kgallen Posted June 2, 2019 Report Share Posted June 2, 2019 I'm still confused by how I record an Effect that has the ICBPE components I want and not the ones I don't. In this example I don't want Position recording. I just have my movers pointing where I can see the Effect I'm trying to create, not where they will be if/when I use this Effect palette. OK so I'm trying to get myself a decent Fire effect. I'm using 7.9.5. I point the movers where I can see the result. The Position is not required as part of the Effects palette - I want the colour, the beamshape and the effect attributes. The intensity too if I must. For the purposes of creating effect I put the fixtures to intensity full. I trigger the 7.9.5 Fire effect. I get the flickering and adjust up the speed to where I want it. But the effect is washed out (the fixtures started from Home). So I go to colour and take out all the blue and half of the green, which leaves me at Red=255, Green=80, Blue=0 (and other colours White, Amber=0). I go to Beamshape and get that as required. It now looks (C/B/E) how I want it. So I want to dump this to an Effects palette so I can recall it. From previous advice I know I need to do a Record All because I want to trap multiple attributes (ICBE). So Shift+Record to get up the Record Options dialogue box. By default Snapshot is enabled (red bar), so I can't adjust much else. For now I'll say if I use these default options, I can save the Effects palette and it's labelled as ICBPE and if I clean up then trigger it I get what I want but including the mover position, which I don't want to record to the palette - but at least I know it "works". So I know I need to customise the Record All to avoid recording the P. Let's do it again. I get the Effect back how I want it. So on the Record All dialogue, I turn off Snapshot (neither Snapshot or Smart Tag are lit red). This means that I can toggle the other buttons. So I set Intensity, Colour, Beamshape and Effect to red (on) and Position to blue (off). I tap the palette. It's labelled as "E". So it hasn't recorded the I, C or B elements. If I clean up and recall the palette: it's junk. The only parts I get from it are the flicker and the speed (so the "E" part). The colour is the Home default - white. The beamshape settings are not as I set them, they are also Home defaults. I'm not surprised - the palette is labelled as "E" when I need it to contain "ICBE". I've tried lots of other combinations on the Record Options form, trying smart tag, having some buttons with the green bar (what's that?). Trying Selected Fixtures and Tagged Fixtures. So how? Why is this (still) so hard/confusing? What am I not doing correctly? Thanks, Kevin The attached Record Option dialogue shows what I want to record: selected fixtures, I/C/B/E. Not P. But it doesn't. Second picture shows two Effects palettes. The "Pyre" one, recorded with these settings says "E" - not ICBE. The "Pyre all" is from Snapshot settings and says ICBPE. These attribute labels do reflect what's in there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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