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  • dot2 3D
    • Install and Uninstall
      • System Requirements
      • Installation
      • Uninstall dot2 3D
    • First Steps
      • Hardware Connection
      • Create session and connect 3D
    • Data Management
      • Master/Slave
      • Coordinate system
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        • Arrangement of Objects (Align Objects)
        • Duplicate (copy 3D Objects)
        • 3D Objects
      • Assets (Information Window)
      • Properties
      • Media Database
      • Materials
      • Video Player
      • Moving Paths
      • Sessions
      • Status Bar
      • Window Layout
    • Fixture Types
    • 3D Modeling and Import
      • 3D Models Principles
      • Parameters
        • Axes
        • Rotation Axes
        • Linear Axes
        • Beam of Light
        • Automated Import
        • Assigning of Models to Fixture Types
        • Checklist for 3D Modeling
        • Creation of a 3D Model
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • dot2 3D FAQ
  • dot2 Release Notes
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Version 1.9

Create Session and Connect 3D

dot2 3D can run on the same computer as dot2 onPC or on different computers connected via Ethernet.

Requirement: Hardware connection between a dot2 console and a computer, or a dot2 onPC and a dot2 3D.

The software version of the dot2 3D and the console/onPC needs to be the same.

dot2 3D v.x.x.x.x fits to dot2 console or onPC version.

Important are the first 3 numbers. If you have different version numbers, there is no connection. Download the latest software version on www.malighting.com.

1. Start the dot2 console/onPC and the dot2 3D.
   The dot2 3D is in no session. You can see that on the broken red heart on the bottom of the window:

2. Open the Setup select Sessions

3. Select at "Connected Devices": Consoles   or onPC

3. Push the button Start new or join an existing session.

4. Push the first button New Session 1.  A show upload to the 3D should start.

5. If not, push the at the "3D" tab the Add  button and select the appropriate station "DeviceName(3D)".

You have created a session with a dot2 3D and a dot2 console/onPC.
This is indicated via the green heart on the bottom of the 3D window:

If you are in a session with a dot2 console/onPC there is no need to open showfiles via the dot2 3D.
Open the showfile directly in the Backup Menu of the dot2 console/onPC.


Showfiles saved in an older version of dot2 3D can always be opened in a newer version.
Showfiles saved in a newer version of dot2 3D cannot opened in an older version.


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