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Edward- Z88

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  1. Hi Mac, We currently don’t have a fixture file for Resolume, but this is something we can create if you send a request to FixtureSupport@zero88.com. We will need the DMX channel map to do this, which should be available from the Resolume website, which will detail what each DMX control channel does - this will also give you an indication of how complex and how many parameters this includes. This will be as simple as recording a playback on FLX with a Start and Stop cue - both of which will be accessed via one of the Resolume fixture’s control parameters. I may be wrong, but I believe browser forum notifications are triggered when you are quoted in a post, not just when there is a reply. If you have any questions let me know. Edward
  2. Hello, That’s correct; > on an external keyboard can be used as the Thru command in the Copy From field. Yes - as you have described, programming 3 cues is a common way of doing this. Cue 1 is base state, cue 2 is sweep up, cue 3 is fade off. Depending on the effect you are trying to achieve, you could only use 2 cues, and have the fixtures fade off as they sweep up. To do this you would need to record cue 2 with the fixtures in their swept up position, however with no intensity. To do this you would need to record the cue with SmartTag disabled. To disable SmartTag, press and hold RECORD, and tap SmartTag, so that it has a blue rather than red button stripe. If SmartTag is enabled, the console will not store fixtures with 0% intensity - very useful for Move On Dark. In cue 2 you could even then set the intensity down delay to be the same duration as the position fade, so that the move happens, then the fixture fades/snaps off, all in the same cue. If you wanted to use this effect throughout the show, I would probably record the 2 cues onto their own playback, not as a chase, but with cue 2 as an auto follow, which you can then trigger and release from any cue in any playback. Hope this helps and makes sense, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  3. Hi Mac, If you want to control Resolume from FLX, you would need to use Resolume Arena. Resolume Avenue cannot be controlled by DMX. https://resolume.com/software/specs In terms of controlling Resolume Arena, it would be a case of patching Resolume as a fixture on FLX (or multiple fixtures, depending on how Resolume handles layers), and then assigning that patched universe to the chosen ArtNet universe Resolume is set to receive on. Resolume itself will then be able to output video data to fixtures via ArtNet, or out of the PC’s video output. If you have any questions let me know. Edward
  4. Hi NJ, Due to the way Alphapack dimmers work, they will always buzz when they are dimming the load - and therefore make a sound between around 20% and 90%. They are usually at their loudest, depending on the load, at around 70%. It is obviously hard to tell what you mean by quite loud buzz. If all channels are dimming at full load (for example 1KW on each channel), the noise would roughly be about as loud as a fan in a projector for example. If it seems to be excessively louder than this, there potentially could be a fault. If you are still concerned I’d recommend dropping us an email to support@zero88.com, along with the Alphapack’s serial number. If you have any questions let me know. Edward
  5. Hi Kevin, If you enter into a cue number in the cue number column, type a cue number and press ENTER, this moves the next cue to the chosen cue. This then allows the next GO button press to go into the chosen cue. Go to cue enhancements are logged on our software tracking system as ZOS-7627. Edward
  6. Hi Thierry, That's great, really glad to hear it. If you have any questions let me know. Edward
  7. Hi Thierry, This will only be an issue if ZerOS 7.9.5 was installed using the old installation method, by creating a bootable USB drive, rather than simply loading the application into the console. I would recommend updating to ZerOS 7.9.6. Hope this helps, let me know how you get on. Edward
  8. Hi Thierry, If you tap SETUP -> Clear Options -> Clear Effect palettes, and then try auto creating effects, are they generated? If the "Automatically Create Effect Palettes" button still doesn't seem to work, please try reinstalling ZerOS 7.9.6. ZerOS 7.9.6 can be downloaded from the website below... https://zero88.com/zeros#download Installation instructions are included in the release notes. Please ensure you install by loading the software application into the console, not by installing using a bootable USB drive. If you have any questions let me know. Edward
  9. Hi Carsten, If you record an effect into a cue, each time the cue is triggered the fixtures will start from the same point in the effect. If you wish the effect to continue running, and the cue simply fade up intensity, you can enable Effect to be moved on dark for a playback. To do this hold SETUP and tap the playback's button, and from the Settings choose Move on Dark. Then ensure Effect is not selected under the Don't Move options. Hope this helps, Edward
