allows the user to build each scene one at a time as buttons and then
navigate or cross fade them using button groups. A button group is a
group of buttons organized together, containing all the scenes and
looks needed to complete a stage show, presentation, or production. The
following instructions will give us a step by step look at a common
lighting scenario and how to use the group sub masters to run a show.
First we need to
build each scene needed one at a time and save them as sequence
buttons, refer to the help list
on how to do this.
Next we need to
make sure to arrange the buttons next to each other like in the image
below. Imagine that each button is a scene and the one next to it is
the next scene. When creating the button group, we will navigate back
and forth between buttons.
need to create the button group. Press the create group icon under the
programming mode tab.
Once you are in
button create mode, draw the button group around the buttons you need
the sub master to control.
A dialog will
appear to ask you the color for the background of the button group and
the Sub Master Fader.
Next we will be
asked to name the button group. Both the name and color can be changed
button group will look like the one below. In addition to creating a
button group, there will also be a sub master created to control the
dimmer values of the buttons in the button group. The button group and
corresponding sub master offer features making control over your stage
a quick and simple task.
can be moved and sized after they are created. To move a button group
and all the buttons in it, move the mouse to the top left corner. The
mouse icon will change to the Move icon. Left click and then move the
group where you need it. The button group can be sized by moving the
mouse to the far right edge, or far bottom edge at the point where the
mouse icon changes.
Now that we have
a button group and Button Group Sub Master we have many different
controls to the buttons in this group. From the button group sub master
we can control next and previous button/Scene, Go button functionality,
Live Cross fade with adjustable time override, and manual cross fade
for live applications. Below is a diagram indicating the controls
available on the group sub master.
Active Button Label
the the next button that will become active when the go button is
between buttons in a button group. The active button will be indicated
by a blue highlight behind it
Next active button and the Current active button is not the same, the
go button will press the next active button. When the next active
button and current active button is the same, the go button will be the
go of a sequence button steps.
Group Sub Master
controls the intensity of the Current Active Sequence Button
Active Button Label
the current Active button for the button group
the The name of the button group
Cross fade Slider
the manual control of cross fade between buttons or between Steps in a
clicked, this will set the auto cross fade time override for the
transition between a button or step in a button.