Please make the Innovators overlay useful

For now it was a mistake to choose the innovators overlay, simply because it is not an addition to no overlay. I cannot invent two layouts and then simply switch by placing or removing the overlay.
I tried to place my design into the folder of the No Overlay folder, I can even select it in the sensel app, but it does not work, actually it seems to have killed the SenselApp. At the moment, the app opens with a dark grey window and no UI. deleting preferences did not help, neither reinstalling the app…
Also opening a .senselmap file directly does not work…
I am on OS X Sierra btw…
I am a bit lost…

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Hey TJ,

Thanks for reaching out. The steps/information below should help get you back on track, here.

  1. Delete the .senselmap from the NoOverlay folder. It belongs in the Innovator’s folder. Also better to use Import Map rather than copying into the folder.

  2. Full uninstall script for Mac. It will also delete the senselmaps. http://senselapp.com/support/UninstallSenselApp.sh

  3. To use the Innovator’s map when in No Overlay, flash the Innovator’s map you want, then change the No Overlay mode to load the Innovator’s. http://guide.sensel.com/designer/#no-overlay

  4. You can have a different map on the No Overlay. It can be a trackpad, a digitizer, a XYZ midi pad, etc. Anything that is one large area.

  5. The Innovator’s Overlay is primarily used as a way to rapidly prototype new designs by using the designer and mapper to create your design and then export a 2d image that can be placed under the silicon Overlay. Additionally, if you want to create your own 3D Overlay with magnets, you would recreate the Innovator’s Overlay. Otherwise your Overlay would not be attached.

That is not very attractive and almost useless. The no overlay which uses a innovators design is the one I would want, but then I don’t need the innovators overlay! I could even not recommend it to anybody. (unless you are fine with a “one large area”.) But If I could use a different design for the innovators overlay and the no overlay I would be happy…

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I have the same request! I was also a bit disappointed that I couldn’t use two completely different overlays on no overlay and innovators overlay.

Understood! We really appreciate the feedback and are adding to the suggestion queue.

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