Very nice tracking and particle work. I have to say I did not see anything in your video that could not be done with Isadora native particle generators. If you want more sophisticated repel and attract parameters look at the 3D Model Particles module. It has very capable options for the style of particle systems that you are designing and are particularly effective when responding to tracking data. The tool set has been enhanced for this purpose about 18 months ago.
Isadora > Isadora Preferences > Warnings > Automatic Updates > Automatically Check for New Versions > Never
Isadora > Isadora Preferences > Auto Save > Autosave > Disable auto save
Isadora > View > Tip of the Day > uncheck “Show Tips”
System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver > Start After: > Never
System Preferences > Mission Control > uncheck “Displays have separate Spaces” (then log out and back in)
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > Turn on Do Not Disturb > enable “From: [TIME] to: [TIME]” > set it to “From: 1:01 am to: 1:00 am” (to always keep it in do not disturb)
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > Turn on Do Not Disturb > enable “When display is sleeping” + Enable “When mirroring to TVs and projectors”
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > When Do Not Disturb is turned on: > uncheck “Allow calls from everyone” + uncheck “Allow repeated calls”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > set “Computer sleep:” + “Display sleep:” to “Never”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > uncheck “Put hard disks to sleep when possible”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > enable “Start up automatically after a power failure”
System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi > Turn Wi-Fi Off (if you don't need it)
System Preferences > Network > Bluetooth > Turn Bluetooth Off (if you don't need it)
If you're running the computers without any keyboard or mouse attached (and want to prevent system dialogs looking for a keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth), go to System Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced button > Uncheck "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant if no keyboard is detected" + Uncheck "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant if no mouse or trackpad is detected" > select OK.
The Taskbar being visible can be solved by going to System Preferences > General > enable “Automatically hide and show menu bar”
The Dock being visible can be solved by going to System Preferences > Dock > enable “Automatically hide and show Dock”
If you're controlling the computers by networking them together, it's much better to use Cat5/5e/6 (ethernet cable) to wire them all to an ethernet switch rather than relying on Wi-Fi.
If you don't want any other windows to open when you restart the computer, go: Apple > Log Out [USERNAME] > uncheck “Reopen windows when logging back in” > Log Out
If you want Isadora to launch a particular file when you turn on the computer:
System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items > “+” Button > in the dialog, go to Applications > Isadora 3 > and select Isadora to add Isadora (or the specific Isadora file you want to launch on login) as a login item.If you want to launch Isadora and have it launch the specific file itself, goIsadora Preferences > General > Startup Action > Open Most Recent File
Isadora Preferences > General > After Loading File > Activate First Scene + Show Stages after 10 Sec.
This has the advantage that if you save a newer version of the file, Isadora will open the newer version automatically, instead of you needing to remove the old file as a Login Item and insert the new file as a new Login Item.System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items > Remove any other login items not necessary for the installationSystem Preferences > Users & Groups > Click the lock (bottom left) > enter password > Login Options (lower-left) > Choose an account from the “Automatic login” menu > enter password. Computer now automatically logs in to that account on restart.If you have multiple partitions or are launching from an external drive, make sure you restart from the correct partition by going to System Preferences > Startup Disk > Click the lock (bottom left) > enter password > Select the correct partition from which to boot.
I deleted your screenshot because it showed your License ID and Password. I took a look at your activation history and it says that you have one activation left and you successfully activated the license on a computer yesterday. Are you all set then? (Also, if you're concerned about your password, I can reset it on the back end for you but it may mean you have to re-activate the license on your computer after the password reset so I didn't want to do it without asking you first.)
@Juriaan Is correct about the root of the issue, you probably had the license already activated on the maximum number of computers.
For each Buy-to-Own or Subscription license you purchase you can activate Isadora on up to two online or offline computers, though you may only use the license on one of those two computers at a time. Each Rental license you purchase allows you to activate Isadora on one computer. In all cases, you may deactivate a license on one computer in order to activate it on a different machine.
Either that or you were trying to use your Customer ID and Customer Password (only used to log into the Online License Portal) to activate the license on a computer instead of using the License ID and Activation Password. I admit that I deleted your screenshot before I thought to verify this myself, I was just concerned about keeping your license information secure.
A number of systems (youtube included) simple give you a predefined selection of thumbnails to pic from. So perhaps a default of position 0% as it is, but with the option of changing a thumbnail to use 10% 25% 50% or 75% as alternative thumbnails.
virtual stages - I was wondering what they could be used for...
You can use them like this to group a bunch of overlapping content and then easily manipulate its location and scaling as a whole. (I used a Virtual Stage for all the shapes that make up the penguin's head.)