1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 2:47 PM by AnubhavRohatgi RSS

    The Tagging Story gets Dicey!

    fxmurphy

      The following conditions are relatively common with regards to tagging (and exclusion of these conditions in the software, a possible cause) :

       

      • tags can contain more than one word
      • tags can overlap resulting in words that are associated with more than one tag

       

      Visually, this might look like this:

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      Ridiculous! But it helps to demonstrate the following issue. Using the above (absurb) script segment , lets say that the GREEN items are tagged as physical props and the BLUE items (scentence) represents a VFX sequence of shots. This means that:

       

      GREEN (props) = FRUIT CART, ROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and BLUE (VFX) = "The FRUIT CART, sporting ROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and a glass canopy, shoots through space. Laser blasts explode behind."

       

      So far, so good...Now lets export out a CSV. This is what I would expect:

       

       

      TAGSTAGGED
      PROPSFRUIT CART
      PROPSROCKET WINGS
      PROPSTHRUSTERS
      VFXThe FRUIT CART, sporting ROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and a glass canopy, shoots through space. Laser blasts explode behind.

       

      HOWEVER, this is where things gets DICEY because this is what I actually get:

       

      TAGSTAGGED ITEM

      PROPS

      FRUIT CART

      PROPS

      ROCKET WINGS
      PROPSTHRUSTERS
      VFXd a GLASS CANOPY, shoots through space.  LASER BLASTS EXPLODE behind.
      VFXROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and
      VFXThe sporting

       

      Deal breaker? No. But at 3:45 in the morning, I have little patience for cleaning up the mess

       

      Additional information that may be of assistance (see my previous post "Tags are Crash-Tastic!").