• 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

Introduction

 

MA Lighting´s visualizer and preprograming studio – the PC software MA 3D – is an extremely powerful tool created for the visualization and design of three-dimensional stage layouts. Conventional and moving light fixtures can be displayed together with any grandMA2 console or the grandMA2 onPC program. 

MA 3D allows a straight forward design and setup of any custom stage or scenery layout with its 2D drawing facilities and a library of basic graphical elements. Multiple windows – both in 2D or 3D view with any camera angle – can be opened simultaneously and are updated in real time. All stage elements can be positioned in x, y, z directions and can also be rotated about their axes. This equipment can be moved freely in the 3D space via the grandMA2 console. 

One of the many advantages of MA 3D is that it is stored in the same show file in the grandMA2 system. No matter where you are or what type of grandMA2 console or MA equipment you use you always have the complete show file with you!

The MA 3D application runs on powerful Windows® PCs and communicates with the grandMA2 console via network. 


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