HD2 - Groups Element - macOS
Within VBOX Video HD2 software, there is an ability to save and re-load groups of elements. This allows the user to move multiple elements from one scene to another easily. VBOX Video software comes supplied with a library of groups to aid the user in adding lap timing elements, gauges with digital speedometers or bar graphs to their scene.
Adding a supplied group
Open the group library by clicking the ‘Group’ icon from the top panel buttons menu.
A group library will then appear in the settings panel to the right. Clicking on a chosen group will load it into the scene. Once an group has been added to the scene, it can be clicked and dragged to the desired location.
Note: Hovering over any of the image thumbnails will cause a larger preview of the image to appear.
You can toggle between groups using mph or km/h units by using the buttons at the bottom of the library.
Grouped elements have coloured borders shown around each included element when the group is selected. This allows the user to see clearly which elements are included in the group.
Elements within groups saved in the library will individually have pre-defined settings. These settings can be changed as shown here.
Creating a new group
Elements can be grouped together to allow them to be moved around the scene more easily, or to be saved into the library.
Note: PiP elements and track maps cannot be grouped.
To temporarily group elements together, click and drag a window using the left mouse button or left click individual elements while holding the Command key. A dark blue ‘group’ border will appear around each element.
Command key + Left click
A temporary group is now created, so these elements can be moved around the scene together.
Note: A full group has not yet been created, once these are deselected, the elements will move independently again.
To create a fixed group, follow the instructions above to select the elements of interest. Then click the quick access ‘Group’ button in the bottom of the right hand panel, or right click on the group and select 'Group'.
Adding a group to the library
Fixed groups can then be added to the library using one of the methods below.
Once this is done, the group will appear for selection within the right hand settings panel.
Note: Custom groups will always appear above any default groups.
To ungroup any fixed group, use a method below.
Groups of elements do not have any settings for the group – each individual element will show it’s settings when it is selected.
When an element is selected, its settings are shown in the right hand panel.
The image below shows a group with the gauge element selected.
This image shows the same group with the G-Ball element selected.
For more information on elements settings, go to the relevant element section of the manual.
Deleting an element
Elements can be removed from the scene in two ways; either by right clicking on the element, selecting 'Delete' from the dropdown and confirming the prompt, or by pressing the 'Delete' key on a keyboard, and again, confirming the prompt.