Interface Basics

SALSA LipSync 2 has quite a few enhancements to the inspector, providing easy fold-away of individual sections and color-coded feedback indicating configuration issues. Since SALSA 2 has many more configuration options and helpers, the basic goal behind the design is to hide irrelevant information until it is needed, affording the opportunity to get information out of the way when it is not.

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The inspector is now divided into three key sections (References, Settings, and Configuration). Additionally, the section headers will display at-a-glance information on underlying setting options to reduce the need to open a section to view an optional setting.

Collapse and expand the section headers by single-clicking anywhere on the header itself. All headers in SALSA Lipsync 2 (with foldout indicators) can be folded/expanded to hide/reveal the section. Collapsed headers have a slightly darker color than the expanded header.

Bad Configuration

When minimum configuration requirements have not been met, the section headers are gold and indicate configuration is required. This color mechanism traverses from the header down to the sub-section requiring configuration. Additionally, feedback information boxes are presented when requirements are not met for proper operation (or if clarification is necessary). For example, the below image indicates SALSA's References and Configuration sections require further configuration. Both the AudioSource and QueueProcessor slots are required and have not been populated. The object field is colored red when it is not configured. The information box is colored yellow with red text to indicate a warning or error.

SALSA Interface Explanation

The message box at the bottom indicates the problem, "NOT READY: SALSA requires an AudioSource, or can wait for an AudioSource at runtime, or can be driven externally."

Generally speaking, if a section header is gold (has a 'config required' status), the SALSA Lipsync 2.0 component (SALSA, EmoteR, Eyes) will fail to operate. For additional information or clarification on an interface option, simply hover over the element for a tool-tip explanation.

SALSA Interface Too-tip

Good Configuration

Once a section is configured to the point a SALSA module is as satisfied as it can get, it will turn blue, indicating minimum configuration is complete. In this example, the References section is configured and the Viseme Configuration section still needs attention.

SALSA Interface Good