Using groups via syntax
Using syntax, all the commands explained within the Intensities chapter can also be used with groups. Here are two examples:
Group 1 @ 4 5 Enter
My Group, @ 45,
This sets all the intensities of the channels within group 1 to 45%. In this example the group is called "My Group". The name of the group is displayed in the command line, at the point of selecting the fixtures.
Group 1 And Group 3 @ 8 0 Enter
Group 1, And Group 3, @ 80,
This sets all the intensities of channels within group 1 and group 3 to 80%
If you wish to recall a group with all the recorded intensities, use the same syntax as above, but press the Group button twice, which will display “Intensity Group” in the command line. When doing this, the “@ x” will no longer take the selection of fixtures to x%, but instead to x% of their recorded values.
Group Group 1
Intensity Group 1
Group Group 1 @ @
Group 1, @ @,
This sets all the intensities of the channels within group 1 to their recorded values within that group.
Group Group 1 @ 2 5 Enter
Group 1, @ 25,
This sets all the intensities of the channels within group 1 to 25% of their recorded values (so if the intensity of a fixture is recorded at 40% within Group 1, this syntax would recall them at 10%).
Alternatively, Intensity Groups can also be used like any other referencing palette, affecting only the selected fixtures rather than all the fixtures recorded within the Group.
Group Group 5 Enter
This recalls the fixture intensities from Group 5 to only the currently selected fixtures. The fixture selection does not change by using this syntax.