Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

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Explain in details why you would need it and which is your usage case.
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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by mcallegari » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:44 pm

Please try again one more time.
Let's hope this is the good one :)

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by mlohrey » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:19 am

Hi Massimo,

Good news. I wasn't able to lock the sliders.

Bad news.
1. Over-ride sliders don't appear to be affecting the DMX being sent. ( see start of video)
2. Strange things seem to happen when the over-ride sliders are set to zero and DMX output is set to 254. (see end of video)

See this video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yvjkdl3vn1rp3 ... t.mp4?dl=0

3. Selecting blend mode causes files not to save correctly.
(I was testing the new fader feature to see if that was causing screen lock ups and also wether fading with matrices with fade time would work)

See this video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pn3d9r2dw0aig ... s.mp4?dl=0

Cheers

Mark

PS. Internet is slow here and videos make take some time to upload

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by mcallegari » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:39 am

mlohrey wrote:Good news. I wasn't able to lock the sliders.
Very good, thanks for testing.
mlohrey wrote:1. Over-ride sliders don't appear to be affecting the DMX being sent. ( see start of video)
2. Strange things seem to happen when the over-ride sliders are set to zero and DMX output is set to 254. (see end of video)
Alright, I will have a look into it tonight.
mlohrey wrote:3. Selecting blend mode causes files not to save correctly.
Actually it was saved correctly but not loaded correctly. I've just applied a fix on git.

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by mcallegari » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:54 pm

OK, hopefully now it's all solved.

If you have the chance, please test the latest GIT code or automated builds.
Thanks !

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by mlohrey » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:06 am

Hi Massimo,

Was able to test this morning and couldn't cause any errors. I will continue to test but it looks good. Thanks.

The over-ride works very well and the cue list functionality is much improved.

I had a thought while testing. It would be great if the active cue in a cue list was coloured green. It would match the over-ride slider green and be a strong colour to indicate the active cue and link the concept. At the moment it is grey and changes if you click another cue (as mentioned elsewhere in the forum).

Also, the linked faders make it possible to fade a matrix, chaser or collection correctly and serves as a work around to the issues with fade times in cue lists. (It would be great to resolve this problem of though :D)

Cheers
Mark

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by shortylight » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:30 pm

Hi Massimo,

just found the time to do some testing. I was not able to find any error related to the new Fader feature any more. It seems that the merge and the bug fixes have been successful!

Martin

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by mdmayfield » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:05 am

I'm looking forward to using this feature in a future stable release, and have been testing. So far it is working great!

One question - is it possible to reset all fader overrides at once, or if not, might this be considered for adding as a feature? I'm using a large number of frames, some hidden and/or disabled, and it would be nice to clear all overrides with a single button (like in Simple Desk) rather than hunt for faders with red X's.

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by siegmund » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:30 am

mdmayfield wrote:One question - is it possible to reset all fader overrides at once, or if not, might this be considered for adding as a feature? I'm using a large number of frames, some hidden and/or disabled, and it would be nice to clear all overrides with a single button (like in Simple Desk) rather than hunt for faders with red X's.
You could simply assign the same external input to all of the reset buttons. Please note that this will have no effect on widgets, that are in disabled frames.

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by mdmayfield » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:25 pm

siegmund wrote:Please note that this will have no effect on widgets, that are in disabled frames.
Thanks for the response. Yes, this is precisely the issue and the reason I would like to see a universal Reset Overrides feature.

I am using an OSC control surface to control 28 different RGBW PARs. My custom layout includes four sliders (R, G, B, W) and 28 push buttons. In QLC+ I have 28 frames, each of which is enabled/disabled by a control surface pushbutton. Inside each frame is a group of four Level Mode sliders, all manipulated by the same four OSC controls, but running a different lighting instrument per frame.

In this way I can enable or disable fixtures to be controlled by the four RGBW controls very easily, but in order to release the fader overrides after dumping DMX to a function, I must either remember exactly which fixtures I used, or push all 28 buttons to enable all frames, reset the override, then push all 28 buttons to disable the frames again.

As you can imagine this is rather tedious so if possible I would like to find a way to reset all overrides in one go.

Thank you!

Matt

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Re: Sliders in VC should be able to act like Simple Desk sliders, i.e. overriding the current cue level

Post by GGGss » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:44 pm

Matt,
You are (presumably) using this setup to install / pre-programm your show...
Creative solution you came up with...
If you look at other desks you are simulating 'locate' 'highlite' and 'low-light' features found with those. The 'clear' button on those desks is of course indispensible ... I see your point.
Question aside: how do you cope with dumping all selected values in cue's? You can only set RGBW values with enabled frames...

Maybe there would be a clever way to deal with setting up / pre-programming a show.
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