Timeline Array

Joe HebertJoe Hebert Junior MemberPosts: 2,154
Can we use timeline arrays and a get_last on the array yet?

It compiles but it looks like it doesn’t work.

Only thing I found was a reference in TN657:
TN657 wrote:
Arrays of timeline ID's are not yet supported (08/09/2004), but we are considering adding support for them in the future.

Is 9 years later the future yet?

Comments

  • ericmedleyericmedley Senior Member - 3709 Posts Posts: 4,157
    I've oft wondered this myself. There are obviously ways to essentially do the same thing but an array would be really nice.
  • the8thstthe8thst Junior Member Posts: 470
    To my knowledge there is no way to do timeline arrays for use with get last.

    This is my work around:
    DEFINE_CONSTANT
    
            long tlVolUp[] 		= {201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211,212,213,214,215,216}
            long tlVolUp_KP1	= 201
    	long tlVolUp_KP2	= 202
    	long tlVolUp_KP3	= 203
    	long tlVolUp_KP4	= 204
    	long tlVolUp_KP5	= 205
    	long tlVolUp_KP6	= 206
    	long tlVolUp_KP7	= 207
    	long tlVolUp_KP8	= 208
    	long tlVolUp_KP9	= 209
    	long tlVolUp_KP10	= 210
    	long tlVolUp_KP11	= 211
    	long tlVolUp_KP12	= 212
    	long tlVolUp_KP13	= 213
    	long tlVolUp_KP14	= 214
    	long tlVolUp_KP15	= 215
      	long tlVolUp_KP16	= 216
    
    DEFINE_EVENT
    button_event[metreauKeypads,nMET6NRotationChannels] {
    		push: {
    			stack_var integer volButton
    			stack_var integer index
    			
    			volButton = get_last(nMET6NRotationChannels)
    			index = get_last(metreauKeypads)
    			
    			if (volButton == 1) {
    				if (timeline_active(tlVolUp[index])) {
    					timeline_kill(tlVolUp[index])
    				}
    				
    				timeline_create(tlVolUp[index],tmMET6NVolume,length_array(tmMET6NVolume),timeline_relative,timeline_repeat) 
    			} else {
    				if (timeline_active(tlVolDown[index])) {
    					timeline_kill(tlVolDown[index])
    				}
    				
    				timeline_create(tlVolDown[index],tmMET6NVolume,length_array(tmMET6NVolume),timeline_relative,timeline_repeat) 
    			}
               release: {
    			stack_var integer index
    			
    			index = get_last(metreauKeypads)
    			
    			if (timeline_active(tlVolUp[index]))
    				timeline_kill(tlVolUp[index])
    			if (timeline_active(tlVolDown[index]))
    				timeline_kill(tlVolDown[index])
    		}
    		}
    
    timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP1]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP2]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP3]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP4]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP5]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP6]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP7]
    	timeline_event[tlVolup_KP8]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP9]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP10]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP11]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP12]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP13]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP14]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP15]
    	timeline_event[tlVolUp_KP16] {
    		stack_var integer index
    		stack_var integer nOutput
    		
    		index = timeline.id - 200
    		nOutput = metAudioOutputMap[index]
    		
    		if (audSwitcher[nOutput].input) {
    			if (audioAdjustVolume(nOutput, 2)) {
    				send_level metreauKeypads[index], 1, ((audSwitcher[nOutput].volume * 2) + 35)
    			}
    		}
    	}
    
  • nickmnickm Blinky Light Aficionado Posts: 152
    I was actually just trying to accomplish this today. No dice. What I ended up doing was a TIMELINE_EVENT stack and then compare TIMELINE.ID. For some reason, even a properly declared constant array, would not register any TIMELINE_EVENTs.
  • zerkalozerkalo Junior Member Posts: 19
    This makes me sad. Device arrays are awesome! So why no timeline arrays?

    I'm having a lot of problems with this where I have multiple devices and I need to wait / time some events for them.
    The only way around seems to be copypaste techniques such as the proposed method above.
  • ericmedleyericmedley Senior Member - 3709 Posts Posts: 4,157
    zerkalo wrote: »
    This makes me sad. Device arrays are awesome! So why no timeline arrays?

    I'm having a lot of problems with this where I have multiple devices and I need to wait / time some events for them.
    The only way around seems to be copypaste techniques such as the proposed method above.

    While you can't do a timeline array you can do a timeline stack. You can get most things done this way. Not as friendly or elegant but it works.
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