• grandMA3 User Manual
    • Introduction
      • About the manual
      • Symbols used in the manual
      • System requirements grandMA3 onPC
      • Installation of grandMA3 onPC
    • Device Overview
      • grandMA3 console
      • grandMA3 replay unit
      • grandMA3 processing units
      • grandMA3 onPC command wing
      • Keys
        • Keys Overview
        • . [Dot]
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    • System Overview
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        • Calculate parameters
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    • First Steps
      • Unpack the device
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      • Connect USB mouse and USB keyboard
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      • Connect Audio In
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      • Connect Ethernet
      • Connect DC Remote In
      • Turn on the console the first time
    • Show File Management
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        • . [Dot]
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        • <<< [GoFastBackward]
        • >>> [GoFastForward]
        • - [Minus]
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        • Create pool object
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    • Networking
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      • Session
        • Create a session
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        • Create a custom key
    • DMX In and Out
      • DMX port configuration
      • Ethernet DMX
        • Art-Net menu
        • sACN menu
    • Single User and Multi User Systems
      • Create User
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    • Patch and Fixture Setup
      • What are fixtures
      • Add fixtures to the show
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      • Remove fixtures from the show
      • Position fixtures in the 3D space
      • 3D Window
      • Camera Pool
      • Stages
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      • Attribute definitions
        • Activation group
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    • Operate Fixtures
      • What is the programmer
      • Fixture sheet
      • Using the color picker
      • Align
      • Selection window
    • Scribbles
      • Create scribbles
      • Edit scribbles
      • Assign scribbles
      • Delete scribbles
    • Images
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      • Create appearances
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    • Groups
      • Create groups
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      • Group masters
    • Presets
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      • Create presets
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      • Delete presets
    • Worlds and Filters
      • At filter
      • Create a world
      • Create a filter
      • Use a world or filter
      • Delete a world
      • Delete a filter
    • Cues and Sequences
      • What is tracking
      • Look at cues and sequences
      • Sequence settings
      • Store cues
      • Store options and preferences
      • Play back cues
      • Cue timing
    • Executors
      • Assign object to an executor
      • Executor configurations
      • Running playbacks
    • Phasers
      • Step bar
      • Phaser editor
      • Create sinus dimmer phaser
    • Macros
      • Create macros
      • Edit macros
      • Assign macros to keys and buttons
    • Timecode
      • Toggle view mode
      • What are timecode slots
    • Layouts
      • Create a layout
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      • Edit layout
      • Layout view settings
      • Edit layout view
      • Edit layout elements
    • System Information
      • Date and time
      • Clock
      • System info
    • Update the Software
      • Update grandMA3 consoles
      • Update grandMA3 xport nodes
    • Fixture Types
      • Import fixture types
        • Import GDTF
      • Build fixture types
        • Insert fixture types
        • Insert DMX modes
        • Insert geometries
        • Insert models
        • Link models to geometries
        • Link DMX modes to geometries
      • Export fixture types
        • Export GDTF
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual consoles
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual nodes
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual processing
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC solutions
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual DIN-Rail
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Version 1.0

What are Executors

Table of contents of this topic

The Executors are handles and controls to other objects.

They are often used to control sequences, but they can control other objects.

The idea is that an object (for instance a sequence) is assigned to the executor. The executor is then controlling the object. Several executors can control the same object.

A sequence assigned to an executor is actually running cues from the sequence pool. In essence the executor is manipulating or sending commands to the sequence in the pool.

 

Executors are physical buttons, knobs, and faders on the grandMA3 consoles, the grandMA3 extension, and the grandMA3 onPC command wing. They can also be represented as on-screen virtual executors - these can be viewed and operated in the Playback Window.

Read more about the physical executor hardware in the Executor Elements topic.

There are 4 rows of executors. The bottom row is numbered from 101 and up. This row only have a single executor button. The row above is numbered from 201 and up. This row have a button and the fader. Next row is from 301 and up. This row have a button and a rotating knob. The top row are from 401 and up. This row also have a button and a rotating knob.

The Xkeys are also executors. The buttons labeled X1 to X8 are executor 291 til 298. The buttons labeled X9 til X16 are executors 191 til 198.

Executors are organized in wings. There are vertically 15 columns of executors on a Wing. They are organized in sections of 5. There is 60 (15 columns x 4 rows) executors on a wing. There are 6 wings for a total of 360 (6 wing x 60 executors) executors plus the 16 from the Xkeys - total is 376.

The physical device might have fewer executors, then the amount existing in the software. For instance the grandMA3 compact console have 2 x 5 columns of executors.

 

Executor pages

This is just on one page. It is possible to create up to 1000 executor pages. Each page can have their own setup of executors. Executors that are active on one page are still active when the page is changed to another.

The pages can be seen and labeled in the Page Pool - it can be created as a window.

Page pool with page 1 selected.

The page pool is also available as a pop-up, that can be opened by tapping the middle part of the page selector.

Tap the middle part of the page selector to open the page pool pop-up

There are no functional differences between the pool as a pop-up or as a window.

Pages are automatically created when the Page+ and Page- keys are used scroll trough the pages. The up and down arrows in the page selector can also be used to change page just like the physical keys.

A page can also be created using the following syntax:

Store Page page_number

 

Executor labels

The letterbox screens show the labels for the executors. The bottom of the left command screen shows the labels for the Xkeys.

Mini executor bar for the first section of 5 x 4 executors

The entire mini executor bar is described in more details in the Mini executor bar topic.

The labels display how the encoders are grouped, what object they are controlling and what handle function each executor have.

Read more about how to change all these things in the Assign object to an Executor topic.

The labels takes appearance and scribbles from the object assigned. For example if a sequence have a special appearance then this appearance is also displayed in the mini executor bar.

 

Playback Window

The playback window is a virtual representation of the physical executors. Labels indicate the assigned handles but currently not the objects.

Playback window

The window automatically adjusts the amount of visible executors based on the width of the window. This means that a window can minimum have 5 x 4 executors  and a maximum of 15 x 4. The minimum size of the window to display a section of 15 executors is 10,5 squares on a screen.

Tap the WingID button in the title bar to select one of the 6 different wings.

The Select WingID pop-up is used to select one of the 6 wings

Tap the desired wing in the list to select it.




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