Simple Time Display Patch - An Intro To The Text Formatter Actor

  • Tech Staff

    Hello all,

    I threw this together last night in about five minutes because the performers in a show I'm on for a couple nights needed to see the time as they setup slowly over half an hour while the audience entered. I refined it further for posting for the forum today.

    The Patch displays the current time using the Clock actor, Number To Text actors, a Text Formatter actor, a Text Draw Actor, and a Projector Actor.

    Double-click on the Text Formatter actor to take a look at a simple example of how to use this powerful actor. There's also the "Help" button at the bottom left of the popup dialog so that you can learn more about how to use this actor.

    Best wishes,



  • Very cool. I had tried a similar thing for similar reasons a while back, but didn't use the parser... thanks for sharing! - John