Summary of “Introduction to the Artiste Class” and The Rule of Minimum Event Times

 

I have posted a summary of what was taught in our introduction class,
“Introduction to the Artiste”. This is for those who have taken it to reinforce or untangle what was taught or what I thought I taught. And its a chance for those who missed he class to not feel they are left out in the dark and at a disadvantage.

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Also a word on minimum event times. A lot of confusion exists between event time minimums.

Both of the examples #1 and #2  below will throw an error IF you have AutoStrip or AutoEmote or AutoAnnounce enabled. I could say to NEVER use a 1 second interval just to be safe, but that wouldn’t be true in all cases.

Example #1:

1,”Start-Dancing”,1

Example #2:

1,”Start-Dancing”,4
2,”Start-Dancing”,5

So to be safe, a good habit is to have at least 2 seconds between events as below in 3 and #4.

Example #3: 

1,”Start-Dancing”,2

Example #4: 

1,”Start-Dancing”,4
2,”Start-Dancing”,6

Now that’s a good start, but the true rule is this: the smallest interval between events must be greater than the largest lead or delay time. The good thing about this rule is that: its so easy to violate that you will get a warning message upon HUD-Reset. I put a check in.

1,”Start-Dancing”,10
2,”Event-2″,20
3,”Event-3″,25
4,”Event-4″,28
5,”Stop-Dancing”,37

The smallest interval is between event #3 and event #4  (28-25=3) three seconds.

Lets say you had these 4 lines in your *config

AutoAnnounceLeadTime,0

AutoEmoteLeadTime,3
AutoFXLeadTime,2
AutoFXHoldTime,0

You would get an error upon HUD reset telling you that things are unlikely to work like you expect them to because of the AutoEmoteLeadTime,3 (the largest lead/delay time) is not less than the smallest interval.
 
So to fix this error you must either make AutoEmoteLeadTime,2 or 3,”Event-3″,25 changed to 3,”Event-3″,24  or 4,”Event-4″,28 to at least 4,”Event-4″,29

Either change will make the smallest interval 4 which is greater than the largest lead time (3) in your config. Yeah I know…its tricky.

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