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Ok, so this may seem rather strange, but how can I make a sequence which I can download to my controller that will keep all channels in a constant lights on stage? I haven't finished programming my sequences yet, and I want my lights to at least stay on until I get a sequence running.

Thanks!

-Gary

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Just make a sequence, import your channel configuration from your musical sequence, and turn on all the channels in the new sequence. Make a show containing that sequence, and schedule that show to run when you want the lights on.

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I found it best to put this constant-on sequence in the 'background' section in the show editor. When I had a sequence like this under the 'animation' section, all the ligts would blink momentarily when it reached the end of the sequence and then restarted. I thought I read somewhere this was fixed in the lates version, but it didn't make a difference for me.

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I wanted to do the same thing until I got a computer in my garage. My plan was to put my controllers on a timer, and when powered up all the channels would be on. I created a 15 sec sequence with all channels on. When I downloaded it to my controller as "standalone" sequence in the hardware utility it locked up my controller. IIRC, the transferred sequence was only 5 bytes.

I emailed LOR, and got a reply from Dan that there is a bug in the hardware utility. The workaround is to add an extra channel to the sequence. For example, if your unit is set to #01 and you have 16 channels. Add a 17th channel, and set it to a different unit #, for instance #09. (non-existing # on your network). At the end of the 15 second sequence, on the 17th channel put an 'on' command for a 1/10 of a second or so. It worked for me. IIRC, the sequence was now 24 bytes.

Hope this makes sense. Dan said they will fix it in the next HU release.

AFTER I got a computer in the garage, I ran into that blink problem. My solution? Looped the 15 seconds 30000 times! laughing-smiley-004.gif I'll have to try that background tip.


BTW, to reset my controller from it's locked condition, unplug unit, set ID to #00, power up, unplug, reset ID #.

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