here is my problem:
Latched triggers are easy to implement and to fine tune:
just hit the button, press record, stop recording, fine tune, finished
Simple keyboard triggers (that might include a cycle with a pause layer) are a pain:
If I scrub through the timeline to find the exact point (so I can align another recording with it), every time I pass the point the key is registered and the action carried out.
So let us say, I use "Z" to start a cycle of 10 layers. That cycle is made to pause at layer 5 until "Z" is hit again. So my recording contains to calls for "Z" at a particular instance
I can record this fine. Now let us say I want to align something that happens right after the first "Z" when the cycle pauses - something I trigger with a latched key "Y". Because during the actual recording my timing will be off, I will want to fine tune it after the recording.
So I want to go to the first instance of "Z". But this is difficult to see, since we get a green bar not a bar with a keyframes indicating where exactly in the timeline I hit "Z"
Now when I scrub back and forth through the timeline I will trigger "Z" everytime I get to the point, meaning I cause the action (finishing the cycle) which would normally happen at the second instance of "Z". So I have to reset the scene, go to the beginning of the recording and go at it again.
I understand that CH does not record keyframes but performances, but if we had an actual visual aid of where exactly in the time line a key is hit, it would be way easier to align the recordings as desired.
Is there a way around this or should I file this under feature request?
Is it a bug?
Or is it a limitation due to the concept of performance in CH not resolvable?
Yes, this is a current limitation. Currently key triggers only show a bar in the timeline when they're active, without having any notion of visible / not visible. We're currently working on some solutions that should make this better, although the pause layers scenario adds another layer of complexity to it (not as simple as a simple show/hide). But basically, we've heard that triggers need to be more of a first class citizen, and you'll see some major improvements (we hope) to them soon.
Thanks Dave & Team. Keep up the good work.
Looking forward to the future versions (and trying my best as is)