I see only the 10 first fixtures

usb to dmx - 100 channels (Windows only)

I see only the 10 first fixtures

Postby shazammagic » 02 December 2016, 03:15

I'm having a strange problem when I plug in my Cable (Chauvet Xpress 100) interface.

My normal fixture addresses range from 1 to 146. However, when I plug in the Cable, it appends at 60 (see both images). The only difference between these two is plugging in the Cable and restarting the program.

I understand why it would cut off at 100, but why am I losing 40 additional channels?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Cable effects fixtures list

Postby JohnRichards » 02 December 2016, 07:00

You are also restricted to 10 fixtures on the Cable. I combine certain fixtures to not have more than 10, and as long as I keep to under 100 dmx addresses it is ok. In order to see 3D view, I create the correct fixtures from 101 onwards, and do a dmx patch ie 1 = 1+101, 2=2+102 and so on. The 3D viewer only works when the cable is not connected.
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Re: I see only the 10 first fixtures

Postby shazammagic » 02 December 2016, 15:20

Thanks John!

Was aware of the 100 channels limitation, but didn't know about the 10 fixtures rule. I'll rearrange some things to make it work, and I appreciate your help with the clever patch fix.
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Re: I see only the 10 first fixtures

Postby Luc Henrion » 02 December 2016, 19:28

Just a tip, in case you're using traditional fixtures: you have for example a "8ch dimmer" at your disposal, that counts as 1 unit ;)
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Re: I see only the 10 first fixtures

Postby shazammagic » 02 December 2016, 20:02

Sounds good, Luc! I have several pairs of RGBW units that I've combined into "one fixture," even though they are technically separate. Weird that it's capped at 10, but at least there are work-arounds :-)
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Re: I see only the 10 first fixtures

Postby Luc Henrion » 03 December 2016, 08:06

Not so weird: you "just" have to buy a more expensive interface to get control on as many fixtures you want ;)
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Re: I see only the 10 first fixtures

Postby shazammagic » 04 December 2016, 15:44

Good point, Luc. Let me know where I should send the bill ;)
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