Lesson 2 – Cross-fading between layers.


If you place different content on different Catalyst layers, you will be able fade
 the layers in and out using theintensity parameter. This can create a cross-fading effect between layers.

 

A – Set up the first cue

First clear any information from lesson one in your consoles programmer. Then on your lighting console select layer 1 and set the intensity parameter to a DMX value of 255 (100%).

Set the library and file parameters to choose the movie you want to cue to play first.

Then set the play mode parameter to a DMX value of 2 (play loop forward) and the movie will start to play.

Now on your lighting console select layer 2 and set the intensity parameter to a DMX value of 255 (100%). Set the library and file parameters to choose the movie you want to cue to play second. This will now cover layer 1.

Then set the play mode parameter to a DMX value of 2 (play loop forward) and this movie will also start to play.

 

On layer 2 change the intensity parameter to a DMX value of 0 (0%). Layer 2 will now disappear revealing layer 1.

Now using your lighting console’s method of recording cues or looks, record the above DMX settings as Cue 1 on your lighting console.

 

 

B – Set up the second cue

Select layer 2 on your lighting console and change the intensity parameter to a DMX value of 255 (100%).

Then use your lighting console’s cue timing options to assign a 3 second time value to the Intensity parameter.

Now record these DMX settings and timing information as Cue 2 on your lighting console.

 

 

C – Playback

Exit programming mode on your lighting console. The Catalyst output screen should turn black.

Using your lighting console playback Cue 1. The first movie will play in a forward loop.

Now play back Cue 2. The catalyst output screen will show layer 1 cross-fading to layer 2 over a 3 second time interval.

 

 


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