Beginner question - reversing wheel spin?

tamvegastamvegas Registered User
i'm just starting to program my show and have what I hope is a very basic question.

How do you reverse the direction of a rotating color wheel or gobo?

Basically on my VL1000's and Trackspots, the gobo button shows both directions on the label but the spin is only clockwise. On the Tracks its the same for the color wheel and gobos.
I'm sure it's something very basic, but I haven't been able to find it yet.


  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited February 2012
    Hold down the "-" key and turn the wheel. To reverse it back, hold the "-" key again and hit the wheel.

    Alternately, you can hold "SET" and click the "button" above the encoder and type in a value... "36" or "-36."
  • edited February 2012
    You'll find your answer in section 15.3.3 of the manual "Continuous Parameters: Colour and Beam".

    Or just search for the word "reverse" in the manual
  • tamvegastamvegas Registered User
    edited February 2012
    Thanks jxgriffi. Works like a charm.
    And thanks too to ericthe geek for the location of the info in the manual.
    Now to see if hints in the manual will enable me to roll the index wheel to partial positions and get a split beam effect.
    Thanks for all the info and helpful members here on the HES forums!
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