RGB Colour Mixing on Faders

Sometimes it's useful to have direct RGB control on faders for a fixture. This allows you to for example add Red in and Blue in using faders to colour mix and create Magenta. ZerOS will by default treat colour as LTP. This stands for Latest Takes Precedence. This means that if you raise a playback, the fixture will go to the colour of that playback, as it was the latest instruction for that light. It won't by default mix the colours together. However there is a method to give you colour control on faders.

 

To do this, follow the steps below...

 

Select the LED Fixtures you wish to have RGB control over, but leave their intensity off. The first encoder wheel should display "Red". Tap the "Red" parameter name on the touchscreen above the encoder wheel, and you should see it goes from having a dark blue background to light blue background:

Now press and hold RECORD, and ensure SmartTag is disabled in the Record Options pop-up. It shouldn't have a Red Stripe next to it, if it does tap "SmartTag"

Then tap the button under the Playback you wish to control RED.

Now tap "Red" on the touchscreen again, and you should see it goes back to having a dark blue background. Now tap "Green" on the touchscreen above the encoder:

Now tap RECORD, and tap the button under the Playback you wish to control GREEN. Now tap "Green" on the touchscreen again, and you should see it goes back to having a dark blue background. Now tap "Blue" on the touchscreen above the encoder:


Now tap RECORD, and tap the button under the playback you wish to control BLUE.

Now tap the middle encoder button of any of the RGB encoders to take you to the colour picker, and drag the onscreen fader to the right of the picker to 0%.

Now turn the fixtures on to full intensity. You can use the intensity wheel to do this, by pressing Z, and using the first encoder. Note the fixtures won't come on, as they are currently black.

Now tap RECORD, and tap an empty Playback- this Playback is your Colour Mix Intensity fader.

Now hold SETUP, and tap the Playback button of the "Red" fader, and tap "Colour" under "Fader Controls..." so that it has a red stripe next to it, and press OK:

Repeat this for the Green and Blue fader. Tip - whilst you're in the playback settings, tap Advanced from the top, and you can give your playbacks a name.

Now clear the programmer by pressing the CLEAR button twice, and then when you want to Colour mix raise your Colour Mix Intensity playback - note by default this playback will have a 3 second fade time for colour, which you may wish to remove. To do this press and hold VIEW and tap the playback's button. In the cue list window you may set the colour fade to 0 seconds.

 

You can then use your RGB faders to colour mix on your fixtures. Raising all four will give you full white.

 

Another method of colour mixing involves changing fixture defaults. For more information on how to do this, click here.