Joris wrote:With the risk of permanently derailing this thread:
You can use solids with animated opacity for fading. If I wanted to 1 cue to be a perfect 0 count to black and cue 2 to be a perfect 5 count fade up to video:
- In column 1, put a black solid on top
- In column 2, put a black solid on top, set its opacity to animate 'down and hold' over 5 seconds (this is speed 1.0, 10 seconds would be speed 0.5, 1 second would be speed 5.0 etc ).
I'm not saying that Resolume is perfectly suitable for cueing, but there's a lot of ways that you can improvise things like this.
That is pretty clever, i'm gonna keep that up in the old brain. Altho a deal killer for me is if you use the layer router to multiple projectors your in trouble with this method. The layer router still in my opinion is Resolume's greatest mapping feature that I use alot.
The black solid is a great work around but still a work around, without a board, doing theatre tasks is far from ideal. But! that never was really the focus when Resolume was designed, I think its more a testament to the users and developers for finding all these work abouts.
Personally I don't subscribe to the one tool for every job task, I think its also why people complain about resolume so much. Sometimes they want things that aren't really Resolume's focus.
Personally I use Resolume on a lot of corporate gigs, the flexibility on site is killer, but i'd rather use my copy of Isadora or Qlab for a finely timed theatre show.
edit: Actually the technique above will work if you use two layer routers, this could actually be used for one layer to controller multiple projectors or certain projectors fading in sync.