NEWbie question

spoot088's picture

Hey I just started QC. Real easy question i'm sure but how to you create a QC that has sliders and controls in VDMX. I created some simple first compositions and they load fine and playback in vdmx but i have no access to any controls.

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spoot088's picture
Re: NEWbie question

so i learned about publishing the input. but does it really have to be on the outer most page of quartz composer to show up in vdmx? if i am 3 levels deep in QC do i have to pass the input with input splitters up 3 levels and than publish it on the main layer to show up. seems a bit cumbersome to me.

Serious Cyrus's picture
Re: NEWbie question

Yes, they do have to be published all the way to the top. Publishing an input only makes it visible to the next patch level up, it actually makes a lot of sense. For example, you can create a render in image patch that can take in values through published ports inside the patch, it makes sense to do this when sharing common or calculated values between multiple patches, instead of recalculating in each patch. However, you would not want those internal published ports appearing as parameters for the composition, as the values for them are actually done internally.