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May 27, 2022, 11:51:10 AM
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Hi all,

I have a fairly simple task at hand, which prompts some basic DaliCore questions.

The idea is to use DALI input into the DaliCore to trigger some colours on a few RGB DMX fixtures. Ideally I'd want DALI scene change commands to trigger colour presets, and DALI intensity to control the overall brightness. I have an idea on how to approach this, I'm just wondering if it's feasible or if there are easier ways to do it.

I'm thinking I could use a "DALI input, Scene Any" trigger to set Variable 1 to the DALI scene number using "Set Value: Control", then use "Variable 1, equal to" to jump to the various scenes.

In addition I'd add a DALI intensity input to set the intensity of the group. Would this work, assuming that the scenes themselves don't contain any intensity information?

To make it more difficult, a couple of the looks are supposed to be colour chases. My idea for this is to fill "user lists" with the steps of the colour change, then:

"Variable 1, equal to" (scene number) → activate User List 1, start Timer 1, set Variable 2 to 1
"Variable 2, change" → "Control" User List 1
Timer 1 ended → increment Variable 2, reset Timer 1

to loop/rollover: "Variable 2, equal to" (last step of chase + 1) → set Variable 2 to 1

and to stop: a "Variable 2, stop equal to" (scene number) trigger would stop the timer and deactivate the user list.

1) Would this be a reasonable approach?
2) Is there a way to change the fade time on the fly or is this fixed in the patch?

June 07, 2022, 09:27:00 AM
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Bootsy van der Zande

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That sounds like a good approach, unless you want to involve another device like the LPU-2 or CueCore2. These have playbacks which will make the chases a lot easier, plus you can change the fade on that.

The fade time is fixed in the patch, the DMX fixtures are kind of handled like they are DALI fixtures  on the DaliCore.

Let me know if you run into any issues.



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