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  • 1.  executing on a TakeItemGroup with playout mode (to loop play) pauses xpression

    Posted 11 days ago
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    Hi there,

    I am trying to properly trigger a item group to start playing with a playout mode = Timed

    from another item in the sequencer (item #13)
    This works but before it executes there is a pause then a BEEP from xpression that doesn't sound happy...  
    everything freezes while  'preparing' for the first item in group

    any suggestions?

    test scene attached 


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    Ronen Lasry
    FULL MENTAL JACKET
    Los Angeles United States
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  • 2.  RE: executing on a TakeItemGroup with playout mode (to loop play) pauses xpression

    Posted 11 days ago

    Hi Ronen

    It's a bug. I have an open ticket with support re this. When we upgraded to V11 our scripts using the following snippet did exactly as you described. Worked fine in 10.5. I asked again in late March 24 and the bug still remains.

    Dim takeItem as xpTakeItem
    
    if (Engine.Sequencer.GetTakeItemByID(314501,takeItem)) then
        takeItem.Execute
    end if

    A workaround is to setup a GPI/Tally board in hardware setup menu to send GPI's back to the same computer.

    Configure the smart GPI to us UDP, outgoing Network Settings hostname: 127.0.0.1 and default port 7788.

    dim localGPI as xpGPIBoard
    
    if (Engine.GetGPIBoard(0,localGPI)) then
        localGPI.SendMessage("TAKE 1234")
    end if

    Hope that helps!



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    Shane Herbert
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  • 3.  RE: executing on a TakeItemGroup with playout mode (to loop play) pauses xpression

    Posted 9 days ago

    Thanks Shane, appreciate you sharing your workaround and its always a relief to hear that its not just me 



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    Ronen Lasry
    FULL MENTAL JACKET
    Los Angeles United States
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  • 4.  RE: executing on a TakeItemGroup with playout mode (to loop play) pauses xpression

    Posted 10 days ago

    I've also found this is rough with having it on the "OnOnline" event. I've gotten this to work by placing it on a frame 1 script action in the SceneDirector



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    Zachary Fradette
    United States
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