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Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Percival Crasto, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. Percival Crasto

    Percival Crasto New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    is it possible to create a custom LED sphere Fixture
    400mm Diam, 3 Channel Fixture

    Thanks
    Percival
     
  2. Jason Gardash

    Jason Gardash Active Member

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    Best way is to send a request to Libraries Development <Libraries.Development@cast-soft.com>
    If you give them this info and idea of how many pixels on it and addressed as singles or as one address along or a product spec sheet. with dongle and registar info they should be able to make one for you in a day or so.

    otherwise you could make a sphere yourself and try adding the single "LED Pixel 5mm" or 50mm to it. I believe if you do a search it should come up in the fixture library section. if not Peter would have it on file. It be a bit time consuming I know but with Quick tools and the Data spreadsheet it can be done quickly depending on how many pixels in the sphere.

    Also (just doing a quick 'sphere' search there are about 16 fixtures that pop up with a search. guessing none fit the size you need.

    Jason.
     
  3. Percival Crasto

    Percival Crasto New Member

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    Thanks so much Jason, will also reach out to the libraries dept.
    Its a Single Pixel to a Sphere,, and 3 Channels in it,,

    I used the 400mm Chroma sphere from the Library as thats the closest size (6mm off)
    but it seems to be hard coded to 6 channels,, and i need it to be 3 channels only,,
    is there a way one could use this fixture to make a new one ?
     
  4. Jason Gardash

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    Unfortunately no, As a pain as it can be at times Wyg been pretty closed to customer user made fixtures.
    I can see both sides to it. but must say after 15+ years of using Wyg Peter always came thru in less than a few days excluding holidays.
    So I'm ok with no customer user fixtures.

    My suggestion would be to check if the 5mm led pixel in the library (I know he made it for me ages ago but not sure if he added it to the release library yet or not.
    Then just make a sphere the way you need and it should be a 3 channel pixel.
    another idea off top of my head is to make the sphere and assign a dmx light source control to it. in the sphere properties check the 2nd tab for the settings to do that. should give you a temp fix.
     
  5. Percival Crasto

    Percival Crasto New Member

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    Thanks JAson,
    Its barely been 24Hrs since i've started using Wyg
    Thank you for your help


    Once i make a sphere, how do i assign a 3 channel pixel to it ?
    the light have to be placed within the sphere i presume ?
    and how do i dial in the look to somewhat resemble the real world fixture
     
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  6. Dany

    Dany Administrator
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    Use the Sphere tool. Enable Light Emission from its Properties.

    If I may make a friendly suggestion.. please go through the Quick Start Guide before asking such basic questions, or your first and subsequent files will likely turn out to be… inadequate, and you may end up frustrated with the software.
     
  7. Percival Crasto

    Percival Crasto New Member

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    Sure Danny,,
    general rule of thumb is RTFM, agreed,

    Was on a time crunch -
    none the less thank you for your insight

    Thanks
     

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