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MyGesture Editor - Gesture Mapping


Gesture Mapping

A Gesture is a mapping of a Chord with a Slide or Tap to perform an action (such as a thumb+finger tap set to a "Copy" action).  In this section we will learn how to edit/add gestures on our FingerWorks device.  Below is the default gesture mapping for the 2 Fingertip chord.  Notice there are two gestures associated with this chord:  a sliding "Point Event" (mouse movement) and a tapping "Primary Click Event" (left mouse click).

The Gesture Addition/Removal section is used to add or remove slides and taps to the current chord selected.  For this example, lets remove the current assigned slides and taps and re-add them manually to this chord (keeping their functions the same).  Clicking the "Defaults" button will always reset the chord with its default gesture mapping.

To remove a slide or tap you can either:

               1. Right mouse click on the slide/tap on the left and select "delete"

               2. Drag the slide/tap button on the right to the trash icon in the bottom right.


Here is a picture of the chord without any gestures mapped to it.


Notice there are now a bunch of new icons in the Gesture Addition/Removal section.  These buttons represent different types of slides or taps and clicking them adds them to the chord.  Below is a chart explaining some of the different types of slides and taps available.


This is a tap involving one or more fingers.
These are movements that require holding down a button at the beginning and releasing the button at the end.  An example of this is the "Drag" gesture.
These represent mouse wheel movements such as scrolling (up and down) and even panning (left to right). 
These are slides representing single or multiple directions.
These represent contraction and expansion of a thumb and a combination of fingers.  The single direction versions are often called pinches and flicks.
These are rotations of a thumb and a combination of fingers.


We will add a "tap"   and an "all direction slide" .  Our window should now look like this:


Now we will add left mouse click and mouse pointing actions back to these gestures.  First we will add the mouse pointing.  Click on the box  that says "Empty", the screen will switch to this:


Click "change" button and the Key/Mouse/Macro Event editor should pop up.  We will assign the "Point Event" macro to this action as shown below.  Hit "ok" to close the window.


Some gestures like mouse pointing have sensitivity settings that must be set correctly.  This can be done by selecting the "Slide Motion" tab as seen below:



The default speed for mouse pointing is 130. Some slides have "Special Properties" that can be set at this window as well.  The most common property set is "One Shot" which when selected will limit the action of the gesture to once per slide.  "Fast Shot" on the other hand will repeat the action unless the slide is performed quickly.

Now that we have finished with mouse pointing, we can repeat set a left mouse click in a similar way.  First click on the "Empty" tap found under the "Point and Click" hand in the left side of the picture above.  The properties box will be shown just like before and again we will click the "change" button to bring up the Key/Mouse/Macro Event editor. 

This time we will select the Event Macro "Primary Click Event".  Once that is set we can hit :"ok".  Clicking the "Point and Click" hand on the left should now show the same gesture mappings we started out with.

Now we are ready to transfer our settings to our FingerWorks device.



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