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Is there a limit on the number of chanels I can run the par hex 12 on, currently running 6 but would like to use the 8 ,12 or 13. have installed driver(.ift) for 12 channel and have enough space allocated but it does not even produce RGB.

board is a frog with 3.5 drive

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Hi geevee,

 

First just to check, is your desk a Fat Frog or above with dedicated fixture support?

 

(Within reason) you can have as many channels as you like for a fixture. Your 12 or 13 channel fixture will be fine. Where there are more parameters per attribute, then you page through in multiples of 3 with the attribute button. So say you have 7 colour parameters, then you will have 3 pages (3+3+1 usually) of colour parameters, and cycle through those pages with the Colour button.

 

Have you written your own fixture definition for your PAR Hex or is it from the Zero88 library? If you want to attach it, and a link to the manual here, then we can check it out for you.

 

Regards,

Kevin

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Hi Kevin

 

The frog board we are running is like me Fat. Does it have dedicated fixture support I don't know do you mean the 12 channels on the upper right side. We are using zero 88 .ift

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Hi geevee,

 

Yes I mean the 12 buttons on the right! Good stuff. Ill take a look at the fixture definition today against the manual (unless Ed beats me to it).

 

Have you made sure the fixture is set for the 12 channel mode and you will find there is also a dimmer channel so make sure you select Brightness and wheel up to get non zero. I suspect you are used to the 6 channel mode then just has a channel per colour. Also try selecting the fixture and pressing Home.

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Hi geevee,

 

It wasn't clear to me which was the fixture definition in the Zero88 library for the COLORdash Par-Hex 12, so I've built fixture definitions fresh from the manual for 3,6,8,12 and 13 channel modes.

 

Find attached. Please give this a go and hopefully you'll get your lights working.

 

On the 3ch fixture I'm not sure what to set the defaults to for HSI/HSV so maybe Ed could take a look at this and add to the Zero88 library.

 

Many of these definitions have multiple pages of parameters, so press colour/beamshape repeatedly to get to the other pages. Where the mode does not have a dedicated dimmer channel, I've added a virtual dimmer so you will need to use the Brightness button and wheel. The Home values are R=G=B=dimmer=255.

 

Let us know how you get on with this!

 

Regards,

Kevin

cd_parhex12.ift

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Hi geevee,

 

It wasn't clear to me which was the fixture definition in the Zero88 library for the COLORdash Par-Hex 12, so I've built fixture definitions fresh from the manual for 3,6,8,12 and 13 channel modes.

 

Find attached. Please give this a go and hopefully you'll get your lights working.

 

On the 3ch fixture I'm not sure what to set the defaults to for HSI/HSV so maybe Ed could take a look at this and add to the Zero88 library.

 

Many of these definitions have multiple pages of parameters, so press colour/beamshape repeatedly to get to the other pages. Where the mode does not have a dedicated dimmer channel, I've added a virtual dimmer so you will need to use the Brightness button and wheel. The Home values are R=G=B=dimmer=255.

 

Let us know how you get on with this!

 

Regards,

Kevin

 

Hi Kevin,

 

Thanks for making that. I have ensured that the Chauvet COLOR series fixtures are clearer in the next fixture library update.

 

Default values for Hue: 0, Saturation: 255, Intensity/Value/Dimmer: 255.

 

Kind regards

Edward

The Chauvet COLORdash PAR-Hex 12 can be found in Fixture Library Release 34 here...

 

Kind regards

Edward

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Thanks Ed.

 

Let me update this fixture with those defaults and I'll add the fixture image too (forgot last night), then I'll email it across to you. The attached should be fine for geevee as he doesn't want the 3ch version - but I'll update the attached anyway for him later when I've made the mods.

 

Thanks!

Kevin

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Hi Kevin,

 

Thanks for that.

Don't worry updating that file further - those fixtures are already in the Library.

 

Kind regards

Edward

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Bingo  It's now working in 12 Channel mode. What caught me out was the dimmer function. I had o% showing until I moved the master up to positive %

 

Thank you so much Kevin

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