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Post by HerrickGoldman » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:24 pm

OK CXI in CMY mode. Suppose I have 2 pars on a two fer in dimmer 5. They function as channel 20. But each par has a CXI. in patch I can only give channel 20 one cxi so I have to address both my cxi's in the air as the same thing. OR should I make a phantom CXI somewhere with no intensity attached? It is not possible to assign the same dimmer to 2 CXI's as the intensity for each....

Does this make sense?

another item... How do I tell that a fixture is highlighted? Other than the fact that it is on in white on my stage? The color bubble goes blank.. there should be a note on the screen like "parked" on an ETC board... more as things come up.

thanks.

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Post by JohnGrimshaw » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:07 pm

HerrickGoldman wrote:Suppose I have 2 pars on a two fer in dimmer 5. They function as channel 20. But each par has a CXI. in patch I can only give channel 20 one cxi so I have to address both my cxi's in the air as the same thing. OR should I make a phantom CXI somewhere with no intensity attached? It is not possible to assign the same dimmer to 2 CXI's as the intensity for each
I have encountered the dual scroller issue before. I found that the "best" solution at the moment is to treat them as to separate lights. Record them as a "group", then you can grab them quickly and easily. Numbering is up to you, but 20 + 120 is an option. There is a request in the pipeline to be able to patch two fixtures to the one dimmer (the old Galaxy had this - this would solve the problem), so whatever you did to one, the other did as well. Not sure where that idea is at right now.
HerrickGoldman wrote:How do I tell that a fixture is highlighted? Other than the fact that it is on in white on my stage? The color bubble goes blank.. there should be a note on the screen like "parked" on an ETC board... more as things come up.
Highlighted lights should look like this...
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You can see I have selected 4 lights here. Any light that does not have a delta has the little "sun" icon. That is highlighted. Ch 3 is also highlighted, but it also has underlying values that are deltaed. As a result, the sun is not shown. Yes - it would be nice if it was! The color bubble goes blank, because that is what highlight does (maybe the sun icon could appear there?)
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Re: You asked for it

Post by HerrickGoldman » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:12 pm

Ah thanks. yes my units were delta-ed thanks. makes sense.

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Post by gooze » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:23 am

The most sensible solution in my opinion would be to give both CXI's the same dmx adress... unless you want to do something different with the two of them.
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Re: You asked for it

Post by HerrickGoldman » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:55 am

yes in a perfect world that would be fine. but occasionally a CXI has a slightly burned gel or what if it has an error during the show and you need to take control of the individual head. Thanks though.

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Re: You asked for it

Post by HerrickGoldman » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:37 am

OK back to the CXI dual head issue.

I've got chanels 19 and 20 each with 2 pars and 2 CXI's. 19& 20 work fine as a fixture with color

I created a fixture 219 and 220 made them CXI CMY and addressed the CXi channels at 420 and 422 (the CXi's scroll to open white as they should)

when I go Live and hit 19+20 @@ they go Deltaed but the value is at 0 S6 S4 and the wheel have no control on the scrolls and my cmy bubble read -15728% across colors ABC

Do I need to assign a ghost intensity dimmer?

doing the same exact thing with 19+20 gets 90% on the Y bubbles and the scrolls behave.

Now if i patch 219 & 220 at 56 + 57 they work fine. am I above my channel range?

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Post by JohnGrimshaw » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:11 pm

What version is your software? Make sure you are running the latest release (10.3.1).

I thought they had fixed this but if you have a 300ch console, there used to be problems creating fixtures higher then that number. I'll re-check this myself when I get in front of a console later today.
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Post by HerrickGoldman » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:31 pm

I am on 10.3.1 yes. Thanks.

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Post by gooze » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:20 pm

HerrickGoldman wrote:is there anyway to make this BBS send an e-mail when there is a reply? Other boards have that feature.
If you press reply, you will see an 'options' tab underneath the post field. Here you can specify 'Notify me when a reply is posted'
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Re: You asked for it

Post by HerrickGoldman » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:30 pm

yeah found it yestiddy...thanks

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