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Cue Timings

Postby Wayneskie » 07 Mar 2018, 14:22

I'm going over a few things but in finer detail. Cues Timings.

Delay in, Fade in seem obvious. Delay out and fade out, no so obvious - especially when used with autoload or when a group of fixtures have a staggered fixture order. Do the timing in the cue list override a previous cues timings and fixture order? Add Fixture Overlap and Tracking into the mix....

Is their a definitive explanation or video of these items anywhere? All the videos etc. I have found just brush over the topic with "you can play with timings to create some interesting looks". Full Stop.

Some diagrams or detailed explanation would be useful. Any ideas?
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Re: Cue Timings

Postby Wayneskie » 07 Mar 2018, 14:24

Following On -

So on a fader cue I have a very simple (12 of Source 4's) fade in over 2 seconds - fixture order 1-12. They peel in over two seconds. I drop the fader on they peel out over 1 second. Very simple, very effective.

I now place that in a cue list and to achieve the peel in I have to set fixture overlap to 0, then give a fade in of 2 seconds. OK No problem. I then want them to peel out??

I can't seem to make this happen and I think I am missing a basic building block of cue lists... frustrating.

:( :(
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Re: Cue Timings

Postby niclights » 07 Mar 2018, 14:36

Overlap on fade out is a bug and hopefully should be fixed in the next version.
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Re: Cue Timings

Postby Wayneskie » 07 Mar 2018, 14:43

A Ha so there we go....

better stop trying for the moment then..
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Re: Cue Timings

Postby Wayneskie » 07 Mar 2018, 19:04

So I created a seven step cue list. I used fixture offset to peel in the fixtures in various combinations. I 'accepted' that the fixtures will not peel out, but will just fade out as one block.

I then landed on a final cue which is my look for the scene. The first seven steps are an intro into the 'scene' if you like.

I then decided I wanted to double the intro section to 14 steps before landing in my 'scene' cue.
I pressed copy and selected my 7 intro cues, I then placed (pasted) them after these initial seven cues by using the add function within the playback view, giving me 14 cues in total.
I manually moved my big final scene cue to the last position.

I was very pleased with myself.

However I then discovered that the second set of intro cues would not do the peeling in effect like the first seven. All parameters look the same and I have tried to re-edit them to be the same.

Is this another bug?

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Re: Cue Timings

Postby Wayneskie » 07 Mar 2018, 19:09

Just tried copying cue list to another fader cue. It seems the copy function will not reproduce the fixture order peel in effect.

It's such a shame, because the peel in effect is so gratifying..
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Re: Cue Timings

Postby niclights » 07 Mar 2018, 20:15

Yes, unfortunately this is a bug. Fixed in next version.

In the meantime you can work around this by including each cue and appending one at a time (the timing will need to be set separately).

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