[Updated for QLab 4.1 13 JUL 17]
NOTE: In QLab 4 The Titles Cue is now called a Text Cue. The downloadable example workspace opens and is fully functional in QLab 4
This workspace simulates typewriting in a Titles Cue (Text cue in QLab 4) with full sound effects.
Here it is in action:
How It Works:
Each typewriter cue is a group cue containing a Titles Cue, with the text to be typed stored in the notes field of the titles cue, and a script cue. At the top of the script cue are settings. The Titles cue must be uniquely numbered e.g.T1 and this number must be entered in a variable at the top of the script. The typing speed and the characters per line can also be set here.
Here’s the script:
The script sets the custom message of the OSC cue numbered “LIVE”:
and starts with character 1 of the text in the notes field of the Titles cue set in thecuenumber at the top of the script. The script loops adding another character to the custom message until all characters are present.
Each time a letter is typed a keystroke sound from the fire random child group numbers SND is played. A few characters from the end of the line a bell sounds, and when the end of the line is reached, the typing pauses for a second and the carriage of the typewriter is heard returning.
Chris Mower has suggested a great improvement to the script to make the typing more human:
In the script above:
set speed to 0.2
set speedQuick to 0.1 — short gap between typed characters in seconds
set speedSlow to 0.5 — long gap between typed characters in seconds
delay (random number from speedQuick to speedSlow)
You can download an example workspace here.
This workspace requires QLab 3.1.11 or later
Chapter Graphic: Original Photo by Jorg Royan distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.