Our intelligent Designer Engine gives you complete control of your installation. Based on timelines and scenes, the Designer Engine lets you build dynamic, precise, fully customisable pre-programmed lighting displays, all while giving you the freedom of real-time manual overrides.
Simple building blocks
Scenes and Timelines are the fundamental building blocks of programming in our Designer 2 software. Simple in concept, these tools have the flexibility to create sophisticated lighting designs.
A Scene is a single look using selection of fixtures. It is a quick and easy way to build up the basic elements of your design.
A Timeline is an intuitive way to create a whole sequence of lighting effects that will run over a defined time period. Powerful programming options include fully customisable colours, a wide variety of effects, transparency, text, and pixel mapped video media.
Combined with the concepts of grouping and layering, scenes and timelines give you the tools to realise almost any design.
Fixtures can be placed into groups, which can then be assigned effects in timelines, for ease of programming. Each fixture can belong to any number of groups, giving ultimate flexibility over when different effects are playing on specific fixtures.
Multiple timelines and scenes can run simultaneously and are combined intelligently based first on user-definable priority levels and second on a principle of latest-takes-precedence.
Always in control
Even when things don’t go to plan, Designer still gives you the tools you need to stay in control.
Variable rate playback
Scenes and Timelines can be started, stopped, or paused at any time. The playback speed of timelines can even be changed. Control this from any number of events, thanks to our powerful Designer Trigger engine. Learn more about Designer Trigger here.
Once you have your design programmed, Designer Engine still offers complete flexibility with easy manual overrides. It is possible to independently control and change the intensity and colour of any individual fixture or group of fixtures.
Build fully customisable human-centric or circadian rhythm-based lighting effects with ease. Real-time timelines and astronomical waypoints let designers easily program lighting effects based on the current time-of-day.
When using a real time timeline, programming automatically resumes at the correct point, regardless of when the timeline is started. Astronomical waypoints take this concept one step further, allowing you to design your lighting around sunrise and sunset, treating them as fixed points in time.
The controllers then automatically adjust the playback rate each day, based on the longitude/latitude, to account for changing sunrise/sunset times.
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