Enable a composition to tell whether it's running in Vuo Editor or as an exported app

A node that will return the current state of the Vuo editor/composition.

Such a node would know if the composition was being rendered- as opposed to running from the Vuo editor- or even if it is running as a stand alone app.

Very useful if interface elements control aspects of composition, (like mouse interaction) but are unable to have interaction during offline render.

@alexmitchellmus, in Vuo 1.1 and up, when you’re using the Image Generator protocol, you can publish a boolean port called offlineRender, which will tell you whether the composition is being run in realtime (false) or being exported (true). We just realized that’s not in the manual yet; we’ll add it.

Regarding differentiating between running in Vuo Editor and as a standalone exported app — could you provide some examples of when that would be useful to you?

To have the same functionality for an exported app could enable a user to switch off bug tracking aspects of their Vuo environment automatically. Such as print to console - or extra interface windows used during development.

Ah, I see. (Showing/hiding windows is a separate feature request; I agree these two features could work well together.)

I’ve opened this feature request for community voting.