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I am using a zoom wash LED mover to light actors walking along an aisle for entrances and exits in a music hall. The home position of the mover is at the foyer end of the aisle and it has been rigged so positive tilt moves it along the aisle towards the stage steps.

Using times movements is not working so I need manual control of tilt.

How do I put tilt onto a playback fader to allow manual position to light the actor?

I need two faders, one to move the light towards the stage steps for entrances, and one to move the mover towards the foyer exits?

Thanks for your suggestions.

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I think Setup on a playback has a ‘fader controls…’ setting you can set to Position.

There will be some examples somewhere on Fader Controls… Colour, which should be translatable into similar for Position.

Youll have to record just Position info for your fixture to a Playback by turning off SmartTag when you record it. 

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Hi @DALX

On 11/25/2022 at 11:42 AM, DALX said:

How do I put tilt onto a playback fader to allow manual position to light the actor?

On 11/25/2022 at 1:50 PM, kgallen said:

I think Setup on a playback has a ‘fader controls…’ setting you can set to Position.

As @kgallen mentions, you should be able to record just the furthest point you'd like your fixtures to move to onto a fader. You can then choose "Fader Controls Position" in the playback's settings. The fader will then act as a crossfader, from the fixture's current position, to the fixtures recorded position.

On 11/25/2022 at 1:50 PM, kgallen said:

Youll have to record just Position info for your fixture to a Playback by turning off SmartTag when you record it. 

This is a very important piece of information, to allow you to record just the position information, with the fixture off to ensure intensity is not recorded.

On 11/25/2022 at 11:42 AM, DALX said:

I need two faders, one to move the light towards the stage steps for entrances, and one to move the mover towards the foyer exits?

Apologies if I have misunderstood, but I believe the Fader Controls Position method will allow you to just use a single playback fader, to move the fixtures from their current location, to the recorded location, and then back again.

Hope this helps,

Edward

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On 11/25/2022 at 11:42 AM, DALX said:

How do I put tilt onto a playback fader to allow manual position to light the actor?

I need two faders, one to move the light towards the stage steps for entrances, and one to move the mover towards the foyer exits?

To elaborate on the discussion above (and hopefully not confuse you more).

If I'm reading this correctly, then maybe you can programme two Playbacks, one for each of the positions you want to manually "fade" to.

As Edward says above, you need to record the final position of the mover for each required "cue". With the fader configured as "Controls Position" then you won't need to separately control pan and tilt on separate playbacks. So if you record (say) Playback 1 with the mover positioned at "stage steps" and Playback 2 with the mover positioned at "foyer exit" then the respective playback should be usable for you to manually "fade" the position from where-ever the mover currently is, to that respective "final" position (for both pan and tilt) per the playback. Whether the mover will track along a path of your liking is to be discovered, but I don't think you would have a good time with a playback being "pan" and one being "tilt" if that was your original thought (you could do this but you would also need to configure "Parameter Separate" for Position as by default, if you move Pan then Tilt will also get tagged and hence recorded - sorry if this bit makes no sense, I just wanted to confirm you could do that, but it requires a change to the desk default setup).

I hope that helps!

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