Example: create your first scene
This section provides a step-by-step example to create a simple lighting scene with the DEMO moving heads. If you have some kind of scanner or moving head already connected to your Sunlite controller, you can use the preprogrammed buttons for your own fixtures.
Step 1 - Turn lamps ON
The first thing you want to do is turn ON your lighting fixtures. This can be done in a number of ways. However, the most convenient at this moment is to click on the [Center] button.
This will make the lamps to turn ON, move Pan and Tilt to 50% (light beam straight out from the base), with Open Gobo and Open Color (white). This should be your starting position for most simple scenes.
Step 2 - Adjust beam positions
Using the X-Y buttons, you can adjust the position of any of the beams coming from your fixtures. There will be 1 button for each fixture. Simply click on one button, then move the red arrow inside the white area, then click on the next button, move the red arrow, and so on...
Step 3 - Adding effects
Once you have your positions adjusted, you should as many effects to your lighting scene as you want: colors, gobos, prism, etc. Feel free to use as many of the preprogrammed buttons available.
Notice that you can activate effects by clicking on them once, and deactivate them if you click on them a second time.
Step 4 - Save AS YOU SEE NOW
Once you find a combination of buttons that you like, you will probably want to save that look. To do this, you must create a new button on your screen that will return your saved lighting scene:
Button menu – New Scene
(Button menu is the pull down menu at the top of the main Sunlite screen)
You can set the name of the button at the top. It is important to select the "As you see now" option, which allows you to include all or any of the buttons that you activated already.
Leave the options at the end of the window as they are. These will be explained in detail in later sections of the manual.
Finally, click [OK] to create your new button.
Note: You can create a “New Switch” instead of a New Scene, if you want. The only difference will be, as explained on the previous section, that during playback a Scene button will replace any other Scene buttons, while generally Switch buttons will add to other existing Switch buttons.
Keep pressing preprogrammed buttons and create as many scenes as you want. Remember, the more you practice, the faster you will learn, the easier it will be to create elaborate lighting shows...