Whenever a change has been made to a Trigger, Switch, etc., the item and all the folders above will be marked with an asterisk so you know where the changes have been made:
|Triggers||Triggers are containers that execute the audio middleware events connected to them. A Trigger might have any number of Events connected to it.|
RTPCs (Real-Time-Parameter-Controls) are used to seamlessly alter a parameter's value on which the Audio Middleware can receive and drive corresponding effects.
A Switch is a collection of States, each of which manipulate the connected parameters of a middleware in a certain way.
An example of a commonly used Switch would be that for character footsteps, that plays different footstep sounds depending on the surface (concrete, grass, etc.).
|Environments||Environments are used to drive effects like reverbs and weapon reflections, in areas such as AreaBox, AreaShape, AreaSphere or AreaSolid that are found under the Area option of the Create Object tool.|
|Preloads||Preloads are requests to load audio specific files (such as SoundBanks in an FMOD Studio implementation) into memory. Any number of files can be grouped into a single Preload request.|
|Folders||Folders are only used for structuring the Audio System Controls in the ACE, and have no functionality associated with them.|
Typing anything in this Search bar will show you only audio controls that contain the letters that you typed.
When connecting an Audio Trigger to an Fmod Event, the following options are available:
When connecting an Audio Trigger to an Fmod Snapshot, the following options are available:
When connecting a Audio System Controls Preload Request to an Fmod bank, the following options are available:
|<platform name>||If enabled, the connected bank is loaded when the preload request is called on this platform.|
When right clicking on a connection in the Properties panel, you get the following options:
|Remove Connection||Disconnects this Middleware Control from the Audio Systems Control.|
|Select in Middleware Data||Selects the middleware control in the Middleware Data panel.|
To create new connections between audio system controls and audio middleware controls just drag the control from the Audio Middleware Controls panel into the Connections area. An audio middleware control can also be dragged directly into the Audio System Controls panel, this will create a new control with the name of the audio middleware control and automatically connect both of them.
In the default color scheme Connected Controls are normally grey. However, if the connected control is not found in the audio middleware project it will be colored red.
5. Middleware Data Panel