The track editor is the core of Hapticlabs Studio: Here you can view and edit tracks.
Navigating the Track Editor
If there are more tracks in a project than can be displayed at once, they will be listed outside of the view underneath the displayed tracks. By scrolling down, you can access all tracks.
On the top of the Track Editor, you can see the timeline. Sometimes, tracks are longer than can be displayed on the screen. In these cases, the timeline can be grabbed and pulled to the left or right to scroll through the entire length of the tracks. Alternatively, you can hold down the shift key while scrolling to scroll in time.
Adjusting Zoom settings
Some tracks require precise adjustments within a few hundredths of a second, others might span multiple seconds. To keep an overview in either case, you can use the zoom slider on the top right of the Track Editor. By pulling it to the right, you can magnify your view. Pulling it to the left, on the other hand, will increase the timespan displayed at once. An alternative method to adjust the scale is to hold down the CTRL key while scrolling to achieve this behaviour.
Zoom on Block
If the zoom setting is far out, very short blocks can't be directly selected or edited indicated by a decreased color saturation. Double click on such a block to zoom in and start editing.
The mode selector
On the top right of the Track Editor, you can see the mode selector. It consists of three panels, each representing an editing mode: Mix mode for a complete overview, Intensity mode to focus on signal intensities, and Frequency mode to focus on vibration frequencies.
In mix mode, the individual blocks’ intensities are displayed in a saturated color. On vibration and pulse blocks, a striped overlay indicates the frequency. Both parameters can be changed in the Block Settings, and by dragging the upper border of a block’s saturated or striped area for intensity or frequency, respectively, up or down.
The intensity mode, allows for a quick comparison and overview of current intensity settings. Only the intensities of the blocks are displayed. and can be changed in the Block Settings, as well as by dragging the upper border of a block’s saturated area up and down.
If a change to the frequency of a vibration block is made, the editing mode automatically switches to Frequency mode.
In frequency mode, only the frequencies within vibration and pulse blocks are shown. The frequencies can be changed in the Block Settings, or by dragging the upper border of a vibration or pulse block’s striped area up and down.
If a change to the intensity of a vibration block is made, the editing mode automatically switches to Intensity mode.