Request - option "Fixture Linking" for groups

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Request - option "Fixture Linking" for groups

Postby muscanto » 01 April 2019, 13:00

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I think this has been requested before; If not, I'm formally requesting it now. Can we please get grouping of fixtures in the generator? It would be very helpful to have the offset affected in groups instead of just individual fixtures. I have attached an edited screen of how I envision the groups to function inside the software.

Selection number of groups should be at least 8 groups if not more. The generator would treat each group like a fixture and send the same DMX values to any multiple of fixtures in the same group.

Thanks.
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Re: Request - Grouping Fixtures in Generator

Postby support » 01 April 2019, 16:13

This is presently not 100% clear for us, for we are afraid that you are asking for a "Super Generator" which is far more powerful than the existing one.
Please tell us more regarding the using, because there is already in section for the groups.
So you mean sub-groups into groups ?
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Re: Request - Grouping Fixtures in Generator

Postby muscanto » 01 April 2019, 16:48

Here is a use example:

I have 8 fixtures and I want them to move in a circle pattern with the Pan/Tilt generator but I want 2 of the 8 fixtures to be at the same position all the time. If I shift the fixtures by the maximum allowed amount of 12.6% (100/8), they will be equally spread around the circle.

If I want 2x fixtures at 12 o'clock, 2x fixtures at 3'clock and 2x fixtures at 6 o'clock and 2x fixtures at 9 o'clock (before hitting playback), I would create 4 groups and put 2 of the 8 fixtures in each group and the software would use the groups in the draw window for the shapes instead of the individual fixtures or creating separate generator files.

It's possibly as a work around to draw the same shape over itself several times to accomplish the same task but very tedious and time consuming.

Attached is a picture of what it would look like with that example.
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Re: Request - Grouping Fixtures in Generator

Postby TimH » 02 April 2019, 04:27

+1 to what Muscanto just suggested

Would be good to be able to make different types of groups too. IE odd and even fixtures, etc.

So you could not just do 1&2, 3&4 etc. but also
1,3,5,7 and 2,4,6,8

or outer to inner like
1&8, 2&7, 3&6, 4&5

etc.
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Re: Request - Grouping Fixtures in Generator

Postby support » 02 April 2019, 09:29

Understood.
"grouping" is not the best name for that function.
We wil presently call it "Attach fixtures within groups" ("attach"like with the layers with Photoshop/TheGimp).

Thank you for all these infos.
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Re: Request - Grouping Fixtures in Generator

Postby muscanto » 02 April 2019, 18:49

TimH wrote:+1 to what Muscanto just suggested

Would be good to be able to make different types of groups too. IE odd and even fixtures, etc.

So you could not just do 1&2, 3&4 etc. but also
1,3,5,7 and 2,4,6,8

or outer to inner like
1&8, 2&7, 3&6, 4&5

etc.


This could be easily accomplished by adding a button called "Sort by every other."

Other software has a similar function when working with multiple fixtures in a pattern generator.
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Re: Request - Grouping Fixtures in Generator

Postby muscanto » 02 April 2019, 18:53

support wrote:Understood.
"grouping" is not the best name for that function.
We wil presently call it "Attach fixtures within groups" ("attach"like with the layers with Photoshop/TheGimp).

Thank you for all these infos.


I'm guessing you do not want to confuse this new feature with fixture groups.

"Fixture Linking" would make more sense to me.

If you are able to accomplish this like the image I attached, you could rename the tab from "Order" to "Order/Linking"
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Re: Request - Attach fixtures within groups

Postby support » 02 April 2019, 22:15

I'm guessing you do not want to confuse this new feature with fixture groups.

Yes.

"Fixture Linking" would make more sense to me.
If you are able to accomplish this like the image I attached, you could rename the tab from "Order" to "Order/Linking"

Noted.
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Re: Request - option "Fixture Linking" for groups

Postby DeeStage » 02 June 2019, 00:22

+1
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Re: Request - option "Fixture Linking" for groups

Postby gérald » 03 June 2019, 11:49

+1
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