2 sets of patching or call the DMX directly?

y21170y21170 Registered User
Dear all, I am completely new to HOG 3 PC.
I am a EOS programmer and familiar with the ETC, 520i and the MA consoles.

However, I am in a tour to cities of China (Using the HOG PC for both conventional and moving lights) and facing the problem of finding out the dimmer addresses after the lights were hung. (People here don't likes to make looms nor plug the same dimmers in different stops). I end up with rushing locating the dimmer numbers and patch to the channels.

For the EOS, there are functions called the 'address', that I could send signals directly to different DMXs.

For the older 520i, two sets of patches could be created and switched easily. (i.e. one set of one to one and the other set is for the show).

I spent some time to seek for either function mention above but fail..

Is there a better way to face this problem besides switching between show files?


  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited August 2011
    There is not a way on Hog 3.
    Often the easiest way to take care of it is to patch a universe 1 to 1, and copy that patch the universe you are testing.
    When You are done, copy the patch back to the way it was.
    Good Luck,

    Joshua Wood
  • y21170y21170 Registered User
    edited August 2011
    So does it mean there is no way I can find the dimmer number, do the patching and switching lights on/off (by Channel number) for focusing at the same time ..?
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited August 2011
    The best way to accomplish this is to add 512 Desk Channels to your show and number them something different from your other Desk Channels (ie- 9001 thru 9512).

    Then you can patch these to a universe on your desk, select Highlight and use Next and Back to step through to find out what is patched where on your dimmer system.

    Hope this helps. :)
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