  10. Hi Michael, After installing ZerOS 7.9.6, you will be prompted to also perform a firmware update. Please go ahead and confirm this. The console will take about 10 seconds to install the firmware, and will then ask you to switch the console off and on. You will then be able to switch the console off, and the next time you boot the console ZerOS 7.9.6 will be installed. Most software versions don’t include a firmware update, however ZerOS 7.9.6 does. If you have any questions let me know. Edward
  11. Hi Kevin, From your description, I would use a Horizontal Line effect on the 4 fixtures, and then try forward, backward and random offsets, to see if any of these work for you. Alternatively, you can fan offset values across the fixtures, by holding SHIFT and dialling the offset wheel. To get more specific, you could you select the first fixture, apply an offset of 0, then hold SHIFT + tap the right arrow to select the next fixture, and then set a custom offset value on the encoders. Then repeat for the remaining fixtures. To occasionally have them swinging in unison, you could also fan speed values across the fixtures, so each fixture is running at a slightly different speed. Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  12. Hello, All of the options you mention are possible, and so it’s a case of what you feel works best for you and the show. Regarding Effects in cues, the speed of these can be altered live using the Speed Override control. Speed Override will control the currently viewed playback, and is found on the second encoder in the Z window. Don't forget with Global BPM, the button in the middle of the Global BPM encoder in the Z window is a tap tempo, so you can use this to set the tempo live for all chases using Global BPM. The busking approach with groups and palettes is ideal when you don’t know what you want for particular songs/dances. If you do, it makes sense to program effects and chases that you can then recall and mix on the fly. Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  13. Hello, Great, glad to hear it. If you choose the Record and Update window to be “External”, it will also open internally when held. If you have any questions let us know. Edward
  14. Hello, Tap an empty Macro number on the internal touchscreen. Edward
  15. Hello, For this, you can program a macro of the Go button being pressed. The Remote switch can then trigger this macro, which will simply emulate a go button press. To so this, tap RECORD -> MACRO, and choose an empty macro. Then choose Keys. Tap GO, and then tap MACRO to stop recording. Now tap SETUP -> Triggers, and configure your chosen remote switch to trigger this macro, rather than a go to cue. Just so you’re aware, the latest software for FLX is ZerOS 7.9.6, which can be downloaded here... https://zero88.com/zeros Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  16. Hi Carsten, The easiest way to sync chases, is to trigger them both from a playback. To do this record a blank cue onto an empty playback. View this playback (press and hold VIEW and tap the playback's button), and then tap "Settings" at the end of cue 1. From the Cue Settings choose Macros... -> Trigger Playbacks, and choose your first chase, either by tapping the chase's button on the console, or tapping the playback number on screen. Then choose Trigger playbacks again, and choose your second chase. Then click OK on the macros window, and then OK again on the Cue Settings window. Now when you trigger this playback, either by pressing its button or raising its fader, the chases will fade in using the trigger cue's fade up time. You can then stop the chases running either using their faders, or record a second blank cue onto the trigger playback, and configure release commands from the cue settings. To configure the chase's to run at the same speed, you can go into their settings, and define a set BPM. Alternatively, you can choose "Use global BPM" on both. Then tap Z/Shift, and the third encoder wheel can be used to speed up an slow down these chases. Global BPM can be configured to be controlled by a fader if you wish. For more information see the article below... http://support.zero88.com/1011580981 To create a new playback with the two originals combined, go into cue 1 of both chases, by holding SHIFT and tapping their playback buttons. Then tap RECORD and choose an empty playback. Then go into cue 2 on both playbacks, again by holding SHIFT and tapping their playback buttons, and record this onto the same playback. Choose Create Chase from the options. You can then repeat this for the remaining steps. There is no Park function on FLX S consoles - this is something the full-size FLX console has. What you could do however is record a playback with your moving heads in their home positions, and trigger this playback whenever you need the fixtures to go home. Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  17. Hi Ethan, There are a couple of options available. The first option is to enable Fader Controls Effect. Doing this means the fader level will control the intensity, and also the speed and size of any programmed effects. To do this hold SETUP and tap the playback's button. Then tap "Effect" under "Fader Controls...", so that it is enabled, indicated with a red stripe. Click OK, and now you'll find as you lower the playback fader the effect stops, however the fixtures stay in position. Another way to do this, you could program a second cue onto the playback, which simply stops the effect running. That way you can lower the playback fader (with release on lower still disabled), press the playback button, and the movers would stop moving. You can then tap the playback button again to start the effect, and fade the intensity over the top. The easiest way to do this is push the playback up, select your fixtures with the effect running, and then hold EFFECT and tap HOME to stop all effects. Then tap RECORD -> tap your playback's button -> Choose Create Cue 2. Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  18. Hi Carsten, No worries - any questions just let us know. Edward
  19. Hi Ethan, Yes, to stop fixture’s going back to their defaults when the playback fader is lowered, you can disable “Release on Lower”. To do this hold SETUP and tap the playback’s button. Then tap Raise & Lower, and then choose disable Release on Lower. Then click OK. You will find when you next lower the fader, the effect continues to run. To manually stop it running, hold CLEAR and tap the playback’s button. Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
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    Hi Erics, I’m confident there isn’t an issue here with FLX nor ArtNetominator. In the ArtNet 4 protocol, FLX won’t start transmitting ArtDMX until a device asks for an ArtNet universe. ArtNetominator is purely acting as a “sniffer”, and is therefore not requesting a specific universe. You should find however if you have an ArtNet device on the network the ArtDMX would be shown in ArtNetominator. Any devices that are receiving ArtNet, will be shown on FLX in Setup -> Devices. Hope this helps and makes sense, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  21. Hi Carsten, Rather than running the cues as a chase, you could configure auto follow-on in the cue settings so that they follow after each other with custom timings. To do this, view the playback that contains these 2 cues by pressing and holding VIEW and tapping the playback's button. Then go into the settings of cue 1, and from the Trigger drop down choose auto after. You can then configure a wait time. This is the time cue 2 is active before cue 1. You can then click OK. Then go into the settings of cue 2, and again set an auto after of the time you wish cue 1 to output before cue 2. Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know. Edward
  22. Hi Wai, Could you elaborate on what you mean by When you go from cue 1 to cue 2, unless the fade times are set to 0 seconds, you will see an overlap as you fade from one cue to the other. If you have any questions let me know. Edward
  23. Hi Wai, When you go from cue 1 to cue 2, you should see your LED fixture fade from red into blue, through magenta. If the fixture isn't changing colour in cue 2, it hasn't been recorded correctly. To update cue 2, firstly go into it, so that cue 2 is displayed green in the cue list window. Then select your fixture that you wish to be red, and make it red. Then tap UPDATE, followed by pressing the playback button these cues are stored on. The cue will be updated. Hope this helps, Edward
  24. Hi Mac It sounds like you are not using the Primary ArtNet IP under SETUP -> Universes -> ArtNet on FLX. Under ArtNet IP you have static, DHCP, Primary and Secondary. Primary will be a predefined 2.x.x.x. For the purposes of this choose Primary, rather than a static IP. This Primary IP will have a subnet of 255.0.0.0 that cannot be configured. This will be good for your network. When PhantomZerOS takes over for the first time, you’ll have to choose the correct IPs. When the FLX takes back control, you will receive a pop up saying the show files are not synchronised. The reason for this is the network settings have been changed within Phantom. To save these, you therefore need to take the show from the Backup, not the master. If you choose to take the Master’s show file, the changes you made in Phantom will be lost, and therefore you will see the IPs on Phantom before you configured them. FLX will then take control. It now means future control transfer from Master to Backup, should be seamless and use the laptop’s Ethernet IP for ArtNet. Let me know how you get on. Edward
  25. Hello, Yes that’s correct. If you have any questions just let me know. Edward
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