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  1. Thanks Edward, but it's not about the fixture library itself. But the introduction of Carallon was supposed to solve the issue of controlling fixtures with multiple "parts". Such as SunStrips, avoiding the need to patch dozens of dimmer channels etc... I missed PLASA this year, do you have an ETA for the release of 7.9.5?
  2. Is there any more news or ETA on when the Carallon Library will be added to ZerOS? It seems like it's been "Coming Soon" for about 5 years.... Also, I seem to recall a conversation with Edward at ABTT (I think), and we discussed the effects engine because I think it's atrocious (sorry). But I was told you were working on rewriting that whole thing to make it not rubbish. Is there any news on that?
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    Intensity effects

    That's great, you're finally moving over to the Carallon library? Unfortunately I don't think that's really going to help with the effects engine though, because it's just so overly complicated to use and nothing is particularly clear. Just getting a simple zoom effect to run is a nightmare, from tight to wide, and then getting an offset going. I find getting the speed and size to work is so hard. Then if you want something random... I'm also not a fan of working within the menus for the effects, it's too easy to click the wrong thing or exit the menu and lose what you'd been working on.
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    Cross fade chase

    I'd just like to add, having had this desk since its launch, this is still the one thing that catches me out and I keep forgetting! It just doesn't seem logical to me, and I'll probably still be coming back to the forum next year to remind myself how I do this! :-)
  5. Thanks Jon, I knew about the tagging feature and thought I'd untagged all the other parameters. I probably just made a mistake, I'll have to go back and try again!
  6. How do I record a specific parameter in a palette? I'm using my moving head profile, it has gobos, prism, focus, rotation etc... all on the "Beam" control. How do I set up a palette so that it just records the prism in, and another with the prism out? Same with rotation, say I hit a rotate clockwise palette and it just rotates the currents selected gobo? At the moment, when I record a beam palette it seems to record every beam attribute. I'm certain I'm just doing something wrong.
  7. Ah, thanks. I think I got that working! Shame it needs to use up a valuable MFF, but it's better than nothing and probably better than a fixed time in the setup options.
  8. Can you add a confirmation box when hitting the "Automatically Create xxx palettes", it's really annoying if you've named the gobo palettes and then accidentally touch the "auto generate" button and all your work is gone in an instant! Easier to do than you might imagine when using a touch-screen and scrolling etc...
  9. Thanks for the quick reply ziglight, I only have PhantomZerOS at home and I don't know how to press multiple buttons on that with a mouse I can try it at work on Monday on the desk, but can you tell me what pressing TIME while changing pallets actually does? Haaaang on.... There isn't a TIME button on the FLX..... Are you winding me up?
  10. 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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    Manual fade times

    Is there a way to set manual fade times? For instance, when I'm busking a show with moving lights and I go from one position pallet to another, they always transition as a snap. but I'd like to have them move over say 2 or 3 seconds so it's not as jarring. Same with the colour attribute, instead of snapping to a colour pallet, I'd like it to fade. I just want my changes to be more subtle during a gig... I could turn the intensity off before making the changes, but it's quite nice to be able to move the lights to different positions during a song sometimes. What would be really nice is the abi
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    Cross fade chase

    Excellent, that's what I was looking for (and missing)!
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    FLX "presets"

    Thanks, it's good to know it's possible but a separate "looks" function would seem more logical. Presumably doing it using the current method would use up a Colour pallet (or whatever you choose) but also store beam / intensity or whatever else you selected. Could get messy and confusing if you have lots of pallets and you use recall a "colour" pallet and suddenly find out it's moved the position too...
  14. I'm struggling to get to grips with the Effect Waveforms with my RGB fixtures. I've been trying to make a smooth fade across the RGB spectrum, so starting at Red fading through to Yellow into Green to Cyan then into Blue and finally Magenta before fading back to Red and moving evenly across all the colours in between. I don't want it to stop at any point in the cycle and I don't want it to dip to black... just a consistent colour fade that goes round and round. How do I achieve this with the Effect Waveform generator? If I set Red, Green and Blue to Sine then they all follow the same p
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    Cross fade chase

    So this seems like a fairly basic question, but I can't figure it out... How do I make a chase that cross fades between colours? I have my generic 5 colour wash in Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Pink using parcans. So the steps I follow are: Red @@ {RECORD} to playback 1 Red @ {ENTER} Blue @@ {RECORD} to playback 1 Create a chase Blue @ {ENTER} Green @@ {RECORD} to playback 1 Green @ {ENTER} etc..... Now I have a basic 5 step chase that snaps from Red to Blue to Green to Amber to Pink and back to Red. I can speed it up and slow it down, but that just leaves the Red on for
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    Chases on faders

    When I add an effect to a fader using the built in Rainbow effect on some RGB LEDs the default behaviour seems to be to fade it in over 3 seconds and then snap out when the fader is back at zero. How do I change this so the fader controls the intensity of the effect?
  17. I just plotted a show on the FLX, it's the first time I've really used it for that purpose. Up to now it's been used as a busking desk... However this was for a theatrical production and I had a couple of issues with with things the Lighting Designer wanted that I didn't know how to achieve. Firstly default times... you can set a default fade time, but that default is for up and down. But the LD wanted me to set default fade times of 3 up and 5 down. Can we have the ability to set default times for each parameter in a future update? At the moment the Copy button will only copy cues and
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    FLX "presets"

    Does the FLX have what I would call a "preset" or equivalent? I know that you can use palettes to store colour, beam, intensity etc... But if I wanted to store a complete look into a pallet to recall as and when I need it, what would be the method to achieve this? Say I want my movers focussed on certain position, colour, size and gobo... how can I store all those attributes for recall and referencing? On other desks I'd make a "preset" that would store a certain look. Do I have no choice other than to reference all the individual attribute pallets each time?
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    Possible bug?

    When setting up the Remote options in Setup, when I enter the "Password" field I don't get a keyboard pop up to let me enter anything. So I'm either stuck witht he default password, or just numbers... This doesn't seem right to me.
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    Any update on this function? I don't see any way to get this to work in the current firmware? A really useful feature that seems to have been removed.
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    Playback master

    Covering the very obvious first, but you do have the playback master up don't you?
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    Hi, In am earlier post I asked how you can easily channel check. You said to use the "highlight" function on a UDK and then use the arrows for next and last fixture. This used to work fine, but I've just tried it now and the arrow keys don't do anything. For example, type "41 Highlight", channel 41 comes on. Now use the arrow key to go to 42, but it doesn't do anything. How do I use this feature now? So helpful when channel checking or focusing a rig. Really want this functionality back... Or if it's been changed to know how it's done now. Regards
  23. So how DO you untag a parameter now? Trying to record my RGB LEDs colours onto playbacks for manual mixing, but it's recording all colours to each playback so you can't mix them. Before, I'd only tag the individual colour for each playback by untagging the other two. Can't see any way to make that happen now.
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    Fader wing

    An update regarding the wing would be appreciated, we've had one on back order since the console launched! At ABTT you said it was almost ready to ship, but that was 2 months ago and we're still waiting...
  25. Why are you using % values for moving light attributes though? The whole point of using a desk such as an FLX or ETC Eos is to abstract the DMX values into information you can use more easily. I plotted a musical last week with several moving heads with a mixture of LED and conventional fixtures. Not once did I need to see the actual DMX values for anything. I understand how DMX works and how the fixtures use DMX values to control the various features. But why would I care that DMX value of 1-2 is 2700k white and 4-5 is 3200k White, or that another address controls the shutter and 32-63 i
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