Today we saw history be made. grandMA released their new MA3 lighting console for the world to first look at in the flesh. This was the reason I had flown all this way! For those that couldn't guess, I didn't waste my time. I managed to grab an interview with one of the MA [...]
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After way too many hours to count (I counted, it was 24 hours of travel) I am finally in Frankfurt where the internet is good (which is great for content) and the beer and spirits are decent! Hurrah! I always try to book travel dates separate to show and exhibition dates just because it is easier [...]
The time has finally come. The ConsoleTraining team is heading to Pro Light and Sound in Frankfurt, Germany. This is the first in hopefully many posts on the temporary Pro Light and Sound blog. Obviously, we booked our tickets when the news of grandMA3 being announced as we needed to be there to report and [...]
Alex covers the fixture cloning function found on grandMA2 and demonstrates why the "follow mode" isn't always the best for position creation
Yesterday I got a call asking how to do offset timing for parameters (so everything doesn't fade at once) Which lead me to ask a few questions and eventually got an answer. But that wasn't good enough for me and a fellow programmer. We wanted to do it via a macro and whats more we [...]
Updated: 9/7/15 By now most of you must have seen all those pretty MA2 layout views with nice colour palettes and gobos, like this one Colour Layout- Credit Werner Dries Today we are going to provide you with a super simple way of implementing this in your showfiles.
Here we have a simple plug-in for MA2 Version 3.1 that enables control of console Littlites via a DMX channel! https://vimeo.com/112992448 (PS. Screw you red pen guy.) Download the script here. This example plug-in demonstrates the uses of a continual loop to poll (grab) a DMX channel, and use it's value to control the LittLites [...]
Custom made, left-handed layout, MA2 Command Wing Arcade Executors, in an MA1 Colour Scheme ;) MA Lighting were thinking ahead when they provided us with a port on the MA2 Command Wing and Console range that easily allows us to control functions of the software by external stimulus, namely via the “DC Remote” port [...]
Here's the MAnual for the storage of Effects in a Preset. At the end I´ll give you a short overview about the advantages compared to Effect Templates. Let´s go. 1.) How to store an effect in a Preset? That´s pretty easy. Just make sure, that the effect values are active in the programmer. Press the [...]
This is part two of the series of articles by our new writer Alex. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in our FAQ! 2.1 The sequence options Assign sequence 1 /track=on /CueZero=off= /cuezeroextract=off /releasefirststep=on /info=“text“ /track=on – here on/off is possible. This will set tracking to on or off. /cuezero=off – [...]