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Author Topic: CueLux Pro Programmer HotKeys for THRU, @ and universes  (Read 1045 times)

2023 February 10, 14:45:55
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SGi

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Hi all,

when programming cues using the "hacker way" of using a numeric keyboard to select fixtures/channels, I have not found a documented way of entering "THRU" and "@" commands on a numeric keyboard. It would be nice to have them handy without changing back and forth to the numeric and alpha section of your KBD or even pressing two keys for the "@" sign, when your hardware wing does not have numeric keys and you have to use the computer keyboard.

So it would save a lot of time when these two were assigned e.g. to the "*"  and "/" keys of the numeric keypad section of a standard keyboard (the asterisk for AT and the / for THRU would make perfect sense to me)
Is there any other way of doing this except by using third-party remapping tools (which are usually permanent)?  This could also be a selectable option in the Cuelux settings to remap the keys only while the CueLux Pro software is running.

Another question going into a similar direction:
is there a (fast) way of selecting channels in a certain DMX universe - or even multiple ones at the same time - in the editor, like

"A.101 THRU A.105 + B.11 +B.12@FULL"

to select channels 101-105 of Universe A and channels 11 & 12 of universe B and set all of them to FULL?

Sorry if I missed something, but I have not found inforeation on this neither in the manual nor any tutorial.

Thank you,

Sven

2023 February 14, 17:35:55
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Julien Levaufre

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Hello,

I will ad your idea of having a keyboard shortcut for the AT and THRU buttons to our wishlist.

About the channel selection, this is not possible as you can only select fixtures and not channels. The kind of selection syntax is not implemented in Cuelux pro you can only make basic selection, I mean it can only understand one action per line.

And I will be honest with you, this part of cuelux pro is not the most used, (you are the first one having request about it) so it is not at the top of our improvement list. ;)
Julien Levaufre
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2023 February 17, 17:10:13
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SGi

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Hello Julien,

thank you for your reply.

Well I know that most people will probably use CueLux pro software and dump their scene directly in, I just noted that I was a bit incorrect because I was thinking about the CueCore Editor and not mainly Cuelux Pro.   But since both feature an editor, that procedure could be applied to both of them in some way. to handle masses of simple fixture types with a few keystrokes even in the web browser if the interface permits it. If you have a look at larger consoles, they do offer more commands to do exactly that. I don't ask to feature all these complex features, but even if you are thinking of enhancing the editor commands anyways, some STEP option would be exactly perfect for exactly that type of installations (see below).

For example, I do have a lot of RGBW fixtures (one room ambience lighting consists of 96 of them, thats 384 DMX channels), and to program or change a quick lighting scene even in the unit directly, I would like the idea of just starting a web browser with the CueCore interface, typing in a selection and then setting the values,  I other words, it is "just" an ambience light and it could be so easy

For example: set all 96 RED and GREEN channels to 50%., and after that blank out fixtures numbers 20 to 30 completely because that light affects a video projection.

The above situation would require just three lines of editor commands, and please note that I am talking about DMX channels, not fixture numbers, as this addressing type is used in the CueCore Track Editor:

1 THRU 384 STEP 4 @ 50
(thats all red channels, starting first RGBW at 1, will be set to 50)

2 THRU 384 STEP 4 @ 50
(thats all green channels, starting first RGBW at 1, so first Green is 2, will be set to 50)

81 THRU 120 @ 0
(all RGBW channels of fixture 20 to 30 - equalling DMX 81 thru 120 - are set OFF)

That would be it. I could type that in 15 seconds and store it into CueCore,  Thats the same time I would already need to only load Cuelux Pro and press the first button on screen to select a group without setting anything else... :-).  As I said, that might be special and most people will go the long way - which might be necessary in most other situations. But if its just a few lines of firmware code, I would appreciate an editor update for all these simple RGB situations - especially to quickly program tracks:-)

Cheers & Thanks,

Sven

2023 February 21, 16:01:03
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Julien Levaufre

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Thank you for your feedback.
In my previous post I was only speaking about the console of Cuelux pro. Console in Cuecore 2 and cuecore 3 web interfaces are a bit more powerfull, but still not include the "STEP" function you are talking about.
I will add this to the wish list!
Thank you a gain, :)
Julien Levaufre
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