• grandMA2 User Manual
  • grandMA3 Mode2
  • grandMA2 Quick Start Guide
  • grandMA2 Quick Manual onPC solutions
  • 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


Creating an MA session, or inviting session members is an exclusive grandMA2 console or onPC feature. If the grandMA2 console is connected and a session is started within the console, the show file will be transferred to the 3D. So the synchronization of the grandMA2 console and the MA 3D data is guaranteed. The 2 possible states of the connection are indicated by the heart in the status bar. The blinking of the heart indicates the communication between the grandMA2 console and the MA 3D.

Heart is broken and red: MA 3D has not joined a session. The connection state is 'Standalone'.

Heart is blinking green: MA 3D has joined a session. The connection state is 'Slave'.

With the start of a new session (Create) the session founder (grandMA2 console or onPC) overwrites all data of the other members. Inviting can be disabled by changing the state of the button "Invite Enabled" to "Invite Disabled" in the sessions window.

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