Activating Sequential Triggers on Returning to a Scene


  • I've got sound that changes from scene to scene. There are 4 scenes that rotate after each sound loop is played. Sound 1 finishes and triggers a move to scene 2, etc. When I return to a give scene in the rotation I want the next sound to play, then trigger the jump. I've got a sequential trigger set up in the scene, but when I leave and return the sequential trigger resets and triggers clip #1 again. Is there a way I can get the sequential trigger to not reset and simply wait for the next time we enter the scene and have it go to the next trigger? 



  • @montana

    does it all have to be returning to the same scene? or could you have separate scenes for each file? or it looks like you could ditch the Sequential Trigger and just use one Movie Player and use a Counter to change the File Number, with an Enter Scene Trigger to add one each time you load the scene.


  • @dbini The scenes each have a lot of other visual information in them that has to remain the same on each return. I've just given the set-up of these loops separately so as to not get to much information in the screen-shot. So yes, the scenes have to remain the same. Oh, but I think you might be onto it. I would actually rather not do the loops in sequence. I can just change files using the random actor with the enter scene trigger. Then each time it picks the file randomly and I don't have to worry about the sequencing in a linear order, yes?

  • Tech Staff

    You can do this instead of the Sequential Trigger.

  • Tech Staff

    @montana

    I also added the following Feature Request to our feature request database: 

    It would be good to have a mode input on the Sequential Trigger that lets you pick up where you left off when you re-enter a Scene instead of resetting to 1.

    Additionally, it would be nice to be able to choose which number it initializes on.


  • @woland Great. As always, much appreciated.


  • @montana

    you might like to use the Shuffle actor rather than Random - this ensures that the same movie doesn't play twice

  • Tech Staff

    @dbini said:

    you might like to use the Shuffle actor rather than Random - this ensures that the same movie doesn't play twice

     If random is what you're after, this may be helpful: https://troikatronix.com/plugin/random-media-random-duration/


  • @dbini Excellent! Thanks.


  • @woland Very cool. My projector is in therapy as well. There is hope for all of us : )


  • @woland In looking at your patch I made a simple one for the present that deals with what I'm trying to do. I also put in comments as I try to get better at cementing what I'm learning here! Things are working great EXCEPT for the Shuffle actor's REMAINING function. When I leave the scene and return it stays where it is. It doesn't count down. Actually, it counts down one time then stays at 19. It ends up working like the Random actor since it doesn't track the cards/files going out. It really helps if it doesn't repeat. Not sure if there's a solution to triggering the Remaining counter as I re-enter the scene?

  • Tech Staff

    @montana

    you may want to have the shuffle actor in an always active scene and pass the values with a broadcaster/listener actor or a set/get global values actor.

    Best Michel