For this section, we assume you installed the software in BEGINNER MODE and that you enabled the installation of DEMO PAGES. If you did not, you will see many options on your screen apart from the ones described here, but the information will still be valid.
Your screen should look like this:
The Sunlite software will display 1 button for every function that the lighting fixture can perform. There will be 1 button on the screen for every color, gobo, macro, prism effect, etc.
Depending on the type of intelligent lighting that you’re using, there will also be preprogrammed buttons with generic effects (in this case, the DEMO MOVING HEAD page contains buttons with movements that are generic to all moving heads and scanners, like circles, random curves, etc).
As you can see on the 3D visualizer window, every time you press a button on your screen the moving heads respond to that command.
Keep in mind that the 3D window is a real-time visualizer. This means that if you had those 4 moving heads connected to your computer, they would be doing that exact same thing you are seeing on the screen.
Keep pressing any combination of buttons… play around. If you want to reset everything, double click on the yellow INIT button. If you find a “look” or “effect” that you like, you can save it by going to:
Button menu – New Scene – As you see now – OK
We recommend you create a few scenes like this, so that you get somewhat familiar with the controls. Once you feel comfortable with the preprogrammed controls in the Demo Moving Head page, you will be ready to add your own fixtures and learn more advanced programming techniques. We still recommend, however, that you read this manual consecutively, and advise beginner users against jumping in between chapters at this point.