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Jaymie (@jstrecker)

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In your most recent composition, the problem is that the Make RGB Color node is executing too early. You're firing an event right when the composition starts, which goes down the line to create a random color, adjust its opacity, and render the colored square. That event slips in before the first event comes through Smooth with Duration. So before Smooth with Duration has a chance to set the opacity to 0, you've executed the node one time with opacity 1.

You can see this by feeding the output of Make RGB Color into Display Console Window or Record and Play Values. Look at the first line/item in the output: opacity (alpha) is 1. In subsequent lines/items, opacity goes to 0 and gradually increases from there.

When I have problems like this involving timing, I find that it usually helps to involve fewer events/triggers rather than more. You can get rid of the Fire on Start and Spin Off Event, and instead use an Allow First Event (Non-Flickering Layer Opacity Enqueue.vuo). That reduces your composition from 4 event streams down to 2. Oh, actually, you can reduce it further by replacing the Fire Periodically with an Allow Periodic Events (Non-Flickering Layer Opacity Enqueue 2.vuo). That brings you down to 1 event stream (Render Layers to Window : Requested Frame). That gets everything synchronized and it's easier to understand what's going on.

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Jaymie commented on lechbialek's Feature Request, “Apple Touch Bar support in editor

Open for voting.

lechbialek, if you (or anyone else) have further thoughts on the aspects of the editor that the Touch Bar could control, let us know.

Your suggestion of sliders to control published input port values fits well with Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for the Touch Bar.

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Jaymie commented on Team Vuo's Feature Request, “Node to display widgets in Touch Bar

Open for voting.

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Jaymie commented on Bodysoulspirit's Discussion, “Apps notarized by Apple

We'd like to automate both code-signing and notarization. Now that Steve has figured out the process for using the command-line tools (altool and stapler), we think this will be possible.

There are still some open questions. One is whether Vuo users will have to install Xcode to obtain altool. You wouldn't actually have to use Xcode, you'd just need to download and install it. We'll have to see if this will be necessary, or if it would be legal and practical to bundle altool with Vuo.

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OK, we can flip the colors.

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