Marty Postma

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  • Are you running "Touch OSC" or my older "Control" interface. I now use "Touch OSC". The older "Control" JSON interface was a stop gap till we had "Touch OSC" on Android devices, and I have not used it in several years, but leave it up for anyone wh…
  • Could also be the USB power sharing settings on your PC. Laptop on battery? Most likely what is happening is the computer is dropping the power to the USB port and losing contact with the widget. It is possible to make the ports "always on" via y…
  • Is your laptop on battery power? Does this happen when it is connected to a power outlet? Check your USB power sharing settings on the PC. Very often by default they are not set to be always on at full power, especially with laptops and this can c…
  • Also check that you have a "dust cap" properly installed on the encoder. Older units might not have them at all as they were not present in the 1st generation DL.2s. Belts might also need to be re-tensioned if they have slipped at all.
  • From CMA try changing the Projector source from "Internal" to "External". Wait 10 seconds. Switch it back from "External" to "Internal". Those relays always were a bit "sticky" on the old DL.2s Haven't seen it on the DL.3s or DLVs though. Also - ION…
  • There is no need to do all of the functions unless you really need to. You do have the option of simply Merging in the profile itself and nothing else. Merge should not interfere with existing Patch in any way. "Incoming" Patch is removed/stripped f…
  • Found a few the old threads...some of which you were a part of Sami! Not the same issue as WYG R22, but probably related. https://forums.highend.com/index.php?p=/discussion/comment/38756/#Comment_38756 https://forums.highend.com/index.php?p=/discus…
  • Hi Sami, These are both long-standing issues with WYG. We have always needed to put "Spot" numbers into WYG as far back as I can remember. The focus issue is also an old one, and as far as I understand it has to do with how the WYG AutoFocus and Hog…
  • Yes simply "Merge" the data from your old H3 show into your H4 show. This can be done selectively, or you can choose to delete all unnecessary data from your H3 show before the Merge and then Merge everything remaining in.
  • ZR33 units should all be patched as Desk Channels The Geyser units work best if split into two profiles per unit. One for fog (Desk Channel) and a second for the RGB functions. I believe only "Intensity" will respond to fader movements unless IPCB …
  • I can't comment on anything related to pixel mapping on the console at the moment...... Totally understand the scenario though having done more festivals than I care to remember. You are more concerned about "white" in a piece of content correct? I …
  • Got it so you want the button to act almost like a on/off toggle for "separate parameters" within a Kind. Cool idea, and could be useful. Seems a bit unintuitive to have a single button below the encoder for a single parameter affect the whole Kind,…
  • You are posting in the wrong section of these forums....this is the area for DL fixtures. If you need a custom profile made, you can email a request along with a DMX chart to: hoglibraries@highend.com
  • Seems a bit redundant to have a "touch" for an encoder that you then have to touch physically to activate the function. Perhaps I am not understanding fully what you are looking to achieve.
  • Not sure this needs to be taken care of at the "white point". Different brands of LEDs are all going to have vastly different "white points". If you are simple running intensity though pixel mapping then using a "true white" color palette in addit…
  • I think what it all boils down to is the double-edged sword we call "abstraction". the abstraction layer is what makes it so easy to change types...move programming around to different fixtures and different rigs relatively easily (Festival/touring …
  • It sounds like you are sorted, but to clarify......it should not be the "Prt Scrn" key that toggles the keyboard mode it is "Pause/Break".
  • BACKSPACE + FIXTURE should knockout the entire fixture.
  • Are you using the power supply with the wing or just a USB cable? Is your laptop plugged in or on battery? If only a USB cable and/or laptop on battery power the power management of your USB ports may need to be changed on your PC. Best way is to u…
  • I agree with Marc. If you are worried about "fat fingering" Rem Dim for Knockout, then why not use the Backspace shortcuts instead?
  • OK so the effect is tracking into your second cue. The easiest way to fix this is to OPEN the second cue, then select "Table" from the top (as opposed to the default "Value"). Make sure "Edit" is enabled, then select the cells of the parameters of t…
  • Xavier Please clarify what you are seeing as opposed to what you expect to see. FX do not track into new cues with a new "hard value" for their base parameter by default. You can specify FX to track if you wish. This is the expected/normal behavior.…
  • No console required for H2. You need to open the ".lib" file with a simple text editor (ie - Notepad).
  • Try building it in H4PC then load the show onto your desk. This was the most "stable" method for Hog3, not sure if this is still true in Hog4.
