FreeD Out CHOP
The FreeD Out CHOP sends camera tracking information, including position and orientation, to an external device or program over the network using the popular device-indepedent FreeD protocol. This can be used to emulate a physical camera or to send data to another program/device that can process FreeD tracking data. Data packets are sent out once per frame based on the current data in the CHOP channels. If one of the expected channels is not found in the input, then a default value will be sent. FreeD data can be received from other devices using the corresponding FreeD In CHOP.
The channels used by the FreeD Out CHOP are:
- camera_id - a number from 0 - 255 that can be used to store an id number for the camera
- tx, ty, tz - camera position, can be connected to the Camera COMP Translate parameters
- rx, ry, rz - camera rotation, can be connected to the Camera COMP Rotate parameters
- focus - a 24-bit positive integer (0-16 million) in arbitrary units that relates to the focus ring on a camera lens. Applications can interpret this value according to the hardware in use.
- zoom - a 24-bit positive integer (0-16 million) in arbitrary units that relates to the zoom ring on a camera lens. Applications can interpret this value according to the hardware in use.
- user - a 16-bit positive integer (0 - 65k) that can be used by the camera system to send custom user-defined data
Note: The FreeD Out CHOP sends the 'D1' camera position and orientation message that is part of the FreeD protocol.
Parameters - FreeD Out Page
active - Turn this parameter off to stop sending out data packets.
protocol - ⊞ - Selects the network protocol to use. Refer to the Network Protocols article for more information.
- Messaging (UDP)
- Multi-Cast Messaging (UDP)
netaddress - The network address of the computer to send the Stype data to. The address can be a domain name, an IP address (e.g. 100.123.45.78), or "localhost" to target the packets at another program on the same machine.
port - The port to send the data packets to.
localaddress - Specify an IP address to send from. This is useful when the system has multiple NICs (Network Interface Card) and you want to select which one to use.
Parameters - Common Page
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 - To determine which channels get affected, some CHOPs use a Scope string on the Common page. See Pattern Matching.
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.
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
autoexportroot - This path points to the root node where all of the paths that exporting by Channel Name is Path:Parameter are relative to.
exporttable - The DAT used to hold the export information when using the DAT Table Export Methods (See above).
- Input 0: -