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TUIO Array

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This node generates a transform array from TUIO data sent from a suitable external application that supports the TUIO protocol, via a network connection.

For TUIO to function, you’ll need a supporting application such as TUIOpad or TUIOdroid. This will be used as a source for the incoming TUIO Data. You will then need to make sure the host address and port number are the same as the target machines IP address and port number.

  • Run a cmd prompt
  • Type ipconfig
  • Use the IP address for TUIOdroid or TUIOpd apps and setup as below
  • To enable TUIO in your project, go to Project Settings and enable it in the Protocols tab
  • Your mobile device will have to be on the same WiFi or network as your PC to connect to your Notch project
  • If the TUIO app fails to connect to your Notch project, restart all of your Notch windows

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You can then use TUIO in much the same way as a standard Transform Array.

The output transform array may be used directly with a Clone To Transform Array, or to clone other nodes within a Field System or Particle System.

Parameters

These properties control the 3D transforms of the node. Transforms will generally be inherited by child nodes, although they can be ignored through the Inherit Transform Channels attributes.

ParameterDetails
Position XMove along the local x-axis.
Position YMove along the local y-axis.
Position ZMove along the local z-axis.
Rotation HeadingRotate around the local y-axis.
Rotation PitchRotate around the local x-axis.
Rotation BankRotate around the local z-axis.
Scale XScale along the local x-axis.
Scale YScale along the local y-axis.
Scale ZScale along the local z-axis.

Toggle which transform channels should be inherited from the parent node. By default, all transforms will be inherited.

ParameterDetails
Position XToggle inheritance of the X Position from the parent.
Position YToggle inheritance of the Y Position from the parent.
Position ZToggle inheritance of the Z Position from the parent.
Rotation HeadingToggle inheritance of the Rotation Heading from the parent.
Rotation PitchToggle inheritance of the Rotation Pitch from the parent.
Rotation BankToggle inheritance of the Rotation Bank from the parent.
Scale XToggle inheritance of the X Scale from the parent.
Scale YToggle inheritance of the Y Scale from the parent.
Scale ZToggle inheritance of the Z Scale from the parent.
World Position OnlyInherit the world position from the parent only, rotation and scale will be ignored. Overrides above properties.
Inherit TimeToggle inheritance of time from the parent.

These properties control the core behaviours of the node.

ParameterDetails
AxisWhich axes for the generated shapes to generate on.
Apply Node Transforms To Array Elements OnlyWhen Enabled, transform changes applied to this nodes transform properties will also be applied to the array elements, and carried onto any nodes this data is used.
TUIO CursorsAllow the TUIO node to receive Cursor data.
TUIO ObjectsAllow the TUIO node to receive Object data.
TUIO BlobsAllow the TUIO node to receive Blob data.
Use TUIO RotationsUse rotations from the incoming TUIO source.
Use TUIO ScalesUse scales from the incoming TUIO source.
Use TUIO ID's For Transform IndexingUse the TUIO ID’s to index each point generated. This will attempt to keep cloned shapes consistent, but can lose points.
Flip X AxisFlip the X axis of the incoming TUIO data.
Flip Y AxisFlip the Y axis of the incoming TUIO data.

These properties control how an element is eased into an array.

ParameterDetails
Ease Points OnEnable Point Easing in, so new points don’t immediately appear.
Ease Points On Mode

Edit the easing curve for how the new points will appear.

  • Linear,
  • Pow2,
  • Pow4,
Ease Points On DurationHow long the points should take to fully appear.
Ease Points OffEnable Point Easing out, so removed points don’t immediately disappear.
Ease Points Off Mode

Edit the easing curve for how the removed points will disappear.

  • Linear,
  • Pow2,
  • Pow4,
Ease Points Off DurationHow long the points should take to fully disappear.
Easing Points Affects Point ScalesAllow the points to scale in size while easing.
Easing Points Affects Point OpacitiesAllow the points to fade the opacity of objects while easing.

Set the bounding dimensions of the incoming data, and the area within which points will be generated.

Inputs

NameDescriptionTypical Input
Transform ModifierApply the transforms of another node to this node.Null
Target NodeModifiy the rotations of the node to always direct the z axis towards the input.Null
Local Transform OverrideApply the transforms of another node to this node, relative to its parent.Null