The Folder DAT lists the files and subfolders found in a file system folder and monitors any changes.
For each item found, a row is created in the table with optional columns for the following information:
- Base Name
- Relative Path
- Date Created
- Date Modified
- Date Accessed
Parameters - Folder Page
active - When off, the DAT outputs a single-row table with only the headings, useful when dormant or when sending the DAT to a Replicator COMP.
rootfolder - The folder in the filesystem whose contents will be displayed in the DAT list.
refresh - When on, it monitors the specified folder(s) of the filesystem. The pulse button reads it once.
async - When on, the update happens asynchronously from the main thread so it doesn't make TouchDesigner drop frames or pause. As a result, the Folder DAT way not update its data within the next frame after the change on disk.
nameformat - ⊞ - Select whether to include the filename extension or not.
- Include Extension
- No Extension
dateformat - ⊞ - The format used to display the item's dates in the table.
std- A standard date format.
epoch- A reference date format.
type - ⊞ - The types of contents to display.
files- Include files.
folders- Include folders.
- Files and Folders
filesandfolders- Include both files and folders.
folders - Use Pattern Matching to specify which folders are included. Matches the folder path. Delimiters used are spaces and commas. To match spaces, enclose the entire search term in double quotes.
names - Use Pattern Matching to specify which names are included. Delimiters used are spaces and commas. To match spaces, enclose the entire search term in double quotes.
allextensions - Includes all file extensions.
imageextensions - Includes image contents that are supported by TouchDesigner. See supported File Types.
movieextensions - Includes movie contents that are supported by TouchDesigner. See supported File Types.
audioextensions - Includes audio contents that are supported by TouchDesigner. See supported File Types.
extensions - Use Pattern Matching to specify which extensions are included. Extensions listed here should not include the period. E.g *txt, not *.txt.
subfolders - Includes the subfolders from the root folder specified.
mindepth - Set a minmum depth for the subfolders the Folder DAT should recursively search through.
limitdepth - Turns on the Maximum Depth parameter to limit searching through subfolders. Turning this toggle off will search through all subtrees.
maxdepth - Set the maximum depth for the subfolders the Folder DAT should recursively search through.
Parameters - Columns Page
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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The operating system's holder of files and other folders (directories). It does not refer to operators within TouchDesigner. See Network Path.
TouchDesigner is a hierarchy of components. "root" is the top-most network in the hierarchy. The Path is simply
/. A typical path is
To pulse a parameter is to send it a signal from a CHOP or python or a mouse click that causes a new action to occur immediately. A pulse from a CHOP is typically a 0 to 1 to 0 signal in a channel, and a pulse via python is via a
.pulse() call on a pulse-type parameter, such as Reset in a Speed CHOP.
Any component can be extended with its own Python classes which contain python functions and data.