ANIMESH 103 – Division Palette Change or DPC

This is no longer just a nice bells-and-whistles feature but is now STRONGLY suggested in certain situations when wanting to keep tight sync between groups.

The autofx command is:

Example:    3,DivisionPaletteChange=ABBBABBB

or

Example:   3,DPC=ABBBABBB

or

Example:  4,DPC=BA

Whenever you have more than, say, 2 animations performed at the same time by different groups, you want to do a DPC so that both groups are assigned to the same palettes.

Remember divisions are positional relative.  So the 1st division is assigned to Palette A or J. The 2nd division is assigned to B or K

So the initial division assignments are made on the *sequences nc using the Division entry.  Subequent changes to divisions are made at run time using a special *autofx command to change the division-to-palette assignments.

Example:

Group A
*sequence1

Dance1 | 10
Dance2 | 10
Dance3| 10
Dance4| 10
Dance5| 10

Group B
*sequence2

Dance2 | 10
Dance1 | 10
Dance3| 10
Dance4| 10
Dance5| 10

The 1st 2 dances are fine because they are different over the same time period. But Dance3, Dance4, and Dance5 will start to drift out of sync at Dance4 and noticebly out of sync on Dance5 because they are performed by different groups (different scripts).

The solution is to do a DPC about half-way thru then second dance-time-period or an event that is around 15 seconds in because the new group assignment will not take effect until the next dance change, in this case Dance3.

So an original Division-ing of ABBBC via
Division,CUSTOM_ABBBC
on the *sequences nc
would need to be changed by either 1 of 2 choices on autofx.
Assuming an *events nc of:

TRACE,off
ELAPSED
1,”Event 1″,15

Then you need  an *autofx entry of 1 of the 2 following choices

1,DPC=AAAAC
or
1,DPC=BBBBC

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Group A
*sequence1

Dance1 | 10
Dance2 | 10
Dance3| 10
Dance4| 10
Dance5| 10
Dance6 | 10

Dance2 | 10

Group B
*sequence2

Dance2 | 10
Dance1 | 10
Dance3| 10
Dance4| 10
Dance5| 10
Dance2 | 10
Dance6 | 10

In the above situation,  you would have 2 DPCs.
So you need 2 events.

*events
1,”Event 1″,15
2,”Event 2″,45

*autofx
1,DPC=AAAAC
2,DBC=ABBBC
or
1,DPC=BBBBC
2,DBC=ABBBC

 

 

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