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Macro Setting on CCR won' t work


RaceMedic

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I am sure it is me doing something wrong but I can't understand how to use the macro settings on the CCR.

I have been looking at the manual but can't seem to get it to work and I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

Help would be GREATLY appreciated !!

Thanks,

Dave

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The macros do work. I believe there were some demo sequences posted in the forums and if you look at them there are parts being done with macros.

Also ItsMeBobO used to have a neat tool that you could use to set up the macro.

Check out his profile and see if he still has the CCR macro tool. That might get you going.

Also be sure your CCR is not in legacy mode because I dont think you can do macros in legacy.

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Macros can be confusing at first. One problem is that it's difficult to see 1% levels in the sequence editor, so you have to constantly use the mouse-over tool-tips to check your settings.

  • The Macro effects and the color effects are two different concepts. Don't try to use both together until you understand (i.e. have experimented successfully) each one separately.
  • A Macro effect doesn't turn a pixel on, it can only turn it off. This means that you have to set the intensity first, before the macro will work. A macro effect is like putting a moving shutter over the ribbon. The light underneath the shutter has to be on in order to see anything.
  • For testing, in the sequence editor, turn the pixels on without a macro effect first. The entire ribbon should be lit. Then turn on and experiment with the macro effect.
  • Macro effects are controlled by 3 channels, and only 3 channels, 152, 153, and 154. When you set channel 152 (macro mode) to something other than 0, you are enabling the macro, and the ribbon will probably go dark until you change one or both of the other 2 macro channels.

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I will give it a try ...... All I am trying to do is a red and white twinkle effect !

Thanks,

Dave

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I will give it a try ...... All I am trying to do is a red and white twinkle effect !

The macro modes are all about chases and fills, which are not useful for twinkle effects.

Unfortunately for your requirement, the color effect, which will give you a twinkle, doesn't have a "twinkle red + white". It has a "twinkle white", and a "twinkle red", and twinkle other color combinations, but not a color + white, and it can only do one color effect at a time.

You could switch back and forth between "twinkle red" and "twinkle white" rapidly. The persistence of vision effect may make the viewer see it as a red + white twinkle. To do this, set channel 151 to the resolution you want (don't do this if each pixel will be twinkled individually). Set channel 156 to the speed you want (try 50 at first), and channel 155 to 1 (twinkle red). Leave all other channels off. Then ramp channel 157 from 0 to the brightness you want. It will start twinkling red. Now, in your sequence, change channel 155 from 1 to 7 and back to 1 repeatedly, about 5 times per second. (Disclaimer: I haven't tried this yet.)

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Sorry, I posted to the topic before I read your PM. But that's ok, because someone else probably wants to know this. The attached sequence does what I described. I haven't tried this on actual hardware, but it does flash red and white in the Visualizer.

test.las

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Will it not work in the animation !?

That is where I was trying to see it in.

Now I am getting a "The Dimming Curve file is invalid or corrupted" when I try and launch the visualizer ?!

Dave

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Will it not work in the animation !?

No, it will not work in the animation.

LOR is not adding features, such as CCR macro support, to the animation window. Instead, they are focusing on the Visualizer, which is much nicer (although it takes some learning).

I think there was a post somewhere about the "Dimming Curve file" bug in the visualizer.

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I have the visualizer also set up so I was trying to use that.

I completely deleted the LOR software and re-installed 3.6 and I still get the same error !

Stumped !

Dave

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It is still unresolved in that thread. :)

I resolved it ... It was pointed to the wrong folder.

BUT ... even in the visualizer I still can't see anything in the test file u sent me.

Still stumped ( and thank-you for your time )

Dave

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BUT ... even in the visualizer I still can't see anything in the test file u sent me.

That's probably because the unit number for my CCR (Aux A, unit 15) is probably not the same as the fixture you have in your visualization file. The fix is: Edit test.las in the sequence editor, Tools -> Channel Configuration -> Change Controller, and change it to the unit number (and network) of your CCR.

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That is what I thought ..... and it works ..... BUT .... and I have 1 last questions of taking up your time.

I got it to work.

Is there a way of having each individual RGB flash vs sections of RGBs

THANK-YOU for all your time !

Dave

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  • 2 weeks later...

Sorry that I forgot about this topic for such a long time! (I was expecting someone else to chime in.)

If you set the resolution channel (151) to 0 or 50, each pixel will flash individually.

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