Page Background Attributes Panel
You can increase the effectiveness of your visualizations and models by giving them the perfect background. For instance to create an atmosphere or to give the right context. Backgrounds even say more than thousand words.
Every visualization or model can have the most optimal background. On this page we discuss all the basic attributes we have made available for you to set in the Visual Designer.
When you publish a visualization to a watch page and the content viewer, all these attributes are also used to create the background.
List of Attributes
The following page attributes are available:
- Page Size
- Auto Play
- Page Orientation
- Background Image
- Background Color
- Background Opacity
- Grid Visible
- Popup Dialog
- Video (MP4)
We have predefined the following standard page formats:
- 1080p - Use this format to create high definition computer screen wide visualizations and videos.
If you want to auto start your uploaded video or having the frames of visualization played, check the box.
Choose between Portrait and Landscape. If you are creating a document, it is more likely you choose Portrait. If you are creating a visualization, it is more likely you choose Landscape.
You can choose any background picture you like to emphasize your model or visualization. Click on the button behind the background image field and select a background from the dialog. Also you can upload first your own backgrounds in your sites folder. These background are automatically shown in this dialog.
Use the Color Picker to select the best background color for your model or image.
If you have a video or background image, you can use a background color in combination with opacity to change the color of the video or the image.
Use values between 0 and 1. 0.5 is the best value for showing color and showing image or video.
If you enter a word in the watermark field, it is placed 100 times on your background. With this you’re really copyright your model or visualization.
To create a better aligned picture, you can switch on a grid and switch it off when it is viewed by stakeholders.
When in NORMAL mode or PRESENTATION mode, on mouse over a Popup Dialog will be generated (if the description field of the shape or entity is NOT empty).
You can choose between 5 different types of Popup Dialogs:
- None - No dialog is shown
- System - All the system ids for the entity and shape are shown. Use this to debug your model or visualization.
- Shape - All the Shape data is shown.
- Entity - All the entity data is shown.
- User - Only the basic user data is shown. If you have entered a video in the description field, this dialog will even show that video.
Press SHIFT if you want to move OVER the dialog and click any link you have placed there.
You can upload Mp4 videos to your site's folder and then link to a video in this field. If you create a visualization with one or more frames, the visualization is shown at the time the video is started to play. At the end of the visualization frame(s), the visualization will be faded out automatically.
Setup your Page for Corporate Identity
To setup your page for corporate identity:
- Get a background image for each of the possible sizes on Dragon1: A0, A1, A2, etc...
- Upload the background images in your sites folder
- Create a visualization
- Select the visualization
- Expand the Page Attributes panel
- Select the correct Page Size
- Select the background image
- Select the correct background color and opacity
- Click Save