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Network Receiver Properties

The Network Receiver component can receive network messages from other devices or applications in your network allowing your scenario to be controlled by external instances.

Adjusting Network Receiver Properties

Select the corresponding component in the Scene Manager and go to the Layout section located under the Properties tab in the Inspector. You can type a value into the field, or right-click the numeric field and change its value by moving your mouse while keeping the right mouse button pressed.

Network Receiver Properties

Port: Enter the port address of the devices that send the network messages.

Working with Network Receiver Properties

Network messages are useful at trade shows or anywhere where controlling external devices is required. You may also want to employ network commands for shows or stage setups.

Working with network messages in Touch Creator is similar to using them in Terminal or other command line interpreters. We recommend learning about network messages and the use of the OS X Terminal application. Also, understanding the character of TCP connections might be useful to avoid problems.

How to Process Incoming Network Commands

A summary of how to work with network commands can be found in this section.

To process network commands from external sources, you have to create actions for the corresponding Network Receiver component. Let's say, for instance, you want a network command to toggle the visibility of an image. Select the corresponding Network Receiver and create a Toggle Visible action for it. Next, select Network Message as the triggering event.

To complete the action, select the corresponding Image component as the Receiver and enter the command or string that triggers the action in the Parameter field. Provided the component is properly configured, you are ready to control your multi-touch scenario via network commands.

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