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Debug Mode

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Debug Mode


CTRL+F9

toggles debug-mode on/off affecting all patches/nodes in the current instance of vvvv.exe

SHIFT+CTRL+F9

toggles debug-mode on/off affecting only the currently selected patches/nodes


Need confirmation from devvvs for a few ones:

what is the meaning of the colors on the inlets?
green seems to an inlet that requests data. (see below)
red seems to be an in/outlet thats spreadcount changes (seems verified with many tests)
blue seems to be an in/outlet that gets calculated.
~~#cccccc:white~~ seems to be ???

A node with pins all gray has the "Autoevaluate" option turned off, and is "Inactive"

  • Autoevaluate option turned off means that if there is no other node asking for it's own results, it won't evaluate.
  • Autoevaluate option turned on means the node executes every frame.

The is two pin types for value in vvvv:

  • Value In : We can request if the PinHaschanged, which will do a spread comparison with the last frame (slice per slice). So if your spread size is 50000 you do 50000 equal operations. This can be nice for some pins which always have a low spreadcount, and generate a large spread. When a "PinIsChanged event" is set to true, the inlet turns to green.
  • Value Fast In: Doesn't look like for spread change, so only gets data. Useful if you want to process the data regardless.

in what units the values are expressed ?

Values are expressed in thousands of ticks.

A tick is the lowest unit of time on a processor, so it depends on processor architecture.

On probably most of pc modern processors, 1 tick = 1/10000 milliseconds.

Which means if your value is 130, your node takes 13ms to process.

(Note: to calculate that, created a plugin with a hi perf timer, and outputted the plugin processing time in an outlet, which seemed to verify this).

Debugging spreads

CTRL+F10

toggles spreadcounts debug-mode on/off affecting all patches/nodes in the current instance of vvvv.exe

Spreadcounts debug-mode

A link can have any of 4 styles:

    dotted: when carrying ø
    normal: when carrying 1 slice
    thin: when carrying a slicecount less than half of the patchs maximum spreadcount
    thick: when carrying a slicecount greater then half of the patchs maximum spreadcount
    fat: when carrying the patchs maximum spreadcount

We hope this to be specifically usefull when teaching beginners about spreads or hunting for large spreads or ø.

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~4d ago

joreg: @barbarerik maybe this one helps: vvvv-beta\girlpower\VL\Curves\SplineTree

~5d ago

barbarerik: Can somebody point me to example how to Bezier in Gamma? some example of how to connect nodes. Thanks

~5d ago

karistouf: @joreg, thank you

~5d ago

joreg: @karistouf there are no freeframes in x64 but you can use Contours via VL.OpenCV in VL!

~5d ago

karistouf: is there any contour.dll (FreeFrame) in x64 ? thank you

~7d ago

joreg: @qoupas i'm afraid this is a rather unspecific question. please start a forum thread with more details so we can help you.

~7d ago

qoupas: Hi, which nodes to use to parse real time data from a webpage ?

~12d ago

joreg: Happy and new, the #vvvv gamma 2021.4.4 release is out now: https://thegraybook.vvvv.org/changelog/2021.4.html

~23d ago

skyliner: happy new year evvvveryone!