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September 06, 2010, 12:25:38 PM
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I found the 'shutter' works best if in the dimmer fader. Maybe not the proper way to do it.

I have the colours sorted and found I had an extra gobo. I am a Mac user and have found the in the 'package'

Still have it jumping around a lot, very hard to control pan and tilt.




September 06, 2010, 12:39:27 PM
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Rick Willeme

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I found the 'shutter' works best if in the dimmer fader. Maybe not the proper way to do it.
I will make a dimmer fader where you also can use it as a shutter.

I have the colours sorted and found I had an extra gobo. I am a Mac user and have found the in the 'package'
So you will change/add that by yourself?

Still have it jumping around a lot, very hard to control pan and tilt.
True, that's where I've found some typo's

With this message, I added a update of your personality-file. You can overwrite the old one. Can you tell me if this solves the jumpy pan/tilt?

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September 06, 2010, 01:20:24 PM
Reply #17

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Much better, I see where I had mixed up the pan/tilt, maybe done that late at night.

I copied a couple of gobo pics into the 'standard' folder to make them easier to find, renamed a couple for myself.

Gobos and colours fine, but having bother with gobo rotation.

When I start up gobos do not rotate but once I have started them rotating I cannot get them to stop.

I checked the mapping using the DMX Minotor, but I'm getting some strange readings.


fixture         "Daddy-Oh-2"
class         yokespot

    angle            pan 540 tilt 270
    position pan  msb   0   0,255
    position tilt msb   2   0,255
    position pan  lsb   1   0,255
    position tilt lsb   3   0,255

   dimmer msb         4   18,118

   strobe
       {
      offset            4
      pulse            119,160
      random            161,244
      on            245,255

       }
   color
   {
      offset            5
      slot            0,4   CLR_WHITE
      slot            5,12   CLR_BLUE
      slot            13,23   CLR_PINK
      slot            24,33   CLR_GREEN_LIGHT
      slot            34,50   CLR_CYAN
      slot            51,60   CLR_YELLOW
      slot            61,70   CLR_MAGENTA
      slot            71,80   CLR_BLUE_LIGHT
      slot            81,91   CLR_RED
      slot            92,99   CLR_GREEN
      slot            100,108   CLR_AMBER
      slot            109,114   CLR_RED_DARK
      rotation msb         cw 115,155    stop 155    ccw 156,255
       }
   gobo
   {
             offset         6
           slot         0,6      GB_OPEN      static
           slot         7,13      GB_SPLASH   rotating
           slot         14,21      GB_DOTS      rotating
           slot         22,27      GB_swirl   rotating
           slot         28,34      GB_checkerz   rotating
           slot         35,42      GB_rose      rotating       
      slot         43,50      GB_star_bevel   rotating
           slot         51,54      GB_inner_circle   rotating

      rotation msb      offset 7    cw 54,156   ccw 157,255
      }
 reset
    {
        offset         8
        on         0,255
        time         4
    }
}




September 06, 2010, 01:21:40 PM
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P.S.

When I change the dimmer it sometimes resets the pan & tilt.

September 06, 2010, 01:41:47 PM
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Rick Willeme

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Much better, I see where I had mixed up the pan/tilt, maybe done that late at night.

I copied a couple of gobo pics into the 'standard' folder to make them easier to find, renamed a couple for myself.
Watch out with that. When there's a update, the gobo images will be lost. To use gobo images from different folders, you can take a look at the library.txt-file in the map. In there, you'll find a prefix. (For example, for Martin gobo's, it's "MAR_")

   color
   {
 ...
      rotation msb         cw 115,155    stop 155    ccw 156,255
This will never work. You can't rotate colors ;) To scroll colors, you use this:
Code: [Select]
scroll a,bReplace a with the slowest scroll value and b with the fastest.


   gobo
   {
...
      rotation msb      offset 7    cw 54,156   ccw 157,255
The reason that it keeps rotating is that you didn't define a stop value.
You also can leave the ccw-value because depending on your dmx-overview, your fixture cannot rotate ccw.

You can replace it with this:
Code: [Select]
rotation msb    offset 7   stop 0 cw 1,255

P.S.

When I change the dimmer it sometimes resets the pan & tilt.

Strange.. With my own personality-file it doesn't effect the pan/tilt.
Rick Willeme
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September 07, 2010, 12:07:23 AM
Reply #20

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Hi,

Success, almost.

Got it just about right now.  gobos and colours are fine, but unit still scrolls though the colour wheel (but I think this head is faulty).

