Using the Trigger Delay as the timeout is perfect. I just added a bit here to calculate a 'good' delay time based on the FPS setting (might use Performance monitor to set this) I didn't see any need for the Buffer actor.
@michel, I wasn't suggesting an email notification! Rather, the idea that when you clicked on a plugin it would say that I downloaded it on H=December 12, 2020, or something or something like that. Or perhaps when you looked at your profile, it shows you a list? I imagine that the tech is already built in, because it knows when you look at a topic or when the topic has been updated?
I am glad it's working for you. The modification isn't something I am going to release as an update, since it breaks the resetting of the 'S'M'R' button lights. I will post it here for others though in case its useful to anyone else.
Isadora > Isadora Preferences > Warnings > Automatic Updates > Automatically Check for New Versions > Never
Isadora > Isadora Preferences > Auto Save > Autosave > Disable auto save
Isadora > View > Tip of the Day > uncheck “Show Tips”
System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver > Start After: > Never
System Preferences > Mission Control > uncheck “Displays have separate Spaces” (then log out and back in)
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > Turn on Do Not Disturb > enable “From: [TIME] to: [TIME]” > set it to “From: 1:01 am to: 1:00 am” (to always keep it in do not disturb)
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > Turn on Do Not Disturb > enable “When display is sleeping” + Enable “When mirroring to TVs and projectors”
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > When Do Not Disturb is turned on: > uncheck “Allow calls from everyone” + uncheck “Allow repeated calls”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > set “Computer sleep:” + “Display sleep:” to “Never”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > uncheck “Put hard disks to sleep when possible”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > enable “Start up automatically after a power failure”
System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi > Turn Wi-Fi Off (if you don't need it)
System Preferences > Network > Bluetooth > Turn Bluetooth Off (if you don't need it)
If you're running the computers without any keyboard or mouse attached (and want to prevent system dialogs looking for a keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth), go to System Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced button > Uncheck "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant if no keyboard is detected" + Uncheck "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant if no mouse or trackpad is detected" > select OK.
The Taskbar being visible can be solved by going to System Preferences > General > enable “Automatically hide and show menu bar”
The Dock being visible can be solved by going to System Preferences > Dock > enable “Automatically hide and show Dock”
If you're controlling the computers by networking them together, it's much better to use Cat5/5e/6 (ethernet cable) to wire them all to an ethernet switch rather than relying on Wi-Fi.
If you don't want any other windows to open when you restart the computer, go: Apple > Log Out [USERNAME] > uncheck “Reopen windows when logging back in” > Log Out
If you want Isadora to launch a particular file when you turn on the computer:
System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items > “+” Button > in the dialog, go to Applications > Isadora 3 > and select Isadora to add Isadora (or the specific Isadora file you want to launch on login) as a login item.If you want to launch Isadora and have it launch the specific file itself, goIsadora Preferences > General > Startup Action > Open Most Recent File
Isadora Preferences > General > After Loading File > Activate First Scene + Show Stages after 10 Sec.
This has the advantage that if you save a newer version of the file, Isadora will open the newer version automatically, instead of you needing to remove the old file as a Login Item and insert the new file as a new Login Item.System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items > Remove any other login items not necessary for the installationSystem Preferences > Users & Groups > Click the lock (bottom left) > enter password > Login Options (lower-left) > Choose an account from the “Automatic login” menu > enter password. Computer now automatically logs in to that account on restart.If you have multiple partitions or are launching from an external drive, make sure you restart from the correct partition by going to System Preferences > Startup Disk > Click the lock (bottom left) > enter password > Select the correct partition from which to boot.
@mark Thank you for a brilliant session! I didn’t have time to join it then. But after seeing it through yesterday, one question emerged into my mind.
Back in the times of Isadora v1.x, I remember reading that using excessively User Actors / Macros with heavy load video processing within them would have slowed down the processing (compared to that that they would be all in the base level – no macros or user actors).
Hopefully I remember totally wrong, but I would like to ask if – with Isadora v3.x – it makes any difference to compose complicated heavy duty patches using “heavy” actors inside “multi-layered” User Actors or Macros?
As there are now a number of additional plug-ins for Isadora i.e. ArtNet and Rutt-Etra, it might make sense to have 'official' and 'User' submitted 'Add Ons' that can be searched by type, theme and version tracked. An easy way to link a forum discussion thread to a repository entry would be of benefit. A way for users to collaborate on specific developments would add to the community approach reminiscent of the attributes that have contributed to the success of this forum format. In terms of the viability of the submitted items - user community moderation and a company policy disclaimer that places the risk of use at the discretion of the end user. A flag function that allows notification of any issues that arise from the items use etc to be recorded.