Clip DAT

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Note: Only available in TouchDesigner Pro.

The Clip DAT contains information about motion clips that are manipulated by a Clip CHOP and Clip Blender CHOP. The Clip DAT can hold any command or script text, which can be triggered based on the settings on the Execute parameter page (This is where the Clip DAT and the Text DAT are different). The Clip DAT's script is triggered by specified clips being played through a Clip Blender CHOP.


Parameters - Text Page

Edit.. edit - Clicking this opens a text editor to add/edit/delete text from the DAT.

File file - The path and name of the file to load. Accepts .txt and .dat files. The file can be read in from disk or from the web. Use http:// when specifying a URL.

Reload File reload - When set to 1, reloads the file into the DAT.

Parameters - Execute Page

Execute from executeloc - - Determines the location the script is run from.

  • Current Node current - The script is executed from the current node location.
  • This Node here - The script is executed from the Text DAT itself.
  • Specified Component comp - The script is executed from the component specified in the Component parameter below.

Clip clip - Points to the Clip CHOP which will trigger the script when run in a Clip Blender CHOP.

Component component - The path that the script will be executed from if the Execute From parameter is set to Specified Component.

Execute on Frame (First) framefirst - Executes the script once, the first time the specified index of the clip is played in a clipblender. Even if the clip is looping in a clipblender, the script will only be executed once.

Execute on Frame (Loop) frameloop - Executes the script everytime the specified index of the clip is played in a clipblender. When a clip is looping, the script will run each time through the loop.

Execute on Exit exit - Executes the script when a clipblender exits the specified clip.

Print State printstate - Print debug information to the textport.

Parameters - Common Page

Language language - - Select how the DAT decides which script language to operate on.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs script language.
  • Node node - The DAT uses it's own script language.

Edit/View Extension extension - - Select the file extension this DAT should expose to external editors.

  • dat dat - various common file extensions.
  • From Language language - pick extension from DATs script language.
  • Custom Extension custom - Specify a custom extension.

Custom Extension customext - Specifiy the custom extension.

Word Wrap wordwrap - - Enable Word Wrap for Node Display.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs setting.
  • On on - Turn on Word Wrap.
  • Off off - Turn off Word Wrap.

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