Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available

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Dave Brown [admin]
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Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available

Post by Dave Brown [admin] » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:33 pm

Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 Beta is available upon request. Please email me at dave@db-audioware.com for download details. Compatible with all versions of Windows and macOS (including macOS Monterey and Apple M1 processors)

What's new in this release?
  • Added 3D rendering of moving head & scanner beams. (Experimental feature, activated in Preferences)
  • Easy import of DMXIS show data (via File > Import DMXIS Data...)
  • Fixed AU & VST plugin crash on macOS
  • Supports any Enttec USB PRO compatible USB-DMX box (including the ENTTEC DMXIS, DMX USB PRO, and DMX USB PRO Mk2)
  • Crossfading between presets is now smooth.
  • Fix random sorting of macro & fixture popup menus (on macOS).
  • Added visualiser refresh rate to Preferences.
  • Check for invalid bank & preset names.
  • Bugfix - MIDI buttons were not working on Windows.
  • Fixed redraw & selection problems with channel sliders.
  • Fixed bug with oscillator/tracker controls when multiple DMX channels selected
  • Single installer now serves as both demo and retail product.
  • Removed DMXIS footswitch functionality.
  • Current preset can be reloaded, retriggering the oscillators. This lets you correct for drift in Show Buddy Setlist by reloading the current preset multiple times.
  • Various other bug fixes.
Here's a wee preview of the 3D beams.

https://youtu.be/Si8GRnrye3M
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zackhinrichs
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Re: Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available

Post by zackhinrichs » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:46 pm

Excited for this! I emailed you.

Dave Brown [admin]
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Re: Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available

Post by Dave Brown [admin] » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:17 am

I'm going to put together a short tutorial video explaining how to configure the 3D beams, but in the meantime here is an extract from the manual...

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RichG
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Re: Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available

Post by RichG » Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:28 am

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.

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Re: Show Buddy Active 2.1.3 beta available

Post by Dave Brown [admin] » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:16 pm

Thanks to everyone who has sent me feedback on the beta so far. I've added one new feature for 2.1.4 - bank & preset changes and tap tempo driven from the computer keyboard.

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This let you use PC USB foot pedals (which are just simple keyboards) for basic stage control, instead of a full MIDI footswitch. It's also handy for browsing presets from the SBA Controls tab.

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