• grandMA2 User Manual
  • grandMA3 Mode2
  • grandMA2 Quick Start Guide
  • grandMA2 Quick Manual onPC solutions
  • MA 3D
  • MA VPU
    • Introduction
      • Help from MA technical support
      • System requirements
    • For your Safety
    • Functions and Features
      • Transition from grandMA video to MA VPU
      • Teaser Mode
      • Comparison VPU plus / VPU basic / VPU light
    • Main Features
      • Installation and Maintenance
        • Startup
        • Software update
          • Service Packs
        • Update of Fixture Types
        • Backup
          • Handling backups with the VPU
          • Start Acronis on VPUs with serial Numbers up to # 86 on
          • Start Acronis on VPUs with serial Numbers from # 87
          • Restoring an image with Acronis
          • Storing an image with Acronis
          • Backup the VPU content after shipment
        • Access VPU via Network
        • Version of grandMA desk or grandMA onPC (off-line)
        • IP Addresses
          • IP Address of the PC
          • Art-Net IP Address
        • EDID Manager
        • CITP / MSEX Protocol
    • Communication with the grandMA Desk Series
      • Connection with the grandMA desk
      • Connection with the grandMA onPC (off-line) software
      • Connection States
    • Data Management
      • Master slave
      • Principle function diagram
      • Layer Properties
      • Layer Reference
      • Virtual Outputs
        • Virtual Output: Configuration of a TripleHead2Go Digital Port
      • Predefined Constellation
    • Several MA VPU applications in one grandMA show
    • Quickstart with grandMA2
    • Program surface
      • Internal Touch-Screen VPU plus
      • Internal Screen VPU light
      • Menu Bar
        • File...
        • View...
        • Render...
        • Help...
      • Toolbar
      • Status Bar
      • Preview
      • Multi Preview
      • Content Editor
        • Content: Image Pool (I-Pool)
        • Content: Text Ticker
        • Content: Eff1 Type...Eff4 Type
        • Content: 3D Objects
        • Content: Mask
      • Warper
        • Warper Fullscreen View
        • Warper Basic Operation
        • Warping
      • File Browser
    • Features Attributes and Functions
    • Order of Effect Execution
    • Softedging
    • Keystoning
    • Pixel Mapper
      • VPU - Pixel Mapper Graphical View
        • Pixel Mapper Toolbar
        • Pixel Mapper Editor
      • VPU - Pixel Mapper Grid View
      • Console - VPU Pixel Mapper View
    • Creation of customized 3D Objects
    • Content Specifications
      • Rovi Total CodeStudio for converting your content into MPEG2
      • Hap Content Converter
    • Warnings
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • FAQ and Troubleshooting
    • Supplement MA Lighting
      • Intended use
      • Data
      • Symbols and warning labels
      • Transport
      • General Safety Instructions
      • Electric shock warning on the rear of the grandMA
      • Safety and Environment
      • Quickstart Connect VPU plus
      • Quickstart Connect VPU light
      • Switching the apparatus On/Off
      • Maintenance
      • Conformity
  • Release Notes
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Version 3.9

VPU - Pixel Mapper Grid View

Via the tab 'Grid View’ you can switch to the Grid View of the Pixel Mapper:

Pixel Mapper Editor - Grid View
Pixel Mapper Editor - Grid View

This view offers an overview about all used fixtures of the selected output.
Most values can be edited directly in the grid. Vales which can not be edited are displayed in light grey.
Selected fixtures are displayed with an orange background. Patch collisions are indicated and marked red.

You can use common functions like:

Multiselection: select first row while pressing <Shift> and select last row (still hold <Shift>)--> all rows inbetween are selected.
Select or deselect several rows by pressing Ctrl. Press F2 for editing a value and all selected values will take over the new value.
Selecting multiple values can also be done by using the rubberband, means to lasso a certain area.
The edit control (to type in the value) can be opened by a left mouse click on a selected value.
Holding <Ctrl> while lassoing (selecting) values allows toggling the selection.
The selection of several rows (multiselection) is marked by green frames.
All green highlighted values values of the same column will take over the new value.

Export- Import to Excel: You can Export or Import the panels to an Excel (.csv) file via the context menu

Copy & Paste from an Excel Sheet:
Note: you can only do this on a Media PC or on a external PC running the VPU Software. Only the Name of the fixture, PosX, PosY and Rot can be manipulated.
If you want to use the functionality in combination with a VPU, this external PC has to be in a session with the VPU or the same showfile that you just edited.
It has to be uploaded to the VPU afterwards. Create an Excel sheet or Tab separated .txt file that fits the options in the VPU change all cells to the desired values:

Excel Spreadsheet

Copy these settings to the clipboard by pressing CTRL + C (only values shall be selected, not the headline, numerical values comma or Tab separated, so e.g. only values like “2,3” are valid.
Open the VPU software; go to the grid view in the pixel mapper mode.
Select the row, where you want to insert new values:

Pixel Mapper editor - Grid view
Pixel Mapper editor - Grid view

Right click into the grid view and select “Paste”. The result looks like this:

Pixel Mapper editor - Grid view
Pixel Mapper editor - Corrected Grid view after pasting

You can change Name, PosX, PosY und Rot of the panel. If you select e.g. only PosX in the Excel Sheet (and copy that into the clipboard), then set the marker in the cell from where you want to change the values and you paste this information into the VPU software, only these values will be overwritten. So selected copy paste is possible as well.

If no real keyboard is connected you can use the on screen keyboard to enter values into the grid.
Therefore do a right mouse click into the grid.

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