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Show instrument for part control - (no tooltip help yet)Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)>> History - Click here to show recently visited files of this type...Skin Textures... - This sets the folder to the Skin Textures folder - then you can browse to find one of the skin images to use for the sky...My Pics... - This sets the folder to your My Pictures folder - then you can browse to find one of the images to use for the sky...Position - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Position - Playback of AVI files is supported in Bounce Metronome itself.  Other types of video are automatically converted to AVI the first time the file is played...Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)>> History - Click here to show recently visited drop lists of this type...Position - DROP LIST - The Tile option here uses least CPU power (so may give smoothest animations)...Mix with background colour - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with background colour - (no tooltip help yet)Colours... - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with tempo dial colour - (no tooltip help yet)Metronome Bouncing Ball (Ctrl + 219) - Shows balls bouncing under gravity, useful as a visual metronome...Tool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2Fractal Tunes Dialog Star - Tip of the day - Fractal Tunes category - right click for neighbouring windows...PLAY Sound - Play rhythm or stop play - SHORTCUT: RETURN KEY - May need to ADJUST SYNC. of bounce with sound...Pause - Pause playback, or continue playVolume - Set master volume for Bounce Metronome. Other controls also affect the volume...Play bouncing Balls - Animate the bouncing balls or stop the animation...Play bouncing Balls - (no tooltip help yet)Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)>> History - Click here to show recently visited drop lists of this type...Skin Textures... - Shows the entire rectangular image - if you want it to do the elastic "bounce" then set the Position to stretchMy Pics... - (no tooltip help yet)Position - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with bouncing ball colour - Mixes the image with the colour for the bouncing ball for the partMix with bouncing ball colour - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with bouncing ball colour - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with bouncing ball colour - (no tooltip help yet)This is a FOLDER - (no tooltip help yet)Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)>> History - (no tooltip help yet)Position - DROP LIST - The Tile option here uses least CPU power (so may give slightly smoothest animations)...More » - Shows this window with either more space, more options, or alternative layoutSky as Slide show - (no tooltip help yet)Sky as Slide show - (no tooltip help yet)Bouncing Balls As Slide show - (no tooltip help yet)Bouncing Balls As Slide show - (no tooltip help yet)spf - (no tooltip help yet)fps - (no tooltip help yet)Bouncing Balls - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Bouncing Balls - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)
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- DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)>> History - Click here to show recently visited files of this type...Skin Textures... - This sets the folder to the Skin Textures folder - then you can browse to find one of the skin images to use for the sky...My Pics... - This sets the folder to your My Pictures folder - then you can browse to find one of the images to use for the sky...Pos. - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Align - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Align - Playback of AVI files is supported in Bounce Metronome itself.  Other types of video are automatically converted to AVI the first time the file is played...Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)>> History - Click here to show recently visited drop lists of this type...Pos. - DROP LIST - The Tile option here uses least CPU power (so may give smoothest animations)...Align - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)secs - (no tooltip help yet)% - (no tooltip help yet)To - (no tooltip help yet)secs - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with background colour - (no tooltip help yet)% - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with tempo dial colour - (no tooltip help yet)Colours... - (no tooltip help yet)Colours... - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Colours... - (no tooltip help yet)Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)My Pics... - (no tooltip help yet)Skin Textures... - Shows the entire rectangular image - if you want it to do the elastic "bounce" then set the Position to stretch>> History - Click here to show recently visited drop lists of this type...Pos. - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Align - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Clip to bouncing ball - Clips the image to the shape of the bouncing ball - ONLY OPTION THAT LETS YOU SHOW WORDS, BOUNCING BALLS ETCEntire Image - Always draws entire rectangular image...Sprite - Makes a sprite from your image - by treating a colour in the image as "transparent"...% - Tolerance for the "transparent" colour for the sprite...Pixel for sprite clip - DROP LIST - Choose which pixel in the image to treat as the transparent colour.Mix with bouncing ball colour - Mixes the image with the colour for the bouncing ball for the part% - (no tooltip help yet)% - (no tooltip help yet)Browse... - (no tooltip help yet)>> History - (no tooltip help yet)Pos. - DROP LIST - The Tile option here uses least CPU power (so may give slightly smoothest animations)...Align - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)Clip to bouncing ball - (no tooltip help yet)Entire Image - (no tooltip help yet)Sprite - (no tooltip help yet)Clip tolerance - (no tooltip help yet)Pixel for sprite clip - DROP LIST - (no tooltip help yet)% - (no tooltip help yet)secs - (no tooltip help yet)To - (no tooltip help yet)secs - (no tooltip help yet)Mix with bouncing ball colour - (no tooltip help yet)% - (no tooltip help yet)Metronome Bouncing Ball (Ctrl + 219) - Shows balls bouncing under gravity, useful as a visual metronome...Less « - Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layoutTool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2Fractal Tunes Dialog Star - Tip of the day - Fractal Tunes category - right click for neighbouring windows...PLAY Sound - Play rhythm or stop play - SHORTCUT: RETURN KEY - May need to ADJUST SYNC. of bounce with sound...Pause - Pause playback, or continue playVolume - Set master volume for Bounce Metronome. Other controls also affect the volume...Play bouncing Balls - Animate the bouncing balls or stop the animation...
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Play, Rhythms and Bounce/Bounce/Bouncing Balls, and Sky - Image or Animation - Click on button or other control in this image to jump to its tooltip.    


