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by APT Tech
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Feature request for venue installs
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Feature request for venue installs

I like the idea of being able to instantiate the full programmer from the player, without a complete reset. I have no idea how complicated that would be and what programming pitfalls Dave might encounter - what I don't want, is a less stable Player as a result :D but if it can be done, I think it'd ...
by APT Tech
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Newly Purchased D-PRO
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Newly Purchased D-PRO

On my phone just now so not able to test, but try this link: https://fixtures.dmxis.com

I seem to recall having login issues if I use http, but https worked.
by APT Tech
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Catalina Isn't Going Away, So...
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Catalina Isn't Going Away, So...

Dave says it works, but "I would still caution against upgrading to Catalina, until the general stability of the operating system has been validated by the Apple community at large." So he's not talking about D-Pro specifically there, but rather the stability of Catalina. Personally, I've had good l...
by APT Tech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Feature Request(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Feature Request(s)

BrianF wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:38 pm
3) The ability to hide the MIDI information on faders and buttons in the Show Control window. Once setup it's not really necessary and makes for a confused label.
Absolutely agree. I'd like this info visible in D-Pro, but hidden in D-Pro-Player myself, but there are other options as well.
by APT Tech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: 2U download in offline computer
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: 2U download in offline computer

You can certainly run D-Pro without Internet access. I believe it will need Internet in order to validate/install the product key however. Dave can say for sure. But if you can connect the computer to Internet for the installation, you should be fine.
by APT Tech
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Trigger Dpro show control from an MP4
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: Trigger Dpro show control from an MP4

Hello HattyCurll - it wasn't clear if you were asking me or Andy that question. Are you using D-Pro alone, or are you also using QLab? Screenshots, if you can provide them, might help.
by APT Tech
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Just bought D-pro today, question about functionality.
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Just bought D-pro today, question about functionality.

You have the option of grouping buttons into "Radio buttons", where turning one turns off the others - or not, where you can have multiple buttons on at once. For my theater, it depends on who's programming :) one guy prefers to have each button control the ENTIRE scene, and he uses radio buttons to...
by APT Tech
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Trigger Dpro show control from an MP4
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: Trigger Dpro show control from an MP4

We'll sometimes do synchronized lights to sound and/or video in our theater. We use an application called QLab regardless of whether it's synced or manually cued, QLab runs all of our sound effects - mic cues - video cues - and lighting cues. We use OSC for D-Pro cueing, but if they're on the same c...
by APT Tech
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'

What we’ve done is create a template DSF file that we use to start each show. The template has all of our fixtures in it, and any effects that we tend to use quite a lot. But then we build each show from that, and then delete the show (or archive it) when we’re done with it. Then we go back to the o...
by APT Tech
Tue May 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'

I definitely don't see times of "A few minutes" when opening - maybe 20 seconds if it's a pretty complex show? I'm using a Mac Mini (dual-core i7, 16GB RAM, latest OS) but it does have SSD.

The computer is dedicated to lighting, we control it from another Mac using OSC.
by APT Tech
Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: External Control of Programmer
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: External Control of Programmer

As far as I'm aware, there's no way to access Programmer via MIDI - just Show Control. If you want it for programming, really no option for that. But, it might be possible to control pan/tilt from MIDI during a show in a couple of different ways. Maybe the "Override Behavior" on page 42 of the manua...
by APT Tech
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Feature Request: Open the Show Control Window multiple times
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Feature Request: Open the Show Control Window multiple times

Oh, I see - so by using a "Control surface" you mean directly controlling multiple instances of Show Control on the computer itself, not using an external surface like an ENTTEC Wing to manipulate it. Well, I don't think it's something we'd use - but I understand more about what you're asking now. I...
by APT Tech
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Feature Request: Open the Show Control Window multiple times
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Feature Request: Open the Show Control Window multiple times

Phil, I'm just a D-Pro user so no clue if that's feasible or not. But we use Show Control directly, and externally (not using a surface, but using an app on a different computer - QLab via OSC). That works fine for us, you can of course see in Show Control any external changes and you can also make ...
by APT Tech
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Feature Request: Control Any Slider Through Submaster Faders
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Feature Request: Control Any Slider Through Submaster Faders

We've made separate Submaster sliders for each channel on our dimmer rack, so we can directly control them as needed. It took a bit of time but it's now saved as a Template that we start with for each show, so once it's done it's done. The thought was that we'd use those to then make Snapshots, and ...
by APT Tech
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: D-pro and OS 10.6.8
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: D-pro and OS 10.6.8

Not speaking for Dave, maybe there is some ancient version of D-Pro that would run on 10.6.8 - but that version came out YEARS ago, so I doubt it. A MacBook Pro from 2009 would be able to run OS X El Capitan, 10.11.6. The only MacBook Pros that are limited to 10.6.8 are from 2006. You can still get ...
by APT Tech
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Any issues with Mac Mojave ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Any issues with Mac Mojave ?

