Fixture swap Mac2k to VL3k

rllokrllok Registered User
The show is programmed with Mac 3k's - because we're using different vendors who only have Mac2ks or Fine Art 2k's - I replaced with Mac2k's & updated pallets - no problems.

One vendor has VL3k's - I remember having trouble swapping manufacturers in past. It was either strobe or shutters didn't quite translate.

What's the right way to make this as seamless as possible?


  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Easy simply make sure you have palettes made for all your looks.

    Then "Change Type" in Patch.

    Go check/update your palettes and you're done. (Never hurts to run through your looks quickly and tweak as necessary as well).

    Hog-3 is smart enough to know the differences between profiles (unlike most other desks), So Strobe will always be Strobe no matter where it lives in the DMX chart of the fixture. Same for Control functions. This is the big advantage of the abstract fixture profile model, and one of the huge advantages the Hog-3 has over every other desk.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • rllokrllok Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Right on, last time I did this I was using a GMA -I was going back and forth from Mac2ks to VL3k&3500's and back and it didn't go very smooth.
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Yeah, I bet not......I've witnessed MANY horror stories of GMA programmers changing types at festivals.
    I always feel really bad for them when I spend next to no time on my show and everything goes smooth for me.
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