Activating scenes from light board based off cue numbers
Hey lovely community!
A feature that I'd love to be somehow hard-coded into Isadora would be an ability for scenes to be activated by their scene name which would correspond to a lighting cue. Isadora can already receive lighting cues through a midi to USB converter and the Midi Show Control Watcher. I built an actor that activated scenes (pictures attached) but it was very time consuming to have to keep adding to the control actor every-time we added a new scene.
And of course if there's already a better way to do this I'd love to know!
This is how I kept the master updated where each scene was.
Where I put in the light cues that corresponded to my video cues (The broadcaster was for deactivating any activated scenes)
The inside of my master user actor.
Have you heard of jumpbyname plugin? It allows you to use the name of the scenes to correspond to a cue sent by midi show control. A gentleman posted info on this here.
He has one for windows and mac. I use it all the time.
I also use JumpByName, and would highly recommend that you look into it. My advice to you is to also put a toggle button in your Control Panel that allows you to "ignore" the lighting board's incoming MSC (by controlling a gate) so that you don't accidentally get "dragged around" inside your own Patch when somebody goes to a different light cue while you're in the middle of programming.
Yeah, I've been using jumpbyname for years. It's been awesome. I usually disable the midi while editing.