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Save Config

Post by NathanOtano » 10 Aug 2017, 13:11

Hey
I need a script command/an option in a menu to save my config. When tvp crashes I can lose my new keyboard shortcuts/panels, because it happens often I'm used to relaunch tvpaint after a change to save everything. But if it was possible to do this without relauching tvpaint and my projects it could be nice

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Re: Save Config

Post by Peter Wassink » 23 Oct 2017, 19:56

yes some more user control over the config would be welcome.
for instance a way to make sharing configs easier.

like at school, it would be nice if students could bring their own config to the machines at school, (they are always reset to default...)
and easily activate it,
it is now already possible to do so offcourse but you need to dig rather deep in the folder tree and thats not for everybody...
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Re: Save Config

Post by Fabrice » 23 Oct 2017, 21:50

When tvp crashes I can lose my new keyboard shortcuts/panels, because it happens often I'm used to relaunch tvpaint after a change to save everything.
help us to find out what makes TVPaint crashing.
(they are always reset to default...)
Change the preferences (startup tab).
It was a request from many teachers on network licenses since students made too much messy interfaces after several days of use.
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Re: Save Config

Post by Peter Wassink » 28 Oct 2017, 18:07

Fabrice wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 21:50
It was a request from many teachers on network licenses since students made too much messy interfaces after several days of use.
yes! it does tend to get messy fast, and that is precisely another good reason to make it easier to bring your own config :D
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Re: Save Config

Post by D.T. Nethery » 29 Oct 2017, 14:51

Peter Wassink wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 19:56
like at school, it would be nice if students could bring their own config to the machines at school, (they are always reset to default...)
and easily activate it, it is now already possible to do so of course , but you need to dig rather deep in the folder tree and that's not for everybody...
Peter Wassink wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 18:07
Fabrice wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 21:50
It was a request from many teachers on network licenses since students made too much messy interfaces after several days of use.
yes! it does tend to get messy fast, and that is precisely another good reason to make it easier to bring your own config :D
For networked license at a school it makes sense that the start-up is always in default mode , so one student can't mess up the interface for everyone else , BUT what is the best way for an individual student to save and load their own configuration ?

The reason I ask is because I get questions about this from on-campus students at the university I work for ... I teach online classes , so my online students all have their own license of TVPaint , but on-campus the students use the networked version of TVPaint on the school's computers ... sometimes I will do a Skype session with on-campus students to teach them about using TVPaint and one of the questions I always get is: "how can SAVE my custom settings , so when I come back to work on my animation next time , TVPaint will be the same configuration as last time I had my work open in TVPaint ?" I tell them to ask the lab technicians at the school , because I don't know exactly how the networked license works. However, because I keep getting this question frequently from onsite students, I assume the lab techs don't know (or are not explaining it clearly) , so they can't tell the students how to save and load their own config. (?) .

My understanding is that the best way would be for the student to make a New Configuration and then save their New Configuration on their own flash drive or external hard drive , then each time when they start up TVPaint on the school's computer to do their work , they can load their own custom config from the start-up panel. Fabrice, is that what you meant when you wrote:
"Change the preferences (startup tab)."
I think maybe the issue is that the networked version on the school's computers must be set to Start Up > Open Start Up Panel , not to Keep Always the Same Configuration or Remember Last Used Configuration , is that correct ? In that way the user gets a choice when TVPaint opens with the Start Up panel, to use the Default configuration OR to change the folder to load their own configuration (from their flash drive ) .

Would it be possible to add a video tutorial to show saving config to a flash drive or external hard drive , then how to load the config in the Start Up Panel , so students who are working with a networked version at a school can understand how to do this?
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Re: Save Config

Post by Elodie » 30 Oct 2017, 07:12

Your config can be easily saved and imported thanks to this feature :

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The house icon allows you to save your config as an .ini file and it keeps panels and shortcuts (but not custom panels)

https://www.tvpaint.com/doc/tvp11/index ... troduction
Would it be possible to add a video tutorial to show saving config to a flash drive or external hard drive , then how to load the config in the Start Up Panel , so students who are working with a networked version at a school can understand how to do this?
Good idea !
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Re: Save Config

Post by Peter Wassink » 30 Oct 2017, 19:46

Elodie wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 07:12
Your config can be easily saved and imported thanks to this feature :

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The house icon allows you to save your config as an .ini file and it keeps panels and shortcuts (but not custom panels)
hey cool!!!
is this feature also available in TVPaint standard? (since that doesn't have rooms)
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Re: Save Config

Post by Elodie » 31 Oct 2017, 06:02

I don't think so, for the reasons you gave. I'll check at the office as soon as I arrive.
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