DirectSmile Cross Media Designer

 

26.08

 

Psst … Ich beginne gerade mit dem Handbuch des super neuen “Cross Media Designers”. Ich sage nur soviel. Alle, die DirectSmile CrossMedia schon kennen, werden von dem neuen tool noch mehr begeistert sein. Ich sage nur so viel, Betriebssystemunabhängig, leichtes erstellen von Webseiten (wirklich leicht, dass kann auch der Marketing ManagerJ), super schöne (coole) Webvorlagen und tausend geile Ideen sind eingebaut. Also aufpassen! In einem der nächsten DirectSmile Newsletter gibt es sicherlich mehr zum Thema.

 

Psst … Currentyl I’m writing on the new manual of the super new “Cross Media Designers”.
All who know the DirectSmile Cross Media already will be thrilled by the new tool. I only say so much, OS, easy to create Web pages (so easy, that can also the Marketing Manager J), super nice (cool) web templates and thousands of horny ideas are built. So watch out! In the next newsletter DirectSmile there are certainly more on the topic.

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Christmas in Berlin

Jetzt sind wir gerade erst im August und trotzdem haben die Kollegen von DirectSmile wie wild gesammelt und viele Weihnachtsartikel zusammen getragen. Weihnachtsmänner, Nussknacker, Weihnachtskugeln, Lichter und so weiter. Warum das alles? Nun letzte Woche stand ein Photoshooting für die neuen DirectSmile Bildsets an. Das Shooting fand im besten Hotel statt – das Hotel Adlon in Berlin. Im Kaminzimmer des Hotels war mein Kollege Victor Patan (Graphik Designer) sowie unser guter Freund und Fotograph Frank Wölffing-Seelig (www.studio36.de) dabei die Fotos zu schießen. Auf einigen DirectSmile Sets wird die kleine Kenia zu sehen sein. Sie ist die Tochter unserer Kollegin Nicole. Zu sehen sind die neuen X-mas Sets in kürze in unseren DirectSmile Shop ( http://www.directsmile.de/shop/)

Wer sich das Kaminzimmer im Hotel Adlon anschauen möchte, klickt bitte hier. http://vrtour.kempinski-hotels.com/KIBER2/de/#

Zum Kaminzimmer geht es über „meeting rooms –> Kaminzimmer“

RayRen

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Right now we are only in August and still have the colleagues of Direct Smile collected as wild and worn many Christmas items together. Santas, nutcrackers, Christmas balls, lights and so on. Why all this? Well last week was a photo shoot for the new Direct Smile Picture Sets. The shooting took place in the best hotel – the Hotel Adlon in Berlin. In the “Kaminzimmer” (room with fireplace) of the hotel, my colleague Victor Patan (graphic designer) and our good friend and photographer Frank Wölffing-Seelig (www.studio36.de) shoot the photos. Some DirectSmile sets the small Kenya will be on display. She is the daughter of our colleague, Nicole. Soon you can see the new X-mas sets on our Direct Smile Shop (http://www.directsmile.de/shop/)

Who is the fireplace room at the Hotel Adlon want to see, please click here. http://vrtour.kempinski-hotels.com/KIBER2/de/#

To the fireplace room is about "meeting rooms  fireplace room"

 rayren

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coffee mug – again the whole project

To all DirectSmile professionals

Although the blog-movies from time to time I’m getting request about the mug project. Therefore the step by step tutorial.

What do I need – Software & co?

1. DSMI or Card & Gift Shop

2. DSM Online Set Plug-In (installed on Server and PC –> on the place of your workstation)

3. Log-In for DSMI or Card & Gift Shop

What do I need – sets/docs?

Based the product I’ll need 5 items:

1. One DSM-Set as product thumbnail

1.1. background image of the Sets: *.png with transparent

1.2. text frame on the set –> personalisation = PictureInPicture

1.2.1. good to use …Actions:  “redraw foreground” + “mask based shadow” (see Blog)

2. One DSM-Set for the product preview

2.1. background image of this set: *tif/*.jpg no Transparent (because transparent sets are not supported on the document)

2.2. text frame on the set –> personalisation = PictureInPicture

3. One DSM-Set for the print production

3.1. background image of this Sets: *tif/*.jpg no Transparent (because transparent sets are not supported on the document)

3.1.1. Format and size depends the admeasurements of the cup/mug (U =2πr)

4. One DSM-Document for the preview on the shop 

5.One DSM-Document for printing the mug 

How do I start?

