Tutorial Connecting a Wiimote to MXWendler
This tutorial applies to Windows only, and all MXWendler versions.
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 Wiimote infrared sensor.
- IR X1 - /mxw/keystone/element/1/pivot/col/1/row/1/xposition