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BobbyHarrell
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Post by BobbyHarrell » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:48 pm

I'll try and ask a simple question...

If you were to ask for one change to the software (bug fix, additional software feature) what would it be?
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Post by mat » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:06 am

would it be possible to have a new wish list as the old one?
For me it's hard to select only one change ;)
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Re: Suggestion List

Post by BobbyHarrell » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:44 pm

I understand your desires, however, this is about things that can be accomplished rather quickly. Items that would be considered major will likely not be possible at this time.

Let me know if you have anything that you would like.
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Re: Suggestion List

Post by golights » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:18 pm

I would like to see a undo in time. To many times I have to select a channel and adjust the level on it. When I {undo}{undo} I get a bump back to the original that looks bad. It would be great if after the first undo I could select time {S10} and put a time in, then the next undo would release the fixtures back to their original level over this time. I would also like to see an 'add cue list' under display so I could put the cue list on a second monitor.

Thanks for asking for suggestions Bobby.

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Post by mat » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:28 am

well,
I would love this bug to be removed:
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Post by mat » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:47 am

I would also suggest more security to avoid spamming in our beloved forum ;)
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Re: Suggestion List

Post by GregBecker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:54 pm

Not to be too late to the table but here are my suggestions (in no particular order):

- The ability to hide/disable features & options for less advanced users
- Password based operator modes & access
- The ability to save a default show with a new extension and add FILE - NEW DEFAULT show to the drop-down list. This show-file should include a patch, patch routing (turned on) and channel counts per the user's need
- The ability to adjust selected channel levels from the GUI environment when running on touchscreen PC or tablet
- integration of magic sheet info a la Magic View into software
- Abilitity to nest century array buttons onto a connected touchscreen

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Re: Suggestion List

Post by TerryHynes » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Special characters(, "/+':, etc.) in cue labels when recording cues and using S5 to label
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Post by bnortin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:44 pm

Here are some from my list that I seem to run into fairly often, and most have been an issue since we first got our consoles 4+ years ago (not in any particular order):

1. Allowing attribute encoder adjustments while the button arrays are being viewed. I would love to be able to modify attributes when utilizing the push pin feature on the button arrays.

2. Swap pan & tilt – limits don’t move with attributes

3. Update “Look # thru #” doesn’t work

4. Sudden intensity drop when crossfading between cues if the playback master isn’t at full (if playback master is down 30%, intensity drops 30% in 0 seconds before fading to new cue level).

5. “S7 - Choose Tool” softkey disappears in Looks display

6. Cannot release an output in Looks display

7. RGB colorspace in blind is displayed as captured/delta’d for looks & cues

8. Gobos are not displayed in blind looks display

9. When using Load Cue, pressing Update automatically executes the command line

10. Attribute levels are applied by palettes after attribute family is removed from that look page. Also, you cannot remove attributes from palettes if the attribute family is removed from that look page.

11. Cannot select groups after individual fixtures (# + Group erases the # and puts Group on the command line)

12. Shift+Halt/Back does not go back in cue time on the A/B & C/D faders. The other playbacks seem fine.

13. Copy Fixture only copies intensity, not attributes.

14. When an effect is on a look, “Look @ FL” only applies underlying intensity levels, not the effect.

15. Recorded color palettes with scrollers reference DMX value instead of frame. If the color profile is updated, all palettes must then be updated.

16. A Mac OS X OLE!!!!!

17. Some sort of Next/Last function similar to the 500 series. The +/- keys currently don’t do anything when a fixture is selected, maybe they could work with Next/Prev: one set selects next fixture with no action & one set takes out current fixture and puts next @ level. This would also be VERY helpful on the Pocket Palette, the iRFU already has this function.

18. Position effects that only affect one attribute assignable to either pan or tilt. (ex: Currently if I select a flyout or can-can on Pan or Tilt, it applies the effect to Tilt. I would like to be able to apply it to Pan)

19. A way to apply effects to color & position (possibly other attributes as well, I just haven’t gotten that far) that reference the current level held by a look or a cue, rather than needing a pre-recorded base value.

20. A faster way to get back & forth between sub pages. Maybe permanent soft keys for up & down, or Shift while pressing the arrows that scroll cue stack pages?

21. The attribute M4-Home softkey is replaced in blind by Atts @ Live. Can that function be added somewhere else? Or is there another way to home attributes in blind?

22. Export .CSV Patch by Output – 1 output per row (for LW5 import)

23. Display secondary LED colors beneath fixture number. I understand that more complex tools like the color picker & effects only utilize RGB for consistency across fixture models, but it would be nice to see the color bubble populated by the current color even if it’s not R, G, or B. (My frame of reference comes from ETC Seladors which have amber, orange, cyan & indigo LEDs in addition to the red, green & blue.)

24. More control for attribute masking. Many times I’ve run into situations where I need zoom in the Position look page, but edge in the Other look page. It would be nice to be able to mask specific attributes instead of the entire attribute family.

25. Assignable default color space in patch, so I can designate CMY for my CMY fixtures and RGB for my LEDs. Maybe an offset in patch for colorspace?

26. The ability to add & remove fixtures to the moving light display (filling up the display with a large number of scrollers is a little annoying).

I think that's about it.
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Re: Suggestion List

Post by liteman » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:13 am

golights wrote:I would like to see a undo in time. To many times I have to select a channel and adjust the level on it. When I {undo}{undo} I get a bump back to the original that looks bad.
This can already be done. Press [SHIFT + @] and "Release in time" is displayed. Enter your desired time, hit enter, and you're good to go!

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