Within Cre8 you are able to automate specific scene switches either by the press of a key, click of a mouse or at timed intervals.
Automation allows you to do the job of multiple switchers on one single interface. You can automate your main program feed or any individual mixes you have set up. This could be great for running your main program feed as normal while having a sponsor loop running automatically on a separate screen.
To access the Automation section, click on the icon to open the settings window.
Click on the Automation tab.
To add a new automation step, click the button.
You can continue to add more automation steps by pressing the button. This adds a step to the bottom.
Where you would like to add a step in-between two existing steps, press the button.
If you would like to delete an existing step, simply press the icon to the right.
Once you have added your steps, you can chose whether you would like to automate the Program or one the mixes by using the dropdown box.
Next, select the scene you would like to switch to.
In addition, it is also possible to switch multiple outputs simultaneously. This is achieved by pressing the button to add an additional switch to the step. In this example I have the Program, Mix 1, Mix 2 and Mix 3 all switching scenes at the same time for 2 steps.
To remove an additional scene switch, simply click the button.
Running scene automation
Once you have set up your automation, you are ready to begin your automation workflow. To start simply press the icon from the top of the Automation settings. A green arrow next to the step shows the next step within the sequence.
It is also possible to assign a hotkey (Play Key) to begin your sequence. To set the Play Key, click in the Play Key box located in the top-right of your settings, and hit the key you would like to use as a hotkey. Click Apply once you've selected the appropriate key.
It is also possible to set a timed sequence. Allowing you to set an interval time that will automatically play your step sequence. To enable this option, simple select Timed at the top of the Automation settings. Once enabled, an additional Interval box will appear, allowing you to change the interval duration in seconds for each step in your sequence.
To begin your timed Automation sequence, simply press the icon or hit the key assigned in the Play Key field. Your sequence will begin, switching based on your entered interval values. To stop your Automation, simply press the button.