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by RichG
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Migration failure / data missing
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Migration failure / data missing

Fixtures and midi assignments are defined in the C:\Users\Public\Documents\ENTTEC\DMXIS\Presets\DmxConfig.xml. It sounds like that file was either not copied over or the fixtures are not in the same directory as the original computer. The DmxConfig.xml file is a text file you can edit with NotePad++...
by RichG
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Capture 2019 Student Edition as a free visualizer
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Capture 2019 Student Edition as a free visualizer

However as we do not use backing or click tracks it initially appeared to me that SBA was perhaps overkill for our needs. But, if it provides a reasonable visualisor with the ability to load fixtures in the same manner as DMXIS then that would be fantastic. Show Buddy Active and Show Buddy are two ...
by RichG
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 137

Re: Oscillator problems.

RooMcKeller wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:25 pm
I'm slowly going mad... lol
Yes, Programming lights can be quite maddening. Many times it's an "Alls I wanna do is... " scenario. I often find myself abandoning my original thought process to adapt to the limitations of the program.
by RichG
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 137

Re: Oscillator problems.

If I want to move moving heads slowly, all I have is the fade to next function. Probably just tip of the iceberg for what you're trying to do... but maybe adjust the movers' Pan/Tilt speed settings (Ch 5 on a ADJ Intimidator 255 IRC)? As for other products, I don't use ONYX (Formerly MPC), but a lo...
by RichG
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 137

Re: Oscillator problems.

Not sure if this will do what you need, but it might be worth a try... You could set a midi CC so it controls Osc type. When you want the light to go on, send a CC value that will set the osc type to Saw Down. When it reaches the bottom of the pattern, set the osc type to off... or you might be able...
by RichG
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI Control - DMXIS will be last in chain
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: MIDI Control - DMXIS will be last in chain

Steve E wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:58 am
Very happy with that! :)
Glad it's working! I use Midi Ox regularly (Windows 10), but only for monitoring. Didn't realize it could do filtering and mapping.
by RichG
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Wow, this is bad....
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Wow, this is bad....

The faders are going what they are supposed to be doing when fading from one static to the next... the problem is the macros are just randomised ‘disco’ flashing. I need to go from one colour to the next and also be able to control what colour each lamp is. The only way this is possible is by using...
by RichG
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Wow, this is bad....
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Wow, this is bad....

Are the Faders in DMXIS slowly changing during the fade, or do they change abruptly and it just takes a while for the fixtures to "catch up"? If the faders change abruptly, then it could be a setting on the fixture. A lot of fixtures have a configurable fade setting. This allows for smooth fading in...
by RichG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS and MIDI?
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: DMXIS and MIDI?

andyp13 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:18 pm
I’ll give that a miss then 😟
By your mention of RJM and Morningstar MC6, I'll assume you're a Fractal guy (as am I). This aint no FAS operation. No bi-weekly firmware updates. :D
by RichG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS and MIDI?
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: DMXIS and MIDI?

I don’t use clicks/backing tracks so would Show Buddy be any more beneficial? Show Buddy lets you design a light show along with backing tracks and such. SBA has a similar interface compared to DMXIS, but can do a lot more. The first thing you'll notice is... resizeable windows!! It can also do Art...
by RichG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS and MIDI?
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: DMXIS and MIDI?

That’s not a bad idea, I can set up an expression pedal on the Rjm to set to the master fade (I think).. So far I’m very disappointed with the DMXIS advertising it at musicians is a little far of the mark, it should have had MIDI in on it and a Blackout switch (the biggest fundamental mistake of th...
by RichG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS and MIDI?
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: DMXIS and MIDI?

The biggest problem is that the ‘bars’ option is global? And that really screws things up. Which 'bars' option? The Bars setting in the fader window can be set per fader/per preset. It's MIDI CC value is global- so once it's assigned it will always respond to that CC. Personally, I don't have the B...
by RichG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI Control - DMXIS will be last in chain
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: MIDI Control - DMXIS will be last in chain

DMXIS responds to PC's via OMNI mode... so any PC you send will select a different preset in DMXIS regardless of channel. The preset selected in DMXIS corresponds to where it is in the bank. For example, in a given bank PC 0 selects the first preset, PC 1 selects the 2nd, PC 3 the third, etc... You ...
by RichG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS and MIDI?
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: DMXIS and MIDI?

