Table of Theme Types

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This table shows what will happen if a Theme of any Type is triggered (top row) while another

Theme (left column) is already playing. The bottom section shows the intensity-related behavior

of each Theme Type.



Basic Mood

Basic Mood Alteration

Dramatic Event

Action

Shock

...while  
Basic Mood
is playing

seamless transition at end of current Segment

seamless transition at end of current Segment

immediate interruption; then seamless transition back to the last Basic Mood when the Dramatic Event has ended.

immediate interruption; When Action has ended, psai will go to
Rest Mode

immediate interruption; when Shock has ended, psai will either go to
Rest Mode , or  transition seamlessly to any Theme that has been triggered while the Shock was playing.

...while
Basic Mood
Alteration
is playing

seamless transition when the Basic Mood Alteration has ended

seamless transition at end of current Segment

immediate interruption; then flawless transition back to the last Basic Mood when the Dramatic Event has ended.

immediate interruption; When Action has ended, psai will go to
Rest Mode

immediate interruption; when Shock has ended, psai will either go to
Rest Mode , or  transition seamlessly to any Theme that has been triggered while the Shock was playing.

...while  
Dramatic Event
is playing

seamless transition when the Draamtic Event has ended

the Trigger will be ignored

seamless transition at end of current Segment; then seamless transition back to the last Basic Mood when the Dramatic Event has ended.

immediate interruption; When Action has ended, psai will go to
Rest Mode

immediate interruption; when Shock has ended, psai will either go to
Rest Mode , or  transition seamlessly to any Theme that has been triggered while the Shock was playing.

...while
Action
is playing

no transition at all, but psai will wake up with the new Basic Mood from Rest Mode

the Trigger will be ignored

the Trigger will be ignored

seamless transition at end of current Segment

immediate interruption; when Shock has ended, psai will   transition seamlessly back to the Action Theme that was playing / triggered the last

...while
Shock Event
is playing:

no transition at all, but psai will wake up with the new Basic Mood from Rest Mode

the Trigger will be ignored

seamless transition after the Shock has ended

seamless transition after the Shock has ended

transition at end of current Segment; When Shock has ended, psai will   transition seamlessly back to the Action Theme that was playing / triggered the last.


When the intensity has dropped to zero...





Play an End-Segment, then

go to rest

seamlessly continue with the last Basic Mood

seamlessly continue with the last Basic Mood

Play an End-Segment, then go to rest.

If an Action Theme has been interrupted, return seamlessly to that Action Theme. Otherwise play an End-Segment, then go to rest.


1) Highlights don’t interrupt the current Theme, but are played back as an additional layer

2) Highlights only interrupt each other if the priority value of the newly triggered highlight is higher than the one currently playing