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Controlling Fixtures



The FLX range of lighting consoles feature award winning colour control tools.

All colour parameters of your fixtures can be controlled using the colour encoder wheels, accessed by selecting the fixture and tapping Colour. If your fixtures have more parameters than available encoders, tap the Colour button again to page through. You are likely to find the following parameters in the colour attribute, depending on the currently selected fixtures:

  • Additive colour parameters such as Red, Green, Blue
  • Subtractive colour parameters such as Cyan, Magenta & Yellow
  • Colour Wheels
  • Colour Macros
  • Colour Presets
  • Colour Temperature

Colour Mixing

If your fixtures have colour mixing capabilities, the FLX range of consoles provide multiple colour mixing tools that can be used to control the colour of your fixtures. As well as using the colour encoders to colour mix, you will be able to use Automatic Palettes, Colour Picker, Image Picker, Colour Faders and Colour Filters. These colour mixing tools can be accessed on the internal touchscreen by tapping Colour but can also be found in the Colour window on the external monitor. The colour window is found top left of the "Palettes" desktop, and in the bottom half of the "Grp, FX, Colour" desktops.

There are three types of fixtures with colour mixing capabilities that can use the ZerOS colour mixing tools: Additive, Subtractive and HSI/HSV.

Fixtures with additive colour mixing will often use Red, Green, Blue and White LED emitters. However, they may also include many other additive emitters. ZerOS supports over 20 different additive LED emitter colours, that if present in your fixture, will be used by the ZerOS colour mixing tools. Supported parameters include:

  • Deep Red
  • Red
  • Red Orange
  • Orange
  • Amber
  • Yellow
  • Light Green
  • Lime
  • Green
  • Mint Green
  • Green Cyan
  • Cyan
  • Royal Blue
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Deep Blue
  • Congo Blue
  • Purple
  • Magenta
  • Violet
  • Pink
  • UV

If using fixtures with subtractive Cyan, Magenta, Yellow mixing, the encoder wheels will display a "-" after the parameter name, to indicate these are subtractive parameters, not additive emitters.

Find out more about the colour controls...

Fixtures that can colour mix, can use two methods - subtractive colour mixing, or additive colour mixing. Take a look at the videos below for more information...

Subtractive Colour Mixing.

Additive Colour Mixing.