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RGB DMX two channels separate that should be the same


Caleb Linburg
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I can't seem to figure out how to do this or find anything online about it, but I have 6 RGB channels total on my house, 2 on each gutter section. I want the whole garage roof to always change at once. This can easily be done by just copy pasting from one channel to the other. The problem I have is with the twinkle mode it changes separately because it is just a random signal. I can't address them separately because I am using a board that starts at a channel and it has 9 channels that increment after the first setting. is there any way to make LOR control two RGB channels as if it was one channel even though the duplicate signal would be sent to separate channels? Here is a link to a test of our RGB. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxfhdhzFaQXyVWpkOXZTQU9CYWM/edit?usp=sharing

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I don't think that setting the unit/circuit IDs the same will accomplish what you want.  This is because when it comes time to twinkle, all the PC tells the controller is "start twinkling now".  The controller itself then decides exactly when each individual light should twinkle on or twinkle off.  So if the two lights are physically on two different controllers, or the same controller but different circuits, they're highly unlikely to twinkle on and off in sync with each other, even if the two physical controllers have the same unit ID.

 

One possibility: Might it be possible to link the two lights to each other physically? So you've got one of the lights plugged into a particular circuit on a particular controller, and the second light plugged into the first light? As opposed to the second light being plugged into some other circuit? Or perhaps both lights are plugged into a voltage strip, with that voltage strip plugged into the controller?

 

Another option would be to not use twinkle, but to build your sequence to simulate a twinkle by using the Toggle tool in a random fashion.  Here are a couple videos showing this technique on RGB channels (the first video shows a simulated all-white twinkle, and the second shows how to add colors):

 

http://www.lightorama.com/bobpublic/SimulatedTwinkleRGBWhite.swf

 

http://www.lightorama.com/bobpublic/SimulatedTwinkleRGBColors.swf

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