Deleting a cue and tracking

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Deleting a cue and tracking

Post by gafftaper » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:45 am

The director changed some things in the show and I had to delete a blackout cue. However, when I deleted it, things that were turned off by that cue were now left on and tracked through the rest of the show. Is there a delete function that prevents this from happening?
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Re: Deleting a cue and tracking

Post by BrianEvans » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:50 am

In the Delete syntax, be sure you use "(S12) Cue Only".

If you are set to the mode that shows dialog boxes (Windows UI),
be sure the "Retain Cue Data" box is checkid in the Record Dialog Box.
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Re: Deleting a cue and tracking

Post by gafftaper » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:14 am

I'm not sure which mode I'm in. I tried [shift]+[Delete] and at the bottom of the box was something like "save cue data" is that what you are talking about?
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Re: Deleting a cue and tracking

Post by gooze » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:27 am

It is: "Retain cue data" on the bottom of the box and that is the one!
If you don't check that box and delete the cue it is as if the cue was never there, so any channel that was on in the cues before stay on until they are put off in a cue after that.
If you check "Retain cue data", it is as if you just skipped that cue. Anything that happened in that cue will still be happening.
It is like making the next cue temporarily a block cue, delete the cue and then unblock the cue again.
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