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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #260 on: October 26, 2015, 02:55:17 AM »
3. ability to add .wav files and speech (like in mach3).

Sound, Sound, Sound... Mach 3 had the ability to use text to speech and wav files. It also would play a sound when selecting an axis and zeroing an axis.
Mach 4 seems to be mute.  :-X

See the Lua script "Play files.mcs" in LuaExamples folder about how to play a media file in Mach4.

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #261 on: October 27, 2015, 05:02:24 PM »
How about a link to the examples. I can't find it.

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #262 on: October 27, 2015, 05:11:09 PM »
its in the example folder in M4 or was

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #263 on: October 27, 2015, 05:45:11 PM »
That's what the original post said. I didn't know there were examples in M4 so It didn't click - Sorry. I'll take a look.
Thanks
Problem is I'd like the sounds back as well (and a few other things). But not sure I want to learn a new language. Too bad it isn't a config setting. Oh well.
I'm sure I'll figure it out. It seems a lot of "nice to have" stuff as per Mach3 will now be up to the user to program. So I guess I'll get on board and learn Lua.

Thanks

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #264 on: October 27, 2015, 05:54:29 PM »
thats cool the answer need to be holding hand answer`s otherwise you won't know where to look
Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #265 on: October 28, 2015, 02:58:08 AM »
How about a link to the examples. I can't find it.



The examples are placed in Mach4 installation folder in folder LuaExamples.
The 2763 version contains those examples.

Problem is I'd like the sounds back as well (and a few other things). But not sure I want to learn a new language. Too bad it isn't a config setting. Oh well.
I'm sure I'll figure it out. It seems a lot of "nice to have" stuff as per Mach3 will now be up to the user to program. So I guess I'll get on board and learn Lua.

Lua is a very easy to learn "scripting language", that's why it's used programs nowadays. If you need some quickstart, read some of the examples mentioned above (e.g. MessageBox.mcs or ActivateOutput.mcs). There's also a lot of simple Lua code in the wxMach screen set, which can be edited easily with Mach4 screen editor.
After a while you'll find out Lua is a lot more powerful than the Mach3 configuration and its Visual Basic scripts :)

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #266 on: October 28, 2015, 07:35:24 AM »
Ok. Thanks. I'll try to find some time to look it over.

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #267 on: November 06, 2015, 05:26:20 PM »
 I believe Mach 3 had the ability to change from CV mode to ES on approaching angles greater than a specified value. Could we have either this feature or some trajectory planning that will allow users like myself with undersized stepper motors / machines that are not as rigid as they should be run our machines a little more effectively. Running my machine in ES is costing me a lot in cutters and time, I would love to get it running more efficiently again.

I think this was already somewhere in the development list, I was mostly hoping for a progress report. Thanks

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #268 on: November 06, 2015, 05:29:35 PM »
it's being done now
Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #269 on: November 06, 2015, 05:34:30 PM »
Brilliant, thanks