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  1. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    To review: Have you been able to follow Edward's instructions and get A and UV onto playback faders? Have you found Strobe on any encoder (under colour or beamshape or position -> pressing the encoder centre button to cycle the pages)? Above you say "But for my part I will like when I am at the level of the faders in "channels" mode to control with a fader the UV" -> you will need the faders in "playbacks" not "channels" -> channels will always give you intensity control of that fixture number. To map the UV to a fader you are using a "playback" to be a control of a single parameter (colour attribute -> UV parameter) of a fixture. (If you want to control every parameter of each fixture manually on a fader then the power of FLX abstraction of control is not needed, you might as well buy a cheap fader-per-DMX channel desk. Point of FLX [and other "high" desks], is you deal with many fixtures in an abstract way with palettes, groups and other high-level features, not fader per DMX channel).
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    Brand new FLX - questions

    Which mode are you using with the Stairville flat PAR? Can you try the 8-channel mode - need to set on the fixture via its menus, and by assigning the 8-channel profile on the FLX. I'm just looking in the latest Fixture Library, #35, and I don't see a fixture that looks like the Retro Flat PAR you list above. Which fixture definition are you using?
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    Brand new FLX - questions

    I'd expect (as Edward explains) the Amber and UV on the encoder (probably second page) - I have this too with LEDJ HEX6 fixtures. As you require you can get a handle on a playback fader as discussed, I hope this works ok for you. I would normally expect strobe to sit under beamshape if the fixture is constructed correctly (and the fixture itself is not quirky enough to have the strobe parameter burried within an otherwise colour DMX channel!) - hopefully Edward can check this out for you. If you can find the Strobe somewhere on the encoders then you should be able to get a handle on a fader as per Edward's comments, choosing "beamshape" or "colour" (or "position" if it's really weird!). Your fixture looks like a Thomann brand so I'll try to find the manual and see if the fixture definition looks sensible, if I get a chance...
  4. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    Maybe the fixture profile is defined wrong - if you press the button inside the encoder you will cycle around the "pages" of parameters in a given attribute. Maybe you will find strobe under colour?
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    Brand new FLX - questions

    Hi Eric, (Now you have FLX [excellent!], should we not move over to the FLX part of the Forum?] Regards "parameter on fader" there is this knowledgebase article on configuring this style on FLX. By extension as as per your conversation above with Edward, this can be used for all colours and other attributes too like strobe on beamshape: http://support.zero88.com/Consoles/FLX/1014413041/RGB-Colour-Mixing-on-faders-FLX-Series.htm Regards, Kevin ps I notice in your screen picture you do have "USB TouchController" so that looks promising... I suspect you just need to press the UPDATE key when on the Calibration screen - I had to with my Iiyama T1731SR (and I also forget too, when I've updated the firmware!),
  6. (1) Use touch screen for group copy target. Current: (syntax) GROUP n <COPY to> GROUP m Enh: GROUP n <COPY to> <touch group> (2) Add group name to any messages talking about the group. This is because you get a blank screen with only this message, so have to think "Is group 16 really my blinders?" Current: DELETE GROUP n (or touch) -> "Would you like to delete Group n" Enh: "Would you like to delete Group n "<group name>" (3) Being able to "drag and drop" groups to rearrange them on the screen? (Not sure how viable this is, currently I use COPY then DELETE, but this is a bit slow. It would be ok to have to click a button at the top to enable "Rearrange" if a live drag-and-drop rearrange is considered too risky. (3a) Maybe this could be allowed for palettes too?
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    Groups/Palettes - UI enhancement requests

    Thanks Jon! And ZOS-8669 could be expanded to apply to palettes and cues too - probably pretty much the same code in ZOS that handles this I suspect! I understand adding the name to the message probably wouldn't be feasible if a range was specified.
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    Copy Fixtures

    You need to elaborate on what you mean by this, that's quite a vague question...
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    Groups/Palettes - UI enhancement requests

    Hi Edward, I need to check this as I was doing that originally and it wasn’t working until I typed the second GROUP.
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    Purging "old" fixture definitions