We made the plunge :shock: unintentionally, someone was tired of seeing the "Upgrade" prompts I guess. But I'd already tested it pretty extensively on another computer so we left it on Mojave rather than restoring a backup, and not seeing any problems.
by APT Tech
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Any issues with Mac Mojave ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Any issues with Mac Mojave ?

We're not running Mojave in production at this point, still on High Sierra. But I have tested D-Pro 1.8.1 on Mojave and so far, no issues.
by APT Tech
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: SQ lite Constraint - Primary Key Must be Unique
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: SQ lite Constraint - Primary Key Must be Unique

What version & what OS are you on? I've certainly not seen that symptom, on 1.8.1 and macOS 10.13.6
by APT Tech
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Crash when I save a show
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Crash when I save a show

Nope. What version of macOS and what version of D-Pro? Any crash logs?
by APT Tech
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Feature requests

Or maybe, for #1 send an Off and then a very short (0.1 second) delay send an On? It's pretty easy in QLab, just create a group and put both commands in there, with a 0.10 second pre-wait on the On.
by APT Tech
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Feature requests

For #1, I don't know of a good solution - I assume you're positioning movers before turning them on, something like that? If you send a 1.0 (on) to a button, and then you send it again, it doesn't re-do the command. What we do, is set up our positioning commands in a "Radio Group" so as we go throug...
by APT Tech
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Moving D-Pro to separate computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Moving D-Pro to separate computer

For anyone who's trying to do the same thing at some point :) I've learned a bit about it. In QLab, you're going to do a "Custom OSC Message". You will mostly follow the D-Pro manual, with a few very important differences. Basically, when using QLab at least, the value you send must be a decimal val...
by APT Tech
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Moving D-Pro to separate computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Moving D-Pro to separate computer

Okay, learning more about OSC and that's going to work for us. So, part of the "Variety" of reasons to move D-Pro to a dedicated computer, is to give us the ability to set "Scenes" for times other than shows. We'd like to have some wall panels with a few buttons, and allow each button to trigger a g...
by APT Tech
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Moving D-Pro to separate computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Moving D-Pro to separate computer

Dur, apparently QLab does support OSC. Time to start reading....
by APT Tech
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Moving D-Pro to separate computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Moving D-Pro to separate computer

macOS, by the way - not Windows.
by APT Tech
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Moving D-Pro to separate computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Moving D-Pro to separate computer

Right now we're using D-Pro on our production computer, and QLab (the software we use to run shows) triggers it with an IAC driver connection (Basically, an internal-to-the-computer virtual MIDI port). What we'd like to do, is move D-Pro off to a different computer for a variety of reasons (mainly, ...
by APT Tech
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: 4 lamp lighting bar - Multiple Fixtures?
Replies: 12
Views: 2347

Re: 4 lamp lighting bar - Multiple Fixtures?

Make a radio group for each light, if you want to avoid having additive cues.

Oh, never mind - you're adding a cue for one light, to a cue that affects several. Ummm.... snapshots maybe? p43 of the manual.
by APT Tech
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Restart or Advance cue in Cuelist by MIDI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Restart or Advance cue in Cuelist by MIDI?

I think you'll find that clicking that button will Pause the playlist too, so you'd also have to then click Play. But as to how you could reset a playlist to the beginning with a MIDI command - one option would be to put the playlist on two buttons in Show Control, and then add those two buttons to ...
by APT Tech
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: 4 lamp lighting bar - Multiple Fixtures?
Replies: 12
Views: 2347

Re: 4 lamp lighting bar - Multiple Fixtures?

You could move your palettes from the Buttons in Show Control over to the sub-master sliders on the right. That gives you control over them via a Fader, and via MIDI using Control Change (not Note On/Off), where you specify a Control Value between 0 and 127 which represents 0% to 100% brightness. So...
by APT Tech
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: 4 lamp lighting bar - Multiple Fixtures?
Replies: 12
Views: 2347

Re: 4 lamp lighting bar - Multiple Fixtures?

You could leave it in 16-channel mode but that would only allow you to dim the entire fixture, all 4 lights at once. If you want to dim individual lamps, the only way to do that is using discrete RGB values to set the dimmer where you want it - whether in 12-channel or 16-channel mode doesn't matter...