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Discussion in 'wysiwyg' started by Floriaan, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Floriaan

    Floriaan Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2015
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    I would like to see a solution for producing Focus Charts. This should look more or less like this:

    • a plan view of the stage or other area that you are lighting
    • A group of fixtures or a single fixture highlighted (maybe use the fill colour to make it more clear).
    • The beams and or footprints of these fixtures drawn on the stage or selected area. This should be with a bigger line thickness to make it extra clear
    • Everything else greyed out.
    I think this could be automatically generated as a special layout type. You would make a layout to indicate which area you want to see. Then you select the fixture groups that you want to use to generate the charts. Then multiple tabs (or subsets ) of the same layout are generated for each fixture group.

    In this view everything focus related should be turned on in the view properties (so: Channel, Focus, Purpose, Gobo).

    Maybe a text or image could be inserted to show the Cuts and Adjustments for the selected fixtures. This is not easy, since it is variable in size, because you cannot know how many fixtures there are in a fixture group. Showing the same as you would see when selecting multiple fixtures and then opening the Cuts and Adjustments Tool is useless, since you want to see the focus of each and every light in the group. So maybe that could be a special report item. One with fixture point of view images would be great!

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