What does ‘layout’ mean?

Description of the Layout feature on Twinkly App

Applies to Twinkly Generation I and Generation II devices, Twinkly PRO and Twinkly Plus.

 

What does the Layout of your Twinkly installation mean?

In the Layout section, you can find a preview of your current setting's Layout.

The Layout is simply the result of the mapping procedure performed and a scan of your Twinkly installation

Layout option

If you have already mapped your devices,  you will find a perfect track of all the LEDs recognized by the procedure and mapped out in the space, as in the picture below.

Otherwise, you will see the screen to start the mapping process

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Layout history (iOS only)

This feature allows you to restore a previously mapped layout.

Use the History option to view the screen with the last 3 layouts listed by date and time:

  • click ‘Restore’

  • click 'History'

  • scroll to the right to see the last 3 layouts in chronological order

  • choose the one you want and

  • press the Restore button

The layout history only covers the last three layouts, so if you create a new layout, the oldest one will be automatically deleted.
Please note that these layouts are stored locally on the phone, so if you use two devices, you will only have the history layouts on one (the one on which the mapping was performed), while if you have mapped with multiple devices (e.g. two different smartphones), you will only be able to see the layouts made with that device, not with the other smartphone or tablet.

 

Clicking on Default will restore the pre-set layout

How the Layout Editor feature Works?

This feature allows you to make changes to your layout to further match your needs and looks even more great in reproducing effects.

Starting from the layout of your installation you can modify its X, Y and Z coordinates, so that you can flip the installation, rotate it, move it up and down and right and left

 

Important notes

  • If you wish to redo the mapping procedure and get a new layout, simply click on "Restore".

  • The function key "Map Lights", allows you to start the mapping procedure you find described in this article, step by step.

  • If you build a Sync group, you won't find the "Map lights" function key, as the devices need to be mapped individually before creating the group.

  • If you create an Area Group (Area Editor or Horizontal and Vertical tiles), please map the devices individually first to get the appropriate effect application, otherwise they will not be displayed correctly using the default layouts.

  • If you have a Sync group, you won't find the "Map lights" function key, as the devices need to be mapped individually before creating the group.

  • If you have mapped your string in the past and are accessing the app with a different account, you have to delete the device from the device list (swipe left and then click on "delete") in order to map it again: the complete procedure can be found here.

  • To create an effect in 'Drawing mode' LEDs mapping is required (except for Line and Flex that have a linear design).

  • For linear installations, Mapping is not necessarily required, because the effect will naturally run from the first to the last LED, therefore you don’t need to detect them. If you have a Home range product (Line & Flex). if the device is not mapped, the default layout is applied:

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