This is what you get in the More version of this window (you use the More button to show it).

Bouncing Balls, Sky - Image or Animation

Choose how to show the background sky for the 2D Bouncing Balls. TIP: supports DRAG AND DROP - just drop the desired image for the sky into this window or the bouncing balls display...

To change the sky, drag an image or animation from Windows Explorer into the 2D window or into this window. To change the bouncing balls, use SHIFT + drop, i.e. make sure SHIFT key is held down when you drop the image or animation into the window.

>> History

Click here to show recently visited files of this type...

Alternatively, Ctrl + right click on button, text field or drop list

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F10.

The menu includes a Current Folder option to explore the folder for the most recent file.

Skin Textures...

This sets the folder to the Skin Textures folder - then you can browse to find one of the skin images to use for the sky...

Though these images were originally meant as skin textures, many of them work well as textures for the bouncing balls as well.

Copies of all the skin textures get installed into this folder by the installers. This makes it a little easier to find them to use them with the bouncing balls animations.

My Pics...

This sets the folder to your My Pictures folder - then you can browse to find one of the images to use for the sky...

Align

Playback of AVI files is supported in Bounce Metronome itself. Other types of video are automatically converted to AVI the first time the file is played...

The file is converted to a file with extension .avi, same name. The conversion is done only if the .avi file doesn't exist yet. So, if you want to redo the conversion e.g. for a new version of the original file, then delete the .avi file with the same name.

The conversion is done using MEncoder - which needs to be in your Bounce Metronome folder. If you haven't installed it yet, get it via the Extra Downloads link on the Bounce Metronome web site.

http://www.bouncemetronome.com/extra_downloads.htm

>> History

Click here to show recently visited drop lists of this type...

Alternatively, Ctrl + right click button, text field or drop list

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F10

Pos. - DROP LIST

The Tile option here uses least CPU power (so may give smoothest animations)...

The Tile option just copies the animation frame directly to the window so puts least demand on your computer's CPU power. This may permit a faster frame rate and so smoother animations.

The other options stretch or reflect the frame first, which may use a lot of CPU power and so reduce the frame rate. These other options currently aren't graphics accelerated and so may sometimes be slow.

Skin Textures...

Shows the entire rectangular image - if you want it to do the elastic "bounce" then set the Position to stretch

>> History

Click here to show recently visited drop lists of this type...

Alternatively, Ctrl + right click button, text field or drop list

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F10

Clip to bouncing ball

Clips the image to the shape of the bouncing ball - ONLY OPTION THAT LETS YOU SHOW WORDS, BOUNCING BALLS ETC

Entire Image

Always draws entire rectangular image...

Sprite

Makes a sprite from your image - by treating a colour in the image as "transparent"...

Choose any colour you like for the "transparent" pixels, then make sure top left pixel of the image is that colour - then all the pixels in that colour will be transparent throughout the image. If you want it to do the elastic bounce, then set the Position drop down to "stretch"...

Makes the image into a single frame type sprite by making colour of top left pixel transparent throughout the image - to within given tolerance throughout the image.

If you want the squash effect when the sprite bounces, you need to set the Position to "Stretch" - this will stretch the sprite horizontally to give a squash effect during the bounce. Also will stretch it vertically slightly during the elastic rebound from the bounce.

%

Tolerance for the "transparent" colour for the sprite...

So - if you set this to 0,. will only treat pixels as transparent if exactly the same colour as selected pixel. Set this higher and it will also treat pixels as transparent if similar in colour to selected pixel

Pixel for sprite clip - DROP LIST

Choose which pixel in the image to treat as the transparent colour.

Mix with bouncing ball colour

Mixes the image with the colour for the bouncing ball for the part

Pos. - DROP LIST

The Tile option here uses least CPU power (so may give slightly smoothest animations)...

The Tile option just copies the animation frame directly to the window so puts least demand on your computer's CPU power. This may permit a faster frame rate and so smoother animations.

The other options stretch or reflect the frame first, which may use a lot of CPU power and so reduce the frame rate. These other options currently aren't graphics accelerated and so may sometimes be slow.

Since the bouncing ball covers a small area of the window usually, won't make so much difference as for the sky but may make a difference sometimes.

Metronome Bouncing Ball (Ctrl + 219)

Shows balls bouncing under gravity, useful as a visual metronome...

You see this tip when you hover the mouse over the title bar of the Gravity Bounce window or any of the buttons which bring it up. You can hover the mouse over the bouncing balls themselves to see a tip about how to click to add / remove beats to the bar etc.

This graphic shows balls bouncing under gravity. The way they bounce is similar to the motion of a conductor's hand marking out beats. It's also similar to the motion of your hands when drumming. This helps you to hit the beat very precisely. You should play the note when the ball hits the bottom of the window.

To play use the Play Bounce button in the main window. You can work with this window purely visually without the sound. To hear sound as well use the Play Sound button in the main window.

There are many options for displaying the bouncing balls - see Bounce Options (Ctrl + 220) and Type of Ball etc (Ctrl + 221) which you can also get to using the Rhythm drop menu of this window.

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