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Posted By James Hessler 12-22-2023 13:54
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Azathoth, Clobber! That is a good assessment---I am not a programmer, so I take snippets from here or there and try to force it to work. I was hoping to check the scene on layer one for whether ChicletImage was visible and answer true or false for transition logic. Any guidance would be appreciated. ...
Posted By James Hessler 12-21-2023 22:00
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I've run into a problem with Transition Logic where I am playing one lower third on layer one and another on layer two. I want the lower third on layer two to check to see whether a quad object is visible so that I can change the scene directors I am using if it is. I have Visual Logic that decides ...
Posted By James Hessler 11-09-2023 22:16
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Hey Rick, I'm not a programmer at all---I just expand upon snippets of code I find and tailor them to my needs. If you make this work, I'd really like to see the script for it! I have some vague memory of a thread that debated where a script like yours might need to be and I don't remember seeing ...
Posted By James Hessler 11-08-2023 23:30
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Hey Rick, I'm not exactly sure what you need---is a producer or operator modifying/adding text (other than layout type pulldown) or art to make this? If it airs just the way you built it...in one of the two layouts...I think I would try a simple scene with the text pulldown and transition logic that ...
Posted By James Hessler 10-06-2023 21:56
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Hey Phillip, I considered an approach like this to tailor reopens to the anchors that are actually working on a given day, but our decision has always been to feature anchors whose show it is, so I've never fleshed it completely out. My thinking is that you would build an intro scene, a music ...
Posted By James Hessler 08-21-2023 20:07
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Hey Marc-André, I've replied directly to you with a link to the file. Thanks, James. ------------------------------ James Hessler WAAY TV (ALLEN MEDIA BROADCASTING) ------------------------------
Posted By James Hessler 08-11-2023 14:02
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Hey Simon! I appreciate your bump. In general, I am interested to know scripts that might cause issues. I am not certain that this problem involves TickIt, but the sheer number of scenes going on and offline puts a ticker scene change near the problem so the reasonable suspect is a conflict ...
Posted By James Hessler 07-26-2023 18:10
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Garrett, Could you use two font styles identical in size for the text, where the cursor version material is set to zero alpha? Then, in the concatenate, include a font tag "(PipeFontStyle) |" for the pipe? I'm not sure I needed the initial font tag, by the way. James. ---------- ...
Posted By James Hessler 07-19-2023 15:31
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Hey Sean, What are you using to trigger scenes remotely? In DashBoard, I have been able to reassign output layer for a specific takeID. I didn't make it change generically, but the approach might come close. James. ------------------------------ James Hessler WAAY TV ...
Posted By James Hessler 07-13-2023 16:59
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Hey Michele, If the framebuffers are on the same system, this script should work on the scene director of one of the scenes: Dim MySequencer as xpSequencer = nothing MySequencer = Engine.Sequencer Dim MyTakeItem as xpTakeItem = nothing MySequencer.GetTakeItemByID(12, MyTakeItem) MyTake ...
Posted By James Hessler 07-12-2023 23:00
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Hey Zachary, I'm trying to avoid VBscript because I have had issues with a script containing item.SetFocus conflicting with XPression Tick-It's use of the XPression API and causing Xpression to crash. My current solution for cueing stingers is using a RossTalk event in each of thirty or forty ...
Posted By James Hessler 07-07-2023 21:05
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I am trying to figure out what Xpression API conflicts I may run into when using VBscript. I have run into a problem where this script apparently conflicted with Xpression Tick-It use of the Xpression API: Dim StaticID As xpTextObject scene.GetObjectByName("StaticID", StaticID) Dim Sequence ...
Posted By James Hessler 07-07-2023 20:51
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I am looking for a way to insert text from a text list into a RossTalk command. Like Focus @StaticID.Text@ Is anything like this possible? Thanks, James. #XPression #RossTalk ------------------------------ James Hessler WAAY TV (ALLEN MEDIA BROADCASTING) ---------- ...
Posted By James Hessler 04-29-2023 15:49
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It occurs to me that since I also have wanted to duplicate an existing row in the table, maybe I could use a duplicate function to accomplish both goals. I would have the selection that could determine where to add the new recall..with selection or index+1. I do not know Javascript or ogScript, ...
Posted By James Hessler 04-27-2023 17:00
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I have built a table based on a tutorial by Ben Gatien on structured parameters I'm using the playlist to drive sources to monitor arrays and split effects on our Carbonite Black. This task adds a new item to the bottom of the playlist. var newrecall = ( name: params.getValue("store_name",0), ...
Posted By James Hessler 02-09-2023 17:30
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Hey Red! My first step on the BlueBox is to play a logo transition inside my monitor wall---your original script has that covered. Beyond that, I will play generic art for emergency use, but until I'm caught up enough to adapt your if/then scripting, I can accept the plainest of transitions. ...
Posted By James Hessler 02-08-2023 17:33
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Garner! SceneDirector position? I guess that could be very versatile, hunh? I don't see an immediate need for complex scenes, I am mostly looking for a transition without spending a media player on my Carbonite Black....but if I can avoid an issue that might crop up down the road, I surely ...
Posted By James Hessler 02-08-2023 15:38
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Garner, I'm sorry it took a while to get back to this. I've dropped this script I found from Simon Redmile on the forum (Thank you, @Simon Redmile !) into a GPI: Dim Scene as xpScene dim sd as xpSceneDirector Engine.GetSceneByName("YOUR SCENE NAME", Scene,False) Scene.SetOnline(1,0,0) ...
Posted By James Hessler 01-27-2023 17:31
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I am exploring options for driving a monitor wall with elements from my Xpression BlueBox. I could have my Xpression operators fire scenes from our Remote Sequencer, but there will be times that I'll want directors to have better control of timing on the way in---and particularly on the way out if ...
Posted By James Hessler 01-25-2023 13:04
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Kevin, It sounds like you set up number to enable user input controls...I don't there is any need to do that. I would push number down the template links to the bottom, so producers don't get to it before they get what they need. I think you're mostly there, but when you have time, read up ...