panda3d.core.RecorderController

from panda3d.core import RecorderController
class RecorderController

Bases: TypedReferenceCount

This object manages the process of recording the user’s runtime inputs to a bam file so that the session can be recreated later.

Inheritance diagram

Inheritance diagram of RecorderController

__init__() → None
beginRecord(filename: Filename) → bool

Begins recording data to the indicated filename. All of the recorders in use should already have been added.

beginPlayback(filename: Filename) → bool

Begins playing back data from the indicated filename. All of the recorders in use should already have been added, although this may define additional recorders if they are present in the file (these new recorders will not be used). This may also undefine recorders that were previously added but are not present in the file.

close() → None

Finishes recording data to the indicated filename.

getStartTime() → time_t

Returns the time (and date) at which the current session was originally recorded (or, in recording mode, the time at which the current session began).

Return type

time_t

setRandomSeed(random_seed: int) → None

Indicates an arbitrary number to be recorded in the session file as a random seed, should the application wish to take advantage of it. This must be set before beginRecord() is called.

getRandomSeed() → int

Returns the random seed that was set by a previous call to setRandomSeed(), or the number read from the session file after beginPlayback() has been called.

isRecording() → bool

Returns true if the controller has been opened for output, false otherwise.

isPlaying() → bool

Returns true if the controller has been opened for input, false otherwise.

isOpen() → bool

Returns true if the controller has been opened for either input or output, false otherwise.

getFilename() → Filename

Returns the filename that was passed to the most recent call to beginRecord() or beginPlayback().

Return type

Filename

isError() → bool

Returns true if the controller has been opened for input or output output and there is an error on the stream, or false if the controller is closed or if there is no problem.

getClockOffset() → float

Returns the delta offset between the actual frame time and the frame time written to the log. This is essentially the time at which the recording (or playback) started.

getFrameOffset() → int

Returns the delta offset between the actual frame count and the frame count written to the log. This is essentially the frame number at which the recording (or playback) started.

addRecorder(name: str, recorder: RecorderBase) → None

Adds the named recorder to the set of recorders that are in use.

If the controller is in recording mode, the named recorder will begin recording its status to the session file. If the controller is in playback mode and the name and type matches a recorder in the session file, the recorder will begin receiving data.

hasRecorder(name: str) → bool

Returns true if the named recorder has been added to the table by a previous call to addRecorder(), false otherwise.

If the controller is in playback mode, this will also return false for a recorder that was found in the session file but was never explicitly added via addRecorder(); see getRecorder().

getRecorder(name: str) → RecorderBase

Returns the recorder with the indicated name, or NULL if there is no such recorder.

If the controller is in playback mode, this may return the recorder matching the indicated name as read from the session file, even if it was never added to the table by the user. In this case, hasRecorder() may return false, but getRecorder() will return a non-NULL value.

Return type

RecorderBase

removeRecorder(name: str) → bool

Removes the named recorder from the table. Returns true if successful, false if there was no such recorder.

If the controller is in recording mode, the named recorder will stop recording. If the controller is in playback mode, the named recorder will disassociate itself from the session file (but if the session file still has data for this name, a default recorder will take its place to decode the data from the session file).

setFrameTie(frame_tie: bool) → None

Sets the frame_tie flag.

When this is true, sessions are played back frame-for-frame, based on the frame count of the recorded session. This gives the most accurate playback, but the playback rate will vary according to the frame rate of the playback machine.

When this is false, sessions are played back at real time, based on the clock of the recorded session. This may introduce playback discrepencies if the frames do not fall at exactly the same times as they did in the original.

getFrameTie() → bool

See setFrameTie().

recordFrame() → None

Gets the next frame of data from all of the active recorders and adds it to the output file.

playFrame() → None

Gets the next frame of data from all of the active recorders and adds it to the output file.

static getClassType() → TypeHandle
Return type

TypeHandle