hey folks i've got a question/problem. so i have a sequence, with tracking=on. i built some cues and now i have got hard values and tracked values saved in there.
no i am trying to manipulate the sequence using recipe lines in cues. and here comes my problem.
let's say fixture 1 has a hard preset value "red" stored in cue 2 and "red" is tracked from cue 3 to cue 5. now i try 2 things with recipes. at first i go to cue 3 and create a recipe line , by putting fixture 1 into my selection and preset "yellow" into my value. everything works AS I WOULD EXPECT. which means, now there is preset "yellow" stored into my cue 3 for fixture 1. if i say "cook cue 3 please /remove", "yellow" gets removed and there is a tracked value of "red" in my cue 3 again. perfect, that is exactly what I EXPECTED.
but, when i go to cue 2, where the "red" value is a hard value, and i create a recipe line where my selection is fixture 1 and the value is preset "yellow", nothing happens. the value is still "red".
if i say "cook cue 2 /merge", NOTHING HAPPENS, the value is still "red". only if i say "cook cue 2 /overwrite" the value in cue 2 becomes "yellow", BUT when i then say "cook cue 2/remove", both values, the "yellow" value gets removed(as expected) plus the former hard value "red" gets removed too(as expected) and there is the tracked value which comes from cue 1 in there...
so that is my problem. i do not want to have to use cook /overwrite, so that my hard values get changed by a recipe. i want to use cook /merge, so that when i cook /remove the recipe, my hard values still exist and aren't gone, because that makes absolutely no sense to me. do i get something wrong? can someone please explain? thank u in advance!