  • From the "Settings" tab on the launcher screen (at the bottom near "Quit"). Un-check the "Use Console Net Number" then set the Internal DP to be Net Number 1. Without this all your fixtures are patched to DP #1 and when you try to control them with …
  • OK sACN not ArtNet sorry.....I would get your second console "talking" directly to the nodes first without the other desk in line to be sure it is all set up properly. Also try setting your internal DP to #1 on the second desk so that it will "mirr…
  • Sounds like a FixtureNet link issue on your second console. Check your IPs and subnets to be sure they are set properly, no conflicts, etc. Also check your ArtNet Output settings of the second desk to be sure you are broadcasting to the correct Ar…
  • FYI - if your show is coming up "locked" after a power cycle, if you launch an new show, then log off and re-launch the original "locked" show it will launch into it "unlocked". Also PIN codes are stored PER CONSOLE (as with all "Control Panel" sett…
  • See discussion here: http://forums.highend.com/showthread.php?t=11723 and here:
  • This was discussed a while back here: I think a lot of these issues will be resolved with the implementation of “meta fixtures” (fixtures that belong to a parent group) which is something I have discussed with the developers. Once there is …
  • Another good "startup" macro I use is one that double-taps the rate button under the rate wheel so it is set to "None" to prevent any accidental bumps of the wheel. I've requested an option to set the state of the rate wheel on startup, but until t…
  • You should not use CMA for Mac...very broken. Windows is the better way for CMA. My personal rule of thumb is that whatever OS your server is based off is what you should use for remote management....anything else is just begging for trouble. You…
  • MLorenz wrote: » I think what most people want to see is an easy bitmap animator. And not a an option to playback Full HD Videos. Together with that an more advanced selection tool like MATricks. I wouldn't say a bitmap animator takes it far en…
  • Buzz313th wrote: » Hey Marty, Processor info on 1st page under Hardware. H4.. http://www.highend.com/pdfs/Full_Boar_4_Console_ArchSpec.pdf RH4..
  • ShrunkenNed wrote: » And I love the V-Lock cords. I wish that was standard on the whole line of consoles. I thought they would have done this for the FB4 and RH4 as standard, but I guess not...I mostly use the full size H4.
  • Buzz313th wrote: » As per the specs on the HES website, the H4 is on an Intel I5, the FB on an Intel I3, both I believe are Dual Core, not quads. Where do you see this info? I could not find it. As far as I know the H4, FB4, & RH4 all use…
  • I think it is a much needed feature as well. As far as I understand it, the new H4 desks have so much overhead in their processor that the desks could easily handle this. There are some distinct advantages to pixel-mapping directly off the desk.…
  • Starting with DP-8000 HES started using the V-Lock cords (little yellow "button" on top to unlock the cord but fits a standard IEC socket). They come standard with the H4 desk as well. Does your desk not have one of these? Personally I'm not …
  • Well the full sized Hog4 has a second internal HDD that is currently unused as well as an eSATA port on the back.....all with the idea of bringing video files into the desk to be able to play across a pixel-map. (None of the other H4 desks have thes…
  • MLorenz wrote: » 3D and mapping on buildings etc is nothing which could be done on the fly and each project needs its own planning. Actually you can do it easily with DL.3: - Project a gird onto your surface with the DL.3. - Capture a picture…
  • What are you looking to do specifically?? I've found that "3D mapping" is a pretty broad topic and can mean different things to different people. There is a lot that can be done with custom 3D objects, curved surface adjustments, warps, etc....
  • +1 ^!! This was one of my very first requests before Commands were even implemented! I HATE having to give up a Kinds/Command key just to be able to change Kinds/Commands "pages" as well! Also it would be great to have Comment Macros to go …
  • Glad to help. Also as I stated earlier, if you plan on using the console in H3 mode with this build you will want to upgrade the H3PC to v319. If you plan on only using H2PC this is not an issue.
  • I tried on H4PC as well and there is something strange going on here. One thing I found that will get the Scene to release it to select it, then hit Release. Definitely something to take a closer look at here.
  • Paul, When HES abandoned the FPS sites the archive for iPC appears "lost" with it until you follow the steps below. The archive link only goes to the H3 software, and only the most recent builds. I have to say the current layout on the websit…
  • ConnorP2S wrote: » Is there any other way to control these strobes? Are they just regular DMX? AF-1000 strobes can be controlled via DMX, but you may need to change the dip-switches on each unit. Older Dataflash strobes pre-date DMX and must u…
  • Tnsquint1 wrote: » do you have to replace each palette individually? Yes, each one is updated individually. Which is why it can take a while to program and edit the keystroke macro, but once it is done it is well worth the effort. You can a…
  • No, currently the only export format is PDF. Hope this helps.
  • The way I do operations like this is with Keystroke Macros. Except I do it for Position palettes when using moving trusses. I always have one set of Palettes called "Actual" for whatever position the trusses are in presently. All my show cues are…
  • JackoBBob wrote: » how about Hog 3 Playback and Hog 3 Proggrammer Wing? It's working via USB no via DMX, well maybe it will work with Hog 4? Yes H4PC will work with the Hog3 "blue" Programmer and Playback wings via USB....no upgrade required fo…