The Reorder CHOP re-orders the first input CHOP's channels by numeric or alphabetic patterns. Either a channel pattern specifies the new order, or a number sequence specifies the new order.
If the second input, the Order Reference is present, the Numeric Pattern and Character Pattern are ignored, and the first input CHOP's channels are reordered to match as well as possible the reference CHOP's. In this case, Method is not used.
Channel values are never affected.
Parameters - Reorder Page
method - ⊞ - There are three different reordering methods. You can enter a Numeric Pattern, a Character Pattern, or use an optional second input CHOP as an order reference.
- Numeric Pattern
- Character Pattern
- Base Name Sort
- Numeric Suffix Sort
- Channel Value Up
- Channel Value Down
- Merge N Groups
- Every Nth Channel
orderref - ⊞ -
- By Name
- By Index
numpattern - This reorders the channels by channel number. Normally the index order is 0,1,2,3... etc.. The first channel is at index 0. Standard numeric patterns are allowed such as
charpattern - This reorders the channels by channel name. Standard character patterns are allowed such as
"chan? ch*". See Scope and Channel Name Matching Options p. 102 in the section, Standard Options of CHOPs.
rempos - ⊞ - Channels that do not match are called "remaining" and can also be ordered: they can be placed at the At Beginning or At Ending (in reference to the position of the matched channels).
- At Beginning
- At Ending
remorder - ⊞ - The channels that did not match can have the Same as Input order, or can be sorted AlphaNumerically.
- Same as Input
Parameters - Common Page
timeslice - Turning this on forces the channels to be "Time Sliced". A Time Slice is the time between the last cook frame and the current cook frame.
scope - To determine which channels get affected, some CHOPs use a Scope string on the Common page.
Sample Rate Match
srselect - ⊞ - Handle cases where multiple input CHOPs' sample rates are different. When Resampling occurs, the curves are interpolated according to the Interpolation Method Option, or "Linear" if the Interpolate Options are not available.
- Resample At First Input's Rate
first- Use rate of first input to resample others.
- Resample At Maximum Rate
max- Resample to the highest sample rate.
- Resample At Minimum Rate
min- Resample to the lowest sample rate.
- Error If Rates Differ
err- Doesn't accept conflicting sample rates.
exportmethod - ⊞ - This will determine how to connect the CHOP channel to the parameter. Refer to the Export article for more information.
- DAT Table by Index
datindex- Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the index of the channel in the CHOP.
- DAT Table by Name
datname- Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the name of the channel in the CHOP.
- Channel Name is Path:Parameter
autoname- The channel is the full destination of where to export to, such has
autoexportroot - This path points to the root node where all of the paths that exporting by Channel Name is Path:Parameter are relative to.
exporttable - The DAT used to hold the export information when using the DAT Table Export Methods (See above).
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An which operate on (a series of numbers) which are used for animation, audio, mathematics, simulation, logic, UI construction, and many other applications.
A outputs one or more channels, where a channel is simply a sequence of numbers, representing motion, audio, etc. Channels are passed between CHOPs in TouchDesigner networks. See also .
A parameter in most CHOPs that restricts which channels of that CHOP will be affected. Normally all channels of a CHOP are affected by the operator.
A Time Slice is the time from the last cook frame to the current cook frame. In CHOPs it is the set of short channels that only contain the CHOP channels' samples between the last and the current cook frame.
samples-per-second of a CHOP. Each CHOP in your network has a sample rate, whether it is used or not. The overall timeline has a "frame rate", which is the number of animation frames per second, generally your monitor display frequency.
Exporting is the connection of CHOP channels to parameters of operators. The output of each exporting CHOP is one or more channels, active only while the is on. The current value of a channel can be exported to a parameter of any operator, overriding that parameter's value. See .
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 location of an operator within the TouchDesigner environment, for example,
/geo1/torus1, a node called
torus1 in a component called
geo1. The path
/ is called . To refer instead to a filesystem folder, directory, disk file or
http: address, see .
Parameters in TouchDesigner are an operator's settings (numbers, menus, flags, strings, paths) which the user can alter. Parameters for any operator can be opened by right-clicking on the operator and selecting "Parameters..." A currently selected operator's parameters can be viewed in a by pressing the keyboard shortcut 'p'.
TouchDesigner is a hierarchy of components. "root" is the top-most network in the hierarchy. The is simply
/. A typical path is