Skitter - Chapter 9 - AIBO Preview Window

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Table of Contents:
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Install Skitter
    3.0 Performance Files
    4.0 Motion Editing
    5.0 LED Editing
    6.0 MIDI Sound Editing
    7.0 Wave Sound Editing
    8.0 The Reference Library
    9.0 The AIBO Window
         9.1 Preview Controls
         9.2 Adjusting 3D View
         9.3 Motion Editing within 3D View
    10.0 Test Actions on AIBO
    11.0 Upload Actions to AIBO
    12.0 Specify Preferences


9.0 AIBO Preview Window

The AIBO window is intended for reviewing performance skits on your PC before uploading them to AIBO, or writing them to a memory stick.

It can also be used for editing AIBO's posture directly  if you like.

The AIBO Window is similar to the small motion editor preview.  However it is larger, and has controls for navigating the performance  -- similar to the Windows Media player.   Motion, Lights/LED's & Sound are synchronized together.

The "AIBO Window" can be enlarged full-screen size, although a 3D accelerated video card might be required for good performance.

Toggle the AIBO Window on/off from "View Menu -> AIBO Window".

AIBO Preview Window

9.1  Preview Controls

The following AIBO preview controls are available:

  • Move to Start.  Set current position to start of performance.
  • Previous Keyframe.   Previous keyframe tab in motion editor.
  • Previous Frame.   Previous motion frame.
  • Start/Stop Playback.    Start/stop simulated playback of AIBO performance.
  • Next Frame.   Next motion frame.
  • Next Keyframe.   Next keyframe tab in motion editor.
  • Move to End.   Set current position to end of  performance.

9.2 Adjusting 3D View

The AIBO preview can be rotated, moved & zoomed.   Click-n-drag with the mouse, or use the keyboard arrow keys.

  • Rotate.  Trackball style control.   You can see AIBO preview from all angles.
  • Pan.  Repositions AIBO preview within window.   Does not change angle of view.
  • Zoom.  Zoom preview in/out.
  • Home.  Reset preview to default zoom & view angle.
3D Controls

9.3 Motion Editing within 3D View

Editing within the AIBO window is easy.  

First select edit mode by clicking the pencil icon.  Pencil

Second, select a frame within the motion editor.    Note you cannot edit the first or last frames of a motion using the AIBO window.

Lastly, move the mouse over AIBO's head, ears, mouth, legs, tail, etc.., (target will become highlighted as shown), then click-and-drag!

Note:  The preview can be still rotated, moved & zoomed in edit mode.   Just click somewhere off to the side, or on AIBO's body.
Aibo Editing

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