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by RichG
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Suggestion for Future Updates
Replies: 2
Views: 18

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: 294

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: 340

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: 206

[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 ...
by RichG
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Deselect ???
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Deselect ???

floodstage wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 am
There has got to be a way to De-Select.
You can de-select all by clicking on the DMXIS logo, but that's it. There's no "ctrl-click to select"/"ctrl-click again to de-select".

The macro route is pretty easy. If you let me know the channel numbers I'll write the macro for you.
by RichG
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Please let us maximize standalone DMXIS!
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Please let us maximize standalone DMXIS!

I haven't been able to directly change the DMXIS window size, however if the monitor resolution is reduced in the Windows Display Settings then the DMXIS window will appear larger.

As an alternative, Show Buddy Active can be resized to fill the screen.
by RichG
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Interface performance issues with Enttec Open DMX USB device
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Interface performance issues with Enttec Open DMX USB device

This is more of a Show Buddy Active issue than it is a DMXIS issue. DMXIS won't work with any other interface other than the DMXIS Blue Box. Show Buddy Active will work with other USB/DMX interfaces, but you have to set up a Loopback Adapter in the computer's network settings... at least that's how ...
by RichG
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Deselect ???
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Deselect ???

There isn't a way that I know of to deselect a single channel. You have to start all over again by clicking the "DMXIS" logo in the upper left corner to deselect all, then start over again. If you have a particular group of channels that you select repeatedly, a macro could be written to take care o...
by RichG
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Moving Head Waterfall
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Moving Head Waterfall

Ended up writing a macro to do it. It can be found HERE.
by RichG
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: Waterfall Macro
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Waterfall Macro

I saw a concert where all the moving heads only were on during downward transitions. With all the moving heads sweeping downward at random this gave a neat effect light continuously cascading down creating a Waterfall of light. I took it upon myself to write a macro to achieve this. Select the Tilt ...
by RichG
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.11] Sizeable Macro Output Console
Replies: 0
Views: 239

[WISH 2.0.11] Sizeable Macro Output Console

I'd like to change the windows size of the Macro Console Output. We can currently maximize the window, but we can't make it a variable size. Would also like to change the font size (Ctrl-Scroll to make bigger or smaller).
by RichG
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: [BUG] Fan macros using keywords
Replies: 0
Views: 233

[BUG] Fan macros using keywords

I was working on some macros recently and discovered an issue while testing. My macro used the built in Python min() and max() functions. Long story short, I found the issue was with the Fan macros. These included macros define variables as 'min' and 'max'. Once they are defined as variables then it...
by RichG
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Wireless DMX?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Wireless DMX?

Sounds like you're talking about two different wireless systems so I'll address both. 1. Wireless DMX Wireless DMX consists of a transmitter that will connect to the DMXIS box and one or more receivers that plug into various fixtures in your lighting rig. These are great for reducing the amount of D...
by RichG
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Wireless and dmxis advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1749

Re: Wireless and dmxis advice

Gordon C wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:23 am
Currently working on led strip mic stands powered by lithium packs and wireless dmx!
Great idea! Got pics?
by RichG
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Is DMXIS for me/pixel mapping
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Is DMXIS for me/pixel mapping

I used DMXIS for 5 years... still do. I recently got Show Buddy Active. For pixel mapping, you're definitely going to want to go with Show Buddy Active over DMXIS. Check out the demo vid:
https://youtu.be/xPmPk4Nh7Zw
by RichG
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.11] Chase Group
Replies: 0
Views: 238

[WISH 2.0.11] Chase Group

We can currently select a Preset within a Bank. I wish there were a way to select a Group of presets that loop through a Chase pattern at a given speed. This is kind of how Banks & Presets work today... however, with a Chase Group you can reuse defined presets. For example, one Chase Group could be ...
by RichG
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Restart oscillator after making changes?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Restart oscillator after making changes?

Is there a way to restart the oscillator after making changes? I know there's a Macro to "reset oscillator for selected", but that resets the value, not the oscillation action. I've found that if I change oscillator settings, it looks like the changes are made, but they're aren't synced up with the ...
by RichG
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active with any USB->DMX?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

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

Figured it out. Answer is yes.
by RichG
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: Flash button
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Flash button

+1 We have this with the footswitch in DMXIS. It has the ability to "Load Last Preset (When Held)". When the switch is released DMXIS goes back to the preset it had been on. It would be nice to extend this functionality to load any specific preset (not just the last one in the list of presets) when ...
by RichG
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active with any USB->DMX?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Show Buddy Active with any USB->DMX?

I've ready that Show Buddy Active will work with any ArtNet to DMX converter, but what about any USB to DMX converter? Does SBA work with USB to DMX converters other than the DMXIS box?
by RichG
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: 2.0.11 availability?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: 2.0.11 availability?

Demo versions do not transmit DMX. You have to purchase the software to do that.
by RichG
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Midi Notes Not Switching Presets or Banks
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Midi Notes Not Switching Presets or Banks

Are you using the correct MIDI Channels? Banks & Presets should respond to Note messages on Ch 15 & 16.

You can also use Preset Change & Bank Change messages on any channel.

See HERE for more info.
by RichG
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Wireless and dmxis advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1749

Re: Wireless and dmxis advice

New Tricks wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:07 am
Now if I can find a wireless system for the audio, I'd be happy as shit!!
If you're running powered speakers you could go with something like THIS or perhaps use an IEM solution.
by RichG
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: confusing...
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: confusing...

We're working on this. In the meantime... Show Buddy Active is a DMX controller and video player - it generates DMX lighting data and video clips for projection. It can send its data to the ENTTEC DMXIS hardware, or to Art-Net (network based DMX). Show Buddy is a live show control program. Think of...
by RichG
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.11] Define channel for Preset & Bank Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 241

[WISH 2.0.11] Define channel for Preset & Bank Changes

I use a midi controller to select Banks and Presets during a live show. A Bank Change message (0xBn) changes the Bank, and a Program Change (0xCn) changes the Preset. DMXIS & Show Buddy Active both respond to changes in BC or PC messages regardless of channel. I'd like to specify the channel used fo...
by RichG
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Wireless and dmxis advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1749

Re: Wireless and dmxis advice

I've been using Donner wireless DMX receivers and transmitters for about 5 years now. I have both external and battery powered receivers. I have around 20 receivers and 4 transmitters... although I only use 6 to 10 receivers and one transmitter at a given show. The rest are backups. For the most par...
by RichG
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Win 10 based laptop recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Win 10 based laptop recommendations

I've been running DMXIS on a small older Lenovo Thinkpad. In addition to DMXIS, I use it for a number of things during a show such as Midi processing, Playing music on breaks. After I migrate to SB Active, I was thinking of updating the laptop. Anyone have recommendations? As for specifics, I'm thin...
by RichG
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.11] Have both Fade in and Fade out times
Replies: 2
Views: 269

[WISH 2.0.11] Have both Fade in and Fade out times

We currently have a Fade Out time. I wish we could specify both Fade In and Fade Out times.
by RichG
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: First impressions

Good suggestions, guys. :)

Please add them to the DMXIS Platinum Wish List forum HERE.
by RichG
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.9] Color Harmony Assignment
Replies: 0
Views: 256

[WISH 2.0.9] Color Harmony Assignment

Some way to assign Color Harmony to a group of selected fixtures. This can probably be done with a Macro, but I haven't seen one yet. When setting up a light show, I prefer to use harmonious colors. I'll determine a base color, then assign my main fixtures to that color. My supporting fixtures are t...