Tools and options
EasyTime : "Fade" function
The "Fade" function makes it possible to create a fade-effect in between 2 cells by computing intermediate values. It can only be used with cells in "Not vectorial" mode (red cells).
To use the "Fade" function, first select a block of vertical cells, then click on "Fade" function. You will then have an alternative :
"linear" fade in between the 1st and last cell : intermediate cells are totally re-computed.
"fragmented" fade in between each cell : intermediate cells are taken into account ; this process re-computes as many intermediate fades as necessary to adjust to the number of lines.
NB : A fade can apply to several channels in one go ! Just select cells from several columns.
EasyTime : "Play" function
The "Play" button can be used at any time to visualize or stop programming in process.
When you edit a button after clicking it, the "Play" mode is necessarily active since the button itself is active...
When editing a pre-selected button without any prior shift-click, the "Play" mode is necessarily inactive since the button itself is inactive...
NB : It is essential to stop the "Play" mode to modify the "EasyTime" time-sheet.
EasyTime : "Loop" function
If "Loop" mode is activated, a "time-sheet" will be played over and over again.
If "Loop" mode is off, it will just be played once and each channel will remain unchanged and set on the latest value specified in the "time-sheet".
- If "EasyTime" programming time is the same for all the channels, (they all end up in the same line) then the loops will be identically recurrent; if at some point in the time-sheet, two channels have a similar value, then two hours (and a few minutes or seconds) later, they will have this value again simultaneously ; channels are always synchronized.
- If "EasyTime" programming time is different for all the channels (not all of them end up in the same line) then they will not recur simultaneously ; each channel will work independently ; each channel behaves as if it had its own loop and stands totally de-synchronized.
- This function is extremely powerful, if de-synchronized channels are used you will get seemingly-random combinations which are ideal if you wish to brightly illuminate light garlands, a ceiling or a solo on the drums.