MOTI MOBILE Tip: Drill Controls – Part 2 of 3

MOTI Mobile Tip: Drill Controls – Part 2 of 3

Welcome back to the 3-part series on MOTI Mobile drill controls. In this
article the Zoom Controls and Camera View Menu
will be reviewed and explained. Utilizing these features, reviewing the
play from a multitude of angles and levels of detail is possible.

To recap, the review of the drill controls are divided into 3 parts. Topics
for the 3 parts are:

  1.  Animation Controls and Overview – Part 1 introduced the main
    control panel, the animation controls and the menu/control-panel buttons.
  2. Zoom Controls and Camera Views Menu (this article) – Part 2
    covers both the zoom controls and the camera view menu that help with
    viewing the drill in different ways.
  3.  Drill Effects – Part 3 will cover the drill effects that are
    available to help visualize the workings of the drill.

Review

The first article introduced layout of the drill controls in the panel and
described the functionality of each of the buttons and controls. The
content of the previous article will be used as a basis of this article.
Read the first article if these concepts are unfamiliar or a refresher is
needed. READ MORE

MOTI MOBILE Tip: Drill Controls – Part 1 of 3

MOTI Mobile drill controls give the user control over the playback of the
drill, options for viewing the drill from different locations and
management of the special effects available. The drill controls are
positioned at the bottom of the screen.

This series of articles will be divided into 3 parts. Topics for the 3
parts are:

  1.  Animation Controls and Overview (this article) – Part 1
    introduces the main control panel, the animation controls and the
    menu/control-panel buttons.
  2.  Zoom and Camera Views – Part 2 covers both the zoom control and
    the camera view menu that help with viewing the drill in different ways.
  3.  Drill Effects – Part 3 will covers the drill effects that are
    available to help visualize the workings of the drill.

Controls Overview

The drill controls are located at the bottom of the screen and are always
on-screen. The follow sections will refer to the image below using both the
icon and the numbers for identification. READ MORE

MOTI MOBILE Tip: Camera Controls for Drills – Part 4 of 4

Welcome back to the 4-part series on MOTI Mobile Camera Controls for Drills.  In this article the Top Down Perspective camera mode will be reviewed and explained.  This camera mode is very similar to popular real-time strategy games.

To recap, the review of the camera modes are divided into 4 parts.  Topics for the 4 parts are:

  • Overview – Part 1 introduced basic motion options (finger-gestures and on-screen joysticks) and provided a high-level overview of each of the camera modes.
  • Pivot-In-Place and Rotate-Around-Location– Part 2 was a detailed overview of two modes that provide a very flexible overview of the drill. As a note, Pivot-In-Place is the default mode when a drill starts.
  • Follow-Player, Follow-Ball, Track-Player and Track-Ball (this article) – Part 3 explored the ‘follow’ and ‘tracking’ options. These modes facilitate focusing on specific player/ball in a complex drill.
  • Top-Down Perspective (this article) – Part 4 will cover a viewing the field in a way that will be very familiar with players of some of the most popular real-time strategy games.

 Review

The first article introduced the mechanisms available to move the camera (section Motion Controls), the way to access the camera modes (section Camera Modes Menu) and a high-level overview of the camera modes (section Camera Modes).  The content of these sections will be used as a basis of this article.  Read the first article if these concepts are unfamiliar or a refresher is needed. READ MORE

MOTI MOBILE Tip: Camera Controls for Drills – Part 3 of 4

Welcome back to the 4-part series on MOTI Mobile Camera Controls for Drills. In this article the Follow-Player / Follow-Ball and Track-Player / Track-Ball camera modes will be reviewed and
explained. These modes require that a player or ball on the field be chosen as the focus. Once the focus is selected, the app will
take over control of the camera (and it will react to the animation). See the section Tips, at the end of this article, for tips on
selecting players/balls and entering/leaving the camera modes described herein. READ MORE

MOTI Mobile Tip: Camera Controls for Drills – Part 2 of 4

Welcome back to the 4-part series on MOTI Mobile Camera Controls for Drills.  In this article the Pivot-In-Place and Rotate-Around-Location camera modes will be reviewed and explained. Utilizing these modes, a complete view of the field and play is possible.

To recap, the review of the camera modes is divided into 4 different parts.  Topics for the 4 parts are:

  • Overview – Part 1 will introduce basic motion options (finger-gestures and on-screen joysticks) and provide a high-level overview of each of the camera modes.
  • Pivot-In-Place and Rotate-Around-Location (this article)– Part 2 is a detailed overview of two modes that provide a very flexible overview of the drill. As a note, Pivot-In-Place is the default mode when a drill starts.
  • Follow-Player, Follow-Ball, Track-Player and Track-Ball – Part 3 will explore the ‘follow’ and ‘tracking’ options. These modes facilitate focusing on specific player/ball in a complex drill.
  • Top-Down Perspective – Part 4 covers a viewing of the field that will be very familiar with players of some of the most popular real-time strategy games.

Review

The first article introduced the mechanisms available to move the camera (section Motion Controls), the way to access the camera modes (section Camera Modes Menu) and a high-level overview of the camera modes (section Camera Modes).  The content of these sections will be used as a basis of this article.  Read the first article if these concepts are unfamiliar or a refresher is needed. READ MORE

MOTI MOBILE Tip: Camera Controls for Drills

Christopher Ebbert is the author of the MOTI Mobile App, this is the article discusses existing and new features available in the next release.

MOTI Mobile Tip: Camera Controls for Drills – Part 1 of 4

MOTI Mobile Camera Controls for Drills provides the user dynamic options to review and study drills.  From tracking a player on the field to viewing a drill from overhead to actually being the player, the camera controls provide a multitude of options.

The review of the camera modes will be divided into 4 different parts.  Topics for the 4 parts are: READ MORE