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  1. #1
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    Jan 2014

    Viewing One ArtRage File in Two Windows

    I'm running a MacBook Pro and have two other monitors working off it: an ancient 23" Apple Cinema Display and a Cintiq 13HD. What I'd like to do is have an ArtRage file open on my Cintiq, where I'm doing close-up work on my drawing/painting, as well as on the large display, where I'd like to see the entire painting. In other words, I'm trying to avoid zooming in and out to see the progress of my picture; I'd like to just hit Save and look up to see the result on the larger monitor.

    Is this possible?

    I realize it might involve so much RAM I'll give up on the idea, but until I find that out, I'm curious to see if I can streamline my work process a little.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    NC, USA
    ArtRage 4 has a feature called the "New View" on the Reference panel. It allows you to pin a second view of your canvas to your screen, which can be rescaled to whatever size you'd like. So if you open your painting, open the Reference panel and select the "New View" option at the bottom of the panel and then drag the reference to your other screen. You can then rescale it to fill the screen and work up close on the actual canvas while being able to see the larger version on the other screen. You can even paint directly on the "reference", if you wish, so if you wanted to add something without zooming out your canvas, you could just draw it over the reference instead.

    Here's an example of this on my computer (it's a Window OS, but I don't see why it wouldn't work on a Mac).

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    Last edited by Someonesane; 04-13-2014 at 04:30 AM.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Hi and welcome to the forums swedan
    You can open a new reference view of your painting, drag it to one of your monitors and expand it to fill as much of that screen as you wish.
    You can also paint/draw in the reference window just as you can in the main window.
    It's also possible to have more than one reference view open at a time.

    AR is a 32bit app so it's not going to access more than around 4GB RAM. And as important as RAM can be, I think when working with multiple screens a good CPU and GPU are going to be just as important.

    I see someonesane just beat me to the "Submit Post" button
    Last edited by markw; 04-13-2014 at 04:36 AM.
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  4. #4
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    Jan 2014
    Yes, this works great! Thanks so much, both of you.


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