CueServer offers the ability to trigger actions or events based on the live incoming value of DMX channels.

DMX Triggers are configured using the DMX section of the TRIGGERS group within CueServer Studio.

When chosen, the top of the editor panel will show the DMX Triggers listing:

Each column of the list is described below:

  • Number – The numerical order of the list.
  • Name – The name given to each DMX Trigger.
  • Details – A summary of the properties of each DMX Trigger.

The and buttons at the bottom of the list will add a new trigger, or remove a selected trigger.

The button displays a menu of options, including:

  • Duplicate DMX Trigger… – Used to make a copy of an existing trigger.
  • Refresh – Used to reload the list of DMX triggers.

DMX Trigger Types

When creating or editing a DMX Trigger, a type menu appears that chooses what type of behavior the trigger will have:

There are three types (or modes) of DMX Triggers. Each type of trigger requires different properties and exhibits a different behavior. The available trigger types include:

  • Enter/Exit Range – A trigger based on a DMX channel either entering or exiting a specific range of values.
  • Submaster Control – A trigger that automatically links the given DMX channel value to a Playback fader’s submaster.
  • Act on Change – A trigger that performs a CueScript action whenever a DMX channel value changes.

The following sections describe each of these DMX Trigger types.