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Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 02-14-2024 17:19
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The easiest way to do this would be using "dynamic materials". There are a few things you would have to do first, but basically you would link a hidden text field to the material you wanted, and use that to set the material. Let me know if you want to go down that road. ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 02-10-2024 22:24
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It looks like it's called "Enterprise Control" now. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe xpression design Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 01-06-2024 11:55
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Nice work. Visual Basic is a handy tool to have in your toolbox. I'm glad you gave it a shot. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe xpression design Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 01-06-2024 11:46
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you would put this script on the text field in your scene that is linked to your data. No variables needed. It looks at the text and finds any commas, then uses that to split the string and flip the order. If there are no commas, it just passes the name through. It's pretty slick. Be sure to compile ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 01-06-2024 11:39
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The script is only 5 lines of code if you want to try it. if InStr(text, ",") > 0 then text = split(text, ",")(1) & " " & split(text, ",")(0) else text = text end if ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe xpression design Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD --------------- ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 12-30-2023 15:18
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Excellent news. Go Cougars......Unless the U is playing. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe xpression design Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 12-30-2023 15:09
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OK, this one works. But the script has to be on the text field accepting the data if InStr(text, ",") > 0 then text = split(text, ",")(0) else text = text end if ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe xpression design Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD --------------------- ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 12-30-2023 15:05
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ok, never mind. I will play around a bit and send you a better script. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe xpression design Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 12-30-2023 00:31
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This is the base script I use when I want to manipulate names with commas. This one flips first and last names. But I think that if you delete the bold portion of the script and replace the 1 with 0 (zero) it SHOULD just display the text that appears before the comma. I'm not at my Xpression so I can't ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 12-26-2023 11:32
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This is a perfect scenario to use Dashboard. It can change the score, play the sounds with a single click on the dashboard. I know this isn't the answer to your question, but it's a way to get it done simply. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe xpression design Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 10-16-2023 12:40
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This is epic. It makes my work so much easier. Thank you. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 10-08-2023 13:06
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Working with two different continuous animations at the same time can be frustrating. I suppose another way is to have a dedicated scene director that only controls the fade up, movement left to right, and then the fade out. Add to that a jump to a specific frame and it might do what you want. I'm not ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 07-14-2023 11:30
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Could you put the scenes you want to "group trigger" into a dedicated group and then just trigger the group via Stream Deck? ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 06-19-2023 14:46
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Very true. He wanted to have the footballs center each time they changed, not add left to right. You could also do it using XY scale. So many different ways. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 06-18-2023 12:51
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a throwback to when I used to use an alpha value. But look, the world is still turning. ------------------------------ Malcolm Thorpe Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD ------------------------------
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 06-17-2023 17:10
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Excellent. This will give you a foothold on visual logic. Now you can really start playing.
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 06-17-2023 16:45
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Or you could turn on all the footballs and pre-position them. Sent from my iPhone
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 06-17-2023 16:37
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You could also use dynamic material. But that’s getting into the weeds. Sent from my iPhone
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 06-17-2023 16:32
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A quick fix would be to lay out the balls in photoshop where they are positioned like you want. Then export them, numbered 1-8. Then apply those materials to the quads 1-8. But instead of using greater than, use the equals. So if the counter is “1” then then in football 1 and so on. Sent from my ...
Posted By Malcolm Thorpe 06-17-2023 15:48
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I didn't do any offset. The first value at the top is 0 zero. And it controls visibility of the first football. So if the counter is greater than zero, turn on the first football. Next block is 1. It controls the second football if the counter is greater than 1 turn on football 2. And so on.