• grandMA2 User Manual
  • grandMA2 Quick Start Guide
  • MA 3D
    • Help from MA technical support
    • Symbols used
    • Introduction
    • Install and Uninstall
      • System Requirements
      • Installation
      • Uninstall MA 3D
    • First Steps
      • Hardware connection
      • Start MA 3D
      • Create a Session
    • Data Management
      • Master/Slave
      • Coordinate system
    • Program Surface
      • Menu Bar
        • Menu Bar - File Menu
        • Settings
        • Edit
        • Functions
        • Tools
        • View
        • Help
      • Tool Bar
      • Main Windows
        • Stage View
        • Mouse + Keyboard Actions
        • 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
      • Windows Layout
    • Fixture Types
    • 3D Modeling and Import
      • Workflow
      • 3D Modeling Principles
      • Creation of a 3D Model
      • Creation of a 3D Fixture Model
      • Import 3D Model to MA 3D
      • Assigning of 3D Models to Fixture Types
      • Checklist for 3D Modeling
      • Automated import
      • Parameters
        • Axes
        • Rotation Axes
        • Linear Axes
        • Beam of Light (Cone)
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • MA 3D FAQ
  • MA VPU
  • Release Notes
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Version 3.3

Assets (Information Window)

The default window layout gives you the assets window and the properties window at the right screen border.

It is useful to have them both visible together.

If you click on an element in the assets window, the properties window gives you the properties to the selected element.

The assets window is a tree structure view including

  • Cameras
  • 3D Objects
  • Videos
  • grandMA2
  • Media Database

In the assets window you can

  • select objects
  • add groups
  • group objects
  • select children
  • delete objects
Titlebar Icon Description
Adds a new group folder in the tree structure of the 3D Objects.
Creates a new group of the selected 3D Objects.
Selects the children of a group.
Deletes selected objects in the tree

The icons next to the cameras or the 3D objects displays the status. Click on the icon to change the status.

Camera Icon Description
You can step via keyboard (space button) to the next camera. Not selected cameras are ignored.
3D Object Icon Description
Follow function of the 3D object surface is on / off.
3D object is selectable or not in the stage view.
3D object is visible / invisible in the stage view.
Console properties like MA Net settings, Follow spot from console, Units (change units from meter to inch etc.)
Hint:
If you want to change the unit e.g. from meters to feet open the grandMA2 tree in the assets window, select 'Units' and switch the unit to 'feet'.

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