Audio Render CHOP

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Summary

The Audio Render CHOP uses the Steam Audio SDK to spatially render audio based on the full transforms (translation, rotation, scale) of a listener and an audio source. The Audio Render CHOP takes a mono sound audio source as input, and spatially outputs the sound in the format specified from the Output Format parameter. The number of channels outputted by the Audio Render CHOP depends on the Output Format.

You specify a 3D component for the transform of the listener, plus a 3D component for the transform of a source.

The sample rate of the output is determined by the audio source, which must be either 44100 or 48000.

Look at the Audio Render CHOP example in Help -> Operator Snippets.

See also OpenVR CHOP.

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Parameters - Setup Page

Active active - Turns the Audio Render on or off.

Listener Object COMP listenerobject - A COMP that represents the listener. Must be a COMP that contains transform data, such as a Geometry or Camera COMP.

Source Object COMP sourceobject - A COMP that represents the source of the sound. Must be a COMP that contains transform data, such as a Geometry or Camera COMP.

Output Format outputformat - - The output format of the audio: Binaural, Stereo, Quadraphonic Surround, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround, Custom Setup, or Ambisonics (AmbiX). Ambisonics is a format for encoding three-dimensional 360 degree audio. The Ambisonics format used in the Audio Render CHOP is the 3rd order SN3D format consisting of 16 encoded channels (WXYZ, RSTUV, KLMNOPQ) that define the sphere of sound. Custom Setup requires use of the Mapping Table.

  • Binaural Binaural -
  • Stereo stereo -
  • Quadraphonic Surround quadraphonic -
  • 5.1 Surround fiveone -
  • 7.1 Surround sevenone -
  • Custom Setup custom -
  • AmbiX ambix -

Attenuation attenuation - Attenuate the sound based on relative distance.

Mapping Table mappingtable - A DAT Table that specifies the various speakers in the setup and their position. The Table must have 3 columns named x, y, z. Each row specifies an individual speaker, and the 3 columns specify its position. Used with the Custom Setup Output Format. The mapping table will create one channel per row.



Parameters - Common Page

Time Slice 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 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.

Export Method 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 geo1/transform1:tx.

Export Root autoexportroot - This path points to the root node where all of the paths that exporting by Channel Name is Path:Parameter are relative to.

Export Table exporttable - The DAT used to hold the export information when using the DAT Table Export Methods (See above).



CHOPs
Ableton Link • Analyze • Angle • Attribute • Audio Band EQ • Audio Device In • Audio Device Out • Audio Dynamics • Audio File In • Audio Filter • Audio Movie • Audio Oscillator • Audio Para EQ • Audio Play • Audio Render • Audio Spectrum • Audio Stream In • Audio Stream Out • Beat • BlackTrax • Blend • Clip Blender • Clip • Clock • Composite • Constant • Copy • Count • CPlusPlus • Cross • Cycle • DAT to • Delay • Delete • DMX In • DMX Out • Envelope • EtherDream • Event • Expression • Extend • Fan • Feedback • File In • File Out • Filter • Function • Gesture • Handle • Helios DAC • Hog • Hokuyo • Hold • In • Info • Interpolate • Introduction To CHOPs id• Inverse Curve • Inverse Kin • Join • Joystick • Keyboard In • Keyframe • Kinect • Lag • Leap Motion • Leuze ROD4 • LFO • Limit • Logic • Lookup • LTC In • LTC Out • Math • Merge • MIDI In • MIDI In Map • MIDI Out • Mouse In • Mouse Out • NatNet In • Noise • Null • Object • Oculus Audio • Oculus Rift • OpenVR • OSC In • OSC Out • Out • Override • Panel • Parameter • Pattern • Perform • Pipe In • Pipe Out • PosiStageNet • Pulse • RealSense • Record • Rename • Render Pick • Reorder • Replace • Resample • S Curve • Scan • Script • Select • Sequencer • Serial • Shared Mem In • Shared Mem Out • Shift • Shuffle • Slope • SOP to • Sort • Speed • Splice • Spring • Stretch • Switch • Sync In • Sync Out • Tablet • Time Slice • Timeline • Timer • TOP to • Touch In • Touch Out • Trail • Transform • Trigger • Trim • Warp • Wave

An Operator Family which operate on Channels (a series of numbers) which are used for animation, audio, mathematics, simulation, logic, UI construction, and many other applications.

OP Snippets is a set of numerous examples of TouchDesigner operators, which you access via the Help menu. These can be copied/pasted into your projects.

The component types that are used to render 3D scenes: Geometry Component contain the 3D shapes to render, plus Camera, Light, Ambient Light, Null, Bone, Handle and other component types.

An Operator Family that contains its own Network inside. There are twelve 3D Object Component and eight 2D Panel Component types. See also Path.

An Operator Family that manipulates text strings: multi-line text or tables. Multi-line text is often a command Script, but can be any multi-line text. Tables are rows and columns of cells, each containing a text string.

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.

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.

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 CHOP Viewer is on. The current value of a channel can be exported to a parameter of any operator, overriding that parameter's value. See Parameter.

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 Root. To refer instead to a filesystem folder, directory, disk file or http: address, see Folder.

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 Network Editor by pressing the keyboard shortcut 'p'.

TouchDesigner is a hierarchy of components. "root" is the top-most network in the hierarchy. The Path is simply /. A typical path is /project1/moviein1.