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Hi everyone,

I have 12 fixtures and I'm trying to create a symmetrical circle effect in the Vista FX editor similar to this effect made on a GrandMA2:

https://youtu.be/rZlOplxwNEs?t=22m20s (at 22:20)

Obviously, I know it starts with a circle effect, but I can't figure out how to block/group/order the fixtures to achieve the symmetrical effect. Is it even possible in the limited Vista FX editor? Any pointers in the right direction would help.

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I finally figured this out recently. It is limited in vista as there is no wings option, but here's how to get a similar effect.

It's all in how you select the fixtures. Vista has the option in the position wave effect to reverse the even/odds. So you need to select your fixtures in such a way that one half of the rig is even, and the other half is odd. Take a look at this screenshot and see if this helps you out. Pay attention to the selection order of the 12 fixtures. You can play around with how you select the fixtures to achieve the effects you want. Create the smart effect and then reverse either the odd or even fixtures. Then you can play around with blocks/repeats to achieve more of that MA2 feel.

I have both a MA2 light and a Vista T2, so I play around with making them both do each others strengths a lot. MA2 FX is light years better than vista. Really hate vistas FX editor. But vista is a lot better at visually timing things in different cues.

Hope this helps!
-Tyler


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That solved my problem! Thank you.

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