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July, 2013

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    Using Worldwide Telescope in a Master/Slave configuration

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    Config File for Slave Config.xml

    The other day I was asked about putting Worldwide Telescope in a Master/Slave configuration so the client machine can control a larger display showcasing the WWT imagery in full screen.   The photos show me controlling a desktop machine with my Surface Pro.  Here’s the steps to do it.

    On the Slave Machine:  (One you want to control)
    - Create a “wwtconfig” directory in c:\ – ie. c:\wwtconfig
    - Ensure the directory isn’t read only
    - Create a config.xml file in the c:\wwtconfig directory with the following XML

     

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
      <DeviceConfig>
         <Config>
            <Device MonitorCountX="1" MonitorCountY="1" 
                    MonitorX="0" MonitorY="0" 
                    Master="False" 
                    Width="1600" Height="1200" 
                    Bezel="1.0" 
                    ConfigFile="" BlendFile="" DistortionGrid="" /> 
         </Config>
      </DeviceConfig>

    On the Master Machine
    - Start Worldwide Telescope
    - Set it into “Master” mode – click on Settings > Advanced menu and select Master Controller

    Then they should be paired up.  The Slave machine will be in full screen mode – to get out of it, hit esc, and then close out the WWT window.  I usually then rename the config file to be able to start WWT up and run it normally. 

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