When you create a RightBooth event you can design it so that your users have a choice of either recording a video or taking some photos, but what if you want to force your users to do both without giving them a choice? This article explains how.
RightBooth 5 introduced the idea of event flow. Event flow allows you to design multiple event files that have different functions and then make them run in a particular sequence, giving your users the impression that they are running a single event. And in this article we will use RightBooth's event flow features to solve the problem posed above by using two event files and linking them together.
Create two event files
- Run RightBooth
- From the main screen, click the New button to create a new event
- Then click Save As to save this event file with the name photos
- Now click the New button to create a second new event
- Click Save As again and save this event file with the name videos
Design the photos event file
Open the photos event file and set the following event design properties...
Save the photos event file.
Design the video event file
Now open the videos event file and set the following...
Save the videos event file.
How it works
You are now ready to test the event flow. Open the photos event file again and start the event.
Here is what will happen...
The Drawing Tools allow you to draw and write directly over the on-screen live video window (displayed by the webcam item). You can also use the tools to draw on photos taken during the event. This feature is useful if you want your users to be able to write their name, a message or a drawing onto the video recordings and photos.
Adding the Drawing Tools to an Event
The Drawing Tools can be added to any screen in the event, but they are only relevant on screens that contain one or more webcam items or a recently taken photo, such as the Start screen, the Record Video screen or the Show Photo screen.
To add the drawing tools:
Using the Drawing Tools
The Drawing Pad Item
RightBooth version 6 introduces the Drawing Pad item, which can be added to any of your event screens.
This item can also be used along with the Drawing Tools in order to write and draw on.
The Drawing Pad item will save it's contents to the current event folder.
You can also include the Drawing Pad Item in your Photo Print layout design, allowing you to print out any drawings entered by each user.