MIDI Event DAT
The MIDI Event DAT logs all MIDI messages coming into TouchDesigner from all MIDI devices. It outputs columns in a table format: message, type, channel, index, value.
The table is FIFO "first-in first-out" and limited to parameter-set number of lines. An optional script may be run for each packet received.
Parameters - Connect Page
active - Logs MIDI events when turned on.
Parameters - Filter Page
skipsense - Does not log sense messages when this is turned on.
skiptiming - Does not report timing messages when this is turned on.
filter - Turning this on enables the message filtering parameters below.
Parameters - Received Messages Page
callbacks - Runs this script once for each row added to the table (ie. MIDI event recieved). See midieventDAT_Class for usage.
executeloc - ⊞ - Determines the location the script is run from.
- Current Node
current- The script is executed from the current node location.
- Callbacks DAT
callbacks- The script is executed from the location of the DAT specified in the Callbacks DAT parameter.
- Specified Operator
op- The script is executed from the operator specified in the From Operator parameter below.
fromop - The operator whose state change will trigger the DAT to execute its script when Execute is set to Specified Operator. This operator is also the path that the script will be executed from if the Execute From parameter is set to Specified Operator.
clamp - The DAT is limited to 100 messages by default but with Clamp Output, this can be set to anything including unlimited.
maxlines - Limits the number of messages, older messages are removed from the list first.
clear - Deletes all lines except the heading. To clear with a python script
bytes - Outputs the raw bytes of the message in a separate column.
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.
TouchDesigner's original built-in Command scripting language prior to .
Operators that have 1 or more input, like a Math CHOP, are called filters. See .
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