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timeField

Field that produces time-based values, equivalent to a timeline CHOP.

This field ignores the provided coordinates and instead returns one of several different types of time-based values.

For timeline based values, output operators have a parameter that can specify the time reference operator. Otherwise it uses the timeline scoped to the COMP containing the scene.

Parameters

  • Part: Which type of time value to produce.
    • Seconds: Timeline seconds.
    • Frame: Timeline frame index.
    • Start Frame: The start frame of the timeline.
    • End Frame: The end index of the timeline.
    • Fraction: The fraction of the current frame within the timeline range.
    • Frame Rate: The timeline frame rate (which isn't necessarily the actual frame rate).
    • BPM: The timeline BPM.
    • Absolute Frame: Absolute frame counting from when TouchDesigner started.
    • Absolute Seconds: Absolute seconds counting from when TouchDesigner started.
    • Absolute Step Frames: The number of absolute frames elapsed between the previous and current frame.
    • Absolute Step Seconds: The number of absolute seconds elapsed between the previous and current frame.
  • Time Source: Where to pull the time values from.
    • Global: Global time is always the same throughout the whole shader scene graph.
    • Context: Context time can be modified by downstream operators.