Adding an Effect to a DMX Device

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Adding an Effect to a DMX Device

Postby fix8_lewis » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:11 pm

I've got some led fixtures patched that are controlling LED Strip,

I want to make the red channel do a slow pulse. Is there a way to add an effect to a dmx device or infinitely loop a section of the timeline until I send a command to jump to a different cue?

PB is a Round Peg in a square hole for this job... but it's what I've got.

I want to be able to do this within PB, not interacting with any other software like WD

Running PB 6.0.5

TIA

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Re: Adding an Effect to a DMX Device

Postby Benni_M » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:37 pm

Hi,

if the stripes are art-net devices you can patch them with the matrix patcher and use a graphic layer with an fx to control them.
if not you have to use a second timeline.

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Re: Adding an Effect to a DMX Device

Postby fix8_lewis » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:33 pm

Thanks Benni,

I am trying to avoid using any graphic output for this solution,

Can you explain what you mean by using a second timeline?

Thanks

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Re: Adding an Effect to a DMX Device

Postby Thomas Mrozek » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:54 am

Hi Lewis,
Benni pointed out 2 very good solutions.

Second timeline solution means using advanced timeline programming mechanism to change only 1 parameter of a fixture which is used on sequence 1 from a 2nd sequence. But you have to be careful with sequence defaults. Keywords to look after are "Enforce defaults" and "Toggle Keymode".
http://www.coolux.de/root/downloads/sup ... quence.htm

More information about advanced timeline programming is provided in our "Pandoras Box Timeline Programming Training".

cheers
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