Posts by Ringen


    Yes, this is the change.

    But I don't understand why..
    The defined Part in a Preset affects the Programmer? - Always? What Preset?

    I would think that in the Programmer the SELECTED Part would be a good Part to use when "activating values in the programmer via the encoders."

    #8 (

    I can no longer use Programmer Parts..

    As soon as I change an Attribute it switches back to Part Zero.

    Could it have something to do with this 'Improvement' mentioned in the Release Notes?

    ....This defined part will also be used when activating values in the programmer via the encoders.

    How can it come up, that a GM won't have any effect on my Output?

    I've noticed that if a fixture have sub-fixtures with individual Dim you need to have the sub-fixtures in the Group used for group master.
    E.g. select Fixtures / Press Down / Store Group

    When you assign a Group Master it uses the selected Exec Config for some reason (bug?)
    You might have to define the fader as a master.

    Check settings for the group (Edit Settings) and see if MODE is set.

    If you have another group master for the same fixtures somewhere it could cause problems.

    It could also be that the Fixture Type is missing a setting.
    (Grand and Group seems to do the same thing to me..)

    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)?


    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.


    It's hard to get a full hour of work done without running into a new bug.

    Now XBlock has lost count... "XBlock 2" gives me 1, 2 or 3 fixtures selected while next'ing through.

    Seems to have something to do with shuffled selection order, but must be something more to it...

    This is expected. Tapping on a fixture in the fixture sheet adds that fixture to the end of your selection (more accurately, it adds it at the location of the cursor as shown in the selection grid). If you already had the fixture selected, then it moves to the end of the selection. By the way, this is also how it worked in MA2.

    Are you sure?
    I found it confusing.
    Have not really used MA2 much, but since my desk for some reason can start in MA2 mode too I thought I'd give it a try.

    In MA2 it does add the fixture I tap to the end of the selection, but it doesn't disappear under my fingertip!

    Only if I disable and re-enable 'Fixture Sort' will I see the new selection order in MA2.

    This makes more sense to me.

    That's also how it works in MA3 with Prog Only OFF by the way...

    #5 - Confirmed by MA

    If you load a show with unsaved changes in your current show you get a dialog.

    Choosing "Do not Save" in this dialog is not respected and the show is saved anyway!

    If I don't want to save it's usually because another bug has messed up something so this was a nasty one.

    #4 - Confirmed by MA

    Clone Fixture 1 At Fixture 2 If Sequence 1

    This works (Not really - see below) , BUT it also changes values for other Fixtures in the Sequence!!

    Tried to do the same within a World with only Fixture 1 and 2 - Same problem

    Tried to set World as input filter - Same problem

    This was with the option "Overwrite" - I don't think it means overwrite fixtures not specified....?

    Although it makes no sense it could have something to do with the fact that the fixtures cloned and the other fixtures share some presets.

    Digging deeper I noticed that the Source Fixture also is changed in the sequence!

    And the Destination Fixture didn't get the values from the Source SO totally 100% useless for me at the moment.


    In a Fixture Sheet with Fixture Sort ON and Prog Only ON:

    I select some fixtures and they show up

    I try to select the NAME-cell for one of the Fixtures - That Fixture is sent to the bottom (Same for FID-cell)

    Only way to select the cell you want is when your fixture is at the bottom.

    I assume this is wrong, but if not I would like to know the purpose.

    To confirm, you don't have the screen encoder enabled in your user profile?

    Correct - I use all 5 encoders for Attributes

    What fixtures? Which attributes? What resolution and readout?

    All Fixtures, All Attributes, All resolutions and readouts (That I have tried)

    Best seen with resolution Fine:

    I adjust from 0 to 5
    Then I press and adjust to 20 (With multiply 5)

    I release and continue adjusting and it starts from 5 again

    If I press it starts from 20 and so on...

    If I wait 2 seconds after I release before I continue to turn it seems to work...

    This was a new show with Alpha Spot QWO 800 from MA3 library adjusting Dim

    #2 - Confirmed by MA

    Using the Dual Encoders 'Press and turn' option with multiply makes values jump all over.
    Also when you release and continue to turn you get a huge jump.

    (Inner encoder with default settings)

    Very promising options but was this tested before release at all?
    It's so far out I'm wondering if I have a hardware error?

    Update. Testing on a 16-bit parameter it was easier to see what was going on.
    The current value is not transferred when you press/release so it's actually keeping two different values counting...

    I will report several issues in the same post to reduce number of topics.
    Feel free to add to the list.

    I'm hoping someone with the necessary powers could report them to MA and leave a note if they do.

    A warning if you plan to try that..

    I've had cues changing all by themselves.

    Could not reproduce the initial problem but found another during my try:

    I open the showfile and the cue is running ok
    I import a sequence to the show, in the exact moment I press the Import button the already running cue is changed!

    What does the software do during import??

    Even if I now re-load show without saving it has already been saved with this cue changed.

    What happens in the cue is that Step 2 of a phaser just disappears.