Channel

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A channel is a sequence of numbers (also known as samples) that can represent motion, control signals, MIDI, audio, color maps, rolloff curves or lookup tables.

A CHOP outputs one or more channels. The group of one or more channels created by a CHOP is called a Clip. So a clip is what a CHOP outputs.

Each channel of a CHOP has a channel name that can be set by the user.

Channels are passed between CHOPs in TouchDesigner networks.

Channels can also be exported to a parameter of any operator, overriding that parameter's value.

Channel Names

Channel names can contain numbers, english letters (A-Z a-z), and the special characters -, _, :, and /. Other characters will be automatically converted to _.

Common practice is to use only lower-case letters and _.

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