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Zones Tab

Zones tab is where you configure the interaction of fixtures with any zones in the chapter.

FixtureSettingsZones240  Fixture Settings - Zones tab

Zone Settings

Zones in the project can be enabled to interact with fixtures following Trackables. When a Trackable or the beam of a fixture following the Trackable enters a zone, the fixture can be turned on or doused. How fixtures interact with zones is user definable.

Zones can have their interaction with Trackables and fixtures customized in the following ways:

  • Douse Out: A fixture will douse when the Trackable it is following interacts with a zone.
    • Inside Zone: The fixture will be doused while the Trackable is inside the zone.
    • Outside Zone: The fixture will be doused while the Trackable is outside the zone.
  • Collision Type: How the Trackable and fixture relationship interacts with the zone.
    • Beam collision: When the beam of the fixture following the Trackable is in the zone, the relationship is considered in the zone.
      • Note: A reflection of the beam will not count. The size of the beam must be set for Beam collision to work.
    • Point collision: When the Trackable is physically in the zone, the relationship is considered in the zone.

To enable a zone for a fixture

  1. In the Chapter widget, select the chapter the fixture is in.
  2. On the center pane, click on the Trackable the fixture is assigned to.
  3. On the bottom pane, click on the Fixture Icon to select the fixture.
    • Result: The settings of selected fixture are displayed in the Fixture Settings widget.
  4. With the Fixture Icon selected, go to the Fixture Settings widget and click the Zones tab.
  5. Under the Zone Settings section, select the Zone Enabled checkbox.
  6. Select which zone you want the fixture to interact with by selecting the zone from the Zones tab in the Libraries widget, and dragging and dropping it in the Zone field in the Fixture Settings tab.
  7. Choose how you want the fixture to douse when entering a zone, click on an option from the Douse Out drop-down menu.
    • To have the fixture fade-in rather then instantly turn on, enter the amount of time for the fade-in in the Fade-in Time field.
    • To have the fixture fade-out rather then instantly turn off, enter the amount of time for the fade-out in the Fade-out Time field.
  8. Choose how you want to interact with the zone, click on an option from the Collision Type drop-down menu.
  9. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.
    • Note: See “BlackTrax Zones” for more information on creating zones for a BlackTrax project.