Examine DAT

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The Examine DAT lets you inspect an operator's python storage, locals, globals, expressions, and extensions.


Parameters - Examine Page

Operator op - Path to the operator to examine.

Source source - - Specifies what part of the node to examine.

  • Node Storage storage -
  • Node Locals locals -
  • Extensions extensions -
  • Globals globals -
  • Expression expression -

Subkey subkey -

Expression expression - When source is set to Expression, enter your expression in this parameter.

Level level - Filter Level results.

Key key - Filter Key results.

Type type - Filter Type results.

Value value - Filter Value results.

Expand Classes expandclasses -

Max Levels maxlevels -

Format format - - Determines whether the output is raw text or in table format.

  • Text text -
  • Table table -

Output Headers outputheaders - Turn this on to display the column names when Format is set to Table.

Output Level outputlevel - Turn this on to output the Level column of the results.

Output Key outputkey - Turn this on to output the Key column of the results.

Output Type outputtype - Turn this on to output the Type column of the results.

Output Value outputvalue - Turn this on to output the Value column of the results.

Parameters - Common Page

Language language - - Select how the DAT decides which script language to operate on.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs script language.
  • Node node - The DAT uses it's own script language.

Edit/View Extension extension - - Select the file extension this DAT should expose to external editors.

  • dat dat - various common file extensions.
  • From Language language - pick extension from DATs script language.
  • Custom Extension custom - Specify a custom extension.

Custom Extension customext - Specifiy the custom extension.

Word Wrap wordwrap - - Enable Word Wrap for Node Display.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs setting.
  • On on - Turn on Word Wrap.
  • Off off - Turn off Word Wrap.

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An Operator Family that manipulates text strings: multi-line text or tables. Multi-line text is often a command Script, but can be any multi-line text. Tables are rows and columns of cells, each containing a text string.

Any of the procedural data operators. OPs do all the work in TouchDesigner. They "cook" and output data to other OPs, which ultimately result in new images, data and audio being generated. See Node.

The location of an operator within the TouchDesigner environment, for example, /geo1/torus1, a node called torus1 in a component called geo1. The path / is called Root. To refer instead to a filesystem folder, directory, disk file or http: address, see Folder.

Storage is a python dictionary associated with any operator, used to keep user-specified data within the operator.

Any component can be extended with its own Python classes which contain python functions and data.

A text string that contains data (string, float, list, boolean, etc.) and operators (+ * < etc) that are evaluated by the node's language (python or Tscript) and returns a string, float list or boolean, etc. Expressions are used in parameters, DATs and in scripts.

Operators that have 1 or more input, like a Math CHOP, are called filters. See Generator.

The generic thing that holds an Operator, and includes Flags (display, bypass, lock, render, immune) and its position/size in the network. Whether you "lay down an Operator" or "lay down an Node", you're doing the same thing.