The Dashboard is a great way to control Resolume.
The Dashboard can be found at the top of the Clip, Layer, Group and Composition panels.
Control at a Glance
It's purpose is much the same as the dashboard in your car. When driving, you don't need to know everything about how the engine is doing. But it is a good idea to keep track of how fast you're going, how many rpms the engine is turning, and maybe how how hot it's running.
The same goes for Resolume. You don't need to know every setting of every effect. Most are set and forget. But you do want to keep track of the important ones, the ones you use a lot. By having them on the Dashboard, you have instant access to them and their values, without having to dig down into the effect stack every time.
For instance the opacity of an Automask effect. The R, G and B values of an Add/Subtract effect. Or the Distance parameter of an RGB Shift. The choice is yours.
To add a parameter to the Dashboard, simply drag it to the dial you need it at. If you want to be nerdy and take more time than necessary, you can also select Dashboard from the animation drop down, and then select the dial you want.
Tip! The dashboard is available for all parameters, including toggles, drop downs and color palettes!
The dial will rename itself to the name of the parameter. Of course, you can change it to whatever you want by double clicking the name.
Tip! You can add multiple parameters to the same dashboard dial. Great for AV effects, or to create complex looks using a single dial.
Once a parameter has been added to a Dashboard, you get access to a few extra options.
Parameter In and Out point
Of course you can set the in and out point for the param. This will let you use the full range of the dial to only affect a small part of the parameter.
This is great for very sensitive controls, like the Global parameter on Twitch. Especially when combining multiple parameters together.
Make the parameter move up when moving the dial down and vice versa.
This is an interesting one. You use it to set which range of the dial controls this parameter. It's like the inverse of the parameter in and out point.
For instance, by setting the out point of the Dial Range to 0.33, the first third of the dial controls the full range of the parameter. You can then use the remaining 2/3rds to control other parameters from the same dial. When combined with the Invert option and the parameter's own in and out point, this gets really freaky.
Tip! If you're so inclined, you could use envelopes for the same purpose. By combining the bypasses of several instances of the same effect to the same dashboard dial, and setting their envelopes accordingly, you could even create a mutex dial that cycles through different settings of the same effect, or better yet, group of effects.
To remove a parameter from a dial, right click the parameter.