Motion cue DMXC2

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Scenes of the motion editor is a pure submodule in DMXControl 2 and thus only cue module or chaser module to find, is when there using the button « Add » a new step « Motion cue » inserted or edited. The motion cue itself is ultimately only the assignment of different devices (with pan + tilt feature) to the previously created characters and its configuration. (See figure editor). (Each motion cue includes thus always just exactly a figure at the time, but access to all previously created characters and can manage.)

Picture 1: The motion cue editor
Picture 1: The motion cue editor


As soon as a figure has been selected and at least a device was added to the list, the one with the button can « Cue test » being looked right below. During this test cycle this one can live « Duration » « Repetitions » and « Wait time » you adjust, these are then played exactly again and again in this order. (In our example the 4 scanners turn 3 x the spiral all and then 10. 8 sec. wait on the final position at the same time for 5. 1 sec.) The function beat triggered cannot become live and is visible first playing the scene. (Duration is by the beat replaces, the waiting time remains unchanged nevertheless.) We would become the attitude of now « Absolute » on « Relative » alter, the next spiral pass would go exactly in bulk in that place so where the commercial just is. (Caution is, however, required here since himself scanning constructions then reconcile the debit positions outside the mirror be rich far at and it therefore comes to a modified form of the figure this one.)

 Important Hint Selecting always only Pan+Tilt of the device to avoid ungewünschte side-effects.

Some correction attitudes are under the device list for the Bewegungszene still. The figure can be scaled and/or moved for any listed device here. Authorities of the figure graphically are overlaid in color separated in the black preview pane. So the changes (here 4 different scalings of the spiral) can be recognized well in relation to each other.


The offset only can be recognized when at least 2 equipment is available in the same motion cue and has adjusted a different offset. The device carries away the figure deferred (unity in steps).

 Important Hint The figure is changed at an active offset, is that way to respect stehts that aren't more greatly the offset of all equipment than the available steps of a figure.

If « sequential offset » is activated, all other equipment waits with a lower offset for the completion of the figure of the device with a higher offset. Is the function is deactivated without the figure carried away once more to waiting.

Color and pattern

If with a motion cue not only Pan and Tilt of a device shall be changed, then this is also possible. For this the list offers « Assigned cues » the possibility of assigning an order to every step of the figure on hand. Here can change orders like Gobo or color in the simplest case insertedly be. For performance reasons this possibility which allows also arbitrary nestings in the theory should, however, be handled very thriftily.


All control elements can both be held tight and drawn with the mouse and be changed with the arrow keys (at a previous selection). Offers one's services for a fine justification particularly if the slider tends to the jumping second. All equipment can individually be adjusted for the scene. So a scaling, moving, negation of all X (Pan) and Y (Tilt) is independently of each other possibly values and can vary from scene to scene. Two of identical figures is possible also a run counter-same, since per equipment the checking box « Play in reverse » can set be.

 Important Hint With motion cues also slow color transitions can be realized by one assigning one color channel each to the parameters X and Y. Furthermore further effects like a controlled Gobo choice etc. are possible.


To clarify the difference, recommends it 4-6 scanners put themselves together close together very much (these even can be slid into each other with Easy view) and let all scanners carry away a circle with very few steps. All commercials can permanently be recognized one by one at non-sequential offset. These otherwise overlap at the beginning and end of the figure like grading.


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