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(VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:42 am
by RobertBell
I built this application for the Broadway production of Tale of Two Cities and it is also used (with a different background image) for the NA tour of Spring Awakening. It is intended for Stage Left and Stage Right Assistant Stage Manager's displays so they know which cue we're in and it can even display specific ASM-type notes vs. lighting cue labels. It monitors the desk in real time and presents an appropriate (muted) colour display of which cue the desk is in:
CurrentCueExample.jpg
Tale example image
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Re: (VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:48 pm
by MattKlasmeier
This could also be very cool for follow spot ops. Nice work Robert. Where does the note information come from?

Re: (VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:48 pm
by RobertBell
Note data is cue label. If cue label does not contain "~", it is the full label. If it does contain "~", it is everything after the tilde.

We have an idea to add Notes1, Notes2, Notes3 columns in the cue lists and allow the OS application the ability to monitor any one of them. That way Notes1 can the SM, Notes2 could be the ASM and Notes3 could be follow spots.

Re: (VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:58 pm
by gooze
Is it difficult to port this app to Mac OSX?

Re: (VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:02 pm
by JohnGrimshaw
RobertBell wrote:That way Notes1 can the SM, Notes2 could be the ASM and Notes3 could be follow spots.
Great idea. When you do it, I think it would be nice to be able to "Label" the notes columns as, SM, ASM, Domes, etc.

Maybe the user has the ability to simply "add" more notes columns?

Re: (VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:59 pm
by RobertBell
gooze wrote:Is it difficult to port this app to Mac OSX?
No clue - but the VB.Net Express edition is free for Windows users (http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/).

The application is a trivial bit of telnet connection and string parsing. Look at the source and if you know your way at all around Real Basic, I'm sure it would be an easy port.

Re: (VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:40 am
by AlanMartello
gooze wrote:Is it difficult to port this app to Mac OSX?
It's possible it may work under the open source Mono
http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page

Re: (VB.Net) Assistant Stage Manager's display

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:45 pm
by RobertBell
This project's code is supersededby this topic and project now.