RGB Matrix with sunstrip

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Joep Admiraal

RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by Joep Admiraal » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:31 pm

First of all, best wishes for 2014 everyone!

I was at a gig last week were we had a bunch of Showtec sunstrips hanging next to each other.
It were 6 bars and each has 10 lights.
It looks like a 6x10 matrix :-)
I thought it would be great if I could control those through the RGB matrix functionality.

This is not possible at the moment right?

Jano Svitok

RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by Jano Svitok » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:50 pm

Hi,

unless there is a bug, this should work:

1. add 6 generic dimmers with 10 channels each
2. create fixture group 6x10 (or 10x6) and add those dimmers to it
3. make sure the heads in the group are properly arranged
4. create RGB matrix for that group

If anything goes wrong, report here. The intensity of the lights should depend on the
intensity of the color (to make it simple use white).

If it works fine, take some pictures and write a tutorial :)

6 pixel high should be almost enough for simple letters.

Also check out the "Image" type -- you can create png/gif images in any editor and load them to the matrix (remember to make them really small! 6x10 pixels).

For simple animations, create e.g. 36x10 image, set type to Animation, and
6x10 parts of the image will be displayed one after another.

Joep Admiraal

RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by Joep Admiraal » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:30 pm

Ah that seems like a solution.
Thanks!

With the dimmer fixture, each channel is recognised as a pixel in the fixture group.
I don't own the sunstrips, but the next time I rent them I'll take some pictures :-)

Joe

RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by Joe » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:43 am

Jano,

Never realised that was how you do animations. I've been creating sequences to no avail. It seems that if QLC+ recognised image sequences this would but a much more effective way to do it. I make my graphics in Photoshop, and then animate them in After Effects.

Joe

Jano Svitok

RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by Jano Svitok » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:06 am

Joe,

I have now found that QLC+ contains special definition for Sunstrip, and it did not have properly defined heads. That made it unsuitable for RGB matrices. I have now fixed it in git. If you use it/want to use it, just download from git/[github](https://github.com/mcallegari/qlcplus/b ... Active.qxf) and replace in your installation.

Joep Admiraal

RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by Joep Admiraal » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:16 am

Nice, I will test it when we rent the sunstrips again.

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Re: RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by lesaint2 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:01 pm

Hello,

I have a problem with my sunstrips and the vertical fall configuration! When I look the preview on my PC, it seem well, the first lamp is at 100% and the nexts are going down, but on the stage, all the six lampes are at 100%!

Can you help me?

Thanks

Simon

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Re: RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by fooschnickens » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Can you attach your workspace? It looks like the fixtures need to be configured a certain way within QLC to have them behave properly as a matrix and it'll be easier to troubleshoot with all the info easily accessible. :)

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Re: RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by lesaint2 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:17 pm

this is not my final version, but for my problem, it's ok!
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Re: RGB Matrix with sunstrip

Post by lesaint2 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:19 pm

Oh, and, when i look on the Monitor, he doesn't work too!

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