Manipulates input signals in various ways, and outputs them again.
The input value, or components of the input fat wire value, will be manipulated in some way. The output will be of the same wire type as the input. This principle holds apart from certain settings.
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The input to be manipulated, and the manipulated output. (Tg)
# Remapper Mode
Dictates the high-level way input signals are manipulated.
# Remap Thresholds
This is a line graph representation of the input signal on the left and output signal on the right. The input signal will be squashed or stretched to fit into the output range. (Tg)
On both sides there are “maximum” and “minimum” horizontal lines. (Tg)
By default, the input value will be converted to a percentage through the input range, and the percentage is then mapped to the output range. (Jj) This means values outside than the input range will be mapped to outside the output range.
For example, for the thresholds Input 5 - 10, Output: 15 - 20 and other settings at their defaults, values will be mapped like so:
Input Percentage Output 6 20% 16 10 100% 20 2 -60% 12
"Maximums" can be set to lower or the same as their "Minimum" counterpart.
For example, for the thresholds Input 5 - 10, Output: -5 - -10 and other settings at their defaults, values will be mapped like so:
Input Percentage Output 6 20% -6 10 100% -10 2 -60% -2
Adjustment using the increment controls works on these values.
There are two buttons on the graph:
- Learn Input Range: is over the input side of the graph, and appears when time is running or paused. While held, the maximum and minimum values will be adjusted to include the range of values currently shown in the input graph. (Tg)
- Invert Input: is to the right of the graph. Click this to flip the minimum and maximum of the output range settings. (Tg)
# Remap Curve
# Output Smoothing
When the target is greater than the current output, the output “eases out” to that value over smooth rise × rate seconds.
When the target is less than the current output, output “eases out” to that value over smooth fall × rate seconds.
# Output Pulse Shape: When in a “Pulse” or “Toggle” mode, this setting group is renamed to “Output Pulse Shape.”
When using a toggle mode, the behaviour of this setting does not change.
When in a pulse mode, the output will rise over smooth rise seconds, and then fall over smooth fall seconds.
Any new pulses that would be triggered will be ignored until the output has returned to 0% of output after the pulse has ended.
This means with a rise of 3s and fall of 1s, if a pulse begins to animate up and down, no other pulses can begin until 4s after the first triggered.
When these settings are at 0s and 0s (the default), The pulse will immediately be 100% of output, and 1 frame later return to 0% of output.
# Freeze Output
This means if “freeze” is on at the start of the scene, its output is currently 0, and so 0 will be locked in.
Using this feature, a live signal can be frozen each time some logic is triggered. (Tg) This can control a timeline to create a stuttering or stop-motion effect to an existing animation. (Tg)
The fact that you can freeze many values at the same time means you can store many values in a single signal manipulator, which if used correctly can save you a lot of thermo. You can even use a destroyer to destroy other gadgets that generated these signals once they’ve served their purpose. (Jj)
# Edge Mode
Special ways of reacting to “edges.” An “on edge” occurs when the percentage becomes 100% or higher. An “off edge” occurs when the percentage becomes 0% or lower. (Tg)
The pulsing modes can be used to find out if a value is going from below a value to above a value or vice versa. (Tg)
# Toggle State: The toggle state will start at “off.”
If the edge mode is changed, the toggle state will be preserved and used when changed to a toggle mode. If changed to a pulse mode, the toggle state is reset to “off.”
A number of switches, one for each component of the input value. So if the input is a fat wire with multiple values, there will be one switch for each value carried by that fat wire. Also shows “nested” values such as a Transform’s > position > X value. (Jj)