[directmusic] Re: looping waves

  • From: "Scott Morgan (Volt)" <a-smorg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Ciaran Walsh" <ciaran@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 11:51:57 -0800

Hey Ciaran, that feature basically makes it so the wave won't get =
retriggered on a loop of the segment.  I think the ideal usage is to =
make the actual wave loop (not the instance in the segment).  Then drop =
the wave into the wave track (the order is important here for some =
reason).  Then, in the wave instance's properties go to the wave tab and =
unlock length.  Now you can set the length to be way longer than the =
*wave file* actually is.  It will loop as long as it hasn't reached the =
duration in the "length" box.  If you set length to be longer than the =
*segment* or the looped section of the segment, it won't get reset, =
it'll just keep looping until it finishes playing.  Kinda weird I =
guess.....but it solves the issue where if you change tempos the wave =
starts looping improperly.  Yeah, that's the point of that feature :) =
tempo changes.  Looks like there's no way to loop it infinitely =

CCing freelists in case it works for me.

Hope that helps!

-Scott Morgan

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From: Ciaran Walsh [mailto:ciaran@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 3:51 AM
To: Scott Morgan (Volt)
Subject: looping waves

Hi Scott,
I posted to the DM group as well but it doesn't seem to have come =
through yet so I thought I'd ask you direct. Do you know what the "Loop =
Independent of Segment" checkbox (on the performance tab in wave =
properties for a wave in a segment) does? It's not in the help and it's =
not immediately apparent what it does by checking it and playing around =
with the segment.
If you're able to shed any light on it I'd be very grateful,
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