Posts by Luke


    Hi Haakke,

    To just output dimmer in gMA3 3D, select the fixture along with its sub-fixture and then press Full.

    A shortcut to select fixture & sub-fixture(s) together would be to type <Fixture ID> followed by "."(dot) and then press Full.

    Ex: Fixture 1. Full

    Why does this happen?

    At the moment, the 3D only visualises the sub-dimmers that are defined hierarchically within the geometry of the fixture.

    The geometrical references that allow referring of instances to individual geometry outside the parent body of the fixture (like "Aura" in this case) are not visualised.

    You can see the differences when you look at Martin Mac Aura XB [Extended].

    Of course, this only affects the 3D and not the actual DMX output.

    Besides, this kind of control actually helps for certain fixtures like Vari-Lite VL5LED Wash, where the Main Dimmer control should not also control the LED Blades.

    Regardless, there are plans to improve this handling better than what we had previously.

    I hope that answers your question :)




    In summary, you need Fixture's Attributes on Faders(you could probably edit your Title/Subject to this maybe ?).

    This is not possible at the moment at least.

    There is a wish for ChannelPages to be implemented in gMA3.

    If this is implemented, then you could assign each attribute to an individual fader.

    FYI, in gMA2, this command did the job:

    Assign Fixture 1 Attribute Thru At ChannelFader 1.1

    The faders can then also replicate the actual value of the fixture, when you are running a Cue, etc, like you asked.

    Hope that helps!




    It happens when the console is not properly shutdown.

    See if you can reproduce it by directly turning it OFF (not recommended normally).

    If yes, then please make sure that you shutdown console properly from next time.

    If the problem occurs even when you shutdown properly, then please contact your distributor.

    Hope that helps,


    Hi Johannes,

    shared > lib_fixture_types > gobos > user is the right folder.

    We covered this topic as a part of our MA Tips, please a take a look here ;)

    Hope that's helpful!



    Hi Remi,

    Did you contact the fixture manufacturer for this file?

    I couldn't find any DMX Charts for ADJ Vizi Wash Z19 (v1.7).

    On their User Manual, they have (>v1.6); do those channels work for your fixture?




    Auf Deutsch:

    Das ist keine moglich.

    Sie mochten eine WLAN-Router.

    Weil, die network traffic auf den dot2 software muss am node gehen und auch ein wireless transmitter, fur die web-server access.

    In Englisch:

    This is not possible.

    You will need a Wireless router.

    Because the network traffic of the dot2 software must go to the node as well as a wireless transmitter in order for you access the web-server.




    If you are referencing to this message:

    Could not open file C:\ProgramData\MALightingTechnology\gma3_1.2.0\system\config/Console.dat for reading

    It's nothing to worry about and it's not the reason for the software not starting.

    What are the specs of your computer?




    If you are using TCP, you will need to establish a session with the gMA3 software.

    On Packet Sender, you can set the Persistent TCP to ON, this will establish and maintain the session as long as the TCP window is open.

    On other applications, make sure that the specific TCP port is open for connection.

    Are you able to use TCP port 8000 instead of 8035, by any chance?

    Usually, if gMA3 is receiving the message and the command is not executed, like Ryan pointed, it should be the "Receive CMD", but I see that's not your case.

    If possible, please send the picture of the full-screen.



    PS. I'm using v1.2.0.2

    Hi /Max,

    I couldn't re-create this problem; no matter what, I'm always able to change the value of the Group Master, either through EditOption or through the master assigned on the executors. I'd assume it's something to do with the showfile.

    Which software version and operating system are you using?

    Could you send your showfile to



    Hello Selvam,

    Can you describe where exactly the update process is failing?

    To download v1.1.3.2, visit the website here.

    Click on Software + Release Notes followed by choosing the download file for your system.

    For MA Hardware, click on grandMA3 Software

    For Windows 10, click on grandMA3 onPC Software for Windows.

    For macoS, click on grandMA3 onPC Software for macOS.



    Hi sandersalden,

    The reason for modifying the long-press-update is to benefit the showfiles with busking needs.

    To allow for operators to press and hold a pool object and release it at the right timing, fashioning an easier trigger.

    Try it out ;)

    Hence, the long-press update works on View Bar (more precisely: Views assigned on Vew Bar ;) )



    Hi Bentoy,

    This seems to be a bug.

    A phaser is loosing it's references when changing other properties like Speed, Phase, Transition, etc.

    Additionally, it also requires an 'Integrate' for the first step.

    Will get back shortly.


    This is a confirmed bug and we hope to fix in the upcoming versions.

    Thank you very much!



    Hi Kai,

    Here is what I tried.

    In gMA2:

    • Patch the required fixtures .
    • Go to Backup > Internal > Export to grandMA3 1.1.3

    The showfile is exported with the same name as it is in gMA2.

    In gMA3:

    • Menu > Backup > Internal
    • Load the exported-gMA2 showfile.
    • Menu > Patch > Fixture Types
    • Select the required Fixtures and press "Export"
    • Leave the name space as it is (<Default>)
    • Then load your actual showfile you are building.
    • Go to Menu > Patch > Insert New Fixture
    • Go to the "User" tab and you will find your fixtures

    Hope that helps.



    Hi Caleb,

    Can you please explain what you mean by "enabling the grand master"?

    By "grand master", I assume you're referring to the Black Out fader that is on the bottom right corner of the onPC software.

    Am I correct?

    Maybe some pictures or a short video could help :)