Whole Hog II Quick Reference Control Panel PATCHING

Whole Hog II Quick Reference Control Panel PATCHING
Whole Hog II Quick Reference
Created by Susan Rose
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Control Panel
Press Setup button on the console
Touch Control Panel on the toolbar on the right Touchscreen
This is where you would configure your external monitors, keyboards, mouse
Cuelist Defaults, Default Timing, and configure numerous other default functions
PATCHING
Open the Patch window by pressing Setup and then Patch on the toolbar
Press Add Fixtures on the top toolbar; a list of fixture types opens. This is called the Change Schedule
window
Note: Add the total number of fixtures per type to be used in the show regardless of which DMX link they will
be connected to
Select a type by pressing it on the touchscreen
Use the cursor keys (shared with the -,+, Thru and Full keys) to move around the window
Press Set to enter the number of fixtures to be used, and type in a number on the keypad
Press Enter
Repeat for each fixture type
Press Okay to return to the Patch window
Select a DMX output in the Patch Window by touching it (example: choose DMX Output 1)
Change to the correct type of fixture by pressing Group and then touching the specific type button on
the toolbar:
Type 1 Thru “a number” to select all of that fixture type
Type @ 1 Enter to patch those fixtures starting at channel 1 on DMX output 1
Auto Menus
Selections are available for customizing Auto Menus
Press Generate Menus when all selections have been made
Clearing Fixtures from the Patch
Eliminate fixtures from the Patch
Select the fixtures in the same way as to patch them
Select the output you want to clear them from
Press Unpatch to remove them from that output
Clear an entire output
Press Unpatch while no fixtures are selected
Clear a fixture from one of multiple patched locations
Enter fixture # followed by @ and location to be unpatched: example 1 @ 25 Unpatch
NOTE: This unpatches fixtures but will not remove their programming from the show
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BRINGING UP CHANNELS and NAVIGATING MENUS
OK. Now everything is patched, but how do we bring it up?
1. Press the GROUP button
2. You will see the fixture types now in the toolbar at the bottom of the touch screen
3. Select the fixture type you want to use
4. Now type in a fixture or channel number on the keypad (you will see it appear now in the syntax
line)
5. Press the FOCUS . You should now see INTENSITY under the first parameter wheel. Either use
the wheel to bring up intensity, or you can type on the keypad FULL or the value + enter.
6. For moving lights,
pressing the FOCUS gives you INTENSITY, Pan, and Tilt
Pressing the COLOR gives you COLOR menus. Depending on the fixture you may have several
menus under this button
Pressing BEAM gives you all of your BEAM menus, including gobo, focus, iris, efx wheels,
control, strobe. Depending on the fixture you may have several menus under this button
RECORDING GROUPS
Think of groups as a submaster that you can create to group channels and fixtures together
Ex: Select DESK CHANNELS 1-10
Press RECORD
Touch a palette in the GROUP touchscreen
You can now name it by hitting the Set button on your keypad, then press ENTER
Now press CLEAR to clear the programmer
Now press the palette you just created
Press FULL on the keypad
Now all of those channels should be up
You can do this to make all of your desk channel groups, moving lights, etc.
COLOR/BEAM/POSITION PALETTES
These are palettes to store common colors, gobos, etc, as well as all of your focus presets
Ex: To record a color, select your fixture, put it in the color you want, press RECORD, then press
a COLOR palette
You do this the same way for beam and position.
NOTE: Each palette automatically masks out other parameter information. So if you have color,
position, and Beam in the programmer and you record it into BEAM, the only information that will
be recorded is beam. If you want to override the default, you can use the
USE I
USE C
USE B
USE F
FOCUS POSITIONS
I highly recommend making a focus position for any position that you make with the moving lights
and recording the focus position into your cues. A cuelist references the focus positions, so if you
update the position preset, it will automatically be updated throughout all of your cues. The same
applies for your color palettes and beam palettes. This is convenient especially when making
color mixing colors that you have saved in a color palette or when recording scroller colors into a
palette. You just have to update the palette once and your cues will be updated.
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Selecting Fixtures
Press the GROUP button
Select your fixture type from the toolbar on the touchscreen
Type in fixture number(s). You will then see the fixture type/number in your syntax line
HIGHLIGHT
This is a great function to do your position presets and do a quick check of all of your fixtures
individually.
