Why isn't the Chroma-Q Colorforce 48 profile in the patch menu?

I have some Colorforce 48's and when I go to patch under Chroma Q my only options are Studioforce D12 mode 8 and 4.

Why is this? Colorforces are common fixtures.


  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    Is this just an RGB or RGBW unit?
    If yes you will need to patch a generic RGB Led
  • Matt94520Matt94520 Registered User
    Its a RGBA unit.
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    Patch the 48's as 8 RGBA using dot fixture points. Nice and easy.
  • Matt94520Matt94520 Registered User
    Thanks! But what do you mean as dot fixture points?
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    It will be patched as 8 segments per fixture. So instead of 1 big fixture, you have 8 little ones. Using dotted fixtures allows you to group the whole fixture as 1 number and use the . number to get individual segments.

    401. enter will select the whole fixture.
    401.1 will select just the first segment.

    See this section of the manual….
    Dotted Fixtures
  • Matt94520Matt94520 Registered User
    So to do this I need to multiply each fixture by 8 then add dotted fixture numbers to make each colorforce 48 to operate as 8 separate lights?
  • Matt94520Matt94520 Registered User
    I'm sorry I am missing something. I patched 8 generic RGB+Amber fixtures. Then when I do what the manual says in the section you showed me. It just turns fixture 1 to 1.1 and 2 to 1.2, 3 to 1.4 and so on. I understand what you are talking about when breaking the light up into segments. But it is just not happening by this method.

    Thanks for your help!
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    Here's what I did to make it work:
    Add 8 RGBA fixtures
    In the fixture schedule, select them all, hit SET and type 401.0 (or whatever fixture number you want)
    That should assign them to 401.1 thru 401.8
    You can now type 401 @ (address) and it will patch the entire fixture (all 8 segments in a row)
    Now to program them, if you want the ENTIRE fixture to be the same, you can do 401 enter and it will give you the entire bar. If you want to dive into segments for splitting up the fixture, you can use the select "even" or select "odd" or whatever and it breaks up the segments.

    Just saves some time if you're dealing with an entire bar of segments to do 401 enter as opposed to 401 thru 408 enter to get the bar.
  • Matt94520Matt94520 Registered User
    edited March 2016
    So what you did was break up one fixture into 8 segments. So if I wanted 8 fixtures each broken up to 8 segments I would have to patch in 64 RGBA fixtures and do what you just showed me?
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    Yup…that would be correct.

    So you would have the following:

    and then…
    405…(with .1 through .8)
  • Matt94520Matt94520 Registered User
    Ok great! I think I get it now. I wonder why they just don't have the fixture in the patch menu like on the GrandMA 2?
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    Its coming soon (so called compound fixtures)
    It has to do with the way the HOG handles parameters. We have realworld parameters, so there is ony CMY or RGBA in the real-world, not CMY1 CMY2 and so...
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