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March 20, 2014, 05:02:47 PM
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General cueluxpro issues: (XP 32bit.)

- One of my curecore pulses flashes red/white, everything else seems to function all right. Any Idea what could be the matter ?

- Sometimes I don't get visualtouch to work with cueluxpro. Sometimes a local client does not work, restart fixes this. Sometimes external client "sees" the cuecores, cuelux "sees" the cuecores, but client does not see cuelux. (firewall disabled)

- In matrix ; Feature request : overview, Make a possibility to visualise mapped pixels only. Sometimes the mapped pixels have a particular shape or sometimes pixels a intentionally left unmapped. It would be nice to see this shape in the overview.

- In matrix, rotating of the mask-gobo happens áfter scaling. If the layer has a non-square aspect ratio, this look ugly. I would like to see : Rotating first, scale to layer second.

- With patterns : There is only one way of mixing layers, I would like to see masking and non-linear mixing.

- Drag and drop of groups, fixtures and palettes would make life so much easier.

- With patterns : I would like to see better anti-aliasing of zoom- and rotation- and iris effects.

- With patterns : Regardless of the color of the pattern effect, if the zoom fader is put to 100% the pattern becomes black.

- Selection action does not work, or at least not how I expect it to work. How does this action differ from the group action.

- I can't get an axis input action to control the pan/tilt. (both visualtouch and OSC) How do I do this?

- I can't get an fader input action to control the RGB values. (Colorpicker does work) How do I do this?

- I would like to have Ctrl+a = select all in a list. To delete or to copy/paste

- I would like to have a "virtual" strobe / shutter / dimmer attributes for generic RGB fixtures.

- Identifiers: a HORRIBLE concept. I want modern software to keep track of my patterns/palettes/bundles/groups/buttons/faders etc. What happens if i decide to delete a buttonbank ? Is the link dynamic ??

- There *HAS* to be a protection against acidentally deleting an action list. If you press the left- instead of the right-remove button, hours of hard work down the drain !!!

- When editing a palette, removing a fixture out of a list of multiple fixtures seems to corrupt the list.

- In patterns: It would be nice if 25-50-75% would correspond with 90,180,270 degrees. Right now it results in ulgy alias tears.

- With patterns : Fill,gradient radial,twinkel,sinus,spectrum,zigzag,checker, I get ugly black pixels in the corners at 13%, 38%, 63% rotaion. Other patterns have no problem with this.

- With patterns : Custom faders that are not applicable should be grayed out, as it is the case with all other attributes.

- With patterns : gobos with a number? a HORRIBLE concept. I want modern software to keep track of labels.

- With patterns fire en confetti : dimmer fader and colormix do not work! Fire is too low, and does not scale with large layers!

- With patterns Effect "Scan" is too bright or has too little contrast. Speed fader seems to act strange above 50%. Shouldn't this be mapped to the rotation fader ?

- With patterns radar has no working custom faders.

- With patterns cardio does not seem to work at all.

- With patterns Circular fill does not seem to work well, especially in combination with rotation.

- With OSC, a button action gives two triggers, one for up one for down. Not good when you want to step through a cuelist. There should also be a flank selection for osc buttons.

- With OSC, large page labels are not accepted. Page labels 1,2,3,A,B are accepted. "Intelligent lighting" is not.

- When editing cuelists, you can only delete attributes. There is no way to add attributes.

- When editing a playback button/fader, there is no clear indication of what fader/button you are "in". Please set the name/number of the bank/buton/fader in the magenta left header!

- When editing a playback button/fader the "arrow buttons" are not consistent. Right here they mean "step forward" and "step backward". In the action edit they mean jump to next and previous action.

March 21, 2014, 11:08:20 AM
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- When controlling a palette with a colorpicker action, the rgb faders in the programmer are not properly updated. The first pick works, later picks don't.

March 22, 2014, 11:49:47 AM
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Maarten Engels

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Hi Bart,

Thanks for the detailed feedback. Next week we start a new development cycle for cpro. We will try to address the majority of the issues in the next release. We will report back the progress.
Maarten Engels
Visual Productions BV

March 27, 2014, 04:56:19 PM
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CueluxPro v1.3.65 is now available from our FTP. It's an intermediate release; the next release will follow shortly.

- One of my curecore pulses flashes red/white, everything else seems to function all right. Any Idea what could be the matter ?
Perhaps you have an early model of the CueCore that was supplied with two LEDs; nowadays the CueCore is only fitted with the white LED. This will not affect the operation of the CueCore.

- Drag and drop of groups, fixtures and palettes would make life so much easier.
We optimised the GUI for touch screen control therefor we generally do not implement any drag/drop features.

- Selection action does not work, or at least not how I expect it to work. How does this action differ from the group action.
The 'Set' and 'Toggle' function in the selection task were not yet implemented. We have added a parameter for entering the fixture number; it is now working. The 'All', 'Next' & 'Previous' functions were already working.

- There *HAS* to be a protection against acidentally deleting an action list. If you press the left- instead of the right-remove button, hours of hard work down the drain !!!
This is why there is a undo button. For the action list the undo was not working correctly. This is now fixed.

