The following file formats are supported and compatible:
Let's take a look at the plugin interface to understand its key elements.
- Simulation and OK & Cancel - Once you've got a simulation done, click 'OK' to save the modifications and return to Photoshop. With 'Cancel' you will go back to Adobe® Photoshop® without keeping the changes. 'Simulation' will generate the simulation file with the texture or colors, and export it in Photoshop with a new name.
- List of panels - In this area on the left you can see all the panels, with their mask name and group colors. Click on them to view the corresponding grid in the model preview window.
- Tools - Action tools to create simulation grid panels.
- Preferences and Load & Save - From here you can create, duplicate and delete panels with a plus button (+).
- Preferences can be opened wheel button which will be seen further on in this document.
- Texture and Adjustments - From the tab Texture you can choose and apply texture/color in the simulation model. From 'Setups' it is possible to choose other masks /shadows, and make adjustments to the image.
- Image preview window - This shows the preview of the grid and simulation on the model object.
- Texture Preview window - This shows the preview of the texture and the size of the grid. The image and texture can be zoomed in with cmd ⌘+ Space and zoomed out with Alt + Space. To set to scale modus, at the bottom of the window are the values, which can be changed. With the hand-drag you can move the image offset. The hand-drag comes available with click and hold Space key.
nT VirtualVision Tools
The action tools can create and modify the simulation grid. Below description from top to bottom.
1) The grid can be defined when this tool is activated.
2) Allows moving the grid as a single object.
3) The rotation button allows to rotate the grid.
4) The resize button allows you to re-size the whole grid.
5) The ruler button allows you to measure two points in the image and give it another measurement.
6) The eyer-dropper allows selecting a color in object texture and colorway to apply as color simulation.
7) The linking tool allows linking texture objects in the same position or seamless repetition.
8) Definition of panel buttons. These two buttons allow adding and removing lines for the grid when we want to give it shape. The lines are both horizontal and vertical.
9) Grid mode preview button. When this button is activated we apply the square-default pattern to the panels.
10) Preview texture/color buttons. When these buttons are activated we can see texture or color applied to the panels, in Low or High Quality.
There are three preview modes of colors and textures, that we select by clicking the tools; Grid preview, LQ and HQ.
This first and simplest, which is intended to be used as a working method, is the Grid mode.
The Low quality mode, displays the panels with textures in low quality, used to get quick previews, while the High quality displays the panels with high-quality textures, exactly as they will be exported.
The option Preferences in VirtualVision opens a window where some parameters can be adjusted.
The Grid adjustments are applied to the size of the checks that monitor the design size, and also the color. The color of the checks is changed by clicking on the color squares below. The Photoshop color picker will pop up, from where you can choose your next colors. The default scale is used to apply the scale factors to the simulation design.
Here you will be able to change the color of the lines composing the panels. This is useful depending on the colors of the image you have or the checks, to make the lines more visible. Click on the color patch to change to color.
In the section Color, you can choose between VirtualVision color picker or Photoshop. VirtualVision color picker works with 32bits color precision and supports Hexadecimal color codes.
The last section of the Preferences window allows adjusting:
- Screen: This is useful when working with two screens. You can either see VirtualVision on the primary or secondary screen.
- Size: Provides three pattern viewing modes; Infinite, Repeat, and Rapport complete.