QuickQ v6 adds full support for the SnakeSys 10Scene system. The new
10Scene Window allows users to configure 10Scene wall panels, gateways and zones.
10Scene Panel tab allows users to emulate a wall panel in any of the 10 zones, or control all of them.
Each of the four 10Scene connectors on the back of the QuickQ Rack has a contact pin that can be configured to trigger an
Playback or join two zones together so that the Wall Panels for both zones control the lights in both zones.
Gateways tab can be used to connect extra 10Scene wall panels to a QuickQ Console or Rack. Each Gateway has two 10Scene sockets and can control contacts 1 & 2. The firmware on the Gateway can be upgraded from the
The 10Scene system can be configured from the 10Scene
Settings tab. Connections to gateways and the buttons on the QuickQ Rack can be enabled in the
Settings tab, and the 10Scene mode can be selected. When zoned control is selected the zones can be joined in this window.
There are also buttons that allow the zone of each 10Scene wall panel to be set.
QuickQ now has much expanded remote control possibilities. There is a new
Protocols tab in the
Network Settings where Ethernet Remote Control and Open Sound Control can be turned on and off. There is also a log of messages that have been received.
Playbacks and 10Scene zones can be controlled by the OSC protocol. All the commands available from the Ethernet Remote protocol are also available from OSC. QuickQ can receive commands and also provide feedback to OSC applications such as TouchOSC
The Ethernet Remote Protocol has had some new commands added. Using the protocol it is possible to:
MIDI can be used to start, stop,
Pause and set levels on playbacks. QuickQ now uses the velocity of a note to set the level of a playback. A note from the next octave (starting at note 72) will press
Go on a playback, while a note on the next octave (note 84 onwards) will press
Pause on a playback.
Cuesdirectly, without using the
Cue Stack Window. It is also possible to set times on multiple cues at once. Select
Fade Timesin the
Actionmenu to edit the times.
Executes. In previous versions the
Fade Outtime has been used as the release time, now it is a separate parameter. Release times can be edited from the
Fade TimesAction Dialog.
Files Windowhas a new
Load Show and Console Settingsbutton. This will set the DMX networking, 10Scene mode and other console settings as they were when the show file was saved. The button is only available when the
Access Levelis set to
6 Dotsbutton is now labelled
Fixtures. These have now all been changed to
SettingsWindow now has a separate tab for remote protocols. The UI for setting the console IP address has been improved.
Layoutwindow show their intensity as a number as well as a bar graph.
LayoutWindow now have more space to show more text.
Fade TimesDialog. #26543
New Showdialog now shows a warning if the show has not been saved yet.
Execute Gridis limited to 10x10. Shows created in MagicQ and loaded into QuickQ will have the grid truncated to 10x10 if they were larger.
Record Mergeon single cue faders.
QuickQ consoles now have a simple remote control protocol allowing them to be controlled from 3rd party control systems over a network. The QuickQ Manual has details of how to use the protocol.
Lamp Offbuttons will remain enabled when the programmer is active but will give a warning that they will clear the programmer.
Layoutwindow is now less sensitive.
Colourwindow did not display gels on Mac QuickQ Designer. This is now fixed.
Lamp Offbuttons would get stuck when trying to lamp on fixtures that don't have a lamp on command.
Layoutwindow no longer zooms out when the screen saver activates.
Tap To Timebuttons.
EventsWindow has been added. This allows playbacks to be turned on and off at set times, once a day, every hour or on a specific day.
10Scenepanels can now control either the 10 playbacks or the first ten item on the execute grid.
Helpbutton to the Remote connection window for requesting help from ChamSys Support.
Menuno longer has a
Removeoption as this can be done from the
Open/Close Visualiser Windowand
Open/Close Panelsbuttons have been moved to the
Menuin order to make them easier to find.
Wall PanelWindow has been moved to a separate
10sceneWindow which can be opened from the
Tiltinvert in the
Patchwindow now requires a single click.
Grid Sizemenu item in the
ExecuteWindow has been moved to a button.
Powerbutton for 2 seconds will display a message with a
Cancelis not clicked within 5 seconds the console will power off. This matches the behaviour of the QuickQ Rack.
PasswordDialogs would allow passwords that were too long. Passwords must be less than 15 characters long #23982.