HIGHLIGHT will take the fixture to 100%, open, white. If it is a desk channel it will take the
channel to 100%
Select fixture type, then fixture number #1
Press HIGHLIGHT
You will see that fixture come up now to open/white, 100%
Press NEXT
Keep pressing next to progress to the next fixture and so on
PIG + NEXT will make you go backwards in numbers
CREATING A PAGE
Press PIG + PAGE
Press the page on the touchscreen
TEMPLATE PAGE
A template page is a page that will allow a cuelist to follow you from page to page.
NOTE: You can not record over a cuelist that has been designated a template
To set up your template page
Load the page in which you want to designate your template page
Assign the desired cuelists to that page
On the top of the screen, press the TEMPLATE box. You will see a small [T] appear in the
top right hand corner of your page box.
SAVE ACTIVITY
This function allows you to crossfade between pages. The designated cue of the next page will
automatically run when you change pages
Press/load the page
Press go on the desired cuelist to run the first cue (cue must be running)
Press the [SAVE ACTIVITY] box
You will see a small [S] appear in the top right hand corner of the screen
RECORDING CUES
Once a look has been created in the programmer, you can record it as a cue.
Press RECORD
Press CHOOSE of the master in which you want to store the cue on
To create a cuelist, repeat the above action. It will automatically append the cue after the last cue
created
CUELIST DIRECTORY
All of your cues/cuelists are stored in the CUELIST DIRECTORY
To access the directory, press PIG + LIST
The cuelist directory will be displayed on the touchscreen
If you delete a cuelist from a page, don’t panic. You did not loose your cuelist. It is stored here in
the cuelist directory. BUT, if you delete a cuelist directly from this CUELIST DIRECTORY, it is
GONE.
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To move a cuelist to a page
Press the MOVE button
Either touch the cuelist on the touchscreen or press the LIST button and type in the cuelist
number, then press enter
Press the CHOOSE button of the fader in which you want the cuelist on
Note: Any changes you make in the cuelist is stored in the directory. If you want to copy the
cuelist to make separate edits (basically build off of an existing list for a new look),, use the copy
function
Press the COPY button
Either touch the cuelist on the touchscreen or press the LIST button and type in the cuelist
number, then press enter
You will see [copy to] in your syntax line.
Either touch the palette in the directory in which you want to copy it to or type in the cuelist
number
NAMING A CUELIST, PAGE, etc.
Select the box in which you want to name
Press SET, then type in your name. Press ENTER when done
I strongly advise to NAME YOUR CUELIST as you create it to eliminate future cunfusion.
CUELIST OPTIONS
Here you can set up your fader options, in other words, you can configure each fader differently
to respond in different ways
To load the cuelist into your views, press PIG + Choose of the cuelist master in which you want
to view
You will now see your cuelist.
Note: Pressing the choose button of any of the 8 masters will allow you to view each cuelist
Press or click on the OPTIONS box on the top of the screen
You will now see your fader options. You can set a default selection for your fader options in your
control panel
KEY OPTIONS
HTP – unless this item is selected, the console will run in LTP
CROSSFADE ICBF – this function is great to use to override paramaters for moving lights.
ALL PARAMATERS CROSSFADE WHEN FADER IS BROUGHT UP OR FLASH BUTTON
IS PRESSES (flash button must be set to Flash + GO).
Example: if you want to blast out some fixtures to the audience in white, you would only
record position and color in that fader, set it to Crossfade ICBF. When you press the flash
button, the lights will move to the aud position in white, and return to the previous
position/color in the running cue when the flash button is released
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CREATING A CHASE (without the EFX engine)
To chase entire cue list
Create several steps, or cues in a new cuelist
Press OPTIONS
Select CHASE
Chose Chase Direction
Press the GO button on the fader
To adjust rate, hold down the master’s CHOOSE button. You will see your rate and fade times
come up under your parameter wheels
Spin the wheels until the desired speed is set
Chase within a cuelist
Click on [Insert Link] while in the last step of desired chase
In the Cue box of the LINK cue, enter cue number in which you choose to link to
In the count box, enter how many times you want it to loop (count 0 is indefinite, or COUNT )
Make sure you have a “follow on” set in the wait column of the link cue and the cues that are after
the first cue. (ex..you are linking cues 1-4. Insert link after Cue 4. In CUE column of the new
LINK, press SET and type “1”. In the COUNT column, press SET and 0. In the WAIT column,
press SET and click on FOLLOW ON. On cues 2,3, and 4, click on the Wait column, press SET,
and click on FOLLOW ON in toolbar). This will loop indefinitely until you press go. Then it will
advance to the next cue.
CUE TIMING
Click on the desired column, (fade, delay, etc)
Press SET, and type in desired time
Pressing [Pig] + [.] will allow you to toggle between seconds and minutes
PATH
Path is the type of crossfade a cue, fixture, or parameter executes. It defines how a cue will
change over time. Paths are also known as profiles. Path settings can be changed in the Cuelist
and Programmer Times windows.
LINEAR
– Smooth, proportionate fade over time
Start
- Snap change at the beginning of the cue
End
-Snap change at the end of a cue
Damped
-Slower crossfading at the beginning and end of a cue
Brake
- Slower crossfading at the end of a cue
Speed Up
- Slower crossfading at the beginning of a cue
Under
- The fade first goes in the opposite direction of the destination
Over
-The fade overshoots it’s destination and returns to it
Shake
- Chaotic, sawtooth fade over the course of the cue
LOADING A CUE INTO THE PROGRAMMER/MAKING CHANGES
Choose the cuelist
Press LOAD
Type in cue number in which you want to load
Press ENTER
Your parameters and values of that cue are now in the programmer
Once changes are made, press UPDATE
You cue is now updated
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UPDATING
This is very handy when updating live during a show, or if you want to make any other changes
EXAMPLE: One of your fixtures is off of it’s position
Select fixture
Make pan/tilt adjustments
Press UPDATE
You will now get a box in your window. If this position is from a preset, it will allow you to
update the CUE or the PRESET. Press the desired PRESET Position name in the box. It
should be highlighted now. Press UPDATE. If you want to modify only that cue, press and
highlight the Cue. Press UPDATE
NOTE: Bug- Be sure to make certain that the desired cue is the one in which is listed in the
update cuelist window. The cue should also be highlighted in your cuelist window. If you have
been running multiple cuelists, sometime it gets confused and will list and entirely different
cuelist/cue number to update.
To correct this, NOT DURING SHOW, press PIG + RELEASE to release all parameters. Run
the desired cue again. Make changes, press Update again, now you will see the correct cue
come up and should be highlighted
RECORD OPTIONS
Under OPTIONS in the lower toolbar yo have 4 choices:
1. NORMAL
Records adjusted parameters
2. Selected
Records adjusted parameters of currently selected fixtures(which
may not be all fixtures currently in the programmer)
3. Whole Fixture
Records all parameters of adjusted fixtures
4. Snapshot
Records a snapshot of the entire output, as though active + enter
had been used
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
CLONING
This is a valuable, time saving function that allows you to copy parameters and timing information
from one fixture to another, even fixtures of different types
NOTE: Clone can not be used to grab information from a running cuelist. First use Active, to
clone to different fixtures. Both the source and destination fixtures must be present in the
programmer while cloning.
ACTIVE: to load the desired fixture into the programmer in which you want to clone FROM, press
ACTIVE + [fixture #]
This fixture and all of it’s parameters are now loaded into the programmer
1.
Select the destination fixtures (the fixtures you want to copy in to)
2.
Press PIG + COPY
you will now see CLONE TO in your syntax line
3.
Select Source fixtures (the fixture you are cloning from, the one you loaded into the
programmer above using active)
4.
Press ENTER
You will now see the parameters in the new fixtures
Note: Clone works across different fixture types, as long as the types have some parameters in
common
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SNAPSHOTS
Pressing ACTIVE + ENTER takes a snapshot of the console’s current output and loads this into the
programmer.
CONDITIONAL SNAPSHOTS
You can also use ACTIVE to load a subset of the console’s output. For example, if you want to pull
into the programmer all fixtures that are currently in red, press ACTIVE, the red palette, the Enter.
This syntax can be used with fixtures, groups and palettes.
You can also load a fixture into the programmer this way
Press ACTIVE + [fixture #]
EXTRACT
This function works great when copying fixture settings form one cue list to another cuelist. This
extracts values from cues into the programmer. You can then record or merge the information into
another cuelist/cue
1.
Select the fixtures
2.
Hold PIG + LOAD
The command line now shows EXTRACT
3.
