Concepts and Glossary
- Creative Console: A collection of modules connected to each other.
- Monogram Service: Monogram’s back-end service that handles configuration and communication between the Core module and Monogram Creator.
- Monogram Creator: Monogram’s user interface to assign modules.
- Note: Monogram Creator is dependent on Monogram Service. They are separate processes that spawn from the same Monogram Creator icon.
- Monogram Core (Core Module): Enables connection to Monogram or other compatible applications.
- Module: A single Monogram hardware component (e.g., Core, Dial, Button) that may be actuated or configured.
- Actuate/Actuation: Physically cause a module to perform its desired operation. e.g., "pressing a button", "turning a dial", "moving a slider" are different types of actuations.
- Application or Target Application: The program that end-users will control using Monogram. For example,
- Input: Commands that your application accepts from Monogram over WebSockets. Application-specific action or property that is independent of Monogram modules.
- Internally, Inputs are converted into Actions which is then assigned to a Module Setting.
- Action: Objects representing what Monogram should do when modules are actuated.
- When you supply Monogram with
inputs.json, its corresponding list of Actions is generated
- Actions typically have "execute" functions which are called in response to a module actuation.
- Actions can be categorized by "Execution Type" or "Dimension Type"
- Presets: A collection of Module Settings that can be applied by the user with one-click.
- In the UI, Presets are shown first so that users do not need to select the "Customize" tab to see the full list of functions
- Required for using OS-Level Inputs
- Complex behaviours, helper text, etc... are described using Presets
- Enables customizing certain configurations not otherwise possible through the UI, such as
rightTurnModule Settings on dial
- Built-in Presets: Monogram-generated Presets using the available Actions so that users do not need to select the "Customize" tab to see those Actions
- Certain OS actions such as Mute, Volume Up, Volume Down, etc... are Built-in Presets available globally