you have any questions, just leave it in the
comment section below. Thank you.

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