• 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
      • Screen Allocation
      • Keyboard shortcuts
      • Keys
        • . [Dot]
        • <<< [GoFastBackward] | Black
        • >>> [GoFastForward] | Flash
        • - [Minus]
        • + [Plus]
        • / [Slash] | * [Asterisk/Multiply]
        • At
        • Assign
        • Align
        • Blind
        • Clear
        • Channel
        • Copy
        • Cue
        • Down
        • Delete
        • Esc
        • Edit
        • Freeze
        • Full
        • Fixture
        • Group
        • Goto
        • Go+ [large]
        • Go- [large]
        • Go+ | Temp
        • Go- | Top
        • Help
        • Highlt [Highlight]
        • If
        • Learn | Rate1
        • List
        • MA
        • Menu
        • Move
        • Next
        • Numeric keys | arrows
        • Oops
        • On
        • Off
        • Pause [large]
        • Pause | Fix
        • Page+
        • Page-
        • Please
        • Power
        • Preset
        • Prvw [Preview]
        • Prev [Previous]
        • Select
        • SelFix [SelectFixture]
        • Sequ [Sequence]
        • Set
        • Solo
        • Stomp
        • Store
        • Thru
        • Time
        • Up
        • Update
        • U1
        • U2
        • X1 | Clone
        • X2 | Link
        • X3 | Grid
        • X4 | Layout
        • X5 | Step
        • X6 | TC
        • X7 | View
        • X8 | DMX
        • X9
        • X10
        • X11
        • X12
        • X13 | Phaser
        • X14 | Macro
        • X15 | Page
        • X16 | Exec
        • XKeys
      • Control elements
        • Dual encoders
        • Level wheel
        • Grand master
        • Executor elements
        • Custom section
        • Master section
    • System Overview
      • Standalone device
      • Locally networked devices
      • World server
      • Parameters
        • Calculate parameters
        • Expand the amount of parameters
    • First Steps
      • Unpack the device
      • Check scope of delivery
      • Position the device
      • Connect power
      • Connect desk light
      • Connect external screens
      • Connect USB mouse and USB keyboard
      • Connect DMX
      • Connect Audio In
      • Connect SMPTE (LTC)
      • Connect Ethernet
      • Connect DC Remote In
      • Connect grandMA3 extension
      • Turn on the console the first time
    • Show File Management
    • Workspace
      • User interface
        • Configuration of Displays
        • Desk lock
        • User-defined area
        • Command line
        • Control bar
        • View buttons
        • Grand master
        • Tables in general
      • Gestures
      • Command section
      • Master controls
      • Playback controls
      • Allocation of displays
      • Encoder bar
        • Feature group control bar
        • Encoder toolbar
      • Calculator
      • Colors
        • System
        • Markers
        • Color theme
      • Icons
    • Command Syntax and Keywords
      • General syntax rules
        • Object keywords
        • Function keywords
        • Helping keywords
      • All keywords
        • / [Slash]
        • . [Dot]
        • .. [DotDot]
        • = [Equal]
        • <<< [GoFastBackward]
        • >>> [GoFastForward]
        • - [Minus]
        • * [Asterisk]
        • % [Percent]
        • + [Plus]
        • Absolute
        • Acceleration
        • Action
        • ActivationGroup
        • Align
        • AlignTransition
        • Appearance
        • Assign
        • At
        • Attribute
        • Black
        • Blind
        • Block
        • BPM
        • Camera
        • Call
        • ChangeDestination
        • Channel
        • ChannelSet
        • Chat
        • Clear
        • ClearActive
        • ClearAll
        • ClearSelection
        • Clone
        • CmdDelay
        • ColorTheme
        • ColorThemeLibrary
        • Configuration
        • Console
        • Copy
        • Cue
        • CueDelay
        • CueFade
        • CueInDelay
        • CueInFade
        • CueOutDelay
        • CueOutFade
        • CurrentUser
        • CurrentUserProfile
        • Cut
        • DataPool
        • Deceleration
        • Decimal8
        • Decimal24
        • Default
        • Delay
        • Delete
        • DelGlobalVar
        • DelUserVar
        • Dismiss
        • Display
        • DMXAddress
        • DMXReadout
        • DMXUniverse
        • Down
        • Drive
        • Echo
        • Edit
        • EditOption
        • Eject
        • Effect
        • EndIf
        • Exchange
        • Executor
        • Export
        • Extract
        • Extension
        • Fade
        • FaderMaster
        • FaderRate
        • FaderSpeed
        • FaderTemp
        • FaderX
        • FeatureGroup
        • Filter
        • Fix
        • Fixture
        • FixtureType
        • FixtureTypeLibrary
        • Flip
        • Flash
        • Fog
        • Font
        • Freeze
        • Full
        • GDTFLibrary
