Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

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kallepaa
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Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by kallepaa » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:24 am

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Hi,

Here are my clipboard scripts for DMXIS, one for copying and one for pasting. With these you can copy all channel values (oscillator, sound tracker, etc..) to another channel(s). They should work out of the box with Mac, but for Windows you should at least edit the clipboard file path in the scripts (Haven't tested this with Windows, but I guess it should work). Unfortunately I could not get the temp file libraries working so this is why the path is hard coded.

I suggest that you unzip the packet to the macros folder of DMXIS so that both of the scripts will appear under a Clipboard folder.

There are few tricks I included to the script that you should know:

When pasting to single channel, the copied channels are pasted as they were.
For example if you copied channels 1, 3 and 4, and paste to channel 5, channels are copied like this:
1 => 5, 3 => 7, 4 => 8. So you can copy some channels of a fixture to another and leave some out in the middle.

But when you select multiple channels for pasting, the clipboard will be looped until all selected channels have been edited.
So if you copy RGB values of one fixture, then select RGB values of all the other fixtures and paste.. Presto! All the fixtures now have the same RGB values.

I hope you find these scripts useful!
Maybe some day we can get the same functionality under Cmd-C and Cmd-V shortcuts.

Br, Kalle

BSmithrian
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by BSmithrian » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:37 am

Thanks for the script.
I can't find the clipboard file path for windows 10.
So I still can't get it to work.
Does anyone know what path to use for windows 10?

kallepaa
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by kallepaa » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:54 pm

Try this:

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clipboardfile = "C:\\Users\\{Username}\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\dmxis_clipboard"
Just replace {Username} with your windows username.

Actually you can use any file as long as it is not used by any other application.
For example you can create a "tmp" folder to C: root and use this path:

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clipboardfile = "C:\\tmp\\dmxis_clipboard"
Just make sure that DMXIS has the read and write privileges to the folder/file.

I hope this helps.

agent9
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by agent9 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:35 am

Thanks you for this. Its making life easier.

Steve E
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by Steve E » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:24 am

Wonderful! Thank you so much for this macro, kallepaa!

I can confirm on Windows 10 that the ' clipboardfile = "C:\\Users\\{Username}\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\dmxis_clipboard" ' path works whereas the generic ' clipboardfile = "C:\\tmp\\dmxis_clipboard" ' path did not work for me.

Cheers

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dadov
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by dadov » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:10 pm

Thx ! very useful

HellishVictor
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by HellishVictor » Sat May 23, 2020 4:09 pm

Awesome! it should come already installed on Macros folder by default.
Cheers.

RyanMcRobb
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by RyanMcRobb » Sat May 30, 2020 3:50 am

This is fantastic!!!!!!
I've already copied a bunch of my fancy RBGWAUV colours to my new RGBWAUV fixtures!!!!!

Saved heaps of time.

Thankyou so much

RyanMcRobb
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by RyanMcRobb » Sat May 30, 2020 4:25 am

I also discovered that the Copy/Paste macro works across different shows.
eg
Copy Channels 1-13 in Show File #1
Paste Channels 97-100 in Show File #2

Cool!

pete1989
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by pete1989 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:10 pm

Hi all,

I am experiencing the same setup problems on Windows 10 as the OP.

I have edited the .PY copy and paste files in Notepad so that the path given is clipboardfile = "C:\\Users\\{username}\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\dmxis_clipboard"

When I select the copy macro in DMXIS for a single channel, that seems to work and the macro output console reads "Copied 1 channels"

However, when I select the paste macro for a new channel nothing happens and the Macro Output Console reads:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Program Files (x86)/ENTTEC/DMXIS/Macros//Clipboard/PasteChannel.py", line 24, in <module>
import os.path
ImportError: No module named os.path

Can anybody please shed some light on where I might have gone wrong?

Many thanks!

[highlight]Just to update I realised my failure was all operator error! I had inadvertently deleted the Python folder from the Macros just after extracting the original zip file. After reinstalling DMXIS and repeating the path edit, Paste now works fine. Thank you for a brilliant extra kallepaa! [/highlight]

FAster77
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Re: Clipboard copy-paste scripts for DMXIS

Post by FAster77 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:06 pm

I used this macro in Showbuddy Active with mojave, worked great! but now I'm on a new machine with macos catalina..

Even when I try to just copy one channel to another I get "Error: not enough channels available!"

Can somebody help me?

thanks in advance

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