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Hi,  I have a basic programme which I update on getting to a venue.  The programme consists of 4 moving heads therefore I have set the attributes (Intensity, colours, positions, Gobo etc) in cues on MFF's.  The question is what if I get to a venue and they have 8 movers.  Is there any way of quickly adding them and those fixtures pick up the already recorded cues please....??

Thanks in advance as always.

 

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I think only if they are of the same type of mover. Probably also you need to have programmed the MFFs using groups (which you'd update to add in the new movers) and palettes.

I know palettes are referenced, but I'm not sure about groups, so that bit of my sentence above could be a non-starter too...

Let's see what Edward says...

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Hi Mac,

On 10/16/2019 at 12:29 PM, Uriahdemon said:

The question is what if I get to a venue and they have 8 movers.

 

23 hours ago, kgallen said:

I think only if they are of the same type of mover.

Kevin is correct, this would only work if they were the same model/mode as the existing programmed movers. To add these into the show file, you could either address them to the same DMX address as the existing fixtures, so they will be a clone of one another, or you could tap SETUP, and in the Fixture Schedule add additional DMX addresses to your existing fixtures. Again, the same information will then be sent to the additional addresses.

To do this, your best option would be to have plenty of movers in your show file, all pre-programmed in palettes and playbacks. When you get to a venue, you could ten use some of these dummy fixtures, and change their profiles to the fixtures in the venue. All programming will then work on these fixtures.

23 hours ago, kgallen said:

I know palettes are referenced, but I'm not sure about groups, so that bit of my sentence above could be a non-starter too...

Groups can be used to reference intensities, not reference selection. 

For more information see below...

http://support.zero88.com/1011579831

Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know.

Edward

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3 hours ago, Edward- Z88 said:

or you could tap SETUP, and in the Fixture Schedule add additional DMX addresses to your existing fixtures. Again, the same information will then be sent to the additional addresses.

Thanks Ed,  the option of duplicating the DMX addresses on the venue fixtures would be mostly a no go unless RDM was at play.  The option quoted above may be the best to get out of a fix.  I have tried previously to have a fixtures output to additional DMX addresses but did not have any joy.  I will look at this again this evening.  Tks for your help again

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Hi Mac,

27 minutes ago, Uriahdemon said:

I have tried previously to have a fixtures output to additional DMX addresses but did not have any joy.  I will look at this again this evening.  Tks for your help again

No worries - let me know how you get on.

Edward

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