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Ticker scrolling speed

Hi,

are there ability to adjust the speed of a scrolling ticker? In the new BA version I can select "Scrolling" in the Text Appearance of the Ticker Zone properties but I can't adjust the speed. The default speed is very slow.

Thanks!

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    Julian

    Hi
    In Brightauthor, there's no way to change the speed of the ticker . You would have to do the ticker in HTML to get more control.

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    Lyndon

    I'll check on this. There was supposed to be a script command to adjust scroll speed that should work via plugin. 

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    Luis Jaumejuan

    Thanks!! I wait your news.

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    David Sampson

    I too await an answer on this. Being able to control the ticker speed is essential.  The default is way too slow.

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    Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center

    Waiting as well.  Thanks!

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    Romeo

    Hi,

    Please download and publish the below presentation and plugin with at least BA 4.1.0.5 (Presentation instructions are on screen too)

    http://brightsignnetwork.com/download/Romeo/BA_4_1_0_5_Adjust_Ticker_Scrolling_speed.zip 

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    David Sampson

    I added the custom add-in to my presentation, added the variable and set it to 20000.  The text definately scrolls at a faster rate. Is there something special about the mininum value 20000? There is quite a difference in speed between the default and 20000. Is it possible to modify the add-in to accept values that would accomplish speeds between the 2? Thanks.

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    Mikew

    When can we expect to see some sort of slider and editable text field in BrightAuthor to adjust the animation speeds in the zone properties?

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    Dave

    This is great and very uselful.  Are there any examples of how to sync scrolling to span multiple displays?

    We are using the XD232 with latest software and production firmware

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    Romeo

    Hi David,

    The param is in 100ths of a percent so 10000 is normal speed, 20000 is twice the normal speed. Yes you can adjust these values within the plugin to suit your need.

    Romeo

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    Romeo

    Hi,

    >When can we expect to see some sort of slider and editable text field in BrightAuthor to adjust the animation speeds in the zone properties?

    We do not have a date for this feature to be included in BA yet.

    Sorry.

    Romeo

     

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    Romeo

    Hi Dave,

    > Are there any examples of how to sync scrolling to span multiple displays?

    In order to achieve this, you would need to create master and slaves projects using HTML5 that use the BSSynManager (Page 18- 20) and the BSTicker (Page 25 - 27)

    http://brightsignbiz.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/JavaScript%20Objects%20for%20BrightScript%20%285.1%29.pdf

    Unfortunately we do not have an example available as yet but we know that he has been done before.

     

    Romeo

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    Mikew

    Hello,

    I'm having trouble getting this to work on a new presentation when the example you sent works and I seem to have copied everything I can think of from your example. Would you please point out what I'm doing wrong?

    I've added the plugin script to an existing presentation under Presenation Properties>Autorun and named it "Custom" just as you did in the example file. I added a ticker zone that has two flat text files and one RSS feed. I created a private, local user variable named "scrollrate" and gave it a value of 20000. I made sure to check the box for "Reset variables to their default value on presentation start" for future changes. This was done in BA 4.1.0.10 and displayed on a player running 5.1.40.

    Thanks,

    ~Mike

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    ^UD\_$

    Would you care to share the presentations?

    Both the example, and your presentation that is not working yet.

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    Justin Cooper

    Can you give me more instructions on how to download and publish the plug-in mentioned above? I'm using BA 4.1.1.17 with an XD232. Thanks, Justin

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    Alex

    Justin,

    New BrightAuthor version (4.3.0.3) has a setting for scrolling speed. You should select a Ticker zone and click on Zone Properties button to see this setting.

    scroll_speed.JPG

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    Stefan Holder

    Hello,

    i found this post, downloaded this Bright Author Version you suggest,  and the newest   Firmware ,

    But, with the HD1020, i use,  the scroll Speed Slider is not there.

    When  i try the XD232 as  Player in the Bright Author, then , really,  the slider is visible.

    Is it possible for you to implement this very usefull Feature for the other Players ?

    Stefan

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    Richard Northcott

    Related to this  - I installed 4.3.0.3 Beta and have to say the 400% scrolling speed is about right. If anything an even faster speed would be acceptable (it should run at a comfortable reading speed - so the default 100% setting is way off).

    On a landscape layout at 1920x1080, I can set the ticker zone height to a minimum of 50px, which is about right. However on a portrait layout at 1080x1920, the minimum size is 100px high, which is way too large. Is there a reason for this?

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    Alex

    Stefan,

    No, it is not possible to implement scrolling on HD1020. Scrolling text is only available on 4Kx42, XDx32, XDx30, and HDx22 models.

    Richard,

    I'm checking on the minimum zone size issue with BA developer.

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    Richard Northcott

    I should have mentioned - I have an XD232 unit for development. Really impressed with it so far.

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    David Duverge

    how do I import the brs plugin for my presentations?

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com
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    David Duverge

    thank you

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    David Duverge

    Unfortunately, I am not able to see the variable making a change to the scrolling speed, is there something I am missing?

    Below is a screenshot of the playlist:

    Below is a screenshot of the Autorun tab:

    Below is a screenshot of the Variable tab:

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    David Duverge

    NB I have just renamed the script plugin to Custom, and ticked the Reset Variables box and it worked, thanks again

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    At the top of the plugin file, there is a comment that reads:

    BA presentation should have a variable called scrollrate with sane Default values ranging from 20000-100000

     

    So you would need to create a User Variable and name it scrollrate, and set its value to something between 10000 and 20000

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    Lyndon

    One thing you could try, to do this in brightauthor, is to build a project for a model newer than yours, like an HD222, and publish that project to your HD220. The only reason it's not an option for the HD220, for example, are because we're concerned it doesn't perform well enough. It's not that the feature doesn't work at all. 

    So, if you build a projedt with a target model of the HD222, you would need the plugin at all. The latest brightauthor lets you set scroll speed. 

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