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  1. Hi


    I am using Spotlight 2024 v5. Just now the library offered to update and after doing so, two fixtures I was using just yesterday are now missing from the library


    ETC Source 4 Jr and ETC source 4 Mini LED


    Really hoping I am missing something. Worst case, if someone does have the Source 4 Mini LED in their library and can send me a file with a fixture dropped into it, I would be very thankful.



  2. Bumping this thread back to life. Is there any new functionalities to do this now, 9 years later?


    I have a record attached to the symbol and I would like to show calculations on the symbol based on the data from the record.


    For example the sum of multiplying the numbers in two fields of the record.



  3. Hi


    I have a column with decimal values representing power consumption, in watts.

    In the next column I would like to know how many of my 600w power supply units I have to allocate.


    So I need to round up, but I cannot seem to make it work, it just writes out the formula indicating that something is not right.


    =ROUND(F2/600, 1) works , but rounds anything under 600 to zero.


    the worksheet function is documented as follows:


    roundup(number, digits)

    Rounds the specified number up to a specified number of decimal digits.

    =roundup(2.345, 2) returns 2.35


    If I use the formula from the example, I get the same result, it just writes out the formula


    Any ideas?











  4. Hi


    I get conflicts in my DMX patch window because of unpatched accessories (color scrollers).


    It would be great to patch them directly from the patch window instead of editing them one by one in the OIP.


    How do I identify which accessory belongs to which fixture in the DMX patch window? 


    Thank you

  5. 20 hours ago, Pat Stanford said:

    The --- indicates that there are SUMmarized items that have different values.


    If all the values are the same for the SUMmarized items you get that value. If there is even one that is different you get the ---



    Thats it! I had given two items the same number


    Thanks ya'll

  6. 55 minutes ago, jeff prince said:

    Compare the record definition of the misbehaving symbol vs one that is working.  Are they the same record definition or different?  It looks like your name and weight records are not set to the correct data type.  A file  by would help with further troubleshooting.



    Would you mind elaborating? All the other symbols are registering fine. The only difference between these symbols is the geometric shape inside.


    The file is enormous and full of IP. It's complicated...



    37 minutes ago, Tom W. said:

    Is it to do with column A being Summarized?


    It is summarised, but only one symbol is a multiple, and that one is not it. But interestingly if I un-summarise, the problem disappears


    Thank you for your answers

  7. Hi


    I have a bunch of symbols with a data record. Title, category, weight etc. Nothing fancy.


    In my worksheet where I list these symbols, one item is populated in all columns except for Name which displays "---".


    I thought the column was too narrow, but that was not the case. I have tried completely remaking the symbol and reattaching the record, also renaming the entry "banana" in case it did not like the string. To no avail!


    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. 



  8. 23 hours ago, Sam Jones said:

    @fuberator First, you can go to the Default light by going to Top Plan view.  I don't know what conditions might change this, but it is working for me.  Perhaps this only works if the lights in the scene are only contained in Lighting Devices.


    Second, I'm working on enhancing a command that I have already made to do much of what wish for.  Currently it only turns the beams on in the OIP, but turning the light objects on and off for rendering looks very doable.  See image of the current command dialog below; it will need to be expanded.  For your own programming investigations, you should know that  while the programming isn't rocket science, but it does involve getting the profile group of each Lighting Device, polling the objects in that group and finding the lights, then turning them on and off with procedures specific to Light objects.  I'll keep you informed of my progress.







    Very exciting! I had a look and realised this would have to be a future project as it would take too much time to even enter. 




  9. Hi


    Thank you for your answers. I think maybe I should clarify my intentions.


    As I am considering positions and moving things about it is not optimal that the scene is darkened and only illuminated by the devices.

    I do however want to switch to a "lit" scene every once in a while to see what it looks like. So far it is all about that on/off toggle.

    To have access to color and brightness would be a bonus of course. Like a simple little light desk.


    So in the best case scenario I would keep the lighting devices visible (otherwise I could just turn a layer off with all devices on it).


    @MullinRJThe script menu command with hotkey sounds great. My programming skills are limited, but if I could look at some examples I might be able to cobble something together, at least for the on/off toggle.


    Is there a resource for this that you can recommend as a starting place?


    Thank you


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