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  • 1.  Dashboard/Xpression image path question

    Posted 01-25-2024 18:15

    Hello,

    I'm working with a animated XPression Carousel driven by a Dashboard interface. Everything is going well - but a request by the control room is throwing me off. I've got 10 thumbnail images (canvas files) - with file pickers to import the images. The challenge I have is that it would be great to have the option of a "hot change" with the ability to swap an image out if needed. However, updating those two different images from a single source value has me stuck.

    Existing Dashboard Path (in parameter): file:/D:/TEST%20EDIT%20VISUAL%20LOGIC/Images/MET%20GALA/MET%20GALA_1.jpg

    Preferred XPression Path: D:\TEST EDIT VISUAL LOGIC\Images\MET GALA\MET GALA_1.jpg

    Any thoughts of a workaround or method - or am I just going down a path with a dead end? After a fair amount of research it seems I may be asking too much. Sure, I can preload the thumbnails and the Xpression carousel images....but it would be amazing to have that added functionality.



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    Chris Jordan
    Graphic Artist in Charge
    NBCUniversal
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  • 2.  RE: Dashboard/Xpression image path question

    Ross Staff
    Posted 01-25-2024 19:13

    On the text object connected to the first string you could put something like this;

    text = Mid(text, 7)
        
    text = Replace(text, "%20", " ")

    text = Replace(text, "/", "\")

    Then use that string as your dynamic material path. 



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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 3.  RE: Dashboard/Xpression image path question

    Posted 01-25-2024 19:58

    Worked like a charm! Many thanks - I thought I'd have to do some heavy lifting on the Dashboard side but that solution was a lot easier than expected!



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    Chris Jordan
    Graphic Artist in Charge
    NBCUniversal
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  • 4.  RE: Dashboard/Xpression image path question

    Ross Staff
    Posted 01-26-2024 04:20

    No problem! 



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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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