Within Designer 2, users are encouraged to edit and modify timeline preset parameters to create different effects for your lighting design. Once you have created or personalised a preset with a unique set of properties, it can be saved as a User Preset.
Here are some downloadable examples of modified Timeline Presets that you can add to your own projects, or use as a starting point to inspire your own creations.
A cloudy effect using the Perlin Noise preset.
A confetti effect using the Ripple preset.
A raindrop effect using the Ripple preset.
A flame effect using the Perlin Noise preset.
A swirl effect using the 2D Chase preset.
A water effect using the Perlin Noise preset.
A rotating Yin Yang effect using the 2D Wave preset.
Each downloadable .preset file can be dropped into the Timeline Presets location on your computer and will appear next time you open Designer.
Windows: C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Pharos Controls\Designer 2\Timeline Presets
Mac: /Users/[username]/Documents/Pharos Controls/Designer 2/Timeline Presets
When something even more complex is required, in Designer 2 you can use LUA scripting to create your own custom presets. We have a selection to browse and download offering different lighting effects for your installation and inspiration for building your own.
To learn more about LUA scripting, search “custom presets” in Help.
Web Interface Themes
You can personalise the standard Pharos Designer controller web interface with different themes as well as logos and favicons to best suit your installation. To the right is an example which you can download and use as a guide for generating your own theme.
The downloadable .zip file contains all that you need to add a new theme to your project (.zip includes favicon, Pharos logo.png, theme .css, installation instructions .doc). For more information on the Pharos web interface, please see our Designer 2 Online Help.
A dark grey interface with blue accents.
Custom Web Interfaces
All Pharos Designer controllers have a built-in web server that provides a browser-accessible web interface.
Users can also build Custom Web interfaces to enrich the user experience, and provide particular functionality and branding.
Navy Starter Interface
Touch Interface Themes
You can personalise your TPC and TPS interface with different themes to best suit your installation. We have included some which you can download below, along with some touch interface backgrounds.
Each downloadable zip file contains all that you need to get started with your chosen Touch Interface Theme, including an App Note .pdf with installation instructions. For more information on Touch Interface Themes, please see our Designer 2 Online Help.
IO Modules are plug-ins that build on the power of the Designer Trigger engine, to provide a vast range of ready-to-use additional capabilities and integration solutions.
Designer Triggering can be also expanded through the use of Lua Scripting to achieve functionality that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
Each of the below .zip files contains a .lua script file and a .pd2 project file.
Start Random Timeline
Select a random timeline to play back from a list of timelines in the project.
Stop Timeline List
Stop (or start) a list of non-continuous timelines.
A utility function to round a decimal number (e.g. 1.3) to the nearest integer (e.g. 1).
Custom Groups Release All
Creates multiple custom groups of timelines and scenes and replicate the Release All functionality.
Stop Timeline Range
Stop a continuous range of timelines.
Display specific log messages on a TPC interface, as determined from other scripts.
Set BPS LEDs
Set multiple effects to multiple groups of BPS Button LEDs at once.
Add Leading Zeros
A utility function to add leading zeros to a number (e.g. to form TPC control keys).
Cycles through a list of timelines each time a trigger is fired.
For more information on Trigger Scripting, please see our Designer 2 Online Help.
Please note that these scripts are provided as examples only and cannot be guaranteed to work in all projects.
Browse some example project files to show functionality or act as a starting point for your project.
Using Digital Inputs
An example of using digital inputs within a project, to accompany the Digital Inputs AppNote.
An example of using realtime triggers to control a countdown clock for New Year’s Eve.
Script Condition Example
An example of using some scripting to enable or disable triggers in a project (allowing temporary lockout of automated programming).
Sound to Light
An example of using an Audio Input trigger to start a random timeline from a list of options.
An example of using Audio Input triggers to alter the position of separate timelines, creating an audio graph effect matching the audio input.
TPC Colour Setting
An example of using a TPC to set the colour on the fixtures in the project using both sliders and a colour picker.
Crestron Integration Example
An example of allowing a Crestron system to integrate with a Pharos system. See Application Notes for corresponding documentation.
The version number for each file is the minimum compatible Designer version.
Please note that these project files are provided as examples only and cannot be guaranteed to work for every installation.
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