The purpose of the Feed plug-ins is to receive real-time data and apply it to the state of a Viz Artist Scene in various ways. They are mostly used to create Scenes for use in financial data and stock feed visualizations.
The method of use for the plug-ins is as follows:
Identify text geometry, or container visibility in a scene that an external real-time data feed source is to control.
Apply the appropriate Feed plug-in to the container of the identified property.
In the plug-in properties, specify a data feed key to look for in the incoming data feed.
Send UDP messages to carry the content of the data feed in a YAML format which carries key-value pairs to a specific port on the Viz Engine host, which the plug-in infrastructure listens to.
The following Container plug-ins are located in the Feed folder: