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Step by step to make a 4-bar instrument

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Hi,

 

I am trying to make a 4 Bar Lighting instrument by using the multi circuit command. 

 

But as I am trying nothing really happens to my fourbar that make me think it behave like a fourbar. Could someone give me a step by step on how I should create one? 

 

Thank you!

 

Sebastiaan

 

 

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8 minutes ago, markdd said:

What do you mean by a fourbar....?

 

A bar with four parcans on it and a mutli cable connection so one can patch each parcan individually. In the Netherlands we call them fourbars or sixbars.

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On 12/28/2018 at 3:09 AM, markdd said:

I made this tutorial ......

 

 

 

 

I've tried following this multiple times but after attaching the record to the created symbol the inserted symbol is not treated as multiple lighting device objects as your video shows so the lights cannot focus like you show.

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13 hours ago, markdd said:

Post or PM the file and I’ll take a look

 

 

I have attached the file that I created this morning with the issue I am having, I also screenrecorded myself making this file so you can see if there is something I am missing or doing wrong:

 

 

test-4-bar.vwx

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The trick is to use symbols when you build the multi-circuit instrument not lighting devices. There should be NO lighting devices in the final symbol. Just nested symbols. 

You will need to rebuild the symbol as editing it and ungrouping them will not work. The process is highly prescriptive I'm afraid. 

 

I just tried with your file and that works fine with this method

 

Mark

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42 minutes ago, markdd said:

The trick is to use symbols when you build the multi-circuit instrument not lighting devices. There should be NO lighting devices in the final symbol. Just nested symbols. 

You will need to rebuild the symbol as editing it and ungrouping them will not work. The process is highly prescriptive I'm afraid. 

 

I just tried with your file and that works fine

 

Mark

Can I convert a lighting device to a symbol that I can use to do this or do I make something from scratch?

 

 I tried making a basic hybrid symbol with a simple shape for the 3d light and I was able to create a 4 bar that was treated as 4 lighting devices as you show however the lights do not tilt to line up with focus points.

4bartest.jpeg

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Just drag your instrument symbol from the resource Manager on to the plot. It won’t convert to a lighting device that way. Alternatively, use the insert symbol tool and navigate to it that way.

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7 minutes ago, markdd said:

Just drag your instrument symbol from the resource Manager on to the plot. It won’t convert to a lighting device that way. Alternatively, use the insert symbol tool and navigate to it that way.

That did it, thanks so much for your help.

 

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You can accomplish this by making it a blue symbol (or group symbol) during symbol creation. This will allow you to include plug-in objects (Lighting Instruments) within the symbol.

 

1. Draw your 4 Lighting Devices and bar

2. Select them, Create Symbol, and check "Convert to Group" in Other Options

 

bluesymbol.thumb.png.c2399a62fb7539154a04c74ae8b7c753.png

 

Now if you look at the symbol you created in the Resource Browser, the symbol name will be blue. When you insert a new instance of this symbol in the file, it will insert as a group. Ungroup it and you'll have four Lighting Instruments and a bar!

 

test-4-bar-2.vwx

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10 minutes ago, markdd said:

@ljtms I think the point was to make a multi circuit instrument.

 

Oops missed the multicircuit bit, my bad!

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