Hybrid Constructs

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The File and Export Menus

The File Menu

Any changes you make are always saved all the time, automatically. Any changes you make are also automatically picked up in the plugins. So there’s no need to save manually. To give you some ease of mind, Chaser will show the current file at the top of the screen and briefly show a little floppy disk icon when saving. Do kids still know what a floppy disk is?

If for some reason it couldn’t save the latest changes, Chaser will let you know.

File > New

So what can you do in the File menu? Well, for starters, you can start a new Chaser document. By hitting File > New, Chaser will find the current Advanced Output setup file and load it in. If there are multiple versions of Resolume installed, it will ask you which one you want to use.

Tip! As long as Chaser is open, any changes you make to Resolume’s Advanced Output are picked up the moment you hit Save & Close there. Chaser will adopt the changes automatically, including all instances of the plugins that are currently active.

File > Save As.. and File > Load

By hitting Save As…, you can save the current Chaser document with a specific name. This shouldn’t really be necessary when working on a single show, but it’s helpful if you’re preparing multiple shows in advance or want to share your chases with somebody else. In turn, you can hit Load to load a previously saved Chaser document.

File > Relink

If for any reason, Chaser has lost the connection to Resolume’s Advanced Output file, you can hit Relink to force it reconnect. As long as you’re on the same file, the process will be automatic. If you’re actually working on a completely different file, it’s going to try its best to match the slices it has to the new file.

The Export Menu

By hitting Export Inputmap or Export Outputmap, you can export the currently loaded setup as a PNG file with those lovely colored tiles you like so much.

Since the output can consist of more than one screen, Export Outputmap will ask you to choose a folder instead of a filename.

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