5.4 Compound Fixtures

Compound fixtures are single fixture entities comprised of one or more selectable fixture parts. Compound fixtures are added to a show using the fixture schedule window the same way as ordinary fixtures. Once a compound fixture is scheduled all of its parts can be viewed in the fixture window by enabling the show details button at the top of the fixture window. The part numbers assigned to the individual parts of a compound fixture can be modified in the fixture window when show details is enabled by clicking on the part number cell and pressing the set key. Please note that every part number within a single compound fixture must be unique and that dot (period) is a legitimate part number on its own.

Example of a compound SHAPESHIFTER fixture shown in the fixture window when the show details button is enabled:

Screenshot fragment of the fixture window showing a SHAPESHIFTER compound fixture

All parts of a compound fixture can be selected by entering the whole number assigned to the compound fixture on the command line and pressing enter. Individual parts of a compound fixture can be selected by entering the whole number and part number of the fixture part on the command line and pressing enter. See Selecting Fixtures for more details on selecting compound fixtures and aggregated fixtures with dotted user numbers.