The Info CHOP gives you extra information about a node. All nodes contain extra inside information, and different types of nodes (TOPs, CHOPs, etc) contain different subsets of information. This additional information can be accessed via an Info CHOP.

The Info CHOP's extra attributes for specific OPs are also expressed as python members of those operators. The the operators python class for more information.


Parameters - Info Page

Operator op - The path of the node that the Info CHOP is getting information from. You can drag and drop any node onto this path, or type the path directly into the field.

Scope iscope - The names of the attributes to keep. Name patterns may be used as detailed in Pattern Matching.

Values values - - Select channel with values inside or outside the range specified in Range.

  • All all - All channels selected.
  • Inside Range inside - Channels with values inside Range selected.
  • Outside Range outside - Channels with values outside Range selected.

Range range - - Set the bounds for selecting channels by value.

  • range1 -
  • range2 -

Passive passive - When Passive is Off the Info CHOP will cook the Operator it is pointing to before querying its values. When Passive is On it will not force a cook. A side effect: If the Info CHOP and the target are both cooking that frame, the Info may cook before the target, so it’s data will be a frame late.

Children Cook Time childcooktime - When the Info CHOP is monitoring a Component, this toggle will enable a channel called children_cpu_cook_time which is the total cooktime of all the component's children. This is off by default, enabling it for a large network may impact performance as all cooktimes need to be summed.

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 -

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