    Usually I have my whole custom set as one collection written out from the PC Fixture Editor tool (I split out the new ones to a single entry if I upload it to the Forum for you to add to the released library). So this means I read in the whole lot again. But also usually I do Clear User first so I don't get double everything. The "issue" comes once I've started some detailed desk setup and don't want to use Clear User - which as you say wouldn't help with patched fixtures anyway as they get held in the showfile. I usually version-number everything I do, but hitherto haven't added a version ID to individual fixture modes, so maybe I will have to do start doing that. Thanks for considering the issue anyway. No idea how all this will change when the Correlian (???) library change happens! Regards, Kevin
  11. FLX I've been developing the fixture profile for a new light (Showtec Shark Wash One, see other posts). This means I read in my personal fixture library a number of times as I develop/debug it and Update the patched fixtures. Because I've started to set up palettes, e.g. position palettes, I've not wanted to unpatch the fixtures or use the "Clear User" option in reset. So I read in my fixture files from USB again. The result of this is that the desk has multiple definitions for the same named fixture. It's hard to know during fixture update which is my "new/updated" fixture profile because the Manufacturer->Fixture->Mode/Channels list has multiple entries for the same fixture, nothing to differentiate them other than order - last=newest? It also means that n-1 of them is a definition I no longer want, because the latest is the "greatest"! How can I manage this on the desk? Clearly at the mid-point of my process there will be the "old" fixture definition - currently patched and "used" in the showfile - and the updated one that I want to move to. At that point I want to get rid of the "old" one(s). This presumes I can identify which is the "old" and the "new" other than assuming the list has the newest at the bottom. Is there a way to work out which is which, or can the UI be enhanced to help? Can I purge "old" fixture definitions manually? Of course the desk holds lots of "unused" fixture definitions, so it's only the older duplicates that I want to get rid of. Sorry, that was probably clear as mud... Thanks, Kevin
  12. (Sorry to the OP for going off topic, hopefully you have your answers - maybe I should start a new thread). So I managed to get to this head page for FLX, where indeed there is a decent list of articles. http://support.zero88.com/Consoles/FLX/ Maybe the list is long enough now to have some sub-headings? Not more sub-pages though please! I'm not sure I find the "new" Knowledgebase that easy to find stuff in though. Hopefully you can keep adding these useful articles but then put some on-page structure there so the list is manageable. Although now being a little contradictory, these pages need to work on a small phone screen as we're likely to be in there when at the venue trying to drive the desk! Thanks, Kevin
  13. kgallen

    Grand master control of fixtures

    Crikey , Tribo, you went through the mill with that a bit! I'm one of the lucky ones and so far I've never had an issue with my Fat Frog being fussy over floppy disks! (Although now I have an FLX the FF hasn't been out for a couple of years... I must check the battery hasn't leaked!) Enjoy, anyway!
  14. Edward - these Knowledgebase Articles are great, but how do we find them? With the link above I got directly to the page of course, but otherwise how do I find a catalogue/list of them. I went back out to the "head" page and tried from fresh to find this page. Where is it/are they? I think you need to create some sort of top level index or list so we can find them otherwise they are of no use. Also they should be tagged with whatever software version they relate to or operate from/to. Thanks, Kevin
  15. kgallen

    Grand master control of fixtures

    Weird. The FrogOS on the floppy is an uncompressed file isn't it? Might be time to check the battery unless you've changed it recently (below assuming your Fat Frog has a VGA output):
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    Advice on how to program this?

    Aha, makes sense because of the Auto-With. Thanks Edward!
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    Advice on how to program this?

    Intrigued - why isn't this a 4-step chase with tracking of the intensity on the non-snapped fixtures? Then using tap tempo to set the beat?
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    Error Code 003 even after new battery and desk reset

    Adding this link to the Knowledgebase: http://support.zero88.com/Legacy-products/Legacy-Consoles/Jester-12-24-24-48/975061181/Jester-Error.htm
  19. Hi Ed/Jon, Here are fixture profiles for the Showtec Shark Wash One, not in the gft35 library (Zoom and Spot are in there, not the Wash). Regards, Kevin (I thought I posted this last night, but I don't see it, sorry if this is a duplicate entry). Showtec_Shark_Wash_One.ift
  20. kgallen

    Showtec Shark Wash One

    Hi Edward, Having had a detailed play with this new fixture there were many parameter range errors in the documented DMX map (spec v1.0) versus the actual unit (firmware v7.11). Could you please replace the fixture definition I provided above with the one attached below. Thanks and regards, Kevin Showtec_Shark_Wash_One.ift
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    old fixture librarys

    You've posted on Blueroom about your LED bar 24 channel mode. http://www.blue-room.org.uk/index.php?showtopic=71305&view=findpost&p=562223 Same answer as above. However Ed/Jon might comment on how to handle such a multichannel fixture on your desk in 24 mode - you might be advised to configure the desk to see it as eight 3-channel RGB fixtures (or whatever multiple of "identical" functions it is) in order to support chases/sequences. Kevin
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    old fixture librarys

    Yes, the released fixture libraries always support the older consoles - although you might have to chop it down a bit to fit onto a floppy disk. You need more information on the "6 DMX Channels" bit, you should find in the manual what each of these channels controls. There will be red, green, blue, probably dimmer, maybe strobe, probably colour macro in there, but you need to know which channel controls what parameter. There will almost certainly be a fixture in the library that has the correct mapping, but there are so many of these generic/no-name fixtures on the market that you're unlikely to find it listed in the library. Best course of action is to find the DMX channel descriptions in the manual, and link the manual here, then one of us can build you a fixture definition to save you hunting through the library for something that matches. The official route is to email a link to the manual to FixtureSupport@Zero88.com and then someone at Zero88 will make one for you. Of source if you have a Windows machine, there is the Fixture Library tools you can use which is what we all use to write fixture definitions for ourselves. Kevin
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    Zero 88 12/24 error code 003

    Double posting just annoys those who might want to help you - you won't get a quicker reply. See my reply in your post in the Jester section:
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    Error Code 003 even after new battery and desk reset

    Power cycle it again as I think it will re-write the codes into the RAM which should now not forget them. Edit: Just found this article where Ian describes how to sort this after replacing the battery:
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    Numbering Cues

    Ahhhhh I seee, this always confused the heck out of me - usually when I accidentally press <enter> on the cue number field, panicking I was renumbering it!
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