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by cgrafx
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Upgrading to Showbuddy active
Replies: 3
Views: 66

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: 3
Views: 66

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: 137

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: 137

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: 137

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: 137

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: 137

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: 236

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: 9
Views: 159

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: 9
Views: 159

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: 9
Views: 159

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: 100

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: 100

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: 99

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.
by cgrafx
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Helix snapshots to change lights
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Helix snapshots to change lights

I'm not sure, but I think the fade is defined in the preceding preset, and passed as an argument to the following preset. Nonetheless, I'll try what you suggested. Thanks! Yes, exactly. I'm suggesting you create a preset called FADE that has every channel masked so it is effectively a blank preset ...
by cgrafx
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Helix snapshots to change lights
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Helix snapshots to change lights

I think you could create a single program that is effectively blank, but has a fade associated with it and call it fade. You would do that with a channel mask set to disable all channels. You could then insert this anywhere you want a fade to occur. Moving from the Fade program to any other should f...
by cgrafx
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Visualizer orientation
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Visualizer orientation

Hi Mitchell,

This is actually a great question. I've been laying out stuff with the front of the stage oriented to the top of the screen. I'm not entirely sure it matters as long as all your orientations are consistent.

Maybe somebody else can chime in here with a more definitive answer.
by cgrafx
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: 32 bit and 64 bit - Can I restore from one to the other?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: 32 bit and 64 bit - Can I restore from one to the other?

The smart ass answer is yes, but you'll have to chop the 64-bit data in half.

The correct answer is just yes you can share files. The show and fixture files don't care if your running 32-bit or 64-bit.
by cgrafx
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI assigning of individual presets?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: MIDI assigning of individual presets?

glad you got it sorted
by cgrafx
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI assigning of individual presets?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: MIDI assigning of individual presets?

yes and no.

Individual presets within a bank respond to incremental MIDI notes.

Meaning for example if you start at C3 and chromatically go up the scale, preset 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc in order will fire.

But I don't believe you can assign random MIDI notes to random presets.
by cgrafx
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Basic sequence
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Basic sequence

Scenes are stored as presets. And you can autoplay them (they are under the perform tab) They can have a tempo, but the tempo is controlled independently from the master clock, tap tempo and audio inputs. If the audio or tap tempo was connected to autoplay it would do pretty much exactly what your a...
by cgrafx
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Basic sequence
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Basic sequence

Unless Dave chimes in stating otherwise, I don't believe there is a way to step through scenes using the built in audio source. You could probably do this externally with a sound to MIDI trigger programmed to step through scenes.
by cgrafx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Basic sequence
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Basic sequence

I believe you could do this with a chase sequence and the oscillator driven by the audio input.
by cgrafx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:44 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?

Just to clarify.

DMXIS will only work with the DMXIS hardware box

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.
by cgrafx
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: ADJ Mega Hex Pars not working with DMXis
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: ADJ Mega Hex Pars not working with DMXis

Its not a DMXIS problem and actually for all practical purposes fixture profiles don't actually change anything in DMXIS. Its primarily a labeling system so you can identify what fader controls what parameter. If you didn't assign a profile DMXIS would still output the same data on each DMX channel,...
by cgrafx
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Limiting maximum DMX Value for specific faders ?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Limiting maximum DMX Value for specific faders ?

Unfortunately the fixture files do not allow you to actually limit the max out, only to define ranges of control. I know it seems like this should work, but DMXIS does not limit the output of the fader - full on will still always output 255, as there is no coding in DMXIS to actually limit the outpu...
by cgrafx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Change default midi channels for Banks and Presets
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Change default midi channels for Banks and Presets

I'm pretty sure there isn't any external control via python or any other method that would allow you to change midi channels.

DMXIS would have to be reprogrammed to do this.
by cgrafx
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Fixture editor general chat
Topic: Martin Atomic 3000 DMX. Help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Martin Atomic 3000 DMX. Help!!!

Set the dmx address on the strobe to 1, plug it in and run up the 1st four faders in DMXIS.

You don't have to assign a profile to the faders. DMXIS will still output DMX data without a profile assigned.

If nothing happens, you likely have a defective light.
by cgrafx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Manual Unlock URL not working
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Manual Unlock URL not working

I got the system connected to the internet and was able to unlock, but would still be good to have the manual unlock option.
by cgrafx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Manual Unlock URL not working
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Manual Unlock URL not working

The Manual unlock screen shows https://sblive.dmxis.com/unlock, but this URL does not work.

Page shows server not found.