An initial multi-trigger element is a multi-trigger element (MTE) connected to the canvas selector menu's queued canvas. This allows you to fire the canvas from the play button/spacebar. This works exactly like a multi-trigger element, except you can fire it from the canvas selector menu. This allows you to build your canvas and have your board operator run the show from the spacebar.


The canvas selector menu follows the amount of control outputs you have on an IMTE, and adjusts the play count accordingly.

When you hit play on a canvas, the queued playhead on the canvas selector menu will trigger the initial multi-trigger element, and when the trigger wraps, it will go to the next canvas. This only works when running via the canvas selector menu.

This allows you to build multiple parts of a show on a canvas, without having to have multiple canvases for one cue or a sequence of cues.