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by cgrafx
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS & ABLETON bank and preset organization
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: DMXIS & ABLETON bank and preset organization

If you build your presets in modular form as looks rather than songs, you can have an infinite number of songs. For example. program 1. Front Lights Red program 2. Front Lights Blue program 3. Front lights green program 4. back lights Red program 5. back lights Blue program 6. back lights green prog...
by cgrafx
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fixture editor general chat
Topic: Prob a stupid Question
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Prob a stupid Question

So I open the fixture creator and I want to create a color. In my fixture manual its Red Green for that setting. But the dropdown only allows for one color to be selected. So how does that work? Also when I open a DMX file that was posted some of the lines end with a comma in some files and others ...
by cgrafx
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Change order on faders.
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Change order on faders.

Not 100% this is your fixture but From the User Manaul for the 4 Head Moving Bar Hydrabeam 4000 (pages 7-8)
Advanced Settings -> Display invert
by cgrafx
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Change order on faders.
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Change order on faders.

You are aware the fixture has advanced settings to invert the display when you hang it upside down.

Does that not also change the lamp order?
by cgrafx
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Chase with 4 Par Bars
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Chase with 4 Par Bars

its a little tricky, as you have to set the chase value of the alternate lights to 50% one at a time. So the steps would be 1. Select all the Red/Blue channels for all the lights you want to chase 2. Set the channel values to 127 (50%) 3. Set the oscillator for all the channels 4. Select each even-n...
by cgrafx
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Chase with 4 Par Bars
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Chase with 4 Par Bars

set your red and blue channels to 50% and then with them both selected set your oscillator and they will track together.
by cgrafx
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: "Not quite" copying and pasting query
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: "Not quite" copying and pasting query

there is no direct way to do this. You will have to go through your presets and resave them. Its possible to write a macro that could do this for you, but there isn't any way to do this just through the fixture profile. You have extra DMX channels which means the presets are always going to be refer...
by cgrafx
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Copy and Paste Pre-sets
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Copy and Paste Pre-sets

you'll want to setup your front and back lights with masking so you can turn them on and off independently.

once that is done you can then easily create a single preset with both the front and back lights on, by turning on the the front and back lights and then saving that as a new combined preset.
by cgrafx
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

OnSong is NOT a lighting console and will not generate anything other than MIDI. Ok, I get the message. Thank you for pointing this out. I'll simply write this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_rls43BwbA and let him know that he has completely misunderstood the concept. Somewhere there is goin...
by cgrafx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Small request: Deselect a fader
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Small request: Deselect a fader

Hey! Could you make it posible to deselect a fader simply by clicking on it again? Would be super handy for say, selecting every channel except for the dimmer or in my case, selecting all RGB besides the two front facing ones I use for blinders on my 4 Par Stage Bars. Thanks in advance! :) Was alre...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

I get it that at some point you have to convert the ArtNET DMX commands to the DMX link layer and physical 250kHz asynchronous 8N2 serial link through an RS485 transceiver, but it is not true that this has to be done inside the iPad. The least amount of work would be a EZ Kling DMX controller throu...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Ok.. your still not understanding what I've already told you. OnSong is NOT a lighting console, it will not generate DMX in any shape or form Artnet is also NOT DMX and will not magically generate DMX. It is a transport protocol that allows you to pass DMX commands over Ethernet. You cannot get from...
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Thank you for the quick reply cgrafx. :) You would need a MIDI interface connected to your computer , This is what I want to avoid - having both a PC and an iPad on stage. The only way to avoid having both a PC (or other lighting controller) and your iPad on stage would be to have lighting control ...
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

You are miss-understanding what the DMXIS hardware interface is. It is nothing more than a USB to DMX interface. All of the DMX commands are generated by the DMXIS software. Well, this is what led me astray (from page 14 in the DMXIS user manual): An on-board microprocessor performs all the DMX fra...
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

It's been a while since I fiddled with this, but if I recall correctly the light show still runs if you close the DMXIS software and keep the DMXIS hardware powered. I might remember wrong but it seems to me the the box itself kept reacting to footswitches changing both Bank and Preset. Even the os...
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Is it possible to control the DMXIS hardware interface with MIDI over USB without running the DMXIS software? This would enable MIDI control from an iPad. The rest of our band is using OnSong and it's only available for iOS. An ideal setup would be to have an iPad with OnSong sending MIDI commands ...
by cgrafx
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Upgrading to Showbuddy active
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Upgrading to Showbuddy active

mikevar94 wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Ahhh just the answer I was looking for thanks! Now is it possible to take all my existing dmxis scenes and copy them into SBA without any issues?
Yes SBA will read DMXIS show files directly. Actually I believe it will do that automatically when you install SBA, but not 100% sure on that.
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Upgrading to Showbuddy active
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Upgrading to Showbuddy active

Show Buddy Active is a more advanced version of DMXIS and would replace DMXIS in your configuration.

