I was working on a set call for a local community theatre, my first production in years. I seem to be the local expert on all things DMX and was asked about some problems they were having using their new ION. The lighting designer/board op doesn't like to build cue stacks, prefering to use many subs and overlay them. I fixed everything except one thing. She has ColorBlazes on the cyc and has a sub for about six different colors, three that break them into three sections. What she was doing was having the sub up with a red, then overlaying a center section with a different color. The problem is when she takes out the center it doesn't return to the original color. My solution was to rebuilt the sub to get the red on either side and pink in the middle and cross fade them.
Building the cue stack would be the best solution but she is like me, old school, prefers the ability to change cues slightly. The reason she didn't like my solution was she wanted the option to combine different combinations of the LEDs. Any ideas?