This page aims to give an overview of the control system used within Knald to configure the various settings of the program. If you are having some issues in this regard, then this page should be your first port of call.
The push buttons within Knald are used to confirm that you wish to proceed with certain actions, such as loading a normal/derivative map for processing, updating to The Integrator or saving preferences etc.
One of the first thing you will probably notice about Knald are the sliders and how many of them there are.
Each slider within Knald has 2 states:
Using the sliders is simple and you can adjust many of the settings within Knald simply by moving the corresponding slider to the left or right to increase and decrease its value, which is shown within a spinner.
Spinners are used to show the current value of their corresponding slider. You can increase and decrease this value by using the up/down arrows on the right hand side of each spinner or by double clicking the box and adding the number manually.
There are two types of values that use spinners in Knald:
The integer based values usually range between 0-100 in most cases, though there are some exceptions such as the Max Iterations option, which goes to 1000.
The percentile based value ranges from 0-1000% and is used to control the intensity of various options where a greater range is of benefit.
The checkboxes within Knald are used to toggle various settings which are often simple yes/no selection. When the checkbox is marked with a check mark/tick, the option is active.
The drop-down menus within Knald are used as a container for settings where there are multiple options available that all relate to the same setting. Clicking on the drop-down and selecting an option will make that option active.
The input fields within Knald are used to enter the path of a file which is to be saved, or to add or change a variable such as a suffix to the saved file.
The toolboxes within Knald are used to open a dialog box or save window in which the desired location of the final saved image can be chosen.
It is possible to save, cancel or restore individual states of all GUI elements across the 95% of Knald on an application wide, tab wide or group only basis. This can be done either via the triplet of icons that are found at the top right hand side of the groups or via the Edit menu.
Users can see whether they are saving, cancelling or restoring on an application wide, tab wide or group only basis due to a group highlighting system where the group, tab or application are highlighted with green, red or blue when hovering over the triplet of buttons.
You can also save and store your settings to a .ksf file, either manually via the Edit menu or automatically by checking the Export Knald Settings as .ksf option in the Export Tab, for use at a later date if you wish.
The general keyboard controls for Knald are as follows:
The keyboard controls for saving, cancelling & restoring your preferences within Knald are as follows:
The mouse controls for saving, cancelling & restoring your preferences within Knald are as follows:
The mouse controls for the 2d window are as follows:
The mouse controls for the 3d preview window are as follows:
The keyboard shortcuts for the 3d preview window are as follows: