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by RichG
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Adj Sweeper Beam
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Adj Sweeper Beam

I have something very similar to an ADJ Sweeper Beam in my lighting rig. If you're going to use it in 35 channel mode, rather that creating a single fixture definition I suggest creating a fixture called ADJ Sweeper Beam Control that defines the first three channels, then use a simple RGBW fixture e...
by RichG
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available

Note: To turn on the 3D Beams, go to File|Preferences|General, Scroll down to the Visualiser section, Make sure 3D beams (experimental) is Enabled.
by RichG
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: 2.0.12 availability?
Replies: 14
Views: 8780

Re: 2.0.12 availability?

For those watching this thread- Dave has a new Beta version of SBA available. See details HERE.
by RichG
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: using 2 DMXIS boxes at the same time
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: using 2 DMXIS boxes at the same time

DMXIS is a single Universe, single instance application.

If you want to run multiple Universes go with Show Buddy Active and a Chauvet DMX-AN2. The standard SBA can do two Universes while SBA Max can do up to 16 Universes.
by RichG
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.11] DMXIS Interface Mode
Replies: 0
Views: 60

[WISH 2.0.11] DMXIS Interface Mode

I like the interface improvements of SBA over DMXIS. There are some people who might prefer to NOT learn a new interface. Aside from the visualizer, the SBA controls are very similar to DMXIS. It would be nice if SBA had the option to run in "DMXIS Mode" where the look & feel would be familiar terri...
by RichG
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: CC 110 Crib Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: CC 110 Crib Notes

Once the traffic gets to some intolerable point and enough clock messages are delayed by this other traffic, DMXIS loses it, usually locking onto an absurd number. And I've found no easy "panic disconnect" or "panic resync". Of course, I'm in the middle of performing a song onstage, the traffic get...
by RichG
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS lighting rig walkthrough
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: DMXIS lighting rig walkthrough

Very nice setup! Thanks for doing the video. I can appreciate compact lighting setups that are efficient both visually and setup wise. My current lighting rig takes as much if not more times to set up than the PA. I'm always looking for ways to make set up quicker. I use wireless DMX which saves a L...
by RichG
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: How to leave unmapped faders?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: How to leave unmapped faders?

There isn't a simple direct way to do what your requesting. The light fixture itself determines the channels and they run contiguously from whatever the start channel is. DMXIS is functionally a very simple 512ch DMX controller (1 fader per channel) with some sophisticated macros running on top to ...
by RichG
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: How to leave unmapped faders?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: How to leave unmapped faders?

Do a Right-Click|Fixture Library|<whatever fixture you want> only on the channels where you want them to start. Do this for Ch 1, 17, 33, etc... Skip over Ch 15 & 16, 31 & 32.

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by RichG
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Enttec Emu?
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Enttec Emu?

Just went and took a look at it. Hmmm... It says it's the "DMXIS's Next Generation", but functionality-wise I'd say it appears to more pre-DMXIS. Searched through the manual for scripting features (which I use a lot in DMXIS)- nothing there. They lost me at that point. Show Buddy Active is definitel...
by RichG
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Fog-machine on/off
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Fog-machine on/off

The solution of having a fog control preset with all other presets having the Fog channel disabled will work nicely. Keep in mind the Speed, Shape, and Tempo will affect the results. For example, if Speed is 1 bar, Shape is 25% and Tempo is 60 bpm, then Fog will be on for one second then off for thr...
by RichG
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: [BUG 1.7.3] Forget Midi Assignment doesn't stay forgotten
Replies: 0
Views: 832

[BUG 1.7.3] Forget Midi Assignment doesn't stay forgotten

I have several channels assigned to a Midi CC that I no longer need. I do a Right-Click|Forget on the channel. If I Right-Click on it again, it appears to be 'forgotten'... however, if I exit DMXIS, then restart it- I see the Midi assignment is still there. When I look at the dmxconfig.xml file, I c...
by RichG
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights

Mario13 wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:52 am
my Porblem is solved.
Please post the solution in case someone comes here looking to solve a similar issue.
by RichG
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights

I watched the video and can see the issue you're talking about. I'm unable to duplicate your setup here (I run standalone DMXIS on a PC). If I had your setup in front of me, here's what I'd do: 1. Verify the MIDI data . On a PC I use MIDI-OX. I think you can use Midi Pipe to do this on a Mac. Make s...
by RichG
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: What's this virtual status light for?
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

What's this virtual status light for?

