LED up light effects

OutdoorseyguyOutdoorseyguy Registered User
Hello all,

I have a continuous strip of LED lights, addressed in small parts down the line, for which I was given a Hog 3PC with no wing and no touchscreen.

I'd like to program a wash effect for this setup. It seems to me that I can create groups, select them, and fan colors to move across each length in a cue sequence. But, is there a way to have this look "travel" down the line other than by making groups that travel, and programming them in a sequence?

Also, is there a way of programming one side of the stage and mirroring it for the other side of the stage? I haven't had much luck with touch and suck...

Thank you very much in advance!

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  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    edited November 2010
    Select the fixtures.
    Dial up a Color Saturation level (like 100% maybe)
    Set the Hue for like 180 degrees.

    Now go into the Effects Engine (not the pallet)
    Under Hue you can select Ramp

    Now press the Effect button to get the parameters on the encoder wheels
    Play with the Speed for how fast they change color
    Play with the Size for the range of colors on either side of Cyan (180 deg) it covers (don't go over 180 degrees though)

    THEN! Hold Fan down (use the shift key to do this in Hog PC), and change the Effect Offset.

    Voila.
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    edited November 2010
    To mirror them try,

    Fixture 1>8 Copy Fixture 16>9 Enter

    Replace with your fixture numbers and note the reversing of the second group.
  • chadlchadl Registered User
    edited November 2010
    When you are fanning, hold down the fan button and change the fanning mode to center. The option will appear on the bottom of the 'right screen' when you hold down fan. That way you don't have to copy. I can't remember which way it goes, but i think if you fan clockwise it will chase away from center, and counter clockwise will fan towards center.
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    edited November 2010
    Good point Chad.

    Grab ALL the fixtures, get the Effect going, then Fan Center for the Offset.
  • chadlchadl Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Just remember that selection order matters. If I have 5 fixtures and I select it 4-5, 1-3, the order will be 4 5 1 2 3, therefore 1 will be the center.
  • OutdoorseyguyOutdoorseyguy Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Hey Chris,

    According to my computer "output" screen, it worked! Can't wait to try it out at work tomorrow morning! This will be great. I've been working on this for some time.

    Thanks for your help!

    Take care,
    Outdoorseyguy

    (Stuck in the city but still in love with the mountains)
  • OutdoorseyguyOutdoorseyguy Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Chad,

    Good to repeat the selection order thing making a difference, also. Selecting them all and fanning from center would save me a step for this effect also. I'll experiment with the HSI and color palette saves tomorrow when I get to use Other People's Lights.

    Excellent.

    Chris and Chad -- Thanks again
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