10.6 Tutorials

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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by TaineGilliam » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:36 pm

I'm not sure I think we need these on the console. There is rarely enough room on the screen to make this comfortable. Possibly provided on the "spare" usb key that ships with the console and available for download.

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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by TerryHynes » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:39 pm

Very nice. I vote for separate download. Personally I would be running the tutuorial on a laptop in the booth. I think it would be awkward having it on the console as you'd have to be constantly switching windows from tutorial to console software, etc. Loved the bit on ranges - I actually learned something - entering a range of levels and/or times and delays all in one command. I don't know if I ever would have done it this way had I not read the tutorial. I think I did find one typo - below in red:
Adding Delay
This can be taken one step further.
91 THRU 100 @ 10 TO 100 @ 0 TO 9 / 5
This complex command will take 91 to 10% with 0 delay and a time of 5, 91 will go to 20% with
a delay of 1 and a time of 5 and all the way up to 100 at Full with a delay of 9 and a time of 5.
Looking forward to the rest of these, Bobby. Cheers!
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by TerryHynes » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:06 pm

re: the Fan tool, it might be a good idea to at least include the fact that this uses the Pan encoder wheel to set the percentage. Then experiment.
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by BobbyHarrell » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:25 pm

Updated. Thanks Terry.
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by BobbyHarrell » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:31 pm

I wasn't planning on releasing this on the console only. But having it on the console in addition to a separate download. I don't think it hurts to have it on the desk, (only make the download bigger) and I think it will help to have both the manual and the tutorial available at anytime.
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by jmac » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:24 pm

Thanks for the description of Thru-On. The Tutorial is great. I particularly like the little comments mentioning specific times you might use a certain command in real life, such as noted under REM DIM. That is much more helpful than just listing all the commands and what they do, and will make me more likely to experiment with and remember the commands. Thanks. Look forward to the next tutorial!

Another vote for access on console (for quick access when using console) and via download (when using a separate computer at home or office, or to print out, as I typically don't have printer w/ console)...
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by BobbyHarrell » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:53 pm

Added Decimal Value entry and did some formatting cleanup.
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by amoyer » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:11 pm

It's a little thing, but how about deleting the old files when you upload a new one.

Great tutorial and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more in the future!
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by RobertBell » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:59 pm

Don't forget to mention what the [+]'s are in the upper right of the bubbles in:
Levels > 0%: will select all levels above zero. A great way to grab all channels for a blackout.

(They mean hold down SHIFT and S1 etc. will only select Levels going up from the currently selected cue list vs the whole rig across all cue lists)
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Re: 10.6 Tutorials

Post by dla001 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:04 pm

Very nice! Thanks...hope you find time to do more soon!

Just a quick note:

From p. 3 of the Tutorial, and maybe this is fixed in 10.6, but in 10.4.12, it's my recollection that (at least in the Hardware > Console Setup) on the console, the on-screen labels still say "F" instead of "S".

Thanks again...keep up the great work!

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