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Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

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Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:51 pm

Hi

I am using some Elumen8 TriPix battens along with Chamsys MagicQ on my Macbook and I have found an issue with the personality file.

The colour palate does not work. Digging a little deeper I can see that this is because it is set to activate the first three chanels (Colour macro, dimmer and strobe) in this case. I tried to change the channels that it looks to for colours however only the first 3 show up because the next 24 chanels are just CMY repeated for each of the 8 lamps and those channels are greyed out in the dmx list. Altering one aso changes the following 7 of that parameter, I hope this makes sense.

I have tried to build my own personality file however I am getting multiple errore, and to be honest, I am still quite new to chamsys so i should probably leave this to the pros

I have ran the battens in 24 channel mode however without a dimmer the clear button doesn't actually do anything as the last selected colour sticks.

So really I have two questions.

1. Could someone please build me a 27ch personality for the Tri Pix battens or advise me on a way to edit the existing one so the colour palate will work.

2. On an led fixture without a dimmer is there any way to get the clear button to set the values to 0 (no light)

Thanks

Luke
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby ChamSys.be » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:12 pm

1.
- Edit the head
- remove all the palets in View palets they are not needed because the elements have the palets !
- Save the head
Now it should work

2. setup - View settings - Prog - unused chans returns to default: Yes
Or add a Virtual dimmer to all elements.
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:48 pm

Thanks, maybe you could give me a little more detail.

When you say remove palest as they already have them. What do you mean exactly?

How would I go about adding a virtual dimmer?? That sounds like the best plan I think
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby ChamSys.be » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:46 am

1. is explained in detail, you find edit head in the patch window.

2. Virtual dimmer:
- goto patch window
- select all elements
- SHIFT + ADD VDIM
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:32 pm

I have tried step one however I am now getting no output from them what so ever.

I am still new to chamsys so can not see where I have gone wrong.

I selected edit head.

Went to view palets

Highlighted them all

Pressed remove - They disappeared

I then morphed the existing heads to the new template I saved but as mention, I am now getting no output.

I am going to try adding virtual dimmers in the meantime however my boss has said he would like the 27ch mode to be used so I am ideally looking for a solution to that problem.

I just want an easy way to select colours for each batten. I am used to doing that with the colour pallete in layout one.

Am I missing something???
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby ChamSys.be » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:39 pm

27 channel mode:
- goto patch window
- choose head
- selcet the Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode
- Edit head
- View pallets
- remove all the palets
- Save head

now patch it and it should work.

In group window, select the elements group and you can give each element his own color via the color window.
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:52 pm

I have managed to get them working, however other than the colour macro I have no way of selecting a colour. And the colour macro obviously does not show up in the visualiser.

Is there any way to fix this?
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby ChamSys.be » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:08 pm

- Be sure that you select the main group and set dimmer open !
- In the Group - View heads you can select each element and give it a colour

But i should recommend you, to follow a basic training or read the quick start manual.
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:57 pm

Ok, thanks.

One last thing :)

I now have it all working as it should, except for with the visualizer.

I have a unit plugged in next to me and the vis running.

With values of 000 on each colour the light does not light up, however on the visualizer it is white.

It seems that the channels are inverted in the visualizer as to real life if that makes sense. I have tried inverting channels on the personality to no avail. It is set to RBG on the personality.

Any ideas?
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby ChamSys.be » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:01 pm

I see what the problem is !
- goto patch window
- choose head
- select the Elumen8 RGB
- Edit head
- View General
- Options
- Colour mix: must be RGB
- Save head

Patrch them in a new show. I see also the there are no palets in side. I will place the head file in the bugtracker with the palets inside!
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:26 pm

I had already selected RGB (CMY Invert) before typing the last post :(

Thanks for pursuing it for me though. I will try a few other things myself and see if i can get the desired results.

Please keep me informed of any updates

Thanks
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:29 pm

Oooooppppsssss

Haha, I hadn't read that last post properly. I have done that and it is now fixed and working as it should however still no quick colour palets, but I can manage without for now

Thanks for that.

It has made programming for my show on Friday a LOT easier...

Now I can do it at home from the comfort of my sofa knowing it will work as it should!

Cheers!
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby ChamSys.be » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:30 pm

If you donwload the latest heads.all file, they are in and updated !

http://www.chamsys.co.uk/download
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Re: Elumen8 Tri Pix Batten 27ch Mode

Postby rufio1408 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:46 pm

Awesome stuff

Thanks
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