I'm using DMXIS and a DMC Ground Control (original) to control lighting exactly as you described. The Ground Control sends PC messages that load different presets. You can use masking in DMXIS to only change the lights you want to adjust and leave all others as they currently are. I also send CC mes...
by RichG
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS v1.6.8 beta release
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: DMXIS v1.6.8 beta release

1.6.8 - New Features Added automatic unlocking of software (Internet connection required). clicking on a selected channel will now deselect it. YES!! Holding Alt whilst adjusting Chase knob overrides the default chase behaviour and sets all channels to the same phase value. This is useful for setti...
by RichG
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: [Bug] Tap Tempo Footswitch not saved. v1.6.9 beta
Replies: 1
Views: 57

[Bug] Tap Tempo Footswitch not saved. v1.6.9 beta

Go to Show|Footswitch Settings|Footswitch A or B|Single Click, if the value is set to Tap Tempo, then click 'Save Settings' If you exit DMXIS and come back in, the Single Click settings revert to 'no action'. Setting the Single Click setting to anything else but Tap Tempo is saved properly. I've not...
by RichG
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: Simple Macro for increasing and decreasing channel values in all banks and presets
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Simple Macro for increasing and decreasing channel values in all banks and presets

Yeah...but thats not what I asked for...I'm loooking for a macro to modify values in selected channels in all banks and presets. Ok, I read back through the various responses in the thread and believe I now understand what you're looking for. I may be able to come up with a macro... or at least a m...
by RichG
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: Simple Macro for increasing and decreasing channel values in all banks and presets
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Simple Macro for increasing and decreasing channel values in all banks and presets

lerniberni wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:09 pm
No I'm not. I need the macro to adjust the Intensity of selected fixtures - not my whole setup.
No macro needed. Just select the faders you want adjust then use the up and down arrows to inc/dec their value.
by RichG
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: How do you assign the midi channel for a fixture?
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: How do you assign the midi channel for a fixture?

Each DMXIS fader corresponds to one DMX channel... so the first six faders would be DMX Ch 1 through 6. If you have a lighting fixture with a "personality" of 6 channels and that fixture is set to DMX Ch 1, then the first 6 DMXIS channels would control the fixture. If you have a second fixture, then...
by RichG
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Dmxis 5 pin and 3 pin
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Dmxis 5 pin and 3 pin

Yes, you can run 3 and 5 pin together. Just get a converter like THIS one.

The first three pins are the same between the 3 and 5 pin connector. The 5 pin connector has an extra set or data lines that probably aren't used by your LED strips. Check the manual to be sure.
by RichG
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: How do you assign the midi channel for a fixture?
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: How do you assign the midi channel for a fixture?

Lights communicate via DMX. Midi is a different protocol. Midi controllers can not talk directly to lighting fixtures. Midi signals can be converted in to DMX via DMXIS. If I understand correctly, it sounds like you want to control a light fixture with DMXIS. No Midi assignments are needed to do tha...
by RichG
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Mirroring fixtures / adding macros
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Mirroring fixtures / adding macros

Using Dave's macro is the way to go.

All you need to do is download it then place it in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ENTTEC\DMXIS\Macros\Utility directory.

After it's there, start DMXIS, then click 'macro' and navigate to the Mirror Image macro in menu tree.
by RichG
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI assigning of individual presets?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: MIDI assigning of individual presets?

You can also use Midi Bank Select and Program Change to select individual Banks and Presets in DMXIS. These work in omni mode (any channel).
by RichG
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active with any USB->DMX?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Show Buddy Active with any USB->DMX?

DMXIS will only work with the DMXIS hardware box Correct. SBA on the other hand is not hardware locked and will work with other DMX interfaces. Both USB to DMX and Artnet. The Artnet implementation has the advantage of supporting 2 universes. I wasn't able to get SBA to work directly with a non-DMX...
by RichG
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active with any USB->DMX?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Show Buddy Active with any USB->DMX?

markcooper wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:36 pm
what are you using?
Yes, SBA will work with others. I used a generic USB to DMX Interface Adapter DMX512 I got off eBay for around $16.
by RichG
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Global Edit-Masking
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Global Edit-Masking

DespyreMusic wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:22 am
Just discovered the magic of momentary cues...think I may have answered my own question!
I'm intrigued by these "Momentary Cues". I can't seem to find anything in the DMXIS manual about them. When I search for 'momentary' in the manual it yields no results. Are they a hidden feature in DMXIS?
by RichG
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Suggestion for Future Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Suggestion for Future Updates

The DmxConfig.xml file shows channel numbers for each fixture.
by RichG
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: NEW TO DMXIS
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: NEW TO DMXIS

I also run the DMXIS stand alone application, so I can't directly help much with the VST plugin.

There are some good videos out there that talk about using DMXIS as a VST plugin. THIS LINK isn't specifically for Cubase, but the principles might be applicable.
by RichG
Fri May 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: Flash button
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Flash button

Studio-412 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 4:00 pm
How do you do that? I can't seem to figure it out in Show Buddy Active. I don't see the option for "Load Last Preset (When Held)" like it used to have in DMXIS.
Look under Universes | Send to USB Box | Footswitch | Click & hold
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by RichG
Thu May 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.11] Optional Visualizer Window / Improved Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 299

[WISH 2.0.11] Optional Visualizer Window / Improved Performance

I'm running the Show Buddy Active stand alone program on an older laptop (Thinkpad X130e) with a Samsung EVO 850 250 GB SSD. CPU load runs about 35%-40% when SBA is running. In contrast to this, DMXIS runs about 10%-15%. Perhaps one way to improve performance would be to have an optional Visualizer ...