Settingsit will be stored when the application is shut down so that it will start up with the same console, #22425.
Tap To Timebutton did not appear reliably, #22018.
Intensity Windowwould cause the intensity of some fixtures to got to zero. #0022783
Add Fixturesdialog had been closed.
Layout Windowwhen their head number was changed.
PatchWindow from the Remote App.
Cue Stackwould go to the first cue when a cue was merged.
Chase OptionsDialog on the Remote App.
Executegrid size is set to 10x1 then there is an option in the menu to view how the 10Scene panel will be laid out. Setting the access level to
operatorwill make the Home page the 10Scene view.
Allow other consoles to control this universeis switched on in the
DMX SettingsWindow then when QuickQ detects incoming data it will relinquish control and output the received DMX data from the DMX ports. When the external console is disconnected QuickQ will return to controlling the lighting rig as normal. When QuickQ has relinquished control it displays an icon in the toolbar.
Fileswindow in QuickQ and click on
Install Fixture Library File. Select the file and the fixture library will be installed onto the console. To revert back to the installed fixture library click on
Remove User Fixture Files. The release date of the installed fixture library is shown in the
Fileswindow. New releases of QuickQ include the fixture library that was current on the day the software was released.
Wifi Settingswindow now has a
Save to USB Stickbutton. This will save a .png file with the QR code, and also 2 PDF files in A4 and US Letter sizes with the QR code that can be printed out.
MIDI Timecode. Clicking on the timecode will open the
Cue Stackwindow for the timecode playback.
Actionsmenu now spread over 2 lines if all the buttons do not fit on one line. #20383
Layoutwindow no longer attempts to rearrange items. The grid system does a better job of that.
Updatewindow has been redesigned in order to make it clearer. If the software is aware of a new software release it will show a banner at the top of the
Updatewindow, and display a notification when the console is powered up.
Update Softwarebutton now shows a file chooser dialog allowing users to select a
.cdqinstaller file which will then be installed. The installation can not be stopped once it has started. The software will restart once the installation is successfully completed. This can be done from the Remote App, but the USB stick with the new
.cdqfile should still be inserted into the console or QuickQ Rack.
Cue StackWindow ensures that the next cue is always visible.
Cue Stackwindow on the Remote App didn't work.
Cue Stackwindow on the Remote App.
Executewindow when recording to blank items.
Layoutwindow did not allow more than 60 fixtures to be added to the layout. This is now fixed.
+button wasn't shown when recording groups in the
Backup to USBfunction on QuickQ consoles. #0021247
Executewindow on the Remote App.
Rangewindow to quickly find and select attribute values.
Backup to USBbutton.
QuickQ v3 introduces a new feature to lock down console programming. Access Levels can be used to prevent users from making unwanted changes to the show files.
There are 3 access levels,
Admin is the default and allows unlimited control of the console, patch and settings.
Programmer allows users to program shows but not to change the patch or settings.
Operator prevents any changes to the show file, but the show can still be operated as normal. When in the
Operator level the home screen changes to the
The access level can be changed in the
Settings window. The
Programmer access levels can be password protected, and passwords can be changed in the
Settings window. The current access level and the passwords are stored in the show file. The user must enter the current
Admin password before they can change a password.
When changing to the
Operator user the console will be cleared.
Playbackscan now be moved onto other faders and onto the
Executewindow. Items in the
ExecuteWindow can also be moved onto
Actionicon, then select some fixtures, press
Movethen select where they need to go.
Rangeswindow showing all the ranges available making it quick and easy to select prisms, strobe effects, iris macros and colour temperatures.
Backup to USBbutton to the
Fileswindow. This saves the current show to a USB drive then performs some checks to ensure that the file has saved successfully. QuickQ will display a message when the file has been saved and it is safe to unplug the USB drive. It is no longer possible to save to USB drives using the
Save Show As...button.
Fileswindow that removes old backup files. This will free up hard drive space.
Layoutwindow can now be lined up to a grid. Unlock the layout then click on
Gridto display the grid. When fixtures and groups are moved they will snap to the grid.
RDM autopatch. It also shows a list of the fixtures it has found while performing the auto patch.
