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  • 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 3.9


If an object is selected the Materials window shows all used materials (texture images) of the object. Select the material in the Material window and you can change its properties (diffuse color, emissive color, specular power, texture) in the property window. The results can be viewed directly in the Stage View window.


Video file formats for textures

Format and File Name Extension Licensing
VP8 (.webm) Not necessary
VP9 (.webm) Not necessary
MPEG-2 Elementary Stream (for example .mpv, m2v) Additional license required
MPEG-4 (.avi, .mov) Additional license required

Image file formats for textures

Format and File Name Extension
Bitmap (.bmp)
JPG and JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) 
CompuServe GIF (.gif) 
Portable Network Graphics (.png) 
Tagged Image File Format (.tif, .tiff) 

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