Gobos rotae properly; fast-slow-stop-slow-fast

Only thing is, if I position the head then alter the STP or STR faders in 'beam' , the unit does a 360' pan !!!

here is the code;




fixture         "Daddy-Oh-1"
class         yokespot

    angle            pan 540 tilt 270
    position pan  msb   0   0,255
    position pan  lsb   1   0,255
    position tilt msb   2   0,255
    position tilt lsb   3   0,255

   dimmer msb         4   18,118

   strobe
       {
      offset            4
      pulse            119,160
      random            161,244
      on            245,255
       }
   color
   {
      offset            5
      slot            0,5   CLR_WHITE
      slot            6,13   CLR_BLUE
      slot            14,22   CLR_PINK
      slot            23,33   CLR_GREEN_LIGHT
      slot            34,50   CLR_CYAN
      slot            51,60   CLR_YELLOW
      slot            61,70   CLR_MAGENTA
      slot            71,80   CLR_BLUE_LIGHT
      slot            81,91   CLR_RED
      slot            92,99   CLR_GREEN
      slot            100,109   CLR_AMBER
      slot            110,114   CLR_RED_DARK
      scroll             cw 115,154   stop 155,158  ccw 159,255
       }
   gobo
   {
             offset         6
           slot         0,6      GB_OPEN      static
           slot         7,13      GB_SPLASH   rotating
           slot         14,21      RSS_79225sm   rotating
           slot         22,27      GB_swirl   rotating
           slot         28,34      ROB_15010142   rotating
           slot         35,42      GB_rose      rotating       
      slot         43,50      GB_star_bevel   rotating
           slot         51,54      ROB_15010603   rotating
      rotation msb       offset 7      stop 0 cw 1,133   ccw 255,136
      }
 reset
    {
        offset         8
        on         0,255
        time         4
    }
}



September 07, 2010, 09:02:13 AM
Reply #21

Rick Willeme

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...but unit still scrolls though the colour wheel...
Hmm.. I still doubt the way you defined the scroll-attribute. Are you sure you can scroll cw and ccw?

Only thing is, if I position the head then alter the STP or STR faders in 'beam' , the unit does a 360' pan !!!
That's very strange. I can't reproduce that problem. When you go to the DMX Monitor, are the first four channels changing when you control the STL and STR?

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September 07, 2010, 10:01:02 AM
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No, thats the strange thing.

The dmx minitor shows no change at at, but the unit takes a flying dive!


I wil have to get one of the other heads out to test it properly because this one sometimes goes straight on to colour-scroll even when it if first plugged into power. Anyone got any ideas what might be wrong with it?



September 07, 2010, 10:43:11 AM
Reply #23

Rick Willeme

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No, thats the strange thing.
When it doesn't support ccw, you shouldn't define a ccw :)
Can you try this?
Code: [Select]
scroll             cw 115,255
The dmx minitor shows no change at at, but the unit takes a flying dive!
In that case there's something wrong with your unit or there's is a strange/hidden attribute your not aware of. Try to get the manual :)
Rick Willeme
Light Engineer AndyCobben.nl

September 07, 2010, 11:57:30 AM
Reply #24

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I have a manual but it is just one page, it really was that bad.

The lights are really good though shane the company vanished.  They are really bright and to get rotating gobs at that price when I bought them was amazing.

They do actually do CCW, halfway up the fader they just go from going fast one way to going fast the other, without a pause.

Will get another one out this afternoon and try it.

Got to go LED with movers soon, waiting for bright ones to come out. Has anybody tried the TOPLITE ones?


September 08, 2010, 12:58:15 AM
Reply #25

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Tried this with another head tonight, fixed the colour scrolling. Everything else seems fine.

Except.

Even using another fixture it still does a full pan when you alter the STP or STR faders, when moving the fader down the unit does almost a full 360' pan.

DMX Monitor shows no reading but maybe if it was connected to a third party unit (I have Dasligt as well) it might show a reading there.

September 08, 2010, 09:00:42 AM
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Hmm.. I really have no idea why it's acting so strange.. Does it also pan at 50% strobe? In that case we can change the range.

And which Cuelux version are you using?
Rick Willeme
Light Engineer AndyCobben.nl

September 08, 2010, 09:39:31 AM
Reply #27

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Using latest version.

It does the pan only when you move the fader down again, even if you move it up only a little.

September 08, 2010, 12:27:50 PM
Reply #28

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I just tested in on a mac with Cuelux 1.03 build 3 beta (Mac OS), with your personality-file and a external hardware DMX-tester, but the strobe-faders only effect channel 4.

The only thing I can suggest is to wait for the new release that will be online today.

Regards,
Rick
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September 17, 2010, 05:51:55 PM
Reply #29

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The following code is incorrect.

Can you try this?
Code: [Select]
scroll             cw 115,255

Instead, it should be
Code: [Select]
scroll             115,255
I always fill in the CW range if the fixture supports both scroll on CW and CCW.
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