IPCB Fader Questions

Christopher WrenChristopher Wren Registered User
Hey Everyone,

Is there anyway to delay or change the timing of different attributes along the fade time of an IPCB fader. As an expample, I had a show that had a piece of scenery flown in manually from the fly rail. As it came in, it was being lit by Mac 2k Performances. I wanted the lights to fade in with shutters almost completely closed, then open bottom shutter, then tilt down as scenery went to low trim. I needed to run the cue manually because I couldn't count on the speed of the fly cue being consistent. I did this on Hog II by running the cue manual, not with IPCB. Any way to do this on Hog III?

Also, when using Hue/Saturation for color, IPCB faders jump back to previous color if the fader is not executed completely or if fader is run up slowly. I'm pretty sure this was a previously addressed bug, but what is the status? This doesn't occur with CMY, but that is not an option. Funny things happen with tracking if switching fixtures between CMY and HS in a show. I have a show coming up in June where I need IPCB faders to manually change areas of backlight from saturated color to "white." Any options?

Sorry post is so looooooong.

Comments

  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited April 2009
    I wuold put tilt on IPCB with no other info. Then have the shutter info only on another IPCB and keep you intensity controlled from another IPCB fader. Keeping all parameters seperate.

    Regards,
  • Christopher WrenChristopher Wren Registered User
    edited April 2009
    The problem is I don't always have that many faders available to seperate parameters. Also if I need the fades to overlap, I start to run out of hands. My solution in the past was to make the cue execute a little faster than needed and use go/pause to time it correctly, but this can be a little jumpy.
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited April 2009
    Hey Everyone,

    Is there anyway to delay or change the timing of different attributes along the fade time of an IPCB fader. As an expample, I had a show that had a piece of scenery flown in manually from the fly rail. As it came in, it was being lit by Mac 2k Performances. I wanted the lights to fade in with shutters almost completely closed, then open bottom shutter, then tilt down as scenery went to low trim. I needed to run the cue manually because I couldn't count on the speed of the fly cue being consistent. I did this on Hog II by running the cue manual, not with IPCB. Any way to do this on Hog III?
    Christopher,

    You can set the fader option of a list to "Manual". This will allow you to manually crossfade from one cue to another. With this option you can do as you describe with the shutters. Now what you can NOT do as you could with Wholehog 2 is apply this manual fader action for a single cue in a list. So I would make this a special master that I use just for this one gag and not for my entire list.


    The bug you mention with HS and IPCB looks to be bug #9770 which is part of a larger IPCB rework planned for the future.
  • Christopher WrenChristopher Wren Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Using a "Manual" Cuelist instead of IPCB for the one gag will work. Don't know why I didn't think of it. Thanks.
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