[LOGGED] Control Elements on User Actors
dbini last edited by Woland
I had an Isadora dream last night. (in my defense: yesterday was the premiere of a new show - I've been mentoring the artists and they're using Izzy to run the video (2 projectors), sound, and lighting for everything, so it's been a pretty Izzy-heavy week) Anyway, in my dream I was able to add stuff from the control menu directly into the patch window.
this got me thinking: would it be a useful feature if user actors could be directly appended with control elements? where the little icon would be on a regular actor? the function could be the same, using control ID numbers, or maybe there's a special way of linking the control to the actor inside the user actor - this way the user actor could be re-used in different patches without ID conflict.
this would make it possible for an actor to display a monitor of what's going on inside it, kind of like the Eyes actors. or a switch/selector/slider/dial that could be a little clearer than clicking and dragging the green dot on an input.
I often operate shows directly from the scene window, and I think this functionality would really help.
(i mentioned a feature request on here a while ago where control elements could be free-floating in their own windows, rather than fixed in the control panel window, but this is slightly different in that the control could become integral to a user actor.)
what do you think?