Keystroke Macro

cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
Hi,
Would anyone with better experience of using keystroke macros let me know if i am going about this the correct way.
I want to make a keystroke macro that will load cue's 1 thru 20 on master 10 and copy/update fixture information from one fixture group to another fixture group.
So after i start recording the macro
"Select choose button of Master 10
Cue 1 open
Group 99 copy fixture Group 100
Enter update"
Repeat for the remaining 19 cues...

Is it possible for keystroke macro to trigger another keystroke macro? don't have a console in front of me.

So after i start recording the Macro
"Select choose button of Master 10
Cue 1 open,Macro 1 enter(which would be the above macro)
Cue 2 open,Macro 1 enter
Repeat for remaining 18 cues

I know it was not possible to "copy" Macro command lines but has this
changed recently?

Regards C

Comments

  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited June 2012
    Hey Cormac,

    This should work, and yes you can fire one keystroke Macro from another.
    Just be sure there is enough time for the "nested" keystroke Macro to fire.

    The one thing that jumps out at me with your set-by-step is to be sure you select "Edit" in the editor once your Cue has been Open-ed to make changes stick. Also depending on your User Preference settings you may need to de-select all once Edit has been activated.

    Also your Macro-1 should not Open the Cue if your second Macro is going to do this, or you will end up with multiple Editors open for the same Cue at the same time.

    Basically your first Macro should only be:

    Group 99 Copy Fixture Group 100
    Enter Update Enter

    Then your second one should be:
    Choose Master 10
    Cue 1 Open
    Edit
    Macro 1 Enter
    Close Editor
    Cue 2 Open
    Edit
    Macro 1 Enter
    Close Editor
    ..........etc........etc

    Hope this helps. :)
  • cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
    edited June 2012
    Thanks C
  • cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
    edited June 2012
    Hey,
    Maybe someone can tell me.
    If i want to create a keystroke macro that fires another "nested" macro what would the keyboard shortcut be.
    Currently I'm using for example.
    "F5 1 enter" which i think should fire macro 1 ?
    When i open the Macro to edit it is correct but when it runs i get
    "unit 1" coming into the command line.
    I am able to fire the macro 1 using comment macros in a cue-list but ideally would love to able to get another macro to trigger.
    Is it something to do with the command line information within the macro that fires it possibly.Manual only gives some information on command line.

    Regards C
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited June 2012
    cormacjack wrote: »
    "F5 1 enter" which i think should fire macro 1 ?
    When i open the Macro to edit it is correct but when it runs i get
    "unit 1" coming into the command line.

    That is indeed the correct syntax.

    Sounds like your keyboard might not be in MAP mode for keyboard shortcuts to be enabled....check to the right of the command line and make sure you see "MAP" in blue text....if it says "Abc" in black text you need to press Pause/Break to toggle over to shortcut mode.

    Hope this helps. :)
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