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Spot Number Limits

Discussion in 'wysiwyg' started by ADK, May 14, 2019.

  1. ADK

    ADK Member

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    Hi all,

    Why can spot numbers go only as high as 32768, and is there a possibility of making that more better?

    Thanks,
    AK.
     
  2. Floriaan

    Floriaan Well-Known Member

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    I admit that’s a weird number. But I am really interested in what kind of project you’d use this many fixtures on.
     
  3. ADK

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    It's 2^15, so presumably it could be expanded to 65536 or 131072 with the addition of a bit or two, but I have no idea if that's possible.

    It's a TV show with sets that move between swing stages, so keeping blocks of fixtures and identifying them partially with prefixes (by set and by fixture type) is important for organization and for show merging. Not actually 32k fixtures, but the IDs go way higher. Currently using the "notes" field and relying on fixture layer exports for fixture schedules, which is obviously not ideal. Lots of little fiddly scenic LEDs, too, so the fixture counts add up. I'd have to consult my rigging data genius for full fixture/parameter counts, but I'll get back to you if it's worth mentioning.
     
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