ANKLELOCK You can now add the option "@anklelock" to a notecard, and when this is present all dancers in the routine will have an anklelock animation automatically applied. This is selected on a per-routine basis, so the option must appear in any notecard you wish to use it in.
The "Spot On Ankle Lock 6" animation comes inside the Performance Director HUD. Do not change the name of this animation or the command will not work. Add the following line to your notecard to use this feature:
AUTOPLAY Add @autoplay to the top of your performance notecard and the routine will immediately play once loaded. This is dangerous, so use it carefully!
CAUTION: Autoplay will not start until all commands in an Onload event are executed. If you are using Onload Delay, be aware that this will delay the Autostart command as well.
AUTOMATIC PRECACHE Automatically run a Precache when a notecard is loaded. A pre-cache quickly cycles through all dances in the routine very quickly. To enable this feature, add the following line in your notecard:
DEBUG MODE The Debug command is used to put the Performance Director in a "debug" state. This means it will issue a chat message to you only on each command it performs. This is useful in the design process to see exactly when each command is triggered. This is especially useful when creating the choreography because it will tell you when it's changing dances.
To enable Debug Mode, just add the following line to your notecard:
LOADCARD From the timeline, load a new notecard in your Performance Director. This is useful for automatically stringing together many acts in a show, when one act ends, the HUD can automatically load the next act, or load a notecard that causes movers to automatically jump backstage.
In this example, LOADCARD is used to pop the movers along with their dancers backstage after the curtain is closed. NOTE: For Movers to change start positions requires the use of either Stage Manager or Stage Marker. It is IMPORTANT that multiple notecards in the movers match the notecards' names in the Performance Director.
ONLOAD A command can be created in your timeline called "onload" which will execute when your notecard is loaded (clicking the notecard in the HUD). Use case for this feature could be such things as rezzing your set from Stage Manager or sending a command to the Costume Assistant.
WARNING: The commands in the ONLOAD event will execute immediately when you load your performance notecard. Depending on the format of your performance, this may not always be desirable. Think carefully before using this feature! For a delay to an execution, see ONLOAD DELAY below.
This example shows two commands given when the notecard is loaded - rez a set and change an outfit.
NOTE: Alternately, you could assign such commands to your Hotkeys.
ONLOAD DELAY Onload commands execute immediately when the notecard is loaded but if you wish a command to be delayed, add the Onload Delay option. Use DELAY <time> immediately before that command (where time is the amount of seconds you wish it to be delayed).
Below is an example showing that the lights will dim immediately upon clicking the notecard, then 5 seconds later the curtain will open, then 8 seconds after the notecard is loaded "Welcome to the show!" will appear in chat to the audience.
Example: onload=SAY:21:dimlights|DELAY 5|SAY:22:curtain|DELAY 8|S:0:Welcome to the show!