What does this virtual status light indicate? I can't find a description in the manual.
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by RichG
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Will disabling channels lead to better performance?
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Will disabling channels lead to better performance?

Mainly a question for Dave, but thought others could benefit from the answer. I'm revising my lighting rig and creating some new presets for it. I tend to disable and zero out channels I don't use in the hopes that this will lead to better performance. I'm not sure if is actually the case though. In...
by RichG
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Art-Net Output
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: Art-Net Output

I believe doing this would open up DMXIS to rampant software piracy... unless some other verification method is used. Having the USB box plugged in ensures a 1:1 correspondence between the users and DMXIS packages purchased.
by RichG
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights

I see. I'm at a bit of a loss since I only use DMXIS in stand-alone mode. I've never used it with a DAW. If I were to troubleshoot it, here's what I'd do. I'd monitor the MIDI data from the DAW with MidiOx. Look at the data stream to see if there are any unexpected messages (including sysex) going o...
by RichG
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: Timing Problems with MIDI-Signals to the Lights

It could be a DMX protocol limitation depending upon how quickly you're trying to make changes. Check out THIS article.

If that's the case then it won't matter what program is used since it's not a DMXIS issue.
by RichG
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Copy masking on specific channels only?
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Re: Copy masking on specific channels only?

I think I can help you out with this... Just to be clear, You want a macro that sets Enable = OFF for all presets in all banks for selected channel(s)... then leave the selected channel(s) with Enabled = ON for the preset you're in?
by RichG
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Adjusting tempo and changes during live show
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Adjusting tempo and changes during live show

For DMXIS version 1.7.3, Under File|Preferences|General there is an option to control Tap Tempo via MIDI CC 110.
by RichG
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Dmxis issues , please help!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Re: Dmxis issues , please help!!!

Are you using midi to control DMXIS?
by RichG
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Copying presets to a new bank
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Copying presets to a new bank

Sounds like you could be looking at the wrong Presets folder... The banks you create in DMXIS will be located here:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\ENTTEC\DMXIS\Presets
by RichG
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Copying presets to a new bank
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Copying presets to a new bank

Yes, you can do this outside of DMXIS. The banks are just folders in the ENTTEC\DMXIS\Presets folder. Close the DMXIS program, Go into the Presets folder and copy the bank to a new folder, then run DMXIS. The new folder will show up in the list of banks.
by RichG
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Light show for you with my DMXIS!
Replies: 2
Views: 1710

Re: Light show for you with my DMXIS!

Very cool! Nice work!
by RichG
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Tweaking a chase after other movement
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Re: Tweaking a chase after other movement

If I'm understanding you correctly, it sounds like you want to momentarily suspend the oscillator while you make adjustments, correct? There is no global 'Stop Oscillators" selection, but there is a work-around. If you go to File|Preferences|Audio/MIDI Settings, then set the Input to << none >> the ...
by RichG
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Wireless midi control of DMXIS
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: Wireless midi control of DMXIS

nice to see how others are doing this That's one of the reasons why I created this thread. It's helpful to see alternate approaches. A nice thing about DMXIS, it can be as simple or as complex as you make it. My configuration with the wireless midi control is pretty elaborate. If it should fail, I ...
by RichG
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Wireless midi control of DMXIS
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Wireless midi control of DMXIS

One project that has been lingering on my seemingly endless task list was to build a case for my lighting controller. I'm using a Fractal Audio MFC-101 midi controller to send PC & CC messages to DMXIS. This setup is completely wireless. THIS 12 Vdc battery is used to power everything so no power ca...
by RichG
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXis Foot Pedal
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

Re: DMXis Foot Pedal

Check out the AirTurn BT200S series of foot pedals, or the AirTurn Digit III handheld device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGIJQxevhIc
by RichG
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Channel Masking Show Buddy Active
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Re: Channel Masking Show Buddy Active

The message board is being REALLY fussy about attachments for some reason... going to try putting them into a separate post here.
Defined Presets:
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