Tablet CHOP


The Tablet CHOP gets the Wacom tablet X and Y values, and also gets pen tip pressure, X tilt and Y tilt, and the various pen buttons. Two pens can be used to output one set of channels for each pen. The Tablet CHOP will initialize/install when the CHOP is created.

It supports the simultaneous use of two devices (Stylus Pen, Airbrush or 4D Mouse) on the same tablet, with the "1st Pen" folder controlling the parameters of the primary device (the first one activated), and the "2nd Pen" folder controlling the parameters of the other device.

Put a channel name in a parameter to create that channel.

The range of all axes is -1.0 to 1.0. The values of the Button parameters are 0 for Button Up and 1 for Button Down. All axis and button channels are active when the Active state is On.

In most parameter fields of this CHOP, if you put a channel name in the parameter, it will attempt to read that parameter and output the channel. Otherwise no channel is created.

For advice on setting up the tablet and tuning the sensitivity of the pen and tablet, please read the Wacom Intuos article.


Parameters - 1st Pen Page

Axes sub-page

Parameters - Page

X Coordinate xcoord -  

Y Coordinate ycoord -  

Pressure pressure -  

X Tilt xtilt -  

Y Tilt ytilt -  

Finger Wheel tanpressure -  

Thumb Wheel zcoord -  

Rotation rotation -  

Parameters - Page

Button 1 button1 -  

Button 2 button2 -  

Button 3 button3 -  

Button 4 button4 -  

Button 5 button5 -  

Parameters - 2nd Pen Page

The second pen has the same parameters as the first pen, and the values are taken from the second device.

Parameters - Page

X Coordinate xcoord2 -  

Y Coordinate ycoord2 -  

Pressure pressure2 -  

X Tilt xtilt2 -  

Y Tilt ytilt2 -  

Finger Wheel tanpressure2 -  

Thumb Wheel zcoord2 -  

Rotation rotation2 -  

Parameters - Page

Button 1 button21 -  

Button 2 button22 -  

Button 3 button23 -  

Button 4 button24 -  

Button 5 button25 -  

Parameters - Channel Page

Active active - -

  • Off off -
  • On on -
  • While Playing play -

Sample Rate rate -  

Extend Left left - -

  • Hold hold -
  • Slope slope -
  • Cycle cycle -
  • Mirror mirror -
  • Default Value default -

Extend Right right - -

  • Hold hold -
  • Slope slope -
  • Cycle cycle -
  • Mirror mirror -
  • Default Value default -

Default Value defval -  

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).  

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