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Controlling Fixtures

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If you are unsure which fixture is which, the easiest way to see which fixtures you are controlling is to “home” them. This will set the fixture’s colour, beam, shape and position parameters to the same values as “Default”, but with an intensity of 100%. After selecting a fixture(s), press the Home button. This will send the fixture(s) to its ‘home’ values.

The Home button is found top left of the internal touchscreen on FLX and FLX S consoles. Home is an icon on the touchscreen on FLX S, whereas Home is a physical button on FLX.

Take a quick look at this video for an introduction to Home.

Homing Attributes

On FLX, you can also Home individual attributes, by holding the attribute key, and pressing home. For example:

Colour + Home

Home-Colour,


Effect + Home

Home-Effect,

This is particularly useful for removing all effects from the selected fixtures.


You can also use the syntax "attribute 0 Enter" to home that attribute. For example:

Colour 0 Enter

Colour 0,

Custom Home Values

The Home values can be edited for individual fixtures, or groups of fixtures as required, to allow you to customise what the fixture does when it is selected and Home is pressed.

You can do this, by firstly adjusting the fixture's parameters to the values you wish them to be when homed. For information on how to adjust parameters, see each of the attribute sections for Intensity, Colour, Beam, Shape and Position.

Recordhome

Once the fixture's parameters are at the levels you wish to become the fixture's home, you can press Record, and then tap Home. You can then choose Home from the window that opens.

As this is a normal record command, this means that normal Record options apply. The Record Options can be opened on the internal touchscreen by pressing and holding Record. In most cases when customising Home values, you will need to ensure that the SmartTag option in the Record Options is disabled.

For information on how to do this, see the programming section.


Removing Custom Home Values

Deletehome

To remove custom default values, and revert back to the console defaults, tap Delete Home, and then choose Home. This action can't be undone.