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Copy CHOP

Summary

The Copy CHOP produces multiple copies of the second input along the timeline of the first input. The first input provides the trigger signals or the convolve levels.

The Copy CHOP can be used to produce a motion every time a trigger occurs. It can be used to trigger motion, such as eyelid blinks. The copies it produces can be identical, or the copies can be re-cooked each time a copy is added to the timeline. It is useful for triggering a sound multiple times, where the sounds may overlap in time.

Each copy that is added to the output can be completely different than any other copy. By passing variables through the Variables page, the second (Copy) input can be any CHOP chain that uses the variables and recooks to create each copy.

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Parameters - Copy Page

Copy Method method - -

  • Triggered Copy trigger - The second input is copied at the first input's trigger points only. A trigger point occurs whenever the first input's channel crosses the Trigger Threshold value. Overlapping copies are added.
  • Convolve convolve - For every sample in the first input's channel, the second input is shifted to that point in time, scaled by the sample value, and added into the output channels.

Output Method output - -

  • One Channel per Template Channel match - Each output channel is a channel from the first input combined with the corresponding channel from the second input.
  • One Channel per Copy Channel accum - Each output channel is a channel from the second input, with copies triggered by every channel of the first input.

Trigger Threshold threshold - The threshold value for triggering copies.  

Remainder remainder - - See Common Parameters > Remainder Options.

  • Discard Remainder crop -
  • Make Output Longer extend -
  • Mix Remainder with Beginning mix -

Keep Non-Scoped Channels keep - If enabled, non-scoped channels are copied to the output, otherwise they are deleted.  


Parameters - Stamp Page

Stamp Inputs stamp - Recook the second input for each triggered copy.  

Param 1 param1 - The parameters are re-calculated for each copy. The first field is the parameter name, the second is its value. You can use CHOP Members and Methods. The parameters you set here are available to any CHOP in the network attached to the second input through the function:

fetchStamp(key, default)

Where default is any initial value for the parameter, and is usually set to 0.  

Value 1 val1 -  


Parameters - Common Page

Time Slice timeslice - Turning this on forces the channels to be "Time Sliced". A Time Slice is the time between the last cook frame and the current cook frame.  

Scope scope - To determine which channels get affected, some CHOPs use a Scope string on the Common page.  

Sample Rate Match srselect - - Handle cases where multiple input CHOPs' sample rates are different. When Resampling occurs, the curves are interpolated according to the Interpolation Method Option, or "Linear" if the Interpolate Options are not available.

  • Resample At First Input's Rate first - Use rate of first input to resample others.
  • Resample At Maximum Rate max - Resample to the highest sample rate.
  • Resample At Minimum Rate min - Resample to the lowest sample rate.
  • Error If Rates Differ err - Doesn't accept conflicting sample rates.

Export Method exportmethod - - This will determine how to connect the CHOP channel to the parameter. Refer to the Export article for more information.

  • DAT Table by Index datindex - Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the index of the channel in the CHOP.
  • DAT Table by Name datname - Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the name of the channel in the CHOP.
  • Channel Name is Path:Parameter autoname - The channel is the full destination of where to export to, such has geo1/transform1:tx.

Export Root autoexportroot - This path points to the root node where all of the paths that exporting by Channel Name is Path:Parameter are relative to.  

Export Table exporttable - The DAT used to hold the export information when using the DAT Table Export Methods (See above).  


Operator Inputs

  • Input 0 -
  • Input 1 -

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