You would only use two (Show Buddy and Show Buddy Active)

I really wish the name hadn't been changed from DMXIS Platinum or had been changed to something else as its very confusing.
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Oscillator problems.

No disrespect to DMXIS implied, its a fantastic tool, but like all tools has its sweet spot and its limitations. No point in trying to force a hammer to be a screwdriver or a screwdriver to be a hammer. Right tool for the job. Good luck with LightJams, hope that works out and leaves you with a few l...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Oscillator problems.

In order to have that level of control you'll have to use something like Ableton and a click track. You can do direct lighting control assignments anywhere in the timeline. Keep in mind that DMX is a very slow protocol so try to keep things as simple as possible. As a strategy I'd try and use preset...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Oscillator problems.

Thanks for posts guys. That's not what I need. The problem with DMXIS is i can only program 1 step/ preset at a time. The fade to next is a global setting for the whole preset. I can't use that when I've got other fixtures I need to program. I have 30 fixtures, including 2 sets of moving heads. The...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Oscillator problems.

Steve E wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:57 am
I have found sending CC 110 (Tap Tempo) resets the oscillator - you only need to send it once. Give that a try and see whether it works for you.
Still not the intended use of the oscillator, the light isn't just going to fade off, its going to fade back on.
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Oscillator problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Oscillator problems.

Not really the intended use of the oscillator. The oscillator is intended for continuous repeating cyclical effects.

Instead setup two presets, one with the light on and one with the light off and a fade set to the time you need.
by cgrafx
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS and MIDI?
Replies: 17
Views: 1221

Re: DMXIS and MIDI?

The lack of a Blackout is a major bummer, I programmed in a bank with all off (for a blackout) after hitting the switch it takes 14 seconds before it starts to eventually fade to a black out (yes fade)... it has to finish the previous chase first πŸ˜•. The inability to alter the β€˜bar’ in each bank is ...
by cgrafx
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: Simple Macro for increasing and decreasing channel values in all banks and presets
Replies: 17
Views: 913

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

I'm assuming your using DMXIS? Its possible to do a macro to adjust levels, but its definitely not a simple task. Does it just modify Dimmer channels. If a light doesn't have a dimmer channel what method is used to calculate the RGBAW value changes (you can't just do a fixed number). Additionally yo...
by cgrafx
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: Simple Macro for increasing and decreasing channel values in all banks and presets
Replies: 17
Views: 913

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

Your post talks about adjusting values of selected channels. You can do that with the faders.

you heading talks about adjusting values of presets. Those are two different functions.

So are you asking about modifying presets or simply adjusting fader values of selected channels?
by cgrafx
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: Simple Macro for increasing and decreasing channel values in all banks and presets
Replies: 17
Views: 913

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

is there a reason you want a macro for that?

Thats kind the entire point of the faders (to adjust the levels)
by cgrafx
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: "Fade to Next" in Logic going CRAZY
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: "Fade to Next" in Logic going CRAZY

I don't have any idea how the learn midi assignment would happen without you arming that function so clearly something odd going on.

Maybe try using the learn function to assign a different midi combination that is not used anywhere. See if you can get it to learn a different channel and note
by cgrafx
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: "Fade to Next" in Logic going CRAZY
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: "Fade to Next" in Logic going CRAZY

Maybe you've somehow trained the fade to next knob to follow some random midi data. Try the forget option on the knob and see what happens edit: Actually I can see from the picture that you have assigned the "fade to next" to Ch15 Note 2. So anytime that MIDI channel and note are played its going to...
by cgrafx
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Mirroring fixtures / adding macros
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Mirroring fixtures / adding macros

You may also want to double check the manual for the fixtures and see if there are mirroring options built into the lights.