Tutorial Connecting a Wiimote to MXWendler
To use this feature a Windows operative system is required
In this tutorial we are going to connect a Wiimote to MXWendler Stage Designer and assign the movement of the controller to a pivot of a keystone element.
Connecting the Wiimote to the Operative System
1. Set a bluetooth connection on your computer. (eg. a normal bluetooth USB adapter works perfectly)
For this tutorial we are going to use “Touchmote”.
- Download and install “Touchmote”. (http://touchmote.net/)
2. Start the software.
3. Pair your Wiimote to the software:
- Click on “Pair Wiimotes” (A)
- Push and hold “Sync” .
- (It is the small red button on the back of the Wiimote, hidden in the battery compartment)
Once the Wiimote is paired, the operative system should recognize it as a bluetooth device.
4. Close Touchmote.
Configuring the Wiimote to Control Stage Designer
5. Open MXWendler and set the software to communicate with the Wiimote:
- Settings → IO Devices → Wii
- Check “Open Wii device” (B)
6. Restart Stage Designer
MXWendler can now communicate with the Wiimote.
7. Select “Wii” in the IO Settings: (C)
- Settings → IO Devices → DMX/MIDI/Keyboard Events → Wii
8. Click on “+” to create a new Event. (D)
9. Select the event and click “Learn”, you can choose to assign a button or the movement of the Wiimote. (E)
Tip: The Wiimote motion sensor is based on infrared light, if you don´t have a sensor bar you can click on “Learn” and then try to move the Wiimote in front of the flame of a lighter!
10. Now choose the Receiver, the type of Action and apply. (F)
In Our case we connected the position of a keystone pivot with the Wimote infrared sensor.
- IR X1 - /mxw/keystone/element/1/pivot/col/1/row/1/xposition