DL2/DL3

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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by amoyer » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:44 pm

BrianEvans wrote:It isn't practical to have large amounts of text selections,
so on the control channel, the functions you requested to get to are available as an 8-Bit DMX value beyond the last text selection.
This range allows you to select a DMX Value between 180 to 255, so if you cross reference the manual,
you'll be able to access all of those custom features.
IE: S-Video in to graphics engine is 229.
Thanks for adding that. My only problem I'm having is on an OLE, all I can select is the options in the popup for that encoder. Normally you can press F2 and then type in a value but it appears that since it is a "Control" attribute I can't do that. Is there a work around for this?
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by BrianEvans » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:51 am

You should be using a wheel mouse with OLE.
Hold the F-Key, and roll the wheel, just like on the CP.

Tha is your only option.
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by amoyer » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:20 am

BrianEvans wrote:You should be using a wheel mouse with OLE.
Hold the F-Key, and roll the wheel, just like on the CP.
Right. I was working on a laptop with a touch pad at the time. With the wheel on the mouse it works just fine.

Another question though, I was trying to apply a profile to the "gr Med Folder" on the DL2 Graphics Standard fixture profile and it doesn't matter what I type of profile I create, all that is ever displayed is a list with 0, 45, 90, 135, 180 and 225. For our VL1000s I can easily apply a profile for the gobos we have installed so I'm confused why I can't do it for the media folder on the DL2/DL3. Are some attributes defined such that you cannot apply profiles to them?
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by BrianEvans » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:28 pm

That one Rob will need to add to the bug tracker.

In all reality, the ONLY profile you should be able to apply is a dimmer profile.
A scroller or wheel profile should NOT show up to be assigned.

This attribute is a direct DMX input from 0 to 255.
So folder 1,2,3,4,5, etc. is already supported.

But yes I agree, you should be able to apply a dimmer profile so that you can quick reference folders you know the names of.
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by amoyer » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:29 pm

BrianEvans wrote:OLIVER:
If you send me a show file that has a cue that sets all of the values to the "BEST" default settings,
I can update the library.
Very recently a request I made to the team for specification of default values on a fixture basis has been implemented.
While comparing the current default values in the Palette to the values listed in the DL3 manual I have found a few that are different. Since I have not had a chance yet to use the fixture I don't know which value would be better but here is a what is listed in the manual that is different from the default values in the Palette OS.
  • DL2 Camera - Edge Hi & Lo (channels 3 & 4) -- Camera focus (fixture channels 13 & 14) - default DMX 0
  • DL2 Graphics - grVisualMode (channel 13) -- Visual mode (fixture channel 69) - default DMX 1
As for the two attributes in question, for the Camera focus, the default value in the Palette OS is 50% which would put the camera in a manual focus situation, I think personally I would rather see this have a default value of DMX 0 which would put the camera in an auto focus situation. And for the Visual mode, I also think the default value of DMX 1 is better as it would access to something, at least the very basic contrast and brightness for the graphic engine.

Oliver, I'd be curious to know if there were any other attributes that you discovered that different, or better, default values you would recommend.
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by BrianEvans » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:41 am

please send a show file with a cue that sets all levels to default values to:
support@horizoncontrol.com
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by amoyer » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:26 am

You have mail :D
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by amoyer » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:32 pm

I'm struggling while trying to set the modifier attributes for the DL2. When I have one of the global effects at a level it has 3 modifiers that are currently set to control a range of 0% to 100%. If I want to set one of these modifiers to a level of DMX=1, I assumed that the syntax was "[S2] .1". When I typed the period it should have changed to Decimal to acknowledge that I was inputting a DMX value instead of a percentage value. What it is instead doing is putting the value at 0.1%. This is a problem that I need fixed. I want to set up palettes for things and without having the fixture in front of me I cannot do a [Shift] [S2] for fine control.

So the question is, should these fixtures (DL2/DL3 global and graphics) have their attributes modified so that the FX modifiers control a range of DMX 0 to 255 instead of 0% to 100%, or am I doing something wrong with the syntax I am typing?
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by BrianEvans » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:46 pm

That was a very long paragraph to describe a very simple request. :)
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Re: DL2/DL3

Post by amoyer » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:50 pm

Does that mean you are avoiding an answer? :P
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