Colour effects that do NOT fade in from white?

Any colour effect seems to start in dim white. The fader affects both intensity and depth.

Is this operator error or working as designed?

While on the subject of effects…. A basic full sine on intensity would be nice to have.

As it is, I’m finding the effects engine is virtually useless and I seriously don’t have time to create complex sequences with a dozen or so fixtures involved.

Almost EVERY competitive console has a better effects engine. Even ones much less expensive.