PhotoStage Pro User’s Manual 1: Setup and Menus


Chat Interface

Saving Configurations

The Configurations menu allows you to save the properties of the current backdrop and all currently rezzed lights, effects and gazers under a name of your choice. You can then reload the saved configuration at any time. The configurations menu contains the following buttons:

  1. Configuration buttons – Up to nine buttons can appear showing the names of the configurations you have saved. Clicking one of these buttons will load the saved configuration inworld.
  2. Record – Writes the current configuration to the chat channel. You can use the resulting text to create and save a new configuration. How to do this is explained below.
  3. Reset – Resets the backdrop to its default appearance, and deletes all lights, effect generators and gazers.
  4. << Main – returns to the main menu window.

Please note that the PhotoStage Pro resets when applying a saved configuration. Hence, all existing background, light and effect adjustments will be removed when applying the new configuration.

Important: You may see the message “Configurations are still being read” in the Configurations menu, especially just after you modify the configurations notecard (see next sections). This means that the PhotoStage Pro is still reading the new configurations and cannot display the appropriate buttons at this time. If this is the case, please go back to the Main menu, wait a few seconds, and move to the Configurations menu again.

Saving a New Configuration

The text that the PhotoStage Pro writes into the chat channel when you click the Record button can be used to save the current configuration under a name of your choice. Follow these steps to accomplish this:

  1. Click Record to copy the current configuration to your chat window.
  2. Select and copy the text between the “Begin Record” and “End Record” lines (do not include these lines).
  3. Edit the PhotoStage Pro Control Box.
  4. Go to the Content tab. Find and open the notecard named “.Configurations.” (You will see many other items here in addition to the Configurations notecard. Do not change, delete or rename these items; doing so will cause your PhotoStage Pro to malfunction.)
  5. Scroll to the end of the notecard. On a new line, type the word “Configuration:”  followed by the name you want to give to the new configuration (i.e. “Configuration:New Look”). Be careful not to place spaces before or after the colon. Press Enter.
  6. Paste the copied text by using the SL client menus Edit > Paste. If any “(record continues)” lines appear in the text, be sure to delete these lines.
  7. Close and Save the notecard.
  8. Wait a few seconds for the PhotoStage Pro to reload the configurations. Your saved configuration will appear as a new button in the Configurations menu.

Important: Remember not to include the begin and end record lines in your copied text, and to delete any “(record continues)” lines that may appear.

Loading a Saved Configuration

  1. Open the Configurations menu.
  2. Click the desired saved configuration button.
  3. The saved configuration will load inworld.

Deleting a Saved Configuration

In addition to adding configurations, you can also delete existing ones. Follow these steps to accomplish this:

  1. Edit the PhotoStage Pro Control Box.
  2. Click the Content tab. Find and open the Configurations note card.
  3. Locate the configuration that you want to delete.
  4. Delete all the lines related to this configuration.
  5. Close and Save the notecard.
  6. Wait a few seconds for PhotoStage Pro to reload the configurations.
Note: PhotoStage Pro comes with a number of preloaded Configurations. Feel free to use these or replace them with your own. Please note that the preloaded configurations are saved to the default position for the backdrop, so if you reorient your backdrop to a new position, the preloaded configurations will continue to load to the original default position.


Introduction & Quick Start

Setting Up PhotoStage Pro

Main Menu and Options


Green Screen

Organizing Textures




Easy Touch

Saving Configurations



Usage Agreement

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