Can someone please help me, here?
I've simply hit a wall on gettin' ma3d and gma2 on pc to communicate after install.
I've watched endless, step by step videos on how to do this simple, procedural, chimpanzee install, and it fails when I get to "Add Present."
I've walked through the methodical install, here, as I performed it---I hope!
Removed all MA Lighting-related files and folders on C-Drive from previous installation
Did registry clean and defrag.
Downloaded gma2 on pc Version 184.108.40.206 from malighting.com download page
Downloaded MA3D Version 220.127.116.11 from malighting.com download page
Did fresh install of both programs
Got Windows Defender "features" block warning for both installs; I allowed access, then I deactivated WD for both installs.
Both installs seamless; no problems.
Opened both programs
Administrator user level on gma2 on pc
GMA2 on PC:
Created a show file in Backup window
Placed one Robe Megapointe, Mode 1 fixture in the patch
(everything got saved as I went)
MA Network Control window in gma2 reads "Master 1"
MA Network Control Sessions window in gma2: session is GREEN; address 169.254.117.129
MA Network Control Stations window: shows laptop, address 169.254.117.129 as "Master 1"
I go to MA Network Configuration on gma2
onPC tab showing laptop address 169.254.117.129
All other addresses match this
3D tab showing "new"; no other entries present.
Everything looks good so far
I start MA3D and go to the File/Settings/Network window to check the MA-Net IP.
MA-Net IP address reads 169.254.117.129 @ Ethernet:
The notorious little flashin' RED thingy in the upper left corner dominates the page!
Here's where it all goes to H:
Went back to MA Network Configuration on gma2
onPC tab is the same---good
there is NO ENTRY listed on the 3D tab.
I click "Add Present"; nothing happens
I wait one minute and click "Add" instead, n the left
I get the "Select Station" window; there's no entry in it.
I kill the window
The 3D tab immediately shows these three fields in RED:
Host Name: Visualizer
Session Member: yes
I also tried 127.0.0.1 @ Loopback in MA3D (yes, I restarted the program): nothing
The little red thingy in upper-left corner of MA3D still explodes every second'!%*@$&#!!!!
What is a poor soul to do...?
I'm offically stumped. If someone can tell me what's goin' on, here, there'll be a little somethin' extra in their check next week.