The Demorize Editor is a powerful design software that is used for the creation of dynamic displays.
Scene Based Editing
An author uses the editor to create scenes that are published to the Demorize Player software for presentation. A scene contains all the graphical objects that makes up the presentations. The scene can be seen as a slide in a slide based presentation program but with one major difference; a scene also contains a time line.
The time line is used for animating objects and controlling graphical effects that are applied to them. An object, such as a text for example, can be moved around on the screen. An effect such as a fade in and fade out can also be applied to the text object independently from other effects. This means that you have full control of the appearance of every graphical object placed on the screen.
The true power of the Demorize system lies in how data is presented by the software. The Demorize data source concept is what makes scenes dynamic in their appearance. A data source defines a connection to an external source from which data is retrieved during the presentation. This data can be used for display as text in text objects, data for charts or simply to control properties of the graphical objects. Data can be gathered from different sources such as SQL queries to a database, an RSS feed from the Internet, system variables such as time and date or simply a text file in a file system.
Data sources are what makes the Demorize system truly powerful in that presentations can update their appearance without the need for any manual editing and updating of the scenes. Scenes makes themselves up-to-date by retrieving their information from the source of the data when they are presented on the screens.
Use common media formats
Use your already existing images and video files when you create a presentation. All normal image and movie formats such as JPEG, BMP, PNG and AVI movies can be used.
Use advanced graphical objects
Design using a wide variety of graphical objects such as texts, crawling texts, images, video, live video feeds, graphs and pie charts, web pages and maps.
Design dynamic displays
Use dynamic data to make your screens update themselves with the latest available information. Get your data from a wide variety of external data sources such as SQL, ODBC and MS Access databases, RSS feeds, OData sources, text files or programmable scripts.
Apply advanced visual effects
The Demorize system makes true use of the power of todays computer graphics. All graphical objects can have advanced visual effects applied to them. This includes drop shadows, bevel, bloom, blur and ripple filters, transition effects and color modifying effects just to name a few.
Use advanced animations
Almost all aspects of graphical objects or the effects that are applied to them can be animated using the time line system. This gives a design freedom that were previously only available in advanced video production software.
See what you design
You edit your screens just as they will look when presented by the player software. The editor incorporates a view of the player software which guarantees that what you see is what you get. The only exception is that animations will run smoother when presented by the player software.
Reuse design elements
Make templates or group design elements together in separate scene layers and reuse them through multiple presentation screens. Unlimited number of layers can be put on top of each other by the Demorize Player software when running live.
Make interactive displays
Use buttons, triggers and actions to design screens that accept user input or react to outside stimuli. Make kiosk applications by combining the interaction with advanced scripting.
Scripting for advanced users
Do you want more control? Use the scripting system to control many aspects of the presentation, ranging from custom animations to executing scripts interactively.