Method

This node allows you to set loop sections in either your current layer or globally. A loop section is an area of the timeline that you wish to repeat. Setting the Loop Time nodes start and end time, will define the loop section.

To understand how loops work in Notch, you need to understand the different playheads in Notch:

Playhead Description
Incoming Global Playhead This is the time that the mediaserver or host application is passing to Notch. Generally this will be simply advancing forward every frame (however media servers can jump to specific times as well).
Global Playhead This is the master time in the project. It is advanced by the Incoming Global Playhead and can be looped by setting the Mode property to Global.
Layer Playheads Each layer has it’s own playhead. They are advanced by the Global Playhead but can be looped independently by setting the Mode property to Local to layer

The Layer mode is used when you are running your project layers in compositing mode (i.e. Have not set Layers as Separate Effects in Project->Settings).

Attributes

Name Description
Active Choose whether the loop should be in force
Mode Choose which play head should be looped; the layers or the global (see above)

Inputs

Name Description Typical Node Input
Current Time Override the nodes current time. Envelope Modifier

Outputs

There are no outputs from this node.