Mouse In CHOP
The Mouse In CHOP outputs X and Y screen values for the mouse device and monitors the up/down state of the three mouse buttons.
When the Active flag is on, the Mouse X and Y positions are output through the channels named in the Position X and Y parameters and the button states are output through the channels named in the Left, Right and Middle Button parameters.
The button values are 0 for Button Up and 1 for Button Down.
Parameters - Control Page
active - ⊞ - While On, the mouse movement will be output from and the CHOP will cook every frame. When set to Off it will not cook and the current mouse X or Y values will not be output. While Playing will capture mouse events only when the Timeline is playing forward.
- While Playing
output - ⊞ - Controls the range of the mouse Position X and Position Y.
normal- X and Y mouse positions are normalized to a range of 2 units per monitor. The primary monitor will be -1 to 1 with X=0 and Y=0 at the center of the monitor. Other monitors will be relative to these values. For example a monitor directly to the left of the primary monitor would have values in the range -1 on the right to -3 on the left of it.
- Normalized Aspect
aspect- Following the same rules as Normalized, but normalized and adjusted to aspect ratio.
absolute- Raw screen coordinates in pixel units. (0,0) is the bottom left of the primary monitor.
posxname - The name of the channel that returns the horizontal movement of the mouse.
posyname - The name of the channel that returns the vertical movement of the mouse.
lbuttonname - The name of the channel that returns the state of the left button.
rbuttonname - The name of the channel that returns the state of the right button.
mbuttonname - The name of the channel that returns the state of the middle button.
wheel - This channel goes up when the wheel is rolled away from the user and goes down when it is rolled the other way.
wheelinc - The amount that is added or subtracted to the current value of the Wheel channel when the wheel is moved.
monitor - This channel returns which monitor the mouse cursor is currently on.
panels - Events are only triggered when the specified panel has focus.
Parameters - Channel Page
left - ⊞ -
- Default Value
right - ⊞ -
- Default Value
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.
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).