programming

  1. Palms

    Lock programming on ETC eos

    Hi all, I am trying to find a way to lock an ETC eos file so that none of the programming can be altered. I have a SM that is convinced they know what they are doing on the desk but in preshow checks they have managed to alter my fade times twice already. Is there a way or is it a macro I...
  2. Brent McDannald

    Relatively new Master Electrician at a road house

    Hey! As the title says, I am a relatively new(about a year in) Master Electrician at a road house where we have about 300+ shows a year. Im starting to learn Vectorworks and Lightwright. And slowly but surely we are acquiring more intelligent fixtures(currently just have ETC ColorSource Cycs)...
  3. CasterZ

    ETC ION Linear Effect not running in que

    We have a linear intensity effect that is attempting to be run on some ColorSource PARs. The channels are set to a level in the cue and the effect is on the selected channels. However in one of the cues, as we hit go the channels only show the level and not the effect. When we go back to look at...
  4. ngmouse

    Automated Fixtures Reference points (?) in ETC Element

    Howdy all, I'm a fairly novice programmer and trying to figure out if there's a way to accomplish what I'm thinking here. I did some reading but haven't been able to find what I'm looking for. Say I have a mover at 0, 0 and pan it over 5 points so it's 5, 0. Is there a way to treat that 5, 0...
  5. e.clarkson

    Linear Effect Help

    On the ETC TI, we have a stack of cues where a group of conventional channels are cycling infinitely through a linear fade effect. Most of the show is fine, but when the rate changes between cues we occasionally get channels that pop on much too fast. The only thing changing is the rate. The...
  6. Kyle McAnally

    American Facility Systems Relay System

    Hi Everybody, So my space has been having an issue with our relay system which operates all of our running lights and work lights. Our theory is that the motherboard battery finally died and a power loss whipped the old system's programming. The panel has a HHP (hand held programmer) included...
  7. theview

    High School High School students designing lights

    Hello all. I am the Technical Theater Director/Stagecraft Teacher for a private K-12 School. In my lighting unit I have begun making students create a light show, along to some music for their final lighting assignment. We are working off of an ION, and so far it has seemed to work pretty well...
  8. Jay Ashworth

    Control/Dimming Stupid Ion Questions 2

    In my previous post, Stupid Ion Questions 1, I don't think I ever quite got around to asking this, but having now spent some time programming there (finally, shut up) and on our Express 24/48, I now have one very specific, laser-focused question: When I build a look out of submasters and...
  9. AEilering

    Hog console troubles

    Just over a year ago, my work (large church, seats 3,000) ordered a RoadHog 4 console to replace our ETC express and LightJockey. For the most part, it has been a decent console. Easy to learn and operate, but it has come with some difficulties. On average, the board will glitch multiple times...
  10. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Focus Palettes Part I

    Every LD loves focus palettes – and why not? Using them to remember the pan and tilt parameters of moving fixtures can save load in time when you move from venue to venue, while also helping to preserve your sanity! In this first of a two-part series Jim Hutchison “focuses” on getting the most...
  11. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Focus Palettes Part II

    Focus palettes are just too important to cover in only one video! So, in this video, Jim Hutchison gives us the second installment on the subject, providing details on creating focus palettes for a variety of applications from dance to opera. Along the way, Jim shares his insights on using...
  12. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Making Useful Color Palettes

    Jim Hutchison's back for another Lighting Insights video! This month we'll be talking about making useful and effective Color Palettes for your lighting programming -- the more effective your palettes, the faster you get to make the art! Check out this month's Lighting Insights video!
  13. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Programming Tips and Tricks

    Looking to make your programming go smoother, faster and easier? (And who isn’t?) Then check out this month’s Video Insights from CHAUVET Professional with Jim Hutchison for some nifty tricks that will help you organize your programming time more efficiently, avoid surprises and come up with a...
  14. BransonC

    Patching Gobo Rotators

    Hey guys! I just received two new Rosco RevoPRO Dual Programmable Gobo Rotator They can be found here: http://us.rosco.com/en/product/revopro-dual-programmable-rotator I am attempting to patch/program them into a JANDS CL Controller. However, I have not be successful. Any help or thoughts...
  15. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Utilizing Multiple Control Protocols

    Looking to add more versatility to your show? Using multiple control options offers some good solutions. Mike Graham explains how you can control one fixture from multiple sources, such as by using one control option to run the fixture's movements and another for pixel mapping.
  16. livingmarcuslee

    Preprogrammed show rate

    Hello all, I've been asked to preprogram a show for a client. I want to know how you charge a client for this service. Is it a flat rate or per hour? Do you have a method of breaking down the fee? I'd love to hear your input. I know this will probably depend on the scope of the show, but what I...
  17. T

    16' clock with moving hands, need ideas for control and programing

    I'm working on a Christmas Carol build and were balls to the wall right now. This show is massive. One element is a 16' diameter clock with a minute and hour hand. I need to be able to control the movements of the hands. The biggest hand is 8' long and weighs in at right around 3 lbs. We used...
  18. EosTi

    Eos Programming Workflow

    So I am designing a show on an Eos Ion and wondering what your workflow for programming a show is. Examples: Best way to patch quickly? Should I put Query parameters? Any really slick macros/techniques to clean things up? Anything else to speed up the programming process? I know that my method...
  19. R

    Lighting Pallets and Making Programing Quicker

    Hello all, I am a freelance lighting designer and I work on several different consoles depending on availability at the venue, mostly the ETC Ion. I currently own an ETC Expression 3 (I know...I need to catch up with the time. Not very helpful when it comes to movers and leds) paired with...
  20. S

    Night Club Console Layout--How do you like to layout your console?

    Hey folks, I'm in need of some advice. Here's the situation: I have been tasked with setting up a GrandMA2 ultra light (with two external touch screen monitors) for a lighting rig in a night club. The club has about 25 Robe Pointes, 16 Elation E Spots, 21 Snipers, 25 Protron Strobes, and 8...