Lesson 15 Tut3

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Overview

In this lesson, you learn how to perform cue lists by using executors.

Lecture 15: Executors and execution of show

In Lesson 8 and 12. it was explained how to create scenes and scene-lists. Now, suppose we want to execute our scene lists. This works like in DMXControl 2, by opening the cue-list and using the Go and STOP buttons.

To run cues and cue lists you can also use executors. These correspond roughly to the submasters from DMXControl 2. As in version 2, you can create various "banks" - in DMXControl 3, called "Pages". This will allow you to increase the number of executors in groups of 8. First create a new executor page in the Project Explorer:


Picture 1: Executorbank
Picture 1: Executorbank


By default, we have 8 executors in one page (the number may be adjusted in Application Settings). The assignment to the executors happens as follows:

Assignment of cues

When creating the cue ("Add cue" button) you have a small selection button next to the triangle. There you can assign the new cue to an executor directly. After selecting, use the add cue button again.

Assignment of cue-lists

In Project Explorer you can assign the cue list using "drag and drop" to the executors.


Picture 2: Executor
Picture 2: Executor



If an item has been assigned to an executor, is evident from the small green LED in select field. Try out what happens if you click on the "Select field".

There are other ways that you can affect the playback of a scene list:

Functionality Description
Intensity
Scene list Speed The speed with which you advance to the next scene is affected. The speed of the effects will be unaffected.
Effect Speed The speed of the effects used in the scene list is influenced. The speed of the scene list is not changed.

You can select between different execution modes the same way you use a standard audio player:

Functionality Description
Single The cue list is executed once
Repeat The cue list is repeated
Bounce If the scene list arrived at the end it is repeated in the reverse order


Picture 3: Modes
Picture 3: Modes


Work with multiple Cue lists

There are different strategies for the design and splitting of the show in cue lists. You can create cue lists for the parts of the show (verse, chorus, Act) or you can divide groups of devices in cue lists (background LEDs, moving lights, etc.) or make a combination of both. It depends on personal taste and the size of the show.

You can insert a special "Cue list Cue" within a Cue list (Add --> Special --> Cue list). This lets you easily control another cue list. Thus, as an example, you could use it for a recurring refrain.

Exercise

1) Assign a new cue to to an executor directly
2) Assign a cue list to an executor


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