Decks

General

The Decks are used for Texture playback. A Texture can be selected by dragging and dropping a video clip, generative animation, or capture feed from the Clip Bin, or by using the Texture Selector Knob.

Deck Output

The Deck Output is the final video texture of a Deck. A selected Texture can be a Video File Texture, a Generative Texture, or a Capture Feed Texture. Selected Textures are affected by all of the Attribute Controls and FX present in the Deck and are sent as its Deck Output. Any time a Deck is referenced for as the Source for a Texture, the final Deck Output is what is used.

Playhead

Displays the current position of a Video File Texture in the Deck. If the Deck contains a Generative Texture rather than a Video File Texture, the Playhead displays a sine wave as indication.

Sync Button

Synchronizes a Video File Texture or a Generative Texture to the Global BPM
Attribute Controls:
• Momentary Button

Clip View

Displays the current Texture and provides some basic functionality controls.

note: The Clip View does not show the Deck Output. The Clip View, however, does show the Texture after it has been affected by its Video Controls or Generative Controls.

Clip Select Knob

Radio
Scrolls through current list of Textures from the Clip Bin.
Attribute Controls:
• Knob

Alpha Slider

Float
Affects the Opacity (Alpha) of the Deck.
Attribute Controls:
• Slider

Video Controls

Container for Movie File Texture specific control parameters. Not available if the Deck contains a Generative Texture.

Speed Knob

Float
Controls playback speed for the current Texture.
Attribute Controls:
• Knob

Red

Float
Level of Red color for the current Texture.
Attribute Controls:
• Knob

Green

Float
Level of Green color for the current Texture.
Attribute Controls:
• Knob

Blue

Float
Level of Blue color for the current Texture.
Attribute Controls:
• Knob

Play / Pause

Radio
Toggle whether the current Texture is Playing or is Paused.
Attribute Controls:
• Radio Buttons
Available Values:
Play
Pause

Mute

Radio
Blacks out the output of the Deck.
Attribute Controls:
• Radio Buttons
Available Values:
On
    Blacks out output
Off
    Outputs Texture Normally

Cue Button

Resets the Play Head back to the beginning of the Video File Texture.
Attribute Controls:
• Momentary Button

Tracer Toggle

Radio
Sets the Deck Output as the Texture Source for the Texture Engine
Attribute Controls:
• Radio Buttons
Available Values:
On
    When turned On, all other Tracer Toggles (in other Decks) are turned Off.
Off
    When turned Off, this Deck will not have any influence on the Tracer Engine.

Generative Controls

Container for Generative Texture specific control parameters. Not available if the Deck contains a Movie File Texture. Each Generative Texture contains two default Attribute Controls, Intensity and Speed, in addition to unique controls specific to each Generative Texture.

Intensity

Float
Controls the Intensity of the Generative Texture. Differs between different Generative Textures. Intensity on a Texture may control brightness, birth rate of Particles, size of a generated object, or other specific Attributes.
Attribute Controls:
• Knob

Speed

Float
Controls the speed of Generative Texture.
Attribute Controls:
• Knob

FX Pipeline

Every Deck has its own respective FX Pipeline, in which FX are applied to their Deck Output before it reaches the Crossfader.