String Structure Hold & Delay timer

cwilms's picture

Anyone have an idea for how to delay a string structure by a specific time before it's passed onto the rest of the composition?

Basically I have a string structure input node fed into the composition which is then seperated into string components which are then passed through to several "Image with String" nodes to display the results. I would like to add a timed delay (user selectable 5-10 sec) from when the string is first read to when it is ultimately displayed. The timer must then restart when a new input string is detected and then display the new string data when the user selectable 5-10sec timer has expired. Any ideas on how I might accomplish this?

Like this: 1) Detects String input 2) Holds string data and 5-10sec timer begins 3) Displays String as Image once timer is finished 4) Continues to display String data until 5-10 seconds after a new String input has been detected 5) etc...

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jersmi's picture
Re: String Structure Hold & Delay timer

Something like: Stop Watch for patch time > conditional for threshold > multiplexer to pass string when conditional goes to 1. Watcher+logic can reset/restart Stop Watch when string changes.

itsthejayj's picture
Re: String Structure Hold & Delay timer

what out if your using this formula in an iterator stopwatch don't function how you might think (although they do function correctly) use this http://kineme.net/forum/Discussion/DevelopingCompositions/Howtoovercomes...

cwilms's picture
Re: String Structure Hold & Delay timer

Thank-you!!! I ended up using it slightly differently then what was suggested but your ideas were exactly what I needed to know to pick the right nodes to get things working. Perfect!!! Thanks again my fellow Kinemites!!!