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Notes from first few days of trying the desk

Beitragvon BoT » 27.07.2012, 15:57

Hi guys.
The company I work at just bought several Creation II 4096's so I spent a day and a half trying the desks capabilities. We've had some Creation1's in the past, which I know the basics of.

I have not read the forum feature requests, even though I do understand "basic" German, so there might be some issues that has been discussed. I have worked with MA, Chamsys and some HogII/III, so some of the requests are based on features from these systems.

Create new fixture library
-Lamp on/reset macros in the fixture library! What I really disliked about Creation1 was the lack of Lamp on/off and reset macros. It saves a lot of time that the fixture library is easy to create without parameter ranges, but why do I have to find a fixture's manual to be able to turn the lamp on? Some kind of integration during the fixture creation process and a macro would be nice.

Editing fixture
-When mouse is activated, left or right mousebutton could act as [set].

External
-I like the playback option for touch screens. However I need a calibration tool. At least for my Elo Touchsystems Accutouch 3000U (fairly old).

Patch fixtures
-When lamp is chosen and a fixture count is written, make a little summary of the chosen lamp: e.g. number of dmx channels.

Programming
-While programming, I can [off] any attribute group. Can I [off] a single attribute, such as Iris while focus and zoom is still in the programmer?
-Add FX. Nice feature to be able to sine wave a preset. When I'm using "Fan offset", I would love an easier way to write a 0 thru 360deg offset. E.g. by using the [set] key and getting a numpad popup. I hate using the wheels for something that is so simple to type. If there is a way of doing it, I'm sorry for not noticing. [set] would be the logical choice (a lot like on an MA console, button is almost in the same position anyway). Another way could be to tap the [offset fan] soft button and it scrolls through offsets. Like the attributes in the programmer. Otherwise you could have courser intervals when using the wheels. If I want a finer value I could press [GLP].

Playback
-Option to make Cuelist GO do toggle functions, instead.
-Effects on playbacks: Faders could change size of effect.
-Why is "Flash" the default flash button option, when Flash+Go does what "a flash button should do" (in my opinion at least). At first I thought the Flash was buggy ;)

That's it for now, at least I know I will take this desk off the shelf more often, than with the Creation1 :) good job - I will keep posting if I stumble across other things.

Kind regards
Bo
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Re: Notes from first few days of trying the desk

Beitragvon Breti » 27.07.2012, 16:25

Hi Bo,

I have to say that you gave a pretty good summary of our ToDo list :)

However there are a few things which are there already:

Attributes can be access via the function button. I gues you have typed "Off -> Feature Button", which offs a whole feeature group. Instead you can type Off -> Function -> Feature Button -> ".1" Enter which offs column 1 of selected feature button. You can also use the "Function" button to give lists of functions e.g. "Function 4 + 5.1 Thru 5.3 - 4.1" and you may use this feature with the "@" function as well. E.g. "Function 8.1 at 0 Thru 100 Enter".

Flash + Go may make sense. Reason so far is that "Flash + Go" option was introduced later and Default Function has never been changed. We may update this in the near future.

What do you mean by Cuelist Go/Toggle? Button Panels can be set to "Run" Mode, which basically is the same as "Toggle". Faders can also be defined to be toggle instead of Go.

Kind regards,
Thomas
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Re: Notes from first few days of trying the desk

Beitragvon Denis Hessberger » 30.07.2012, 14:21

Hi Bo,

so here's my (short) response as well:

Option to make Cuelist GO do toggle functions, instead.

This is already there.

Effects on playbacks: Faders could change size of effect.

Well, you kinda can do this now - if the fader is set to "infade" - which is basically like a temp fader on the MA.

Why is "Flash" the default flash button option, when Flash+Go does what "a flash button should do" (in my opinion at least). At first I thought the Flash was buggy

Thats a desicion that I have made. I hate the way it works on the MA; sometimes it happens to me that my fat fingers hit flash buttons I do not actually want to flash because the cuelist is not started. So I prefer this way. Also; it should not be set to "Flash + Go" because Flash + Go goes the list everytime youre pressing the flash button; so its different from the MA (you'd step through the cues when the list is already switched on). What you'd like to have is a "Flash + On" :)

Cheers,
Denis
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Re: Notes from first few days of trying the desk

Beitragvon Breti » 30.07.2012, 22:40

Is there a need that we add a "Flash+On" Function as well? It would be easy to implement.

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Re: Notes from first few days of trying the desk

Beitragvon Denis Hessberger » 30.07.2012, 22:46

hm. I guess we should implement Flash+On and set it as default option. I for myself can always enable "flash" only where I need it.
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Re: Notes from first few days of trying the desk

Beitragvon Denis Hessberger » 20.08.2015, 14:26

Some of the issues have been fixed in the latest release.
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