Q Light Controller Plus - User Documentation

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Mode Editor

The Mode Editor is used to create and edit modes by picking sets of Channels in certain order (as defined by the fixture's manufacturer). Each editor window is divided into three tabs: Channels, Heads and Physical.

Controls - Channels Tab

In the Channels tab you can place the fixture's channels in an order that forms an actual representation of the DMX channels that the fixture understands when it has been configured in that particular mode.

Mode Name The name of the mode (must be unique for each mode).
Channel list Displays all channels present in the current mode in their proper order.
Add channels from the fixture's channel collection to the mode. You can create/edit channels in the Fixture Editor's Channels tab.
When you click on this button a new window will be displayed, showing two lists:
  • The list on the left shows the channels that have not yet been added to this mode. If you're creating a new mode, this list will show all the channels you created in the Fixture Editor's channels tab
  • The list on the right shows the channels that define the mode you're editing. If you're creating a new mode, this list will be empty.
    Please note that the order of the channels in this list is fundamental to the fixture mode definition.
To move items from one list to another either use the central buttons or simply drag and drop them.
When done, press OK to update the mode channel list.
Remove the selected channels from the mode. Other modes' channel selections are left untouched.
Raise the selected channel up by one.
Lower the selected channel down by one.

Controls - Heads Tab

In the Heads tab you can define multiple heads for a single fixture, so that QLC+ knows to treat each of them individually in certain situations (such as Fixture Groups). If a fixture contains only one head when it's configured to use the currently edited mode (i.e. all of the mode's channels control one head at a time) there is no need to define the head. If, however, the fixture has multiple heads that you wish to be able to control, you must define each head here.

Heads don't have names as they can be thought of as simple "sub-fixtures" inside a fixture. Instead, they are automatically given index numbers. The ordering of the Heads should follow the physical fixture's configuration as closely as possible. So, if the heads go 1, 2, 3, 4 in the real world, don't define them as 4, 2, 1, 3 or something equally annoying.

Head list Displays the list of heads currently defined for the fixture.
Add a new head to the fixture, using the Head Editor.
Remove the selected head from the fixture.
Edit the selected head using the Head Editor.
Raise the selected head upwards by one. You can use this to change the order of the heads within the fixture.
Lower the selected head downwards by one. You can use this to change the order of the heads within the fixture.

Controls - Physical Tab

Because some fixtures allow their physical properties (e.g. pan/tilt range) to be altered between modes, it is beneficial that the fixture's actual physical properties are also tied to fixture modes.

Bulb
  • Type: The type of the actual light source within the fixture.
  • Lumens: The light source's total luminous output in lumens.
  • Color Temperature (K): The light source's color temperature in Kelvins
Lens
  • Name: The type/name of the lens, if applicable.
  • Min. degrees: The fixture's minimum beam angle in degrees.
  • Max. degrees: The fixture's maximum beam angle in degrees.
Technical
  • Power Consumption: The fixture's total power consumption in Watts.
  • DMX Connector: The type of the fixture's DMX connector.
Dimensions
  • Weight: The fixture's total weight in Kilograms.
  • Width: The fixture's total horizontal width in millimeters.
  • Height: The fixture's total vertical height in millimeters.
  • Depth: The fixture's total depth in millimeters.
Focus
  • Type: The method of focusing the beam on different areas. For stationary fixtures this can be set to Fixed.
  • Pan Max Degrees: The maximum pan width in degrees.
  • Tilt Max Degrees: The maximum tilt height in degrees.

Version: 4.11.0 Last update: 2017-06-24 14:15:59 +0200