Patching Multipart Fixtures


How can I patch a fixture such as the Robin 100 LED.

I see there is mode 1 for cell,Beam&Motion how do I patch these



  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited August 2014
    I am not familiar with this light so I am only guessing on the order in which they need to be patch.
    Add 1 Motion
    Add 1 Beam
    Add X Cells (how every many the unit has)

    Patch the motion
    then the beam
    then the cells

  • ShrunkenNedShrunkenNed Registered User, Hog Beta
    It depends which mode you want to control the fixture in.

    Modes 2 (16bit) and 3 (8bit) are the simplest for patching / programming if you just want to control it like a simple mover with 1 color output. i.e. When it's 'RED' , all the leds are RED. In these examples, it wouldn't need a multi patch.

    If you want to control the individual led rings independently, then you'd use mode 1 or 5 and would need a multi patch.

    Lets say you addressed your fixture at 001. in mode 1, it's DMX foot print would cover 35 channels (001 - 035)
    You would for example patch:
    Channel Fixture profile Address
    (101) Robin 100 m1 Motion @ 001
    (111) Robin 100 m1 cell @007
    (121) Robin 100 m1 cell @015
    (131) Robin 100 m1 cell @023
    (141) Robin 100 m1 Beam @031

    Now the single instrument is seen by Hog as 4 'fixtures'.
    Channel 141 must be at FULL to see any output (I changed the default to always FULL).
    Then 111,121,131 at FULL for intensity/color for individual rings
    Channel 101 to adjust pan/tilt.

    Palettes will be your friend for these.
    If you don't need the individual ring control, I recommend the easier modes. But man you can make some awesome effects with indiv. control!
    Good Luck.

  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    Thanks for the info ShrukenNed!
    I have never used these lights as was to lazy to search for the manual. :)
  • ShaunShaun Registered User
    So you have to change channel to adjust various parameters ?

    Many Thanks
  • ShrunkenNedShrunkenNed Registered User, Hog Beta
    Correct, basically, the outer ring of leds is a fixture (has adjustable color and intensity), middle ring is a separate fixture with it's own unique color intensity controls, and ditto for inner ring. The Pan/Tilt fixture are affecting all 3 ring 'fixtures' but have no intensity.
  • ShaunShaun Registered User
    Is there a reason as to why they are all separate and different to most other consoles witch treat them as one fixture.

    Many Thanks for your help
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    Better is to use Mode 5
    There you can get rid of the Beam-fixture because the channel-order is different and the parameters are then in the motion fixture.
    There you patch 1 Motion and 3 cells
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