Use the RShowMaker to create sequences. Sequences are animations combining movements, expressions, text to speech, sounds, music or video.
They can be used in RPlayer, RExhibitor or RQuiz.
If you are a developer, you can also play them from your code (refer to Developer documentation) : use the "PlaySequence" command.
RShowMaker has four main zones:
- In white, the home button.
The Home button takes you back to the desktop of Reeti.
In red, the resources library tabs.
The library brings together all available resources to create a sequence : Pose, Sequences, Music, ...
- In green, the timelines describing the sequence.
The timelines are the line on which you drop your elements to create a sequence. Each line is attached to a hardware resource : sound, video, ears movements, eyes movements (including lids), mouth movements, necks movements, color.
- In yellow, the buttons for sequences records.
To use RShowMaker, simply drag and drop items from the library to the timeline and arrange them in order to obtain the sequence you want.
RShowMaker works on the same principle as video editing, which lets you create videos from pieces of video and still images.
A sequence is a set of movements and actions made by Reeti. RShowMaker creates sequences. A sequence can be included in another sequence recursively.
You can edit the sequence by double clicking on it (in the library tab)
Reeti can play music while moving. The music is contained in the Music tab of the library. Reeti supports MP3 format. A directory contains also some sound effects.
To add your own music just copy your mp3 files in /home/reeti/reetiDocuments/Music directory :
- click "reorganize button" at the bottom of the music tab, wait a few seconds and an explorer windows will open in the /home/reeti/reetiDocuments/Music directory
- insert an usb key containing your mp3 music, the explorer will open your usb key directory
- copy your files
Reeti can play videos while moving (video is displayed on the screen connected on DVI port). Reeti supports AVI and MOV video formats.
To add your own videos just copy your files in /home/reeti/reetiDocuments/Video directory.
Reeti can display images (in order to create a slideshow, for example). Reeti support jpg and png formats.
To add your own images just copy your files in /home/reeti/reetiDocuments/Pictures directory.
Reeti has text to speech abilities. So you can make him say all the sentences you want. In this tab, you can create sentences and set them in order to be told by Reeti. You can, as in all tabs, rearrange or delete sentences.
In order to be sure your text is correct, you can play the text to speech. If you don’t play it, Reeti will play it anyway to control your TTS.
To create a new sentence to be said, press New: a dialog box appears. In this dialog, you can enter the text you want, the name of file to save your text, and the language in which you want to talk Reeti. By checking the box mouth movements, Reeti lips move while he speaks.
Change button will open the same dialog box with options you can edit pre-filled.
Moves are special moves you can use in sequences such as rolling eyes or neck, random.
If you are a developer, you can create some new moves in urbiScript.
You can configure the poses, images and speechs. This configuration allows you to set these elements to adjust the rendering you want.
A pose is a position of the 15 Reeti motors (mouth open and smiling, right eyelid shut, neck bent ...). The configuration of the poses used to manage the time taken to reach that position Reeti from its current position. Once the position reached, you may want to keep this position or return to a neutral state. For example, we keep only rarely a smile for 30 seconds, you smile and then return to a neutral state. Reeti can do this kind of behavior, to do it, simply configure the item. By clicking on the item you want to configure on the time line, the configuration dialog box appears.