1.5.2.3 Parameter Count

  • Hi ,

    When i start new show - parameter count is 0.

    When i add 1x 8bit dimmer - parameter count is 15 ?

    When i remove dimmer from patch - parameter count is 14 !

    NOW i have 3 dimmers - parameter count is 22 (SIC!)

    after remove all 3 dimmers - parameter count is 19 ?



  • The "Used Parameters" count includes virtual parameters (such as virtual dimmers for LEDs that don't have a real dimmer attribute) and parameters for the global fixtures of each fixture type in your show. Not all of them count against your license though. To see how many parameters are actually being counted against your license you can look at the {DMX Universes} menu in Patch / Live Patch and find the "Coarse Params" column.

  • Oh, Parameter-Count! The big mystery on MA for Newbies... :)


    But there at the Coarse Params Column I can only see how many Parameters per Universe I used. Do I have to add them to get the real parameter count that is used füor my kind of license/hardware (so max of 4096 P. for onPC)?


    And is it true, that if I have e.g. 4096 possible Parameters (for onPC usage) and I start to adress from 1.1 on forward, that the first about 8 Universes (4096 / 512 =about 8 Universes) will be used to get DMX-Data from them so I should use Universe 10 (or 11 or above - depending on the amount of 16 or 24 Bit Channels I use...) and above (because of a Parameter is NOT similar to a DMX Channel) for Lamps that are patched but not for use (e.g. to not forget the adress I used former)?

    RUN DMX! With my MA3-Wing, Vizkey, and 2K onPC-Node. :)

  • And is it true, that if I have e.g. 4096 possible Parameters (for onPC usage) and I start to adress from 1.1 on forward, that the first about 8 Universes (4096 / 512 =about 8 Universes) will be used to get DMX-Data from them so I should use Universe 10 (or 11 or above - depending on the amount of 16 or 24 Bit Channels I use...) and above (because of a Parameter is NOT similar to a DMX Channel) for Lamps that are patched but not for use (e.g. to not forget the adress I used former)?

    Yes

    License will by default allow universe 1 and up as long as the available parameters take you.
    BUT you can override this pr. universe in the universe pool so you could get output from universe 50 if you need to.