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Jean Marie (@jmcc)

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@jmcc commented on @George_Toledo's Feature Request, “Time Mode/Evaluation Changes

In Vuo 1.2.6 we added a menu item, "New Composition from Template." The three templates put several nodes on the canvas, including a Share Value node, labeled Time, which outputs events with the time at which the frame will be rendered, so that a constant stream of events can be used within a composition. Does that in any way help with this issue?

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l know how frustrating it can be when you think something should work an it doesn't. We appreciate knowing that, and we'll look into whether we should create more examples, or how we can better clarify the documentation. We continue to work on more ways to do iteration in Vuo; we think Build List and Process List are two powerful tools for that.

In the node documentation for Build List, Built Item includes the sentence, "This port needs to receive each event fired by the Build Item port." We can be more explicit that this port should not receive any other (external) events, which could cause the node to behave erratically. You were right to put a Hold List in the composition. Instead of sending an external event via the Share List node to Get Item from List, the first Build Item event can send the list to Get Item from List. In general, when using values and lists within a Build List or Process List loop you want to make sure all the events to access or use those values or lists come from the Build Item port.

Again, I'm so sorry this was frustrating. Thanks for the insight. We will discuss how to make this more transparent.

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There may be a more elegant way to do this, but here is one approach. My challenge was seeding the list with the first two terms.

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@jmcc posted a new Community Spotlight, “Circus Family celebrates rainwater and Sinterklaas

Circus Family celebrates rainwater and Sinterklaas

Circus Family, an audiovisual design studio in Amsterdam, used Vuo to create two projects that enchanted their audiences. These are two of several projects where Circus Family used Vuo. In The Rain Project, raindrops created a display of images, light, and sound in a natural forest, and in the Hema Sintersizer, children created songs with a giant music-making machine during the Dutch children's celebration, Sinterklaas. To learn more, about I interviewed Circus Family's Cas Dekker.

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