Easy Stand Alone 2008
Step 2 - Setup, add lighting fixtures
With a few clicks of the mouse button, you can set your traditional lighting channels as well as your scans, heads, LEDs...The software uses the ScanLibrary (a library of SSL-type fixtures) which is currently the best choice you can make and a guarantee of evolution over the next few years. The ScanLibrary editor is included and allows you to create your own library/profiles in just a matter of minutes.
1. Select your lighting fixtures
Using the Scanlibrary menu on the left, you can select between thousands of lighting fixture profiles.
Once you select the profile you want to add, underneath the list you will see options that allow you to:
- select the 1st DMX channel assiged to your fixture
- define the number of fixtures using the selected profile
- create a matrix of lighting fixtures (most commonly used with LED walls)
Once these options are defined, click the PATCH button.
Note: if you cannot see these options underneath the folder list, please find the fader to scroll down this window all the way to the right of your screen, beside the DMX map area.
2 - DMX map
As you patch your lighting fixtures, you will see them being added into the DMX map on the right.
If you ever want to change the DMX address of a fixture, you can drag and drop the desired fixture into the new address.
You can also drag and drop fixtures directly from the Scanlibrary folders on the left into the DMX map.
3 - List View - Advanced options
Above the DMX map area you will see a pull down menu, with the option "Grid View" selected. Change this to "List View" to access some advanced fixture configuration options like:
- channel shortcut keys - to control channels directly with the computer mouse at any time by holding any key on your computer keyboard, you can change them at any time by clicking on the corresponding Shortcut area for each channel.
- enable channel fade - if not selected, the fade time between 2 steps or scenes will not affect the corresponding channel (very useful for Gobo channels, for example, where you want only the position to fade slowly, but the gobos to change quickly)
- enable Stand Alone dimmer - if your interface has internal memory and 3 external buttons, you can press and hold the 3rd button [arrow] along with either the [+] or [-] buttons to adjust the dimming level
- invert Pan/Tilt, swap Pan/Tilt - each of these options allow you to invert Pan/Tilt control, or swap Pan with Tilt, ONLY when they are being controlled using the keyboard shortcuts and mouse described above.