1. In same order we have to setup DSM-Sets and Documents. If we are finished each Set/document has to be transferred to the DSMI- Repository.

1.1. DSM-Sets: on all DSM-Sets don’t touch the Option “fill out frame” (PictureInPicture Properties) 

1.2. keep in your mind the size/resolution of the backgrounds (Thumbnail = small, preview = bigger, but not too large, print= depending the mug

1.3. keep in your mind: the action “redraw foreground” only works on areas with pixel-information on the background image (see Blog)

1.4. the printable set needs the size of the mug (Umfang=2πr)

2. We have to setup two DSM-Documents:

2.1. The preview document is needed to display a perspective model of the mug. To do so we will place the preview-dsm-set on this document. Furthermore based this document we will create unlimited virtual documents

2.1.1. Please place an image frame in size of the preview set

2.1.1. SYNC –> TYPE –> Online Set Plug-In –> choose a default set and  –> go to “Wrapper Set” –> here you have to choose the preview -Set (from point 2. One DSM-Set for the product preview) –> OK –> Name of the Variable “DSMOset” (example) –> OK

2.2. On the bridge you have to create a new group (right mouse menu (RMM) on “variables from the document” –> new variable group

2.2.1. next: move the variable into it

2.2.2. RMM on the variable –> edit Interface –> on the first TAB we’ll find “Interface Type” –> here you have to choose “Online Set in virtual documents” –> OK

2.3. Please transfer the whole document to DSMI–> on the Job-Editor window –> menu “DirectSmile Online” –> “transfer document to DirectSmile online”

!!careful!! Please choose same names for variable and groups on either documents

2.4. Now let’s go to create our printable document

2.4.1 document size = size of the printable DSM-Set

2.4.2. Please place an image frame in size of the printable set –> SYNC –> TYP= Online Set Plug-in –> choose Default Set + “Wrapper Set” = the printable Set –> OK –> name of the variable  “DSMOset” (example) –> OK

2.4.3. On the bridge you have to create a new group (right mouse menu (RMM) on “variables from the document” –> new variable group

2.4.4. next: move the variable into it

2.4.5. RMM on the variable –> edit Interface –> on the first TAB we’ll find “Interface Type” –> here you have to choose “Online Set in virtual documents” –> OK

2.4.6. Please transfer the whole document to DSMI–> on the Job-Editor window –> menu “DirectSmile Online” –> “transfer document to DirectSmile online”

2.4.7. Creating the Imposition: On the job-editor window –> start –> on the print dialog –> imposition –> create (find a good name) –> OK –> edit –> you’ll get opened the imposition tool –> make all needed settings (manual available on the download centre) –> export a *.dimp file (dimp = directsmile imposition) on the desktop (filename is up to you)

3. What we’ve done: On the Repository of DSMI we’ll find follow: 3x DSM Set (thumbnail, product preview, print), 2x DSM-document (product preview, print), 1x Imposition (Desktop)

3.1. Let’s switch over to the repository and select the folder “Directsmile” (root folder on top of all folder). Afterwards let’s create a new group-folder (on bottom right). Please press the button (!! no spaces please) e.g. “mug”

3.2. select the new group (on the left) and continues to create an additional group (sub-group) with name e.g. “Love”

3.3. The two document has to be moved into the group “mug” (via drag&drop)

3.4. The DSMI has already exist several DSM-Sets. We need some copies of them to get mugs with different motives. Please use the drag&drop + CTRL to move copies into the sub-group “Love”

 

3.5. currently do we have two documents on the group “mug” plus several DSM-Sets on the group “Love”. Now let’s prepare the preview-document as “Master doc”. The Document item has a wrench-symbol. Please click on it to get the properties displayed.

3.5.1. check the Option “Master”

3.5.2. on the left of the properties we can find a drop down menu. Please choose the thumbnail – Set (that was the transparent set)

3.5.3. Also here you will find “user values” and then “Product group”. Here you have to choose a product group (it’s necessary).

3.5.4. Unfortunately it’s still necessary to place the name of the chosen Thumbnail-Set on the input field “Thumbnail Set” again –> “Save & Close”

 

3.6. Now we will connect our Master Doc with the DSM-Sets from group “Love”. That will be managed by “TAGs”.

3.6.1. Bottom right you’ll find “start symbol”. Press the button to create a new TAG e.g.  “MugLove”.

3.6.2. On the right you’ll find all TAGs. Take your tag via drag&drop and move it to the “Master doc” of the group “mug”. Then select the group “Love” and repeat the step to tag all DSM-Sets with the tag “MugLove”

3.6.3. Hold on the group “Love” because the final step is still open. On Top, centre we have to press the button “virtual”. 

test:

On the card & ´gift shop –>Please log-on as shop-administrator –> Shop-Settings –> reload catalogue

Now you can see the new group “mug” with sub-group “Love”. The product previews are based the transparent set. After “click” on one of them you’ll a preview of the product (Document with Product-preview-set)

4. Workflow

to test the workflow you have to finish one order completely. 

