Desk Channel as a Non Dim

speeder369speeder369 Registered User
edited April 2013 in Hog 4 Tips and Tricks
Is there a way to profile a desk channel to function as a non dim w/o changing the fixture type in the patch? IE dimmer curve Full at 1%, at 50% Ect.?

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  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited April 2013
    Not easily....very quick and easy to do just a "Change Type" to a non-dim though.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • speeder369speeder369 Registered User
    edited April 2013
    Thanks Marty. I assume the default trigger for non dim is at %50. Is there a way to set a Non Dim to trigger at different %'s say at %1 or 99%?
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited April 2013
    Yes, I believe 0% thru 50% is "off" and 51% thru 100% is "on"
    Not sure why you would need it to be anything different, but you could build yourself a custom profile via the Fixture Builder in Patch if you feel it is worth the trouble.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • sinclairsinclair Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited April 2013
    I can see where you would want to control when a non-dim comes on during a fade with other desk channels. For example a fluorescent coming on at the beginning of a fade rather than halfway through. This could be achieved using desk channels combined with a fade 0 delay 0. But obviously this isn't a global solution like Marty's custom profile suggestion.

    My $0.02 :)
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited April 2013
    sinclair wrote: »
    I can see where you would want to control when a non-dim comes on during a fade with other desk channels. For example a fluorescent coming on at the beginning of a fade rather than halfway through.

    Sure....done easily by just adding a delay time on your non-dim fixtures in
    the cue.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • xp677xp677 Registered User
    edited April 2013
    You can change the default Path of a desk channel to 'Start' or 'End' in the Edit Fixtures window, this will have it snap to any intensity change at the beginning or end of the fade respectively. A bit easier than having to add delays every time, and also forces the desk channel to snap, making it more non-dim-like. And of course, you can override this in any specific cues if you need to.
  • speeder369speeder369 Registered User
    edited April 2013
    Thanks for all the ideas. This forum rocks!!
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