Sunlite Suite 2
What's New to Suite 2
This chapter is for Sunlite Suite 1 users and outlines the new features in Suite 2
The first thing you will notice is that the menus have been replaced with a ribbon bar
All information is now saved in a .shw show file. Suite 1 show files (.ssh) can be imported.
The page panels have been re-designed to be more ergonomic and to save space. Buttons can now be re-arranged manually by ctrl+ right clicking and dragging
New button compression types such as pop-up toolboxes help save screen space.
Shift+clicking a button brings up a small toolbox where button functions can be modified.
Faders have been changed to rotary dials. These dials save space and allow a higher definition. They can be adjusted just as easily as faders by selecting the dial and moving the mouse up and down.
Date and time triggering of buttons now uses a graphical calendar.
Direct access to easy show functions is now possible without having to rename buttons.
The patch manager has been changed. Fixtures can now be patched using a grid view.
The button editor is easier to use. When fixtures are selected, common presets appear in the preset window. Channels can also be modified in the old style.
The EasyStep window can be used as before, or the new EasyTime window can be used. EasyTime now works with timelines allowing you to quickly and easily drag and drop an effect.
Suite 2 integrates a palette function so templates can be made for common presets such as position, then be applied to many scenes.
The Cycle window now contains a timeline view.
A brand new stand alone editor allows you to write directly to the internal memory or SD card without the need for saving and importing your scene buttons into Easy Stand Alone.
Advanced live control from the fixtures window. It is now possible to have a group of fixtures listen to a particular button, then add and remove fixtures from the group at any time.