buddy parts?

JayJayJayJay Registered User, Hog Beta
Didn't figure out what buddy parts in the segments toolbar does.
Any hints?


  • michameijermichameijer Registered User, Hog Beta
    I hope this clears things out for you:

    For example, if fixtures 1<20 are selected with a grouping size of 4 then pressing next while holding the group key will select 1<4, then 5<8, and so on. When combining buddying and grouping the set of fixtures selected will always be the product of the two values. For example if buddying size is 2 and grouping size is 3 then group next will select 6 fixtures at a time

    (release notes)
  • JayJayJayJay Registered User, Hog Beta
    I read the release notes already as well as the manual. But the 'button' buddy parts does nothing to me. Tried a bit. But no clue what this might do.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    Buddy is used like ist was before.
    So a Buddy of 2 will give the Same values to two fixtures next to each other in your selection, eg. Fixture 1-10, Buddy 2, fan any value, 1+2, 3+4, ... will get the same value.
    Same thing happening with fixtureselection when you press group+next/back
  • JayJayJayJay Registered User, Hog Beta
    I think i am missunderstood in this.
    I know how buddying and segmenting works. What i am looking for is the soft-button labeled "Buddy Parts" at the far right of the segment toolbar. You can press and unpress that button.
    Hope thats clear now.
  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    Buddy Parts enabled will treat a compound fixtures 'parts' as a singe fixture so fanning will NOT apply to the individual 'parts' that make up a compound fixture.
    This setting is the default.

    Buddy Parts disabled will treat a compound fixtures 'parts' as an individual fixtures so fanning will apply to the 'parts' that make up the compound fixture.

    Easy way to look at this is to patch 2 Shapeshifters, and fan hue.
    Now disable buddy parts and do the same, notice the 'parts' now have individual values

    Hope this helps.
  • JayJayJayJay Registered User, Hog Beta
    Ok. That clears things.
    By the way... this button is not mentioned in the manual.
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