David Henry replied to the topic Creating a csv file that will import into capture. in the forum Technical And Artistic 1 day, 15 hours ago
Laser – try the LightmaXX Pegasus Pro 1.5 RGB
UTD Moving Head: I can’t find anything that will match.
2 Things to check:
1) In the Show Control Window, is the speed slider at 100%? If not, that is your problem (or part of it!).
2) I’m having trouble re-creating the problem, but it may be that the program is having trouble uncompressing the audio file (if it is an MP3) while running the lights. The official recommendation from the D-Pro p…[Read more]
Great to meet you! As you’ve already researched, these are all good options for running lights from stage.
Showbuddy can be used IF you are going to use backing tracks. If not, it has no use!
David Henry replied to the topic Show template file with all lights – running show without all in the forum Onyx 1 day, 15 hours ago
2 good ways of doing this:
#1 – If you’re not planning to “add” to your template file, open it at the venue and do a “Save” to create a new version for just that night/venue. Then, delete the fixtures, do whatever you want because you’ve got the original that you’ll load at the next venue, and that original is untouched. The trouble with this (…[Read more]
I’ve got a few hours on the call scheduler for next week. on Weds/Thurs. It’s not a ton, but it’s a start, and it’ll open up a lot more into February as I get some other projects off my plate.
I’m trying to visualize in my head exactly what you’re talking about, and I’m not sure I’ve got it. When the movers move to point a, b, c, where are these points? What happens as they move?
For the second question – I would google “Ballyhoo”. The exact variation of it that you are looking to do may not be possible until the FX en…[Read more]
David Henry replied to the topic Main Intensity Fader Cue and Lights That Need Intensity and Color to be On in the forum Onyx 2 days, 16 hours ago
There shouldn’t be any unintended consequences. The lights will then be white on bootup, and then get overridden with color from another cue as soon as you use it.
David Henry replied to the topic Stop Pan/Tile FX patterns from turning towards the back of set in the forum Onyx 2 days, 19 hours ago
Also – to Chime in here – take a look at the different FX mode settings:
You may find useful the FX modes that only go “over” the black line. These will cause the lights to only move in a positive direction from the base point (where the lights are before FX happen). So, if it’s on a backdrop, you can have it ONLY go “forward” by using one o…[Read more]
David Henry replied to the topic Creating a csv file that will import into capture. in the forum Technical And Artistic 2 days, 21 hours ago
Can you share your DMXis file with me? email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chances are, we can match it up to something that is already in Capture, and then you don’t have to do any of this CSV work.
Honestly, I usually just have people request fixtures for Capture, rather than make them, as it’s much easier and the people…[Read more]
Here’s the funny thing about this business – nothing (literally) is standardized. Most often, a portfolio, resume, or degree will get you nowhere special, except when you run across someone that finds that to be important.
What I advise people to do is this – figure out exactly what type of lighting you want to get back into, and…[Read more]
Awesome! Great to meet you, and glad you are getting back into things!
How can we help you learn as you get back into things? Anything specific we can steer you towards or help answer?
I would go ahead and contact Rosco: https://us.rosco.com/en/product/custom-glass-gobos
There’s no reason why this shouldn’t work. If the Spots you have are like most, you’ve got a “frame” that the gobos sit in and are kept in with a spring. Any gobo of the correct size (even simple colors) will work. Let us know how it works out!
If you do ge…[Read more]
Even though you did solve your problem today, I want to share with you why you hit that problem and give you some tricks that will save you time and make you a more efficient programmer:
Welcome – it’s great to have you here! We’re here to help, and feel free to let us know if you have any questions.
Tell me a little more about this lighting company. Have you started it yet? What/how much gear do you have, and what types of events are you looking to do?
It may be obvious, that I am only a few hours from you, so de…[Read more]
Great to meet you!
For you, I would head to the “Action Plans” page, and check out “From Idea ‘Till The Curtain Closes: Theatre Lighting 101” to give you a general overview of how to use lights for theatre. Some of it may be review for you, given your previous experience.
Then, let me know what specifically I can help you with. I r…[Read more]
Here’s what I would do (and I will need some input from you here!):
I would create (2) fixtures, a “Master” and a “Part” fixture, and patch them separately in D-Pro. It looks like you’ve got 6 channels at the start or end of the fixture that are controls for the whole thing – intensity, various “auto” modes, etc.
For this, I can create for you…[Read more]