^ a very condensed 1slice example of the problem at hand:
Switching through the Slices briefly shows the slices in between BUT!
I want this to only go in one direction:
1 to 9: getSlice 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
9 to 1: getSlice 10,11
Something simple, I know - but the patch this is a vital function of is spaghetti and confusing and numbs my brain. Help, please.
ok, the example is too condensed :)
I’m making a SplitFlap Display animation - you know, a thing like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPksk-Ne_0c - for which I’m using Case (Value) to turn chars into numbers to be able to interpolate/filter from one char to the next. The Getslice puts the text back together, pulling the right chars from a spread. And it’s all good, except: A splitflap display cycles through its letters in one direction, mine goes back and forth. So, for a spreadcount of 26 I need it to go from A(0) to Z(25) to A(26) to Z(51) to A(52) to usw.
i am still a little unsure of what effect you want to achieve, but maybe I can show you a few tricks for your patch, so it can handle all characters.
the thing you asked for does require a feedback loop with a FrameDelay (Value), something that should be handled with extra care, because things can turn a nightmare to debug.
sometimes it is wiser to achieve a slightly different effect but without feedback
;) At first, I used the ascii way but wanted to get rid off a|l that $ymbol§ and just have basic punctuation marks. I know what chars to expect and there’s only uppercase so… even though Case-node is a bit unwieldy to set up for the alphabet plus numbers plus x, I have more control.
uh, FrameDelay (Value) is red. But I’ll look into that. Thanks!