VJ Spain Guest Tutorial: El plugin Control Surface

This special Spanish language guest tutorial on using the 'Control Surface' plugin comes from Marcos Prack from VJ Spain who joins us with a preview video tutorial of his upcoming 4 day workshop on using VDMX and Quartz Composer in Madrid this April. In case it isn't on your radar already, the VJ Spain website is an all around great online community featuring recent news, discussion, and tutorials for Spanish speaking visual artists.

More information about Marco's VJ course can be found on the VJ Spain website: http://vjspain.com/blog/2013/03/20/workshop-quartz-composer-vdmx-integracion-y-flujo-de-trabajo/

Related Tutorials: Watch the English language video tutorial on the Control Surface plugin.

Notes:

In the plugin's Workspace tab we can add a Control Surface window.

In the Control Surface Options window we can choose between buttons, Pop-Up Buttons, Sliders, Color wheels, Text fields and 2D Position.

It's possible to organize the differents things we add and resize it, turning on the "Edit UI" checkbox in the UI Interface Inspector

"Con este plugin podemos crear superficies de control. Esto nos permite crear nuestras propias ventanas con botones, slider, menus pop-up y más cosas. Si bien esto es muy útil para crear, por ejemplo, un ventana con algunos botones que realicen una función en particular (por ejemplo disparar efectos) también es una opción a las ventanas por defecto. Podemos crear nuestra propia ventana donde tener los elementos de control que consideramos necesarios y dejar las ventanas por defecto de VDMX ocultas en el workspace inspector. De esta forma tendremos los controles que más utilizamos uno junto a otro, lo que nos permitirá mayor agilidad a la hora de trabajar."

"With this plugin you can create control surfaces. This allows us to create our own windows with buttons, slider, pop-up menus and more. While this is very useful for creating, for example, a window with some buttons that perform a particular function (eg apply effects) is also an option to windows default. We can create our own window where having control elements we considered necessary and leave the windows default VDMX hidden in the workspace inspector. In this way we will have more use controls next to each other, allowing us greater flexibility when working."