Macro for fixture order change

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Macro for fixture order change

Postby kimwida » 30 Mar 2017, 07:08

Hi, there.

I am trying to make three macros which change fixtures order back, ahead and random.

But I found that while recording order change a macro if I couldn't reset fixtures order, I couldn't get right three macros.

Is there any way to make fixtures order to reset??

or any good idea for this kind of macro??
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby Gregory » 30 Mar 2017, 18:55

Unlike the other options in the pattern selection menu (All/Odd/Even) that specify a pattern that works on top of an existing selection, the Random Order option changes the underlying selection. With the others you can remove the pattern and get back to the selection you started with but not with random. You can of course use undo to revert the selection change however you cannot do this if there are any intermediate changes that you wish to keep.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby kimwida » 31 Mar 2017, 03:43

Thank you for the reply.

And I hope there is a selection option that work on DMX's order.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby kimwida » 27 Apr 2017, 03:49

I think I found it.

1) Select odd and clear.
2) Select even and clear.
3) Select all.

It makes default select order to me.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby Gregory » 28 Apr 2017, 23:04

I tried a few variations on what you suggested and I can't make it work for me. It is true that if you deselect everything, pressing All twice will select all the fixtures in the programmer however the order of the fixtures is retained i.e. if it was random before it will still be random after selecting all.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby kimwida » 29 Apr 2017, 06:59

Oh. I am sorry.
"Select all" means "select odd" and "select even".
After thinking twice, 1,2 steps are no need. Just select odd then even.
That makes always fixed order for me.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby niclights » 29 Apr 2017, 09:36

This doesn't work for me either. Odd and even just select the odd and even numbers of the random order respectively which is correct. If it did not it I think it would be a bug.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby kimwida » 29 Apr 2017, 14:32

Well, my explanation is short.
What I want to do is to change fixture order of a cue or chase.
Cause I like to use overlaping of a cue or chase to give many other looks, I need to change fixture order very quickly.

"Times" -> select a chase -> "Set Step Times" -> "Next" -> "Fixture Order" -> select "Odd" in group window -> select "Even" in group window -> "clear"

This is what I mean.
I think my lack of english caused some misunderstanding.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby MC_Speed » 06 Nov 2017, 20:36

Did you figure this out? I'm pretty surprised that groups don't save fixture order.
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Re: Macro for fixture order change

Postby niclights » 06 Nov 2017, 21:03

MC_Speed wrote:Did you figure this out? I'm pretty surprised that groups don't save fixture order.


Groups do save fixture order. This thread is about trying to change the fixture order of a cue or chase with a macro.

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