Here is a short step-by-step description of how to create a basic TipTile with images, video and sound.
The Manual will give a more detailed description of all the features.

Creating a basic TipTile

TipTile screen overviewStep 1
Stick the USB stick with the TipTile editor in your computer and start the program.
Note: You can edit your TipTile on any desktop or laptop computer, but don’t forget to save.

Step 2
Click New, pick a size for your TipTile (7 x 5 is a good size to start with) and give it a name.
Note: The name you give here is is only used in the editor. You can give it a proper name later.

Step 3
Your TipTile will be filled with default images. Click on a tile to open an image dialog and pick a new image.
Note: In the image dialog you can select multiple files to fill several tiles at once.

Step 4
Click Change text at the bottom left to add text to your tile.
Note: You can edit your text later as often as you like.

Step 5
Click Properties and select a background image and maybe a background tune.
Also give your TipTile a proper name and description. These will be displayed in the Pixelsense menu.
Note: If you add background keep in mind where the TipTile will be displayed.

Step 6
Click Save and wait for your TipTile to be saved.
Note: All content will be copied to the USB stick so this may take a while.

Adding video

Besides images you can also add video or sound files to your TipTile. The process is similar to adding an image.

Step 7
Click on a tile to open the file dialog. Change the file filter to video & sound files and select a video or sound file.
Note: Videos have to be in WMV format, sound can be MP3 or WAV.

Step 8
In the details panel at the bottom right find the Still box. Click Select and choose a still file for your video or sound file.
Note: If the tile already contained in image file, this will automatically be the still file.

Installing the TipTile

Step 9
Take your USB stick to your Pixelsense unit, plug it in a USB port and start the editor. Click Install to install your TipTile on the Pixelsense. When the installation is complete you can take out the USB stick.
Note: The installation process requires access to system folders that may be protected. To be sure that the installation will succeed, start the TipTile editor as administrator (right click)


Visible parts
When a tile is closed it only shows a part of its image. You can select the part you like to use for this in the panel on the bottom right. The preview panel will show an approximation of this part in the entire image. The tiles in the TipTile tableau show the cutouts.

Moving tiles
You can move a tile to another location by switching it. Click Switch and select the tile you want to switch with.
You can also go to the Properties screen and check the Random order checkbox. This will make your TipTile look different every time it starts.