Sunlite Suite 2
The dimmer, speed, size and phase of a button can be changed by shift+right clicking a button and selecting "Show Fades:" from the menu, or by shift+clicking on the button and selecting one of the dials.
Speed: Changes the speed of an EasyTime or EasyStep sequence
Dimmer: Fades any channels with the dimmer or dimmer min/max property assigned. Dimmer and Color mixing channels are also adjusted unless they are set to OFF
Phase: Takes an EasyTime sequence and starts it at a later point in the sequence for each fixture
Size: Takes a pan/tilt effect and changes the size
Speed, Dimmer, Phase and Size dials can also be accessed under the button tab at the top of the fixture page. Page dimmer and speed dials can be accessed under the page tab but be careful, if you turn the page dimmer to 0, you will never have any light output!
Advanced Phasing (not for beginners!)
Shift+right click a switch phasing dial to view the advanced phasing menu. Here we can determine how Suite 2 will phase a switch.
No Phasing When no phasing is applied, the example sequence here fades from red to yellow
Linear Phasing When phasing is added, the sequence starts at a later point for each fixture. As the phasing dial is increased, the time between each of the fixtures starting points increases.
Non-Linear Phasing When linear phasing is applied, the difference between each of the fixtures starting times is the same.There are 4 different non-linear phasing types available. With non-linear phasing, the difference between each of the fixtures starting times changes. The example below shows the outcome of a "Square x" phase. The difference between each of the fixtures starting times gets shorter which can be used to great effect to produce a sequence which looks like an object falling for example.Cube root x can often be used to create more realistic wave and rippling effects.
Delayed Phasing When "Delay the beginning of sequences" is selected, the phasing is linear, however instead of changing the starting point of the sequence for each fixture, it holds the first step of the sequence and adds a delay.This is very useful for creating color sweeps!Note: "Looping" must be switched off for this type of phasing to work because the last frame of each timeline is frozen to compensate for the delay at the beginning.