return invividual instance data of poly~ for qtmovie


    Aug 24 2010 | 3:20 am
    so I am using poly~ with qt.movies and I am wondering if there is a way to set either the movie object or the poly~ object to add a header in front of the data it returns when queried with something like "target 2, getrate". It returns the rate but only with the header "rate" and not with which instance of the poly this is a rate report from. aside from message ordering, or building my own get/return setup inside the poly that reports it, is there any functionality for this already developed?
    thanks!

    • Aug 24 2010 | 3:34 am
      here is some "code" (totally untested, and the messages might not be correct). if you send a poly~ "target2, getrate" the route will catch the command and send a getrate to qt.movie. then "rate" is put in front of that number and the instance number of the poly is added at the end. so you would get something like "rate 1.25 12" out the third outlet meaning the rate of qt.movie instance 12 is currently 1.25. Hope that helps.
    • Aug 24 2010 | 7:35 pm
      yeah i see where you are going with it and it does help. didnt have a good working knowledge of thispoly yet. I see how i can use this. I think you need to bang the thispoly just before ouput also.... i did previously build my own get/return set in the poly with messages fed based on which output layer the file is being sent. In my application this was efficient and all the deliniation I needed but the thispoly method I am glad to learn because I can use that in a ton of different settings.
      Thanks!!