Show tools

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Show tools

The Show tools category contains all the videography gear and interactive props you might need to record your show.

Characters

 

Select the Show Tools category from the Set Builder palette to access all of the show tools.

Video camera

Camera

 

Choose the video camera from the Show Tools category on the Build palette to add a camera to your set. You can place up to eight cameras to get a variety of angles of your recording. There is a display attached to the side of the camera that will let you see your framing. See Recording a show.

Important Note: Your cameras will not show up in your recording. If you want them to, see Recording the Flipside User Interface.

Preview monitors

Preview monitors let you know what the active camera is seeing while you’re recording your show. Place preview monitors around your set so you can always have a reference of the framing and camera angle while you’re acting.

Important Note: Your preview monitors will not show up in your recording. If you want them to, see Recording the Flipside User Interface.

Teleprompter

The teleprompter lets you see your script or other important information during the recording of your show.

To add your script to the teleprompter, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Flipside website to access your creator profile.
  2. Click on the Teleprompter link. This will bring you to the page where you can add your script.
  3. Paste your script into the text field.
  4. Press the Save button. Now your script will be loaded when you add a teleprompter to your set in Flipside.
Characters

 

Once your script is added to the Flipside website, select the Show Tools category from the Set Builder palette in Flipside to add the teleprompter.

Controlling the teleprompter

The teleprompter can be controlled by your computer's keyboard or by using the teleprompter controller prop found in the Show Tools category of the Set Builder palette.

To control your teleprompter with your computer's keyboard, use the following keys:

  • To advance the teleprompter, press the down arrow on your keyboard.

  • To reverse the teleprompter, press the up arrow on your keyboard.

To control your teleprompter with the teleprompter controller prop, follow these steps:

  1. Once the teleprompter prop is in your scene, go back to the Show Tools category of the Set Builder palette.
  2. Pull the teleprompter controller prop into your scene,
  3. Use the next (>), previous (<), first page, and last page buttons to control the teleprompter.

Important Note: Your teleprompter will not show up in your recording. If you want it to, see Recording the Flipside User Interface.

Twitch Chat

The Twitch Chat prop lets you view and display your Twitch channel's chat inside your Flipside shows.

To connect a Twitch channel with the Twitch Chat prop, follow these steps:

  1. On the 2D camera switcher, click on the Settings icon, select the General tab, then enter your Twitch channel into the Twitch Channel ID field and click Save.
  2. Go to the Show Tools category of the Set Builder palette and add the Twitch prop to your scene.
  3. Exit Set Builder mode by choosing another category, such as Characters or Sets.

Your channel's chat messages should start appearing automatically on your Twitch prop.

Desktop Mirror (experimental)

The desktop mirror let you see your Windows desktop in Flipside. You can use this to stream your live gameplay in Flipside, or to show the output of any app running on your desktop.

Follow these steps to enable this experimental feature:

  1. On the 2D camera switcher, click on the Settings icon, select the General tab, then for the Desktop Mirror in Show Tools option, choose Desktop Mirror Enabled.
  2. In Flipside, go to the Set Builder palette, select the Show Tools category and pull the desktop viewer from page two of the available show tools into your set.

Important Notes: * If the app crashes when you load the Show Tools menu with the desktop mirror enabled, restart Flipside and disable the desktop mirror in your general settings. * The desktop mirror will not mirror your desktop over multiplayer. Others will see their desktop mirrored instead of yours.


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