- When editing a playback button/fader, there is no clear indication of what fader/button you are "in". Please set the name/number of the bank/buton/fader in the magenta left header!
The magenta header now shows the bank.playback number.

I will address the other issues with the next release.
Maarten Engels
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March 31, 2014, 01:55:10 PM
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-bart-

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Thank you, I'll give it a go. :)

April 02, 2014, 01:34:50 PM
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Quote from: -bart- on March 20, 2014, 05:02:47 PM
- Drag and drop of groups, fixtures and palettes would make life so much easier.
We optimised the GUI for touch screen control therefor we generally do not implement any drag/drop features.


It could easily be made drag-and-drop in a 'set-up' option.

Moving fixtures around is a real PAIN !!!

May 02, 2014, 02:44:38 PM
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I can not install 10366 due to problems with msvcr110.dll (xp 32bit)  ???


10365:

-Loading the file you are currently working in,(i.e. loading a file for the second time) results in a freeze or crash.

-When a file is being loaded, impatiently pressing buttons can lead to a crash or freeze

-Matrix / layout is consuming too much processing resources, (I may have 440+ fixtures, but drawing some GUI stuff does not justify gigaflops processor load causing the output to stutter)

-The matrix layout of the fixtures (position and rotation) is often corrupted for no obvious reason. It seems to be cosmetically, GUI only. Rendering is to dmx is OK. Importing layout fixes it. But it gives me a heart-attack to see a 400+ fixtures layout scrambled. (maybe custom fixture related? or something to do with layer fixtures being always ontop)

-Knockout group does not work.

-Knockout playback only deletes the cue and its link, not other playback data. So a playback that seems to be empty still contains playback settings and properties. Bundle-settings being the most annoying.

-Auto-patch can be a p.i.t.a, Now, newly added fixtures end up in 'holes'in universes i don't want. So I have to find them first and re-patch them. Please only auto-patch fixture into the "visible" universes.

*** Adding and pasting actions in a actionlist; Please insert new actions after the selected action! Not to the bottom of the list, it is tedious.

-Actions, page breaks. It would be nice if they are labeled [End of Page n.] by default.

-Adding tasks to a dummy or a page-break, shouldn't that be made impossible ? Or make the task-type editable, so you can (temporally) change an action into a dummy so it becomes invisible. Or easily change a horizontal fader in vertical one.

-Label-names can not be copy-pasted. You can't insert with the cursor. Littlebit archaic for an 2014 app.

-FX generator (position/color/dimmer) : Negative size does not work. (maybe not even necessary / needed)

-Knocking out position/color/dimmer FX does not work without entering the fx-menu-itself.

-The subs of a fixture like the amdj sweeper beam led are not controllable afaik (whithout mapping it in a matrix).

-When moving from matrix-overview to status sometimes fixture and palette are invisible, while their buttons are lit. Pressing status again fixes this.

-Negative values, such as gobo rotation, are not properly recorded in palettes / Negative values can not be set in the palette editor. Please add numerical input to the palette/cuelist attribute editor.

-Attribute values that are "blank"/"transparent" recorded in a palette (because the attribute belongs to another fixture) can not be changed in the pallete-editor.
The other way around, Attribute values can not be made "blank"/"transparent" in the palette-editor.

-Palette-labels are nameless by default. Why? All other things have default labels.

-Could there be an opt-in/out to be prompted to enter a name for each an every new cue/action/palette/label, etc you create? Right now I keep recording, renaming, recording renaming, which feels quiet tedious.

-If the processor load is high (by other processes than CLP) cuecores seem to reset themselves, causing a blackout of 2 seconds.

-After loading a file, showtec phantoms are magically transformed into expressions 5000 (which come next in the list). Replacing fixture had no effect. After adding the phantoms to the list instead, planning to remove the sick fixtures, the phantoms are magically cured.
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May 02, 2014, 10:22:02 PM
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-Undo knockout playback does not work. Even worse, if you have two playbacks assigned to one cuelist, the cue is killed if you knockout one of the playbacks.

May 03, 2014, 10:51:28 PM
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-In the cuelist overview you can't select multiple cuelists. (to copy paste them for instance)

-If you move cuelists up/down in the cuelist- overview the link to the playbacks remains in tact. If you cut/paste the the link to the playback  is lost. (As with actions, pasted and added cuelists end-up at the end of the list. Please insert them after selected cuelist.)

May 06, 2014, 09:50:02 AM
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-Action editor : Tasks can not be copy pasted.

-Action editor: It would be nice if the default identifier would be like the last one used .

May 12, 2014, 07:18:37 AM
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I still can not install 10368 due to problems with msvcr110.dll

Both XP and windows 7.

May 17, 2014, 09:45:18 PM
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With OSC action tasks type: palette feature: colour RGB function: Set

There is no way to set parameter1; dialogbox is missing.

May 19, 2014, 10:37:16 PM
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With OSC action tasks type: palette feature: intensity function: Set

There is no way to set parameter1; dialogbox is missing.

May 24, 2014, 09:12:42 PM
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The symbol used in the shapegenerator for the figure-eight has an error:

If the arrow at the topside points to the right ->,

Then the arrow at the downside of the figure-eight should also point to the right . ->

On a serious note: I would like a laying figure eight too.

May 26, 2014, 01:12:41 AM
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