are the steps we need to follow to create a button that will give us a
1. The first
step we need to take when creating looks without the Sequence Wizard is
to go to the Programming Mode Screen and press the Clear All Button.
This clears all Sequences running and gives us a clear slate to create
our new look. Advanced users may use the New Sequence Button, and not
press Clear All to start a new playback to record to, and follow the
same next steps bellow.
2. Next we will
need to select the fixture we are going to use in this look. Using the
Fixture Layout window, select all the fixtures needed. Use the rubber
band and control keys to select more than one fixture, holding the
control or 'Ctrl' button down while selecting fixtures selects more
than on at a time. To clear selected fixtures, click anywhere on the
Fixture Layout Window. The Fixture Layout window is shown below.
3. Now we need
to initialize the selected fixture by pressing 'the initialize selected
fixtures' button. If the fixtures do not completely initialize, meaning
the shutter opens, the lamp is at full and the fixture is pointing
down, use the faders preset tab to adjust the channels needed to
initialize the fixture. Direct DMX Values can be entered by clicking in
the dmx value - an input box will appear and ask for the new dmx value.
4. If we are
positioning fixtures, click the joystick preset tab and use the
joystick to move all the fixtures you need to place. The joystick works
in two ways. It will allow you to move all the fixtures together when
you move the mouse away from all the dots, or you can move one fixture
at a time by clicking on the dot for each fixture and moving them one
at a time. The up/down and left/right buttons on the left of the
joystick panel, will also move all selected fixtures from the current
position together the same amount from each fixtures starting position.
4. Once all the
fixtures are in the position you need them to be, or it is a light with
no position control all other properties can be adjusted, either by
using the fader preset tab for direct fader control or by using the
color, gobo, etc presets. Set all the channels/properties to the look
you would like. This could entail selecting only odd fixtures and
changing them one color while event fixtures can be another color. This
applies for all types of channels. Below is the Preset palettes window,
we can use this to alter any channel or property of the fixture we are
trying to set a look or step for.
5. We can now
save the look into a button for later recall. For a single step look
all we have to do is press the Save Sequence as Button, button. If we
were doing multiple scenes we would need to press the 'record plus' button for each of the steps we want to record. That is
covered in the next section.
6. We will now
see the dialog below pop up in the center of the screen.
We can now name
the sequence button and save it.
available here are:
cause this button to fade in and out according to the time specified
Pan/Tilt Only, Color/Gobo Only
option allows you to save all channels, save only pan and tilt
channels, or save only color/Gobo and all other channels except Pan and
Sequence Fade time
option will force the sequence to playback at the programmed Fade times
fade from step to step on channels that are selected as fade channels.
Pan, Tilt, Dimmer are all automatically set to be fade channels.
start the sequence steps running as soon as the button is pressed
Available in Enlighten
the user to press the Go button on the Group Sub master to start the
steps in the sequence.
Once you have
entered the name and set all desired parameters above, the screen
will go to Playback mode and show the button in the new button area on
the bottom right of the screen. Move the button anywhere on the screen
and depress it. Now the button we created can be recalled as a still