Notch Blocks loading into a Screenberry project, control of the parameters exposed in the Notch project, and Notch Blocks playback are organized using the Notch Playback node.
Typically, the Notch Playback outputs the Notch Blocks playback to the Display or Context node.
Screenberry supports the following types of Notch exposed parameters:
- string (including Unicode characters)
- texture (including multiple textures)
Upon importing a Notch Block, Screenberry
- Respects parameter range limits set in a block.
- Makes the exposed parameter values marked as “Readable” available for use.
- Provides advanced video memory management allowing to unload from the VRAM a block layer.
- Displays the block Author string.
The Settings panel of the Notch Playback node offers the following controls and parameters:
Filename Imports a specified Notch Blocks (. dfxdll) file from Screenberry Server directory.
Block Active Select / deselect this checkbox to activate / deactivate the Notch Block.
Reload Block Press this button to reload the Notch Block if it was updated.
Block Version, Block Creators Provides the Notch Block information.
Size X: Y: Sets the resolution for the Notch Block playback.
VRAM Usage Displays current VRAM usage
Purge VRAM Pool Press this button to clean VRAM not used for the current Notch Block layer.
Notch Layer Selects one of the available layers in the Notch Block.
When the Notch Block layer is selected in the Settings panel, the Notch Playback node does the following:
- Switches to the playback of this layer.
- Creates a separate section in the Settings panel for each layer object with the exposed parameters.
- Generates custom parameters for all exposed parameters in the layer.
Additionally, various nodes can be connected to the Notch Playback node in the node graph to do any of the following:
- Pass textures/video from to the Notch Block.
- Pass the values for the parameters exposed in the Notch Block.
- Pass textures/video out of the Notch Block.
- Pass readable parameters out of the Notch Block.
Note: For the Notch Playback node to function, a full Notch Playback License (opens in a new tab) is required and the Notch dongle should be connected to the Screenberry server.