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  • 1.  Pause an XPression Group from DashBoard using RossTalk

    Posted 03-06-2024 15:07

    Hi there --

    I have a group in XPression that consists of several full-screen graphics. The group is set to Timed Playout Mode, and it repeats when done, so it's essentially a looping group of graphics with each being on screen for some time before advancing to the next one. I was wondering if there's any way to send a PAUSE command from DashBoard, in the same way that you can send a TAKE command to bring the group online. I know you can right click on the group in XPression and select Pause Group, but am looking to create a DashBoard button that can recreate that and was wondering if it was possible.

    Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!



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    Ethan Levy
    Graphics Operator
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  • 2.  RE: Pause an XPression Group from DashBoard using RossTalk

    Ross Staff
    Posted 03-06-2024 17:16

    Yes, it's just kinda tricky. 

    1. Create a Script Macro in the XPression Keyboard/GPI map: 

    2. In the script:

    dim group as xpTakeItemGroup

    Engine.Sequencer.GetGroupByName("TriggerGroup", group) 'name of the group here

    group.Pause

    You can also use: 

    .Cue

    .SetOffline

    .Execute

    .Resume

    3. Assign a RossTalk GPI # to the Macro in the "GPI column" 

    4. Trigger the Script Macro by using the RossTalk GPI # command. 




  • 3.  RE: Pause an XPression Group from DashBoard using RossTalk

    Posted 03-07-2024 23:05

    Garner,

    Thank you for your help! I look forward to implementing this into our workflows and appreciate your advice!



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    Ethan Levy
    Graphics Operator
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  • 4.  RE: Pause an XPression Group from DashBoard using RossTalk

    Posted 03-07-2024 11:54

    Hey Ethan-

    I have that same scenario in my XPression Tessera. I've used the solution that Garner suggested, which is a perfectly valid solution. I was going to share another option, but it would probably require more help setting up than can be shared in this message. Good luck.
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    Matt Finlayson
    Brigham Young University
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