Choose the cue from which to extract the settings
Masking commands can be used with Extract to filter out undesired parameter types
FANNING
You can fan several fixtures at once to create symmetrical looks. When used with Pan/Tilt, fixtures
placed in a line will be aimed so their beams fan evenly or form a fan or a knot
1. Select fixtures to program
2. Press and hold SET
3. Use the center and right parameter wheels to pan/tilt, open and closing the fan
Fanning can also be used to create a rainbow effect across color mixing fixtures
Evenly spread delay or fade times for a set of fixtures
Timing can be staggered in the programmer time window. Press SET, and move the left-hand
wheel or enter the timing from the keypad. In addition, 1 Pig thru 10 will evenly spread timing
from 1-10 across the fixtures
Stagger the offset of the effects using the EFX engine
REMOVING PROGRAMMING
If you change your mind about an adjustment, press the BACKSPACE (left arrow) before pressing
enter. The current selection and any changes you just made will be cancelled
KNOCKOUT removes selected fixtures and their programming form the programmer
Select fixtures
Press KNOCKOUT
You can knockout parameters of a certain type by holding UNDO and pressing the appropriate key
form the Group(Intensity)Focus, Color, and Beam
Holding UNDO while moving a parameter wheel knocks out any programming for that parameter out
of the programmer
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CALIBRATING XYZ COORDINATES
Instead of using Pan/Tilt values, it is possible to program positions in 3-D space using XYZ stage
coordinates.
NOTE: If you’re in a touring situation, this can eliminate the daily task of updating preset focuses.
Instead, you re-calibrate the lights and all focus palettes with XYZ and it will automatically calculate
and adjust your presets
YOU MUST CALIBRATE FIRST
1. Choose 4 points of a rectangle on stage
2. Create 4 focus palettes – one for each point
USR
USL
DSR
DSL
3. Aim all moving lights at each one of 4 points and record them into their respective palette
4. Select each of the 4 focus palettes in turn, press SET twice and then choose the appropriate
identifier - (ex: Cal USR)
5. Press CALIBRATE on the select menu
6. Press FOCUS twice to change the parameter wheels to X,Y,Z controls on the parameter wheels
for programming in 3-D space
NOTE: XYZ information can only be recorded into palettes, and NOT into cues. Therefore, it is
advised to record all XYZ information first as a preset focus palette, and then record these into cues,
so that the cues are updated when the fixtures are recalibrated
PARKING
To park a fixture, select fixture, press PARK
(ex. Desk channel 45 @ FULL PARK. This parks it at 100% regardless of what is in cues)
To unpark a fixture, press PIG + Park
DMX TEST MODE
This can be used to bring up a specific DMX channel in the programmer
Press the GROUP button, select DMX TEST
LIVE PROGRAMMER
The programmer crossfades to new palette selections using the default time
This is located in the CONTROL PANEL
FINE WHEEL MOVEMENT
Some fixtures have 16 bit resolution for pan/tilt.
Hold [PIG] while turning pan/tilt parameter wheels.
EFX ENGINE
Select fixtures. Select desired starting point and paletts
Press [Effect]. Pressing [PIG] + [Effect] will open the effects window
Select desired efx
You can now adjust the rate, size, and offset. Once efx is created, record as you would record a cue
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VIRTUAL MASTERS
Virtual Masters are masters that run from the cuelist directory and have no buttons or fader. The
default to working at full intensity. They are created and assigned as needed. Users can have an
almost unlimited number of virtual masters running different cuelists
Press PIG + LIST to bring up cuelist directory
Press the desired list
Or, Press LIST, type the number of the cuelist, press ENTER
Or, Press PIG + LIST, press and hold the cuelist entry in the directory, the you can use the central
controls to run
Press and hold the cuelist and press RELEASE to release the master
NOTE: Pushing and releasing the cuelist buttons mimics the action of pressing the GO button on a
normal master. Since this is a comparatively easy operation to perform accidentally, there is a
GUARD CUELISTS option in the CONTROL PANEL
PERSIST ON OVERRIDE
If the virtual master that a cuelist is running on keeps disappearing, it is probably because it is being
stomped by another cuelist. Selecting PERSIST ON OVERRIDE option will prevent stomped cuelists
from being released
EDITING VIRTUAL CUELISTS
Press PIG + [cuelist] opens the cuelist window
MACROS
Macros can be run from a cuelist by designating them in the COMMENTS column of your cuelist.
To enter a macro in the comment column, highlight the column, press SET + >[macro]. The >
executes a macro
>G
GO
ex: Go on master 8 would be >G8
>S
Pause
ex: Pause master 8 would be >S8
>R
Release a master
ex: Release master 8 would be >R8
>P
Change Page
ex: change to page 2 would be >P2
>T
Go To
ex: Go to cue 5 would be >T5
>C
Choose a master
ex: choose master 8 >C8
>V
Selects view
ex: Select view 1 >V1
>J
Release Virtual Master ex: release vlist 48 >J48
>L
Go Virtual master
ex: go vlist 48 >L48
>M
Go on a recorded macro ex: macro 5 enter >M5
>K
release a macro
ex: release macro 5 >k5
RECORDED MACROS
NOTE: Be VERY CAREFUL with these, for you can really cause sever problems if misused, even
causing the console to lock up.