Actionmenu now allows actions to be selected before items. It is possible to press the
Actionicon, then the
Removeicon, then click on something to remove it.
Actionmode. Instead they change colour in the same way as the items on the screen.
Namebutton provides a quick way to name it.
Cue Stackwindow, now it shows the playback number to make it clearer what is being edited.
Cue Fadersare now called cue faders in the
Actiondialog windows instead of playbacks.
Releasebutton is shown for all playbacks that do not release when the fader is set to 0.
Layoutwindow would change slightly after QuickQ had been shut down.
Executewindow where link graphics did not show correctly. #0020392
Add Fixturedialog wouldn't find the correct fixture using the text search until after QuickQ had indexed the heads. #0020529
Playbackflash buttons did not select the playback.
Gobowindow in the Remote App would set the gobo wheel to
Xfadefader did not appear to work if the
Theatre Playbackwas not current.
Xfadefader in the Offline Designer App.
Cuefaders would be recorded with a 3 second fade when in Theatre Mode. #0020389
Recordwould always overwrite the cue faders.
Renamedialog did not warn when entering names that were too long.
Addbutton in the
Patchwindow didn't show a progress indicator while QuickQ was indexing the fixture library. This made it appear that the
Add Fixturesdialog wasn't working. The
Addbuttons are now blue instead of green with working progress indication, and clearer indication of when they are disabled.
Record Allwould be not be saved in the show file.
Record Overwritedid not appear to work at first when recording onto faders.
Defaultpalette did not appear to be recorded. It was using the locate value which was not being updated when the default value was recorded.
Shutterencoder did not change value when the range was changed.
Playback 1current indicator stayed on when other playbacks were selected.
QuickQ v2.0 introduces Theatre Mode. This turns
Playback 1 into a theatre cue stack,
Playback 2 becomes a manual crossfader for the cue stack on
Playback 1. In Theatre Mode lowering a
Playback to 0% does not automatically release the cue stack. If a light's intensity is at 0% in a cue then it will automatically be moved into position ready for the next cue. New cues recorded while in Theatre Mode will have a default fade time of 3s.
To turn on Theatre Mode click on
Settings in the menu then select
On the QuickQ console setting all the faders to 0 and pressing
Clear will return all fixtures to their default positions. The default positions are stored in the first palette in each Attribute window. To change the default values simply record some new values into the first palette, which is labelled as
ExecuteWindow now has a
Linkoption. Clicking on a cue in the
Executewindow will release any cues that are linked to it. Use the
Actionmenu to link and unlink cues.
Cue Stackwindow now displays the cue stack on the current playback, which has a green label. The window now has
Pausecontrol changes its graphic to show when the
Pausebutton will act as a back button.
SNAPbuttons are now operational.
DEFmake the fixtures white, and a second press will make them red,
SNAPmakes all the selected fixtures the same colour.
Fileswindow now shows how much space is left on the console for saving show files.
File Managerwindow has been added to allow deleting of old show files.
Gobowindows now have a
Hot Takeoveroption. When the console detects ArtNet trying to control a DMX universe it will stop outputting it's own data, allowing other consoles to take control of a lighting rig.
Recordbutton has been moved next to the
Actionbutton and the icon has been replaced with text.
Record Optionsare now hidden by default, click on
Show Optionsto see the
Cancelbutton on toolbars has been moved so it is consistent with dialogs.
Addbuttons have been moved to the bottom of the tables instead of the bottom of the screen.
Removetext has been replaced with a bin icon in the
Playbackdisplays get brighter when the
Playbackis active. #0019998
Addbuttons now only appear when the
Recordbutton is pressed.
Add Fixturesdialog didn't update the address properly on remote.
Show Loaded' dialog showing changes to show file. It was bigger than the application window on QuickQ Offline Designer.
Playbackfader was pulled down and then up again. #0019171
Playbackbackground colour would not change when cues where recorded or the
Attributewindows where the palette buttons would not update after the fixture selection had changed.
Add Fixturesdialog to fit around the virtual keyboard.
Actionmenu on the remote application.
+button when recording in the
Recordmode after creating a new palette.
Gobo Speedencoder on the Remote App.
Record All record option is now fully implemented. Pressing
Record All then selecting a playback or a cue in the
Cue Stack window will record everything that is happening on the console.