Posts by TWal



    I am currently programming a show using Ayrton MagicBlade R.

    Suppose I am doing a simple dimmer phaser on two MagicBlade (step 1 at 100, step 2 at 0).

    If I store the phaser as a selective preset, everything is fine.

    However, if I store it as a universal preset (which I would like, since I want to use the same dimmer effects on all my fixtures) something weird happens when I apply it to the MagicBlades: it is also applied to the subfixtures! In the attached showfile, you can see it by looking at the DMX values (every R, G, B, W components are also scaled down).

    It changes a bit the lighting curve so we might say that it's not a big deal, however the real problem comes when we are starting to use MAtricks: changing the phase only impacts the fixtures and not the subfixtures, which make the effect completely different on the universal preset and the selective preset.

    Is this the intended behavior? I'm not liking it much, since it forces me to use different selective dimmer presets for the MagicBlades.

    You can see the example showfile here:

    I am using GrandMA3 onPC on Windows 10.



    The MAtricks Phase From X / Phase To X is a bit weird to me.

    Suppose I have a group of two fixtures and a simple phaser with two steps (dimmer = 100, dimmer = 0). By default, the phaser is running in a synchronized way on the two fixtures, and if I want the phaser to "alternate" between the first and the second fixture, I have to change the phase.

    If I go to the programmer and set the dimmer's phase to "0 Thru 360", it gives me what I want. However, if I go to MAtricks and set "Phase From X = 0", "Phase To X = 360", the two fixtures are synchronized.

    I have to set "Phase To X = 180" to get the desired effect.

    Is this kind of behavior expected? I personally think it lacks a bit of consistency, on big groups it might not be a problem that the first and last fixture have the same phase, but on small groups it means that we have to set Phase To = 360*(n-1)/n where n is the group size, which is not very convenient.

    I have attached a simple showfile to test the behavior I am talking about.

    I am using GrandMA3 onPC on Windows 10.

    Thank you!