Recorded macros are a series of cues that store key presses and other actions that the user may
perform, such as louse clicks, touchscreen, and button presses
1.
Press RECORD
2.
Press MACRO
3.
Press one of the blank entries in the macro directory
Note: You can also press PIG + MACRO button to view macro list
4.
Or you can press RECORD + MACRO + [macro #] + ENTER
5.
The console will beep and RECORD appears in the left hand side of the command line
All button pushes will now be recorded
6.
To stop recording, press PIG + RECORD
To view macro list, press PIG + MACRO
Press LEARN MACRO TIMING in the CONTROL PANEL¸ to have it learn the timing of your
button pushes as you record the macro
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SPLIT TIMING ON PARMETERS
To assign different time to different parameters in a cue
LOAD + [cue #} + ENTER (load cue into programmer)
Select fixtures
Press TIME
You will now see a spreadsheet containing all of your parameters. Type in the times on desired
parameters. Press ENTER + UPDATE
LOAD SHOW
Press SETUP in toolbar
Press CHANGE SHOW
Insert disk
Press LOAD SHOW
Check yes to verify
SAVE SHOW
Press SETUP
Insert disk
Press SAVE SHOW
Press yes to confirm overwrite
MERGING SHOWS
Insert the show disk that you are merging from
Open the CHANGE SHOW window
With your arrow keys and enter key, select the cuelists, EFX, pallets, etc. which you want to merge.
They will be highlighted.
Press MERGE
Calibrate Touchscreens
Go to CONTROL PANEL, then RECALIB TOUCH
Touch upper left and lower right corner of each touch screen. Hit ENTER
CONTRAST OF TOUCHSCREENS
Hold SETUP button and rotate the wheels to desired brightness
MERGING into PALETTES
You can easily update a palette by merging you changes into them
EX: you have change one fixture in the CENTER position. Press RECORD + MERGE + [center
position]. You have just merged that fixture into the palette
MARK CUES
Using INSERT MARK will insert a dark cue in the previous cue of the one running
WAIT COLUMN
While pressing SET you have the options to tell the cue to follow on or halt (the default) here, along
with other functions
MASKING
You can filter out your ICBF parameters while recording. After pressing record, press any of the
USE I
USE C
USE B
USE F
USE T
To use only those specific parameters. This is how you can override the default parameters in your
palettes
Remember, the pallets automatically “filter” information. Color defaults to COLOR only, Beam to
BEAM only, etc…you can override these filters with the above steps.
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VIEWS
To open views, press desired view in top left touchscreen
To save a view in which you created, press [setup] + [save view] +[touch desired location in upper left
touchscreen. Press [set] and name view
To create custom views from blank touchscreens, press Pig + Group, Pig + Color, Pig + Beam, etc,
pig + choose to view your cuelist, etc. Use the buttons at the top right hand touchscreen to size your
window, as well as move it between your screens and monitors
To view your external monitors, make sure your external monitors are set up in the control panel
MY RECOMMENDATIONS AND SHORTCUTS
I would not advise putting an entire show on one cuelist. I like to make a cuelist for each song. That
way you can easily change the order and access that song without jumping around. NOTE: Be sure
in cue 1 to record all hard parameters to prevent unnecessary tracking from a previous cuelist
SAVE FREQUENTLY, but never during a show.
I prefer to use tracking, as it takes up much less memory, but be sure to record all hard parameters in
cues in which you will be accessing randomly or at the beginning of each cuelist. If you load a cue
into the programmer and you wonder where you look it, it’s because the cue is referencing previous
cues for that information from tracking. Take a snapshot of that cue to record the parameters in that
case.
I set up multiple views for programming and playback
I generally use macros quite a bit for changing pages, releasing, and running cuelists
I personally like to put a song per page, freeing up the remaining 7 faders for bump and flash buttons,
house lights, etc.
I ALWAYS use my Color, Beam, and Position Palettes when recording cues.
You can also assign USER NUMBERS to your fixtures. Rather than having to select Group + Fixture
type to make that fixture type active, you can assign specific groups of a number range to each fixture
type…ex: 1-10 desk channels, 101-110 studio color, 201-210 Mac 2000, etc. To do this, go to
SETUP, then PATCH, then EDIT FIXTURES. Be sure the fixture type is selected that you want to
edit. Type in the start number in the cell that says ALL. It will automatically renumber your fixtures in
order.
This is also where you can invert your pan and tilt, as well as customize your fixture profile.
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NOTES
Updated March 2003
Contact: Susan Rose - Squintress@aol.com
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