Using a plugin
film2 at handheldfilm.com
Mon Jun 14 17:40:47 EDT 2010
>Emmett Gray wrote:
> > I've R'dTFM but I still don't know how to do this. I'm using RevMedia,
>> if that matters. I've downloaded Rinaldi's auto-save plugin and want to
> > use it in a particular stack.
>To use it in a stack, you'll need to make it a substack of your own
>mainstack. In that case the visibility can be set by your own scripts,
>and toggled by a button or menu item you create (use "set the visible of
>stack <whatever> to <true/false>".) The plugin wasn't really meant to be
>that sort of tool though, it's an IDE addition.
I tried this:
set the mainStack of this stack to stack "Foo"
and I got the following:
Message execution error:
Error description: Chunk: source is not a container
However, I was able to bash through to success: Stack Inspector was
not available (grayed out), but I was able to click on the card with
the edit tool and make the Object Inspector available. I was then
able to inspect the stack via the Inspect submenu and choose my
target stack as its mainStack from the mainstack pulldown menu (with
my target stack open). Rev complained that stacks named with "rev" as
the first letters of the name are reserved for the IDE so I renamed
the stack. After the renaming, the stack inspector is no longer
grayed out when the stack is launched, but trying to set the
mainStack property by script still produces the error message. But
Maybe this workaround will be useful to other RevMedia users wanting
to use plugins as substacks. But in the end, I've decided to use the
closeField message passed to my stack script to trigger a save
instead of a time interval, so I removed the substack. I'm not sorry
for the learning experience, however. Thanks to all who helped.
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