Quick question concerning Piority with moving lights

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Quick question concerning Piority with moving lights

Post by soundguy99 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:36 pm

Hi guys,
Quick Question for you,
Does the priority system work on DMX Values?
I was doing some programing for a show, and programed a quick spot using the mac 250 into a sub master.
On a another sub master I had a generic scene in with some data for the mac, which only dealt with the pan and tilt. setting both pan and tilt values to 0 degrees and all the sub masters set to HTP.
Now when I I have the the generic scene fully up and bring in the sub master where I have the spot stored, everything works the lights go exactly where they should, however if I was to have the mac's spot sub master up, and then bring in the Sub Master with the generic scene, the lights move off of position and pan and tilt values go to 0 degrees, as stored into the generic, sub master scene.
In this situation it would appear that the sub masters are in LTP mode but their not, Why would the generic scene take over the position of the macs if the both submasters are in HTP mode.
Thats why I wondering about if the Priority system is based on dmx values.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated,
soundguy

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Re: Quick question concerning Piority with moving lights

Post by BobbyHarrell » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:50 pm

Let's see if this sheds any light on an understanding here. Attributes are always LTP as no one cares if a pan/tilt value is higher or lower, you only care if it's different. Therefore, I would expect that the attributes would work LTP which is what you are seeing.

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Re: Quick question concerning Piority with moving lights

Post by soundguy99 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:23 pm

Hi Bobby,
Sorry for the stupid question,
That makes, sense I just didn`t realize that the attributes were always LTP even if the sub masters are HTP.
So if thats the case does that rule work for intensity or does the intensity as a attribute of the moving lights follow what ever type the sub master is set for, ie HTP, LTP ect.
Again sorry for the stupid question, I kind of thought so I just wanted to be sure I wasen`t missing something else.
Thanks,
soundguy

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Re: Quick question concerning Piority with moving lights

Post by BobbyHarrell » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:30 pm

intensity is intensity and should follow the rule of the look type that is set. LTP, HPT and so on.
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