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Hello,

Encoder wheels can only display raw DMX values, not percentages, in order to show you full control.

You can however define a percentage for a parameter using syntax. To do this hold Z/SHIFT and tap a parameter name on the touchscreen above the encoder wheel, then tap Z/SHIFT, and use the syntax to type @, define your percentage, and then press ENTER.

(If you are using an external USB keyboard you don't need to tap Z/SHIFT to show the syntax pad, you can simply type your percentage using the keyboard).

Hope this helps,

Edward

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It does not seem to me that it works.

I will try again but it is not very comfortable

however on the old zerOs on Frog2 the type of visualization was settable

Thanks for your answers Edward

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Hello,

Our main thinking is that if you are moving a fixture, you’re going to be looking at the stage, not the encoders. Therefore it is more beneficial to have the exact raw DMX value on the wheel for finest control so you can see what you’re sending. For a visual representation of colour and position, you have the picker and the grid you can view.

In a future update however, parameters such as position will actually display degrees, which is a much more useful value. 

All the best,

Edward

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This is a constant topic of discussion. I don’t think either work well for position and colours should really have a palette name. Percentage only really works for intensity - for other parameters that have DMX ranges, percentage doesn’t really work as you lose 2.56x the precision and because of this a given percentage could be ambiguous on DMX range boundaries. Also fixture data sheets give the actual DMX value - the odd one I’ve seen that gives colour etc in percentage is a pain because this is not how the electronics decodes an 8-bit binary number, and the percentage rarely lines up correctly with the actual decoded binary value.

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ok, it’s right. I noticed that in the program window of the external screen the values are in percentage so I'm fine too, I would have preferred to the contrary, program window dmx e wheels percentage. 😉 

Thank you

P.

 

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