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Deploying macros

Now you have written your groundbreaking macro… but: how to make Titan aware of it and use it?

All you need to do is

  • copy the macro file to your usermacro location
  • restart Titan - macro files are only read upon software start
  • after the software has come back on again you may open the show library (or select <Macro> [View All]) - here you'll find your new macro in the Unassigned section.
  • you may also find your macro by searching it: <Macro> [Play], and type in the first letter of your macro's name.
  • if you need to call your macro more frequently, you may copy it to almost any handle you might find suitable (buttons, keys, …)

Debugging macros

Unfortunately there is not much you can do in terms of debugging a macro. However, at some point you might want to get accustomed to using the Log Viewer Pro which is installed together with the PC suite:

This opens as a mostly empty window. You need to select 'Open Folders' from the File menu.

For a quick check you can just use the default options ('This Machine', all options checked, 'Most Recent'), and hit Ok . This opens a list of the most recent events which have been logged. At least it is worth a try to check if there are entries e.g. referring to scripting errors, like this one (hint: sort by date/time):

This error says
Can't set property - A property with the id (Playbacks.Editor.Times.ChaseSpeed) does not exist! Did you forget to register the property?
- and indeed this property which was present in Titan 9.1 is not available in Titan 10.1, see Chase - Double speed

Altering macros when used in a show

tbd

I tend to think you need to delete the handle and re-copy it, or something similar, in order to take over any changes.

further readings

2017/10/13 17:12 · icke_siegen
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macros/deploying.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/07 21:42 by yyy898