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You can now use the Star Map feature.

Star Map

The following article will guide you through the set up process of the Star Map feature.

Connect Mapbox & Google Map account

Before we begin, it is required to connect your Mapbox or Google Map account too teeinblue first. This is needed so that you can use the location search function while using the Star Map feature. Visit this article for detailed instructions.

Setting up the Star Map

You can find the Star Map set up dashboard under Extras > Star maps generator



Preview Section

To use this search function, first you need to create a Mapbox account (and Google Places API - optional), and link it to teeinblue. Visit this article for detailed instructions.

Setting up a Preview Location

This location and time are only used for previewing in this generator. It's not the default location showing on Artwork.

Styling Section

In this section, you have various choices to customize the Star Map. Continue reading below to find more details about them.

Styling

Selecting a Style

You can quickly select a pre-set Style here. By doing so, it can save you a lot of time with the configuration.

Continue reading below to find out more about each configuration

Stars

Stars

In this panel, you can control:

Toggle: Show/Hide the Star Map
Size: The size of the Star Map
Fill Color: The color of the Star Map
Opacity: The transparency of the Star Map

Constellations

Constellations

In this panel, you can control:

Toggle Show: Show/Hide the Constellations
Color: The color of the Constellations
Stroke width: The width of the Constellations
Stroke opacity: The transparency of the Constellation
Name Toggle: Show/hide Constellations' names
Name Type: The Constellations' name types
Name Color: The Constellations' name color

You cannot change the font-family of the Constellations' names
This is a pre-determined setting. The Customers cannot customize it

Graticule

Graticule

In this panel, you can control:

Toggle Show: Show/hide the Graticule
Color: The color of the Graticule
Width: The size of the Graticule's line
Opacity: The transparency of the Graticule's line

This is a pre-determined setting. The Customers cannot customize it

Milky Way

Milky Way

In this panel, you can control:

Toggle Show: Show/hide the Milky Way
Fill Color: The color of the Milky Way
Fill opacity: The transparency of the Milky Way

This is a pre-determined setting. The Customers cannot customize it

Background

Background

In this panel, you can control:

Fill Color: The color of the Earth
Opacity: The transparency of the Earth's color
Stroke Color: The color of the Earth's outline
Width: The thickness of the Earth's outline

This is a pre-determined setting. The Customers cannot customize it


Once you are done with the configuration, you can see a snippet of the Star Map here:

Your Star Map configuration

It is suggestible to make change to your Star Map from the configuration panel above, not directly here.
Please note that you can only save one configuration at a time. Be sure to copy - paste the configuration into your Artwork first, before creating a new one.

Adding the Star Map configuration to your Artwork

In your Artwork Editor, create a new layer like you normally do, and select the following setting:



You can actually use a special shape of your choice here as well.

Heart-shaped Star Map

However, please note that the Star Map is always a Circle Shape put inside a Square Box. See the below image:

How the Map is displayed inside Artwork Editor

Keep this in mind while you design the special shape for the Star Map. All parts outside the dotted circle will be cut off.

How the special shape works

Please keep in mind that the original layer for the Star Map should always be in a square shape as well.


In here, you will find a setting panel for the Star Map feature as well. The first thing you should do should be copying your recently created configuration here:

Copying your configuration

If you want to update the Star Map configuration, please go back to your Extras > Star maps generator to create a new configuration

In the setting panel inside Artwork Editor, you can:

Set a custom default location (This will override the default location you have set inside Star maps generator page)
Set a custom label for each setting
Set a custom placeholder text for each setting
Set a custom show/hide switch for each setting

How to set up a default location

The location that maps will show when customers haven't selected a location yet.
You can change it by entering a latitude & longitude of a location.

To get the latitude & longitude of a location: Search a location on Google maps > Right click on the marker > copy the "latitude, longitude" number OR copy it on the url.




Once you are done with the setting inside Artwork Editor, the Campaign should look like this:

Finalizing Settings

If you are happy with the Campaign, you can go ahead and launch it now!

If you need any help, please contact us at support@teeinblue.com
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