Task panel you can create tasks which contain any number of subcommands to automate a large variety of actions.
Creating, Editing, Deleting tasks
Tasks panel, click on the button to create a new task.
Note that task creation and editing can only be done within the list view and not in the multi-button view.
Double-clicking on the name of a task in the list view enables you to quickly rename the task and the color wheel can be accessed on the right of the name field to attribute a color to the task.
Click on the button or hit the
Delete key on the keyboard to delete one or several selected tasks.
When selecting a task, the
Editor panel provides a series of properties to rename, add a description and keywords and optionally a trigger event for the task.
Keywords will allow you to easily filter tasks by keywords in a custom User Interface. (see below, Tasks & User Interfaces)
Some devices can be drag & dropped in the Trigger field to launch the task after a specific event. See individual Devices pages for more information on which devices can be used as a trigger for tasks.
Once a task is selected, subcommands can be created by drag & dropping items in the subtask tab.
Subcommands can be created for a wide variety of items such as devices, timelines, variables, VNodes, graphs, etc.
Once the subcommand is created for a particular item, the action to execute can be set by selecting the subcommand line in the subtask tab and editing its properties in the
Subcommands can also be renamed and/or colorized for more clarity.
For each subcommand, a delay can be specified to wait a certain amount of time before the command is executed once the task is launched.
A task can be triggered (launched) in the following manners :
- Manually from the
Taskpanel : Right click on the task and select Launch, or if in multi-button view, simply Left Click on the task.
- From a Timeline with a cue in a command layer : Drag & drop a task into the command layer to create a cue at the locator’s position to launch that task.
- From a Compute graph : Drag & drop the task in the graph to create a node with a Trigger input to launch the task.
- From an external show control TCP/IP command : Set-up is done in the external show control program using Kinetic’s External Control Protocol.
- From Kinetic Panel : When a User Interface has been created with a Task item. (see below, Tasks & User Interfaces)
- From a Stream Deck : In the template Editing tab of the Stream Deck settings, select the Launch Task option under the Show Control group.
A task can also be setup to be triggered from another device: a calendar event, a MIDI command, Art-Net, OSC, GPIO,…
To do so, select the task and open the
Editor panel for this task, then drag & drop the trigger event into the Trigger field.
When launched, a task will blink in green for a few seconds.
it’s possible to click on the multi button icon to switch to a multi button view.
The multi-button view provides a more convenient interface for launching tasks (left click on a button) and an overview of the showcontrol.
Tasks & User Interfaces
UI Editor panel you can add a zone in your interface to display the multi-button view of the tasks panel.
This is done by drag & dropping the Tasks item under the Kinetic menu into the interface.
When selecting this item of the user interface, the
Editor panel offers a variety of controls and parameters and a Keyword field that can be used to filter out and display only specific tasks.
Example: create a task to launch a timeline:
Example: create a task to launch a Midi note
Example: trigger a task with midi
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