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Hello.

 

We've just bought an FLX after previously hiring, and also four Stairville RGB 8 240's - which have a fixture profile in GFT 32

 

The DMX channels are all correct, but there's no auto colour palettes in the profile; when you do 'Auto create palettes' it doesn't populate any of them.

 

Are the auto palettes identified in the fixture editor (2.6) such that I can update the profile fixture?

 

I started manually setting and updating the palettes on the desk but then when I hit (semi-intentionally) it removed my updates to the palettes and I had to start again - no small job when in 24ch mode cos there's Red1 thru Red8, Green1 thru Green8 and Blue1 thru Blue8!

 

Peter

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Hi Peter,

 

Yes in the profile editor I believe under the "special" tab, you need to give it a colour mixing setting, such as "Red Positive", so the console knows to apply colour mixing/palettes to the fixture.

 

Edward

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Thanks Edward.

 

I found that setting after posting and wondered if it was that - but it only lets you use each special value (Red Positive) once per fixture - there's 8 channels each of RGB in this fixture in 24ch mode.

Peter

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Hi Peter,

ZerOS is only really designed for one set of RGB colour mixing per fixture. This means that for each RGB fixture you have, you need to patch under Generic Fixtures, an RGB LED unit if as in this case you want to have colour mixing/ palettes available to you. Therefore in your case if you have a fixture with 8 different sections requiring RGB control, you'll need to patch a separate RGB fixture for each, so in your case 8 RGB units patched one after the other to give you the full control. You can then create a group of all of these "sub-fixtures" selected to give you the ability to just have one Control for RGB for the whole fixture.

Hope that makes sense.

Edward

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This will be changing soon, but yes - to make it much easier to program, run effects, use the colour picker etc, we suggest patching each "cell" individually.

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Out of interest Jon, what's the Zero 88 companies dictionary definition of "soon"? It gets used a LOT, like the Shape feature will be implemented "soon", the fixture library will be changed "soon", a user manual will be coming "soon"... Lot's of stuff has been coming "soon" for a least two years now. I spoke to you at ABTT last year and it was coming "really soon", well now it's almost ABTT again, and we're still waiting....

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Hello,

 

The FLX User Manual was released a few months back.

 

The Beamshape being split into Beam and Shape will happen at the same time the fixture library is moved over to the Carallon system.

I believe this isn't far off being implemented.

 

Edward

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Yes the Carallon system, I couldn't remember the name of it! They've been saying it's "coming soon" for at least two years. I'm still not entirely sure what the need to differentiate "beam" and "shape" is though, or what the advantages are...

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The reason FLX has been made with 2 separate buttons, is to ensure its compatible with the Carallon system.

Carallon split Beamshape parameters up into 2 attributes, Beam including gobos, and Shape (or focus) including shutters, zoom and focus.

The benefit of this comes when using complex fixtures with several parameters affecting the beam- especially those with shutters. Separating the attribute therefore reduces the need for so many encoder pages.

 

Edward

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