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  • Hi All.
    I have been trying to figure out a way to have Izzy listen for an alphanumeric text input.
    For example, "EVT".

    I see the keyboard watcher and the Key Table watcher, but it appears both of these actors react to a single keystroke.
    Is there a way to listen for a character stream?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestion.
    -DG


  • Tech Staff

    @Chizzer
    I think you have to do that with a text comparator actor. I have attached a sample patch for you. For it to work every time I have added another "text" actor that sets the input of the "text formatter" to zero each time the argument is true. Then I added a trigger delay of 5 seconds, that if you don't hit the 3 letters E V and T in a time of 5 seconds, for example hitting the E for another trigger or what ever, it also sets the "text formater" to zero again. Maybe there is an easier way, but that came to my mind first.
    But, and this is a question to @Mark, the last one is not working, after the 5 seconds the trigger doesn't go through, is this a bug or something else?

    Best
    Michel
    6d6695-text-input.izz



  • Mark posted an extremely clever text accumulator patch a few weeks ago and you could combine that with a text comparator actor. Search a bit and you should be able to find it.



  • Hi Michel.
    Thanks for the patch, it is exactly what I was looking forĀ  :)
    I am constantly impressed with the response, creativity and enthusiasm of the experienced users in this community - what a fantastic resource.

    One other thing I have trouble trying to figure out - is simple on/off flow.

    For example, I am trying to use the Text Comparator "true" value to turn a project off.... how would I do that?
    I have attached a line from the TRUE value of the Text Comparator to the ACTIVE value of the projector... but I am always missing some actor in between the two to change that value from on to off...

    Thanks again!
    -Chizz


  • Tech Staff

    You have to put a "trigger value" actor inbetween, 0 for OFF and 1 for ON.

    Best
    Michel


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