Being a theater lighting designer first and foremost, I love a center light. But there are times (because of space limitations, for instance) that not every system can have a center light. If you have a such a system, consider leaving an empty channel number in the middle of the system. Why? Symmetry.
I love Offset in EOS and use it constantly. But on a system with no center channel, here is what the “quick and dirty” odds in one color and evens in another color looks like.
My system is 12 across channels 301-312. If I renumber them 301-306 and 308-313, then use Offset Odd/Even, here is what the same keystrokes look like.
Obviously, this is not the right thing to do for every show you light, but if there is a system of lights that are “air” light or effects light, to me it’s a no-brainer. What little numbering hacks do you use? Hit me in the comments. Thanks for reading.