The Folder DAT lists the files and subfolders found in a file system folder and monitors any changes.
For each item found, a row is created in the table with optional columns for the following information:
- Base Name
- Relative Path
- Date Created
- Date Modified
- Date Accessed
Parameters - Folder Page
/rootfolder - When off, the DAT outputs a single-row table with only the headings, useful when dormant or when sending the DAT to a Replicator COMP.
/rootfolder - The folder in the filesystem whose contents will be displayed in the DAT list.
/refresh /refreshpulse - When on, it monitors the specified folder(s) of the filesystem. The pulse button reads it once.
/async - When on, the update happens asynchronously from the main thread so it doesn't make TouchDesigner drop frames or pause. As a result, the Folder DAT way not update its data within the next frame after the change on disk.
/nameformat - Select whether to include the filename extension or not.
/dateformat - The format used to display the item's dates in the table.
- Standard - a standard date format.
- Epoch - a reference date format.
/type - The types of contents to display.
- Files - include files.
- Folders - include folders.
- Files and Folders - include both files and folders.
/folders - Use Pattern Matching to specify which folders are included. Matches the folder path. Delimiters used are spaces and commas. To match spaces, enclose the entire search term in double quotes.
/names - Use Pattern Matching to specify which names are included. Delimiters used are spaces and commas. To match spaces, enclose the entire search term in double quotes.
/allextensions - includes all file extensions.
/imageextensions - includes image contents that are supported by TouchDesigner. See supported File Types.
/movieextensions - includes movie contents that are supported by TouchDesigner. See supported File Types.
/audioextensions - includes audio contents that are supported by TouchDesigner. See supported File Types.
/extensions - Use Pattern Matching to specify which extensions are included. Extensions listed here should not include the period. E.g *txt, not *.txt.
/subfolders - includes the subfolders from the root folder specified.
/mindepth - Set a minmum depth for the subfolders the Folder DAT should recursively search through.
/limitdepth - Turns on the Maximum Depth parameter to limit searching through subfolders. Turning this toggle off will search through all subtrees.
/maxdepth - Set the maximum depth for the subfolders the Folder DAT should recursively search through.
Parameters - Columns Page
Each attribute of the folder can be selected to be displayed.