Viz Plug-ins User Guide

Version 5.0 | Published December 20, 2022 ©


The DataDirector plug-in enables the control of an animation director by assigning stage commands to the DataField it is registered to.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Plugins -> Container plug-ins -> Data

Information: DataPool plug-ins only work properly on a single channel on the same machine.

DataDirector Properties

  • Use Other Container: Defines if the plug-in controls the director of a different container (available options: parent, grand parent, grand grand parent, remote).

  • Use the container’s director: Defines if the plug-in controls the director for the animation in a container.

    Note: If animation of a remote Container is used (by checking Use Other Container->Remote ), then the animation director in the remote container is triggered.

    If none is enabled, then the default director is controlled.

Stage Commands

The stage commands that can be assigned to the DataField: START, CONT, START_REV (v5.0 only), CONT_REV (v5.0 only), STOP.


Create an animation for a container (for example, a rectangle). Add the DataDirector plug-in to the container. Set the Field Name of the plug-in to AAA. Send the command: AAA=START;.