Strand 500 Series Console Tutorial - Automated Lights (With Screen Capture)V2.8.6

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    Automated Lighting Tutorial for Version 2.8.6 with Console ScreenExamples

    This addendum tutorial covers the 500 series console software version 2.8.6 for the operation ofautomated fixtures only. It is designed as the third instructional tutorial to follow the Strand 500 SeriesConsole Tutorial Conventionals (with screen capture) V2.8.6and the Strand 500 Series ConsoleTutorial Scroller Addendum (with screen capture) V2.8.6. If you havent done so, I recommend goingthrough the conventional tutorial firstand the scroller tutorial second. If you havent gone through thesetutorials but feel comfortable enough with conventional and scroller control, then feel free to continuehere. This version includes console screen examples as visual aids.

    This tutorial is setup to give the operator a place to start as a hands-on training session.

    The tutorial will cover setup and operation geared toward the Broadway market which has beendominated by Light Palette friendly consoles such as the Light Palette series and the Obsession series.

    This workbook will go through all operational functions that are considered both normal and advanced fora Broadway-style programming session. This does not intend to mimic any one designers style oflanguage used for programming but is intended to get the programmer familiar with all programmingfeatures of these consoles that are typical of theatre, opera, and dance. Experience is still the bestteacher, but this should get anyone, not previously familiar with the 500 series consoles, on their way tobeing able to program any advanced lighting show.

    For software version 2.8.6 www.strandlighting.com 6 November, 2005

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    Table of Contents

    Automated Lighting Tutorial for Version 2.8.6 with Console Screen Examples .......................................... 1Table of Contents ........................................................................................................................................ 2Tutorial Syntax ............................................................................................................................................ 4Understanding the Strand Attribute System................................................................................................ 5Fixture Library ............................................................................................................................................. 6

    Fixture Library Access .............................................................................................................................6Fixture Library Editing.............................................................................................................................. 8

    Patch ........................................................................................................................................................... 9Patching Automated Fixtures................................................................................................................... 9

    Single Fixture ....................................................................................................................................... 9Range of Fixtures...............................................................................................................................10Invert Pan / Tilt................................................................................................................................... 10Delete Fixture Patch........................................................................................................................... 11Replace One Type of Fixture with Another ........................................................................................ 12

    Setup Options............................................................................................................................................ 14Tracker Preset ....................................................................................................................................... 14Auto Move While Dark........................................................................................................................... 14Live Control ............................................................................................................................................... 16Locking Pan and Tilt .............................................................................................................................. 17Speed Multiplier .....................................................................................................................................17

    ATC Page.................................................................................................................................................. 18Display Order......................................................................................................................................... 18Attribute Groupings................................................................................................................................ 21Rotary Window ......................................................................................................................................21Attribute Filters....................................................................................................................................... 23

    Recording Preset Focus Groups............................................................................................................... 25Group Layout......................................................................................................................................... 25

    Utility Groups...................................................................................................................................... 25Show Groups .....................................................................................................................................26Building Groups .....................................................................................................................................27In Preview .......................................................................................................................................... 27In Live................................................................................................................................................. 29

    Preset Focus Group Display Options .................................................................................................... 31Standard Group Display..................................................................................................................... 31Preset Display .................................................................................................................................... 31Control................................................................................................................................................ 32

    Copying Info from One Fixture to All Fixtures........................................................................................ 33Quick Access for Palettes...................................................................................................................... 35

    Access by Group Number.................................................................................................................. 35Access by Text................................................................................................................................... 35Access by Macros on Submaster Bump Buttons ............................................................................... 36Build Macros ......................................................................................................................................37

    Writing Cues .......................................................................................................................................... 39Accessing Preset Focus Groups........................................................................................................ 39Recording Cues ................................................................................................................................. 40Part Cues ........................................................................................................................................... 41

    Creating the Part ............................................................................................................................42Assigning Attributes to a Part: Manually......................................................................................... 43Assigning Attributes to a Part: Using Attribute Filters.....................................................................44

    Updating ................................................................................................................................................ 46Updating Cues ................................................................................................................................... 46

    For software version 2.8.6 www.strandlighting.com 6 November, 2005

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    Updating Groups.............................................