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#1 Sam Walter

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:28 PM

I've found myself using this more often lately, and thought I'd share. It's useful if you're busking/on the fly and is best executed using a physical fader (VX10/20)

You need to setup a nice full colour effect using RGB or CMY fixtures in the programmer dynamics tab. It's really important to only record colour information, so make sure there's no position/intensity/beam information in the programer. Now record this colour effect to a fader. Go to the control booth, select the newly recorded cue list, then click on the 'More>>' button. From the pop out menu you need to tick 'Go on fader up', 'Release on fader down' & 'Fader affects all attributes'. You'll also need to change both the fade & release times to 0.

Now you've got a fader that can 'fade in' a colour effect. It's great because you can get some really varied effects if you've got a colour already recorded in another playback. If for example you have red on an active playback, as you slowly push your colour effect fader up it starts off pulsating through different hues of read/orange/amber.

Have a play and see what you can create!
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:20 PM

Grest trick Sam.

I will add it to my demo show.

The ability to fade Effects is one of the best features of Clarity. Not all the serious consoles available can do this.
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:50 AM

This is a very handy trick! It really lets you use Clarity like other non-cue-based desk such as a Maxim.

 

For anyone else stumbling on this post, the "More>>" button is now called "Options" and can be found just below the "Control Booth" button in the main menu.

 

If you tend to "busk" a show, or perhaps need to manually control a lot of front wash, you can record Intensity-only cues and put them on a fader. This can sometimes be a little easier to use than a Group Submaster (it doesn't rely on you setting intensity at 100% someplace else). It'll work so long as you don't record intensity for the same fixture into other cue-lists (it can get mildly confusing depending on the mode of the cues).

 

If you check the box "Ignore Release All" (in that same menu), you now have intensity control which works independently of releasing all your other cues and effects.

 

Very handy!


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:53 PM

Anthony.

 

You can also use an ADDITIVE SubMaster, which is even easier.  This lights up bark blue, and does NOT require any intensity cue to be recorded anywhere else. It is also not affected by [Release All], but is of course controlled by the Grand Master and DBO.


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