Selection order in effects engine

paleuspaleus Registered User
So, I have to 2 Chauvet Colorband Pix Mini light bars set to 18 channel mode. I have them patched in as 12 "Colorband Pix cell." When I open up the patch window and select each one individually with high light on, they light up in the correct order. If I select them all, in order and create an effect with an offset, the effect does not chase in the correct order. I can select 1 thru 12, but when I offset the effect by putting in 0>330 in the offset table, the lights go in this order: 2,3,4,5,6,1,12,11,10,9,8,7. Is there something I am missing when I am selecting these lights? This happens no matter how I select them, keypad, patch window, or group.


  • Strobie1Strobie1 Registered User
    hey man, open fixture window and select the first fixture. then hit next on the console. keep kitting next to cycle thru fixtures. does the console step thru them in the right order?
  • paleuspaleus Registered User
    I did that and they lit up in the weird order so I unpatched them all and repatched and that fixed it. I must have messed up when I patched them in the first time.
  • Strobie1Strobie1 Registered User
    All good. Sometimes it happens to me, when setting fixture numbers.
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta

    Your problem is likely in the way, or direction, the fixtures are hung.

    When you choose any other mode other than 3 channel, the fixture starts at one end and assigns consecutive channels from there.
    (AND, it is NOT described in the manual as to which end is #1)

    So you have to pay attention to which end of the physical fixture is virtual fixture #1.
    And orient it to the side you want it.
    And then do the same for the second fixture.

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