| Before we can start our first Kwik project, we need to set up the general settings for the plugin. These settings will tell Kwik where to find the Corona SDK Simulator and where to store your project files. At the bottom of the Kwik panel, you will see the Gears icon which opens the Settings dialog box.|
The Settings dialog box has three tabs: General, Export and Registration. We will set up the paths to the simulator and our main project folder in the General tab. The Export tab contains options for how Kwik will export your project and the Registration tab is where you can input your activation key after you have purchased Kwik. This will unlock the trial version limitations.
We will take a closer look at the Kwik panel and tools in a future tutorial. But for now, notice that the Project Info section displays the name of our project and the device option that we set in the New Project dialog box. Also, our default page is listed in the Pages/Components section.
When Kwik created our empty project, it gave us one page (named page1) and one layer for that page (named Layer 1) in the Layers panel. You will also notice that it opened a blank Photoshop window and named it page1.psd. The psd image has the default dimensions for the retina display (2048 width x 1536 height in pixels). Of course, this would be reversed if we had chosen the Portrait orientation.
Finally, if we take a look at our LearnKwik folder on our desktop, we will see that we have a new folder named Template inside the LearnKwik folder. This project folder contains the page1.psd page and the Template.kwk Kwik file.
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