To create a Fader widget choose "Widgets > Faders > Fader (Vertical or Horizontal)". The mouse cursor changes to a crosshair icon, indicating the create mode. With a left-click anywhere on the empty main background window you add the selected widget to the current page. Left-click again if you like to add one more. To quit the create mode, you can switch to the run mode with [F8], where you can use all widgets. Most widgets however need to be set up first.
To edit the fader's parameters simply right-click on the desired fader control and choose the menu entry "Item Properties", press [ALT+P] whilst the mouse is hovering above it or double-click on it when being in the edit / move mode ([F9]). The Fader Property dialog opens up.
A unique name can be entered to identify the widget via the Object and Member Notation. The default name is based on the widget type and ID.
This drop-down offers all available pages to place the widget on.
A short note can be added here. It is not displayed outside the widget but can be set and retrieved with the WidgetID.Note property member.
Uncheck this box to hide the widget.
Enter a pixel size for the Fader's size.
X and Y
Enter the location of the widget (upper left corner) in pixels
Check this box to invert your value.
This drop-down offers you all available Device parameters of Pandoras Box. If you want to access an FX parameter, use the FX name and the pipe symbol to specify it (e.g.: "RGB Multiply|Blue"). If the parameter list does not show the desired parameter (in case that you use a custom device) simply type in the name of the parameter here.
The inverse Fader value can also be assigned to device parameters.
Minimum / Maximum
Link To Fader
Enter here the ID of a second Fader, this Fader should listen to. The actual Fader can be used as it is, but as soon as the linked Fader is moved, the first one will follow.
Check this box if you temporarily want to mute its output
Mouse Wheel Input
If you check this box, the Fader will react to your mouse's scroll wheel when hovering over the widget.
Two images can be assigned to the different parts of the Fader, “Handle” and “Background”.
Click on the "..." button to open a file dialog where you can choose your path and image. If you like to choose an image from the Widget Designer "library", click on the "Res" button. The Resource Manager opens where you can double-click on the image of your choice. You can also save custom images in the Resource Manager to access them faster. The small "x" at the right sets the default image.
With the Orientation parameter, you can set your Fader either vertically or horizontally.
This option is only available for the Unlimited version and offers the possibility to assign a group. Please refer to the chapter Group Values for more information.
Ui Effects & Animations
CSS based effects and animations can be applied to this widget. Please refer to the topic Effects & Animations for more information.
The NBS (Network Broadcast Service) allows to transmit and update Faders, Labels and Custom Script Buttons across multiple WD Designers instances on the network.
To activate this service, please refer to the IP Configuration!
To send the faders values as broadcast into the network, you only have to check “Enable Send”.
To receive values from other faders, please check “Enable Receive”.
Now you have to specify which item should update your fader:
Enter the IP address of the computer you want to listen to. This could be the local computer (to control the fader through another item on the same Widget Designer) or a different computer in the network. If you do not want to specify the computer but want to listen to all computers in the network, enter “255.255.255.255”.
As next step specify the item you want to take the values from. This could e.g. be “Fader1” or “Fader2
Once all values are set, the fader is ready to be used or edited at any time.