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Combining Projects

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:09 pm
by caneron
Example: we have three media servers playing out to three different projectors using MadMapper. We want to combine all three servers into a single CPU. How do we combine projects without remapping?

Would be great to import a project somehow so that you could combine them.

Re: Combining Projects

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:31 am
by franz
there's a workaround:
CMD (ctrl) - C on what you want to merge (assuming it is surfaces),
open your second project
then CMD- V to paste ...

old school but should work.

The merging of projects is on our TODO list.

Re: Combining Projects

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:41 pm
by caneron
Great workaround. thx again

Re: Combining Projects

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:40 pm
by jasonbeyers
Adding to this thread: it would be really great to import sections of a project into another one. Even just the things from these categories:
* All controls
* All surfaces, with original input/output geometry
* All fixtures, with original input/output geometry
* All media (with whatever settings are currently in place)
* All cues/scenes

Or even just a "import all" function.

I'd imagine the merging logic would get messy, especially if there are related elements that are missing from the one you're importing into. But perhaps a useful warning message like "imported cues rely on media that is missing in this project" or something similar for other types of warnings.

But importing from other projects would greatly simplify workflows where someone maintains a project template project and bases new projects on that one. That way, general improvements built into a non-template project could find their way back into your template, to benefit future projects.

Without this, I've had to build upon my full-featured projects, and just leave a bunch of unused stuff in place (since I may need it for a future project).

Probably the most painful thing to rebuild from scratch is all my OSC/MIDI mappings (controls).


Re: Combining Projects

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:55 pm
by franz
we could do an "export controls" option, that's an idea.