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tntproductions
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Best Practices

Post by tntproductions » September 26th, 2019, 10:07 pm

I'm relatively new to the software. Are there best practices when creating a light show? I have a bunch of PAR 64 LED's and several different kinds of moving heads. Is it at all possible to have the PAR 64's maintain a scene or cycle through some different colors and have the moving heads react to the beat of the music with a bunch of random dmx data thrown at them?



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Re: Best Practices

Post by PhantomDj » September 27th, 2019, 10:42 am

Generally it's NOT a good idea to throw random DMX values on complex features like moving heads.
A much better practice would be to create different sequences per fixture type (or group, or properties) and then mix them together on one cue.

E.G.:
One sequence cycles colors on led par's
Another sequence cycles colors on moving heads
A third sequence provides the moves on the moving heads.

These three sequences running together in a cue provide a full show

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Re: Best Practices

Post by Partyman » September 28th, 2019, 7:22 am

what he said^^^^

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Re: Best Practices

Post by Jan_K » September 30th, 2019, 6:34 am


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Re: Best Practices

Post by SiGNe » October 2nd, 2019, 1:34 am

I'd say also checkout the Touch screen function.
I've been using Freestyler for quite a while now but thought "i don't have a touchscreen, i don't need that"
But after the new update i thought i'd check it out and it's a complete eyeopener.
Makes the program a lot easier to control.

I think it should have been more in the foreground in the wiki and the tutorials, it's a big function.

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