4. 1. go back to the repository of the DSMI –> look for “Workflow” (WF) –> press

4.2. On the WF you’ll find several buttons. Please press the folder-symbol with the + plus sign

4.3. Now you are ready to create a new WF

4.3.1. press –> Add Rule –> on the menu “documents” you have to choose the “Master Doc” – our product preview –> also check the Checkbox “Override document with the …” –> and choose from the list the printable document –> OK –> Create & Close

4.4. Again –> Please press the folder-symbol with the + plus sign to add a second WF

4.4.1. press –> Add Rule –> on the menu “documents” you have to choose the “printable” document . –> OK –> Create & Close  INFO: all needed WF-Settings can be managed here (add. info on the manual “DSMI”)

Finally: Automatically your Order (order-item) should be moved from “Unassigned Order Items” into the second WF.

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DSM SET – trim (beschneiden)

Dieser Beitrag kommt von meiner Kollegin Luzie Baumgart. Sie beschreibt, wie man DSM-Sets in CrossMedia Kampagnen (html-Seiten) beschneiden kann. Ich habe es noch nicht ausprobiert und bin daher auf eure Kommentare gespannt. cheers rene

This article comes from my colleague Luzie Baumgart. It describes how to trim DSM-sets in CrossMedia campaigns (html pages). I have not tried it yet and am therefore looking forward to your comments. cheers rene

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If you want to trim a set in html you can use the "clip" command.

Therefore you have to set up your html code around your placeholder like this:

<div style="position:absolute; top:0px; left:100px; clip:rect(200px, 300px, 300px, auto);">

<img src="" alt="" name="DSMset" width="617" height="462" id="DSMset" />

</div>

That means that your image will be placed according to the values top and left to assign the top left corner. The values "rect(200px, 300px, 300px, auto)" are for top, right, bottom and left.

The first of the four values shows the value for "top" measured at the upper element boundary

The second of the four values shows the value of "right", measured at the left boundary element

The third of the four values shows the value for "bottom" measured at the upper element boundary

The fourth of the four values shows the value for "left", measured at the left boundary element

Please be aware that the value for "bottom" must be more than the value for "top". And the value for "right" must be more than the value for "left".

You can also use "auto" that means that your image won’t be trimmed on this side.

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Autoscale not working?

Irgendwie dauert es manchmal doch recht lange, ehe die DirectSmile Sets online berechnet werden. Das liegt unter anderem daran, dass die “dpi-Werte” zu hoch angesetzt werden. Selbst ein im “Online Set PlugIn” festgelegter Wert von 72 dpi macht sich negativ bemerkbar, wenn man die Größe des Dokumentes nicht berücksichtigt. Schaut euch den Film an und genießt mein “Englisch” tschüss ren–

Sometimes it takes a long time to get the rendered images for the online preview. The reason is the dpi-value on the “Online Set PlugIn”. It’s just to much mostly. Even if you take 72 dpi is that not really helpful if you don’t consider the format/size of the document. However have a look on the movie and enjoy my “”english“ cheers ren

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Error in version 4.0.399

Während der Installation des neuesten updates der DirectSmile Software kommt es zu einer Fehlermeldung. Nachdem "OK" geklickt wurde wird die Installation normal fortgesetzt. Der Grund liegt an einem kleinem Teil der Installation der jetzt richtig registriert wird. (war voher nicht der Fall). Bitte nicht in Panik geraten, das ist (fast) normal.
 
During des installation of the latest DirectSmile update you’ll get an "error". But keep cool after "OK" the installation process runs normal and will install the software correctly.
 
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DSM-Sets with transparent backgrounds

Alternativ zur Thumbnail-Erstellung im “Mug-Projekt” kann man jetzt direkt mit transparenten *.png Hintergrundbildern arbeiten und muß nicht den Weg über einen zusätzlichen Alphakanal nehmen. Der Film erklärt wie es geht. ||

Alternatively, the thumbnail-creation in „Mug Project“ you can work directly with transparent *. png background images and not have to take the path of an alpha channel. The film explains how it works.

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