Old 08-18-2019, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Is it possible to change the text orientation in the MCP?

Hi Peeps

First of all I would like to say that I am really happy with the default 5.0 theme.

I would, however, like to as, is it possible to change the orientation of track labels in the mixer control panel?

It is easier to show what I mean with a picture:-



I like to have a divider to separate sections of my project and I use empty tracks using the "Strip just the track name" layout.

As you can see, the words "Audio," "Instruments" and "Effects" are rotated 90 degrees to the right of horizontal. I would like that text to be rotated to the left instead.

Doesn't make it any easier to read, I suppose... It's just me being a little bit anal. I've been a "draffy" for more years than I care to admit and vertical text on engineering drawings is usually rotated to the left


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Old 08-18-2019, 04:10 AM   #2
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I agree, left-rotated would be easier to read..

There's another option tho, writting it vertically:
Code:

   A   E
   U   F
   D   F
   I   E
   O   C
       T
       S
..

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Old 08-18-2019, 05:31 AM   #3
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yes it can be, but it cuts off the beginning of the name instead of the end when resizing the channel making the name less readable.
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I agree, left-rotated would be easier to read..
Thanks , glad it's not just me then.

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There's another option tho, writting it vertically:
Code:

   A   E
   U   F
   D   F
   I   E
   O   C
       T
       S
..
Yes, that would work for me.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:41 AM   #5
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yes it can be
Excellent. Could I ask how?

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but it cuts off the beginning of the name instead of the end when resizing the channel making the name less readable.

I think that is something I could accept. It would only be for the dividers anyway, and I can keep the number of characters down to suit.

Or would it also affect the text in the text label in the other layouts?


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Old 08-18-2019, 09:02 AM   #6
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I have followed instructions on how to find the rtconfig.txt file, and I have found the section dealing with the "Strip Just the track name" Mixer Panel Layout:-

Code:
Layout "ee --- Strip Just the track name" "strip"
  
; ---------------------------- USER : mess with these:----------------------------
; -------------------- WARNING : this layout contains a hack ---------------------

; order of controls (1-16) starting at the bottom
def order_recarm     3
def order_label      1
def order_volume     2
def order_io         8
def order_pan        14
def order_width      15
def order_mute       4
def order_solo       7
def order_fx         5
def order_fxbyp      6
def order_phase      16
def order_env        9
def order_recmode    10
def order_recmon     11
def order_fxin       12
def order_recinput   13

set pad              [4]                    ; the padding between elements
set n_border         [8]                    ; nominal border top and bottom
set e_size           [0 0 19 19]            ; the base element size [0 0 height width]

; The 'variance' settings below work as follows: - all elements take on the base element size unless varied here
;   - the first number is the variance in width 
;   - the second number is the variance in height 
;   - the third number is the variance in padding (so make it the negative of the pad number if you want the gap gone)

;            element          w   h  pad  
variance     order_recarm     0   -19 -4        
variance     order_label      6   200 3          
variance     order_volume     0   -19 -4           
variance     order_io         0   -19 -4            
variance     order_pan        0   -19 -4 
variance     order_width      0   -19 -4 
variance     order_mute       0   -19 -4               
variance     order_solo       0   -19 -4             
variance     order_fx         0   -19 -4              
variance     order_fxbyp      0   -19 -4        
variance     order_phase      0   -19 -4          
variance     order_env        0   -19 -4           
variance     order_recmode    0   -19 -4         
variance     order_recmon     0   -19 -4          
variance     order_fxin       0   -19 -4            
variance     order_recinput   0   -19 -4         

; ----------------------------- OK, stop messing here ----------------------------

draw_strip 
; ---------------------------- HACK : remove the meter ---------------------------
set mcp.meter [0]
; --------------------------------- HACK : done ----------------------------------
 
EndLayout
I can't see anything there which set any text rotation. So I am assuming that I should be looking elsewhere.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:55 PM   #7
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You can find text rotation mode in Preferences.
So you cannot do it on single theme basis, but will affect all themes.
And there is no letter by letter wrapping.

Find option: Draw vertical text bottom-up. It's in appearance section of Preferences.
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Find option: Draw vertical text bottom-up. It's in appearance section of Preferences.
That's perfect, thanks
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