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     Drybonz 
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    Starting in version 10 (VPX), Visual Pinball has a great feature that allows you to import and export your backdrop POV settings.  These Settings include the landscape/portrait (0/270), x/y scale and position (how wide and tall the table is on your screen) and incline/layback, etc…

    When you download a table, the backdrop POV settings aren’t always how you want them.  Maybe you like your table positioned differently on the screen, or you like your table in landscape and the author has made it in portrait.  You can enter the settings you prefer manually, or you can use the camera/light mode (check the table menu for this great feature) for an even easier way to set up the table…

    However!  VPX has an even super, super easier way to import settings from someone else without having to change any settings at all manually.  This is done by importing an .xml file that already contains all the settings.  If someone posts the .xml file, or sometimes the author of the table will provide one, all you have to do to import it is go to the file menu in the VPX editor > import > backdrop POV… and then select the .xml file.  The next time you start the table you will see that all the work has already been done for you.

    POV-Tutorial

    You will notice that below the import menu there is also an option to “export” your POV file.  This will export your settings in that same .xml format.  This is how you can share your settings with someone else.  This is also a really great way to “back up” the settings for your tables.  If you have a table that you have set up a certain way, you can back up the settings by exporting the files to a folder for safe keeping.  After a recent hard disk crash, I was able to easily restore the POV settings of many of my tables because I had exported them all to a folder.

    The backup POV import/export is an incredibly useful feature in VPX that is, perhaps, under-utilized.  Tell all your friends about it.    B-)

    *edit*  Feel free to link to this tutorial if anyone has questions about this feature in other threads.

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    #48497
     RustyCardores 
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    I couldn’t live without it ;)

    #48502
     Sliderpoint 
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    Perfect.

    You should add a section on camera/light mode for fine tuning too!

    #48503
     Drybonz 
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    Perfect. You should add a section on camera/light mode for fine tuning too!

    Thanks!  I was planning on making a whole separate tutorial with more pictures for that.

    #48504
     randr 
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    You make them I’ll add a section on main menu linking to them. You can also do them as s blog(full HTML) located under your profile “blog” people can comment on them too.

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    #48520
     Drybonz 
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    Camera/light mode tutorial has been added here:

    https://vpinball.com/members/drybonz/buddyblog/

    In blog form as requested.

    #48524
     randr 
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    So well done! Much better then a forum post I think now people need to get used to the. Blog format and comment on them like a forum :good:

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    #48543
     Koolywiz 
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    Excellent post!!!  I wish more people would upload their cabinet xml settings.  Maybe someone has a huge cache of them uploaded somewhere and I missed it.  Anyways thanks for the tutorial it will hopefully inspire others to create some.  It’s a great feature. I’m still learning it but am not as good as the masters yet.

    #48546
     Dark 
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    I asked fuzzel recently if we could just abandon the DT / FS view option and instead (or also) have a drop down menu similar to material or texture drop down menu’s in primitive options that could list a variety of xmls.  This way you could import and store any number of back drop settings and then you can name them accordingly to keep it organised.

    I hadn’t heard back on it so I don’t know if he’s keen on the idea or not.

    3dcreation

    #48547
     BorgDog 
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    Nice idea Dark.  I’m guessing some of that whole setup may change if they add multi screen capabilities and backglass built into VP, but that would still be a nice option.

    #48552
     randr 
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    new area created for these tutorials!

    https://vpinball.com/category/tutorials/

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    #48557
     BorgDog 
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    new area created for these tutorials! https://vpinball.com/category/tutorials/

    Cool, but the dropdown menu has the Tutorials off the left side of my computer screen.

     

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     randr 
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    Chrome? edge?

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    #48561
     randr 
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    I dumbed that menu down to simple drop down. should work now

     

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    #48562
     Drybonz 
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    I dumbed that menu down to simple drop down. should work now

    Yeah, that looks better all around, IMO.

    #48564
     randr 
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    Dumbed all menu items down. no idea why I was using a “mega” menu

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    #48590
     MnHotRod 
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    Nice work Drybonz. Will check out Camera View tutorial next

    #49369
     Ray 
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    Thank you. Spent over an hour trying to find this info!

    #119403
     knightrider 
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    in 10.6 you can’t import an xml.  you can if you select all files and it shows  ‘old pov’   i tried that and the program closed out.

    What do I do with the xml then?

    #119404
     outhere 
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    Change xml to pov

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