Autofunction zones define how certain fixture channel values (DIMMER, IRIS, FOCUS and/or ZOOM) are set based on the exact position of the actor that a specific fixture is assigned to. Note that autofunction zones do not have any affect if the fixture is not in Auto 6 or Auto 6M merge mode.
Basically, a zone consists of a surface spanned by several points, called autofunction points. Each of these points contains the desired values for DIMMER, IRIS, FOCUS and ZOOM channels at the point's exact position. Values inbetween points are interpolated. If the tracked actor position is outside of the surface, the channel values of the surface point with the smallest euclidean distance to the actor position will be used.
A show can have multiple autofunction scenes, each consisting of a set of autofunction points. In each scene, every single fixture's autofunctions zone consists of a subset of these points, each with distinct channel values.
The autofunctions app makes creating and editing autofunction zones for different scenes easy by providing an instant visualization of the defined zone surfaces and intuitive editor tools. See Manage Scenes with the Autofunctions App for information on how to manage scenes.
The right part of the screen contains a list with all the fixtures of the currently loaded show. Tap on a fixture to select it, which will highlight the corresponding icon in the viewport (if visible) and show the autofunction zones defined for that fixture.
Use the toggle Fixture Multiselection and the buttons
Select All /
Deselect All to (de)select multiple fixtures at once.
Pattern Select can be used to select all fixtures containing the text in the adjacent text field.
After selecting one (or multiple) fixtures with active autofunction zones, the displayed surface's color visualizes autofunction values for a specific channel at specific locations. You can change the currently visualized channel by using the Dim, Iris, Foc and Zoom toggles at the top of the screen.
Note: If you select multiple fixtures, the surface will only be displayed if all of the selected fixtures contain EXACTLY the same point subset with EXACTLY the same autofunction values. Otherwise, the application won't be able to determine which one of the different fixture zones you want to visualize.
EDIT in the top bar to enable edit mode. Selected points are highlighted in yellow.
Points have different colors based on the current point/fixture selection:
CREATE in the top bar to enable creation mode.
Delete Points in the bottom left corner.
YES to delete all selected points.
Add To Fixture on the bottom of to add all selected points to the selected fixtures.
Remove From Fixture on the bottom of to add all selected points to the selected fixtures.
Save Values to save the new autofunction values. The surface visualization will change accordingly.