Phaser challenge

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  • Hello Forum,


    I am a bit stuck on creating a specific phaser, I was hoping somebody could help.


    In short I want to create the following effect with 4 fixtures:

    One by one they snap on like a chase and then simultaneously they all fade out.


    My idea was to create this with a cue and the fade out in a part cue.


    Cue 1:

    Step: 1: Dimmer 0, Width 100

    Step: 2: Dimmer 100, Width 100

    Form Rectangle, Phase 0-180


    Cue 1 Part 1:

    Step: 1: Dimmer Release, Width 100

    Step: 2: Dimmer 100, Width 50

    Step: 3: Dimmer 0, Width 50 Transition 60%

    Form Rectangle


    When the cue is running only the part cue is visible, it is missing the chase effect. (1.6.3.5)


    I am curious how others would approach this effect.


    I have added the showfile in the attachments.


    Thank you

  • if I understand you intentions correct, here is one approach:

    (not a phaser)


    Code
    Fixture 1 Thru 4
    At 100 Delay 0 Thru 1 Fade 0
    Store Cue 1
    Set Cue 1 AllowDuplicates Yes Assert Yes
    At 0 Delay 1.5 Fade 1
    Store Cue 1 Part 1

    if you actually wanted a phaser (looping/repeating effect), try something like this


    Code
    Fixture 1 Thru 4
    At 0
    Step 2 At 100 Transition 0
    Step 3 At 0
    Step 1 Width 0 Thru 100
    Step 2 Width 100 Thru 0
    Store Cue 1
  • Thanks that phaser is exactly what I was looking for!


    I follow everything expect for line 5 and 6.


    Does line 5 and 6 set a phase for a specific step? The "Width" keyword confuses me.

    I always thought width is the value of the length of a step, never knew it could have a "x thru x" value.

    The documentation is not very helpfull on this: https://help2.malighting.com/P…eyword_width/en/1.6/width


    Because the width on step 1 and 2 are reversed the phase effect is "cancelled"?

    That is why the effect on step 3 runs simultaneously on all fixtures?


    I hope you can explain the idea behind it a little bit.

    But again thanks I've already learned something new.

  • All fixtures are running with the same phase.

    the effect you were describing cannot be solved with basic phase distribution.

    Phase offsets all steps, but you need step 3 to be in sync.


    "x thru y" works with all layers to apply a range, it is not limited to Phase or e.g. Delay. you can perfectly use the same syntax with e.g. the Width layer as in this case:


    line 5: Step 1 Width 0 Thru 100 sets different width of step 1 for each fixture:

    Fixture 1: Step1 Width = 0

    Fixture 2: Step1 Width = 33

    Fixture 3: Step1 Width = 67

    Fixture 4: Step1 Width = 100


    line 6: Step 2 Width 100 Thru 0 sets different width of step 2 for each fixture:

    Fixture 1: Step2 Width = 100

    Fixture 2: Step2 Width = 67

    Fixture 3: Step2 Width = 33

    Fixture 4: Step2 Width = 0


    As the sum of the width of step 1 and step 2 for each fixture are all the same, they all reach step 3 at the same time, as desired.