Channel Assignment Wizard

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The Light-O-Rama Visualizer's Channel Assignment Wizard helps to quickly assign channels to complex props.  It is accessed from the third tab on the Prop Properties box.

 

The Channel Assignment Wizard is only available for props that have one or more assigned fixtures, and then only when all of the prop's fixtures are of the same type.  If you have assigned two or more different fixtures (for example, a String fixture and a Flood Light fixture) to the same prop, the Channel Assignment Wizard cannot be used for that prop.

 

The Channel Assignment Wizard can quickly create new channels, or assign channels that you have previously loaded via a reference file.  Props that contain CCRs use a different channel wizard (the CCR Channel Assignment Wizard) that is documented separately.

 

There are multiple steps required to finish this wizard, and not all steps are necessary for different channel/fixture combinations.

 

Assigning New Channels to Non-CCR Fixtures
Assigning Reference Channels to Non-CCR/DMX Pixel Fixtures
Assigning Channels to CCR/DMX Pixel Fixtures

 

Assigning New Channels to Non-CCR/DMX Pixel Fixtures

 

Step 1: Identify if the channels will be Normal or RGB.

 

Step 2: Identify if the channels will be new or use a previously loaded Sequence Editor reference file (new, in this case).

 

Step 3: Identify the total number of channels to be assigned per fixture, and what the colors of those channels will be.

 

Step 4: Identify the type of device to be used (Light-O-Rama, Dasher, etc.), and, if LOR, the addressing mode (normal or legacy).

 

Step 5: Identify if the system should automatically go on to the next unit in sequence, or if the user wants to be prompted when the wizard exhausts all available circuits on a unit.

 

Step 6: Identify the channel data to be used: network, unit and circuit.  Not all device types use all of these fields.

 

Assigning Reference Channels to Non CCR/DMX Pixel Fixtures

 

Step 1; Identify if the channels will be Normal or RGB.

 

Step 2: Identify if the channels will be new or use a previously loaded Sequence Editor reference file (use a previously loaded Sequence Editor reference file, in this case).

 

Step 3: Identify the total number of channels to be assigned per fixture, and if the user wants to automatically go on to the next unit in sequence, or if he or she wants to be prompted when the wizard exhausts all available circuits on a unit.

 

Step 4: Identify the first reference channel to be used.  Reference channels are then used in order from this point.

 

Assigning Channels to CCR/DMX Pixel Fixtures

 

For each CCR/DMX Pixel fixture that is part of a prop, the Visualizer will present a dialog allowing the user to set the base address and other parameters.