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 - Clicking this opens a text editor to add/edit/delete text from the DAT.
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 - When set to 1, reloads the file into the DAT.
Parameters - Execute Page
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.
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.
Parameters - Common Page
language - ⊞ - Select how the DAT decides which script language to operate on.
input- The DAT uses the inputs script language.
node- The DAT uses it's own script language.
extension - ⊞ - Select the file extension this DAT should expose to external editors.
dat- various common file extensions.
- From Language
language- pick extension from DATs script language.
- Custom Extension
custom- Specify a custom extension.
customext - Specifiy the custom extension.
wordwrap - ⊞ - Enable Word Wrap for Node Display.
input- The DAT uses the inputs setting.
on- Turn on Word Wrap.
off- Turn off Word Wrap.
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An that manipulates text strings: multi-line text or tables. Multi-line text is often a command , but can be any multi-line text. are rows and columns of cells, each containing a text string.
The generic thing that holds an , and includes (display, bypass, lock, render, immune) and its position/size in the network. Whether you "lay down an Operator" or "lay down an Node", you're doing the same thing.
An that contains its own inside. There are twelve 3D and eight 2D types. See also .