OK it looks like I could actually use the color animations to achieve what I was talking about, and just manually set the low value color to 0+0+0. However I am learning that the fixture forces the fading function on the color channels too!
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I have a RGB LED PAR fixture that has a dimmer channel and 3 independent color channels. Unfortunately the hardware forces a fading function when changing the dimmer value making hard flashes impossible. Since the color attributes at low values are essentially controlling the final light output of the fixture, is it possible to build a virtual dimmer through the color attributes?
I saw another thread about building virtual dimmer by simply removing the coarse+fine channels and setting the default on the dimmer channel to 255, and that totally works! However it removes the dimmer preset type, so I cannot apply dimmer effects.
What I'm thinking is if I want to output red and have it flash on and off it would output (255+255+0+0) <=> (255+0+0+0) ... or if I do a ramp, it would do (255+0+0+0) => (255+127+0+0) => (255+255+0+0).
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but this is great information but I'm having a bit of trouble getting it to work.
I have added both the XML fragments to my fixture and adjusted the indexes and channels accordingly, but when I change fixture type dot2 does not enable the Prism 1 controls. I do see the PRISMA1 channel in the Fixture Type Info window though.
Is there a way to debug this?
EDIT: it turns out that dot2 has a fixture cache and even though I was re-importing my saved XML and selecting the next type, it did not actually update the internals. I will have to start a new show I think for new changes to show up!