I’m having a problem with multiple setups, and I believe, that it’s got something to do, with FileStream. I’m very new to vvvv, and I hope, you got a solution for it.
For a theatre performance I need to project on six walls and the floor - a total of 7 quads, with varying sizes. In each scene (36 in total), the positions of the quads change, and the content that ist projected onto them too.
So I made subpatches for each scene with 7 quads and their transformes grouped together. To blend gradually between the scenes, all quads were given a common alpha value, which I can slide up or down from a different control-subpatch.
In the main-patch, all the scene-patches are being grouped, and then piped into a renderer.
Whatever I do, vvvv reacts somehow unpredictable. At some point, I couldn’t load any new files into filestream nodes - the file-open dialogue wouldn’t even open. Some videos wouldn’t start, some would. I thought, that the problem is, that all the videos (not much less that 36x7 filestreams) run at once, so I added a disable-switch for all subpatch-groups that were not in use. Still the same problem: in some scenes the videos don’t start. Videos that have started before, and that I have changed in my video-editing-software, don’t start anymore (btw I’m using wmv-codec).
Usually the quads, that have a static simple filetexture work fine.
I decided to try if it ware just too many nodes, and splittet the setup. With half the subpatches it doesn’t work either.
Now I’m pretty lost, and I hope you have an idea, what I could try to change.
PS: I could paste the patches, but they’re messy and maybe not of use without the video-files