Sunlite Suite 2
Phasing is a powerful feature which allows you to take an effect and apply it to different lighting fixtures at different times. It can be used to create random looking effects, movement and gradient sweeps, chases, symmetrical effects and much more. Phasing works by offsetting or delaying an effect on each fixture. The phasing can be set between 0% and 100% of the length of a block.
The image on the left shows a gradient effect from blue-white-blue. The image in the center shows the same effect but with 2% phasing. The image on the right shows the effect with 25% phasin meaning that it is pushes 25% backwards on each fixture.
EasyTime also allows you to phase between 2 effect blocks. This is called 'Phasing Delay'. This type of phasing works slightly differently from the effect phasing. Instead of applying an offset, it will add a pause at the end of each block. This is useful if you want to add phasing to a sequence which doesn't loop, for example when making gradient or movement sweeps.
In the example below, the left image contains 2 constant level blocks with a fade. The image on the right shows the same sequence, but with a phasing delay. Notice the wait time which has been added at the end of each block.
You can add phasing in real-time by enabling the phasing dial on a scene or switch. To do this, shift+right click the switch and select 'Show faders: Phasing'.
It is also possible to modify the phasing curve by shift+right clicking a phasing dial and selecting an option from the phasing menu:
Linear: The phasing will work normally with an equal offset between each fixture
Square root X, Square X, Cube X, Cube root X: A different offset will be applied between each fixture, creating un-even gradients and effects which change speed
Delay the beginning of sequences: Instead of an offset being applied, a delay will be applied at the beginning of the sequence. This is useful if you want to apply phasing, but you want all fixtures to start on the same value when the button is first pressed
By default, phasing will be applied to the fixtures being used in EasyTime according to their DMX address. It is possible to create a custom fixture order. This is useful if your fixtures are not positioned in DMX address order.
The fixture order window can be accessed either from the effect editor window, or by right clicking a page and selecting 'Fixture Order'.
Click here to load or create a new fixture order.
New fixture orders can be created here (1). To create a fixture order, click record (2) and then click the fixtures in the desired order.
Once your fixture order has been made, the order will be shown in the list here (3).
-Drag the fixtures to change the order
-Hold ctrl and make a multi-selection, then click here (4) to make a group of fixtures (useful for making symmetrical effects)
-Click here (5) to add a virtual fixture (useful if you have a line of lighting fixtures with a space in the middle and you want an effect to play as if there was a fixture in the space)
If you want to apply a fixture order to a button phasing dial, this can be selected within the general tab of button settings.