IPCB Fader for GOBO Rotate

ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
Console: HOG III
Fixture: MAC 700 Profile

In the last six months I've done 3 different fundraiser/festival gigs that we setup the console in a busking type mode.

In doing this I had one fader for GOBO Rotate Speed.

I recorded a SCENE with the rotate at say 70 rpm.

I then moved this scene to a fader, and set the fader for IPCB crossfade on the main.

It works fine except the fader releases when pulled down all the way.
The rotate returns to the index mode and the gobo snaps back to its default position.

I played around with some different settings to see if I could stop this but didn't find anything.

My solution was a small piece of gaff tape to prevent the slider from going to the bottom.

Thoughts? Solutions?

"Cool as a moose"


  • prmuchaprmucha Registered User
    edited October 2008
    You could try setting a virtual cue list (so that you don't lose a fader) that just sets the gobo to rotate (with no rpm setting). That way, it never indexes, and there's always a value. So with your IPCB fader, you just have an rpm value and that can go up and down to speed.
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited October 2008
    You could also do this on a single cue list as Lists can also be assigned IPCB.

    Hope this helps:)
  • theDutchGuytheDutchGuy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I do this all the time, and my workaround is as follows:

    make your stack of rotating gobo´s, (set `cue only` to `off`) , and include the value "rotate 0%" in the first step. this keeps the gobo stack in rotation mode throughout.
    then make your rotation clip, move it to a fader, set it to IFCB / go on fader up/ release on fader down, and set it at a higher priority than the gobo clip. this way when you bring the rotation fader back down, it will not revert to the default rotation index for the fixture, but to the preprogrammed 0% rotation in the gobo cuelist.

    Works every time...
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    edited October 2008
    Marty, I see the IPCB Crossfade on a cuelist now. For some reason I was remembering the version release that added that had required it to be a scene. Nice that it works with a cuelist too.

    Erik, Nice! I ran through it once so that I'll remember it when I need it again.

    Thanks guys.
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