Creating a comments Lower 3rd using Vizrt Data Reader + Flowics Middleware

In this article, we are going to show how you can configure a Flowics Comments Fullscreen scene in Vizartist.

Please request the .via and .dp file to your designated customer success manager.

Requirements:

1. Having installed the latest version of the middleware and connected to a Collection or Flow  Middleware Source. Make sure you have selected "Others" as Integration Type.

2. Save the .dp file in C:\ProgramFiles\Vizrt\Viz3

3. Have installed the data pool plugin set.

Integrating Flowics with VizArtist

1. Import the Flowics poll scene in VizArtist.

2. Open the scene.

3. Take a look at the tree and plugins that compose the scene and make sure there are no missing plugins.

4. Check the configuration of the following elements:

  • Control Objects.
  • Disp_Data: DataReader and DataArray plugins.

Control Objects

On the feedUrl path enter the local XML path.

Disp_Data - DataReader

This plugin is going to read the data delivered from the XML, like comments, avatar, username, and handle. The DataReader must be configured as follows:

Disp_Data - DataArray

This plugin must be configured as follow:

  • Field Name: disp_post
  • Notify Only On Change: off
  • User Other Container: off
  • Use Conversion Table: off
  • Type: twitterpost_obj

Post

It contains the Stage Tree Area that shows a representation of all animated elements in the scene.

To edit the animation keyframe:

  • Click the Anim plugin on the Post container in the scene tree.
  • It is possible to see a representation of the animation on the Stage (top menu).
  • To change the size of the time range, place the mouse pointer over the bottom edges of the stage. The mouse pointer becomes a two-sided arrow. Drag to resize.
  • When the Collection has two or more posts, automatic cycling is enabled. Its default value is 5 seconds.

Keep in mind

  • The number of¬†characters supported is up to 280 characters but it has a 3-line space, so posts that have more than "3 enters" will not be completely displayed.
  • Emojis: Keep in mind the social TV plugin TextHighlight is required to support emojis. For more information, contact the Vizrt support team.

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