This is a brief explanation of the basic functionality of FOLCKs. For more information, read this page.
You will find information about hotkeys, URL parameters, setting and sharing formations and much more.
For questions, sugestions, error reports and other feedback please contact me via e-mail.
How to use it
Moving the dancers: Drag & drop with the mouse or by touches.
Turning the dancers: Use the mouse wheel. On Touchscreens, just grab them by the nose. :-)
If you have a keyboard, you can also use the keys E, R and T.
Lock to flagpole: If you want the dancers to look exctly to the center of the square (i. e. the ‘flagpole’), press and hold P on your keyboard.
While holding the key, just turn the dancers by the nose.
Undo/Redo your movements: Use the buttons ⇦ and ⇨ in the menu or the arrow keys left and right on your keyboard.
Zoom: Using the slider in the menu or the keys + and − on your keyboard, you can change the size of the dancefloor.
The settings in the menu seem to be quite obvious – no need to explain them. ;-) However, in the section about URL parameters they are explained.
Pressing the ‘Go Home’ button resets the dancers. Pressing F5 (or reloading the page) resets the dancers, the settings and the undo history.
Changing from unsymmetric to symmetric choreo may lead to unexpected behaviour.
In fact, the dancers are just jumping to the symmetric position and orientation.
To avoid this, you should switch on the symmetry only when the dancers are symmetric.
And remember: When in trouble – reload the page! :-þ
Changing the Appearance
If you don't like the colors, the shape or other things about the dancer's appearance, read this section.