MIDIPoet - Composer - How to draw the diagrams
To start working on a composition, choose Composition --> New from the menu. An empty workspace will appear, along with the toolbar.
This toolbar contains various buttons that allow you to draw and organize the blocks and segments of a diagram.
Edit diagrams: use this button to create segments between blocks, and to move
- Creating a segment between two blocks:
-- Place the mouse pointer over the lower black stripe of the parent block.
-- While pressing the left mouse button, drag the pointer to the upper black stripe of the child block.
-- Release the button. The parent-child relation is established between the two chosen blocks.
- Moving a block around:
-- Place the mouse pointer over the block (not on the black stripes)
-- While pressing the left mouse button, move the block to its new location.
-- Release the button.
By using the following buttons, you can add blocks to a diagram. To do this, press the desired button on the toolbar, place the mouse pointer on the block's position and click. The new block will appear there.
Time: use this button to draw time blocks.
Conditional: use this button to draw conditional blocks.
MIDI input: use this button to draw MIDI input blocks.
Keyboard input: use this button to draw keyboard input blocks.
Screen background: use this button to draw screen background event blocks.
Screen draw style: use this button to draw screen draw style event blocks.
Text: use this button to draw text event blocks.
Image: use this button to draw image event blocks.
MIDI output: use this button to draw MIDI output event blocks.
- The time blocks can be
parents in a diagram, but not children. If a diagram is drawn without a time
block, initial time 0 is taken as default.
- The Conditional, MIDI input and keyboard input blcoks can be parents and children at the same time.
- The Screen background, Screen draw style, Text, Image and MIDI output blocks are events. This blocks can only be children, and must be at the lower end of a diagram. If a diagram has no events at its lower end, it will be ignored.
- Each parent block can have one or many children, but a child block may never have more than one parent.
- Various separate diagrams can be drawn on the workspace. The MIDIPoet composition will be the sum of all the drawn diagrams.