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Shouldn't the "break" event action make looping music play its "post exit" segment and then end?

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Audiokinetic's example video for making adaptive music scrapes the surface of the topic, and uses some strange unrelatable examples. For example, that action music they set up doesn't loop - it just plays the four segments in sequence and then ends, as if that's a common scenario in a game. No, music needs to loop at all times because you never know how long it's going to take for the player to "be done" - be it fighting, exploring, tinkering in a menu or any other activity.

So, say you piece together a few music segments into a sequence Playlist Container and play it. If I then create a "break" event action for that Playlist Container, shouldn't it play the music to the end of the current segment (including its potential post exit segment) and then end? I can't get it to work that way. For me, the "break" event action does nothing to a looping Playlist Container (it just keeps playing), despite the fact that the definition of the "break" event action (according to Audiokinetic's own documentation) is that it "Stops playback of a looped sound, Motion FX object, or continuous container while allowing the current object or objects to finish playing." (see this link:

Have I misunderstood what post exit segments are for?


asked Oct 12, 2016 in General Discussion by Simon V (110 points)
edited Oct 12, 2017 by Simon V
I am trying to solve the same issue and having the same problem with the 'break' event not working in the music system. Did you find a good solution?

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The break action doesn't appear to work on music playlists.  However, you can transition to a silent music segment and adjust the transition properties to get the behavior you are describing.
answered Mar 2, 2017 by Monty M. (2,650 points)