        • Gel
        • GetGlobalVar
        • GetUserVar
        • Global
        • Go+
        • Go-
        • Goto
        • Grid
        • Group
        • Help
        • Hex8
        • Hex24
        • Highlight
        • Houselights
        • Hz
        • If
        • IfOutput
        • Image
        • Import
        • Index
        • Insert
        • Integrate
        • Interface
        • Invert
        • Invite
        • IP
        • Join
        • Keyboard
        • KeyboardShortcuts
        • Knockin
        • Label
        • Language
        • Layout
        • LearnRate
        • LearnSpeed
        • Leave
        • Library
        • List
        • ListOwner
        • ListRef
        • Load
        • Loaded
        • LoadShow
        • Lock
        • Login
        • Logout
        • Lowlight
        • Lua
        • Macro
        • MacroLibrary
        • Master
        • Media
        • Menu
        • MenuLibrary
        • Move
        • MyRunningMacro
        • MyRunningSequence
        • NewShow
        • Next
        • Node
        • NonDim
        • Normal
        • Off
        • On
        • OnPC
        • OSC
        • Oops
        • Page
        • Part
        • Park
        • Paste
        • Patch
        • Pause
        • Percent
        • PercentFine
        • Phase
        • Physical
        • Plugin
        • PluginLibrary
        • Preset
        • Press
        • Previous
        • Programmer
        • Property
        • PU
        • Pyro
        • Rate1
        • Readout
        • Reboot
        • Recast
        • Relative
        • Release
        • ReloadPlugins
        • ReloadUI
        • Remote
        • RemoteCommand
        • Remove
        • Reset
        • Restart
        • Root
        • RTChannel
        • RunningMacro
        • RunningSequence
        • SaveShow
        • ScreenConfig
        • ScreenContent
        • Scribble
        • Seconds
        • Select
        • Selection
        • SelFix
        • Sequence
        • SendOSC
        • Set
        • SetGlobalVar
        • SetUserVar
        • Shutdown
        • SnapDelay
        • SoundChannel
        • Solo
        • SpecialExec
        • Speed
        • Speed1
        • Stage
        • Station
        • Step
        • StepCreator
        • StepRecipe
        • Stomp
        • Store
        • Temp
        • Thru
        • Timecode
        • Toggle
        • Top
        • Transition
        • Unblock
        • Unlock
        • Unpark
        • Unpress
        • Up
        • Update
        • User1
        • User2
        • User
        • UserProfile
        • Version
        • View
        • ViewButton
        • Width
        • World
        • Zero
    • Windows, Views, and Menus
      • Add windows
      • Rearrange
      • Store and recall views
      • Remove windows from a screen
      • Window settings
      • Menus
      • Change menu locations
      • Pool windows
        • Create pool object
        • Label pool objects
        • Move pool objects
        • Insert pool objects
        • Copy pool objects
        • Lock and unlock pool objects
        • Delete pool objects
    • Networking
      • Interfaces and IP
      • Session
        • Create a session
        • Leave a session
        • Invite to a session
        • Dismiss from session
        • Create a custom key
      • Web remote
    • DMX In and Out
      • DMX port configuration
      • Ethernet DMX
        • Art-Net menu
        • sACN menu
    • Single User and Multi User Systems
      • Create User
      • User settings
    • Patch and Fixture Setup
      • What are fixtures
      • Add fixtures to the show
      • MVR
      • Live patch
      • DMX sheet
      • DMX universes
      • Remove fixtures from the show
      • Position fixtures in the 3D space
      • 3D Window
      • Camera Pool
      • Stages
      • Classes and Layers
      • Attribute definitions
        • Activation group
        • Feature group
    • Operate Fixtures
      • What is the programmer
      • Fixture sheet
      • Using the color picker
      • Selection bar
      • Align
      • Selection Grid
      • Smart view
    • Scribbles
      • Create scribbles
      • Edit scribbles
      • Assign scribbles
      • Delete scribbles
    • Images
      • Screenshots
    • Appearance
      • Create appearances
      • Use appearances
      • Delete appearances
    • Groups
      • Create groups
      • Edit groups
      • Delete groups
      • Group masters
    • Presets
      • Preset pools
      • Create presets
      • Assign input filter
      • Edit presets
      • Update presets
      • Preset pool settings
      • Embedded presets
      • Store values of multi steps
      • Delete presets
    • Worlds and Filters
      • At filter
      • Create a world
      • Create a filter
      • Use a world or filter
      • Delete a world
      • Delete a filter
    • MAtricks
    • Cues and Sequences
      • What is tracking
      • Look at cues and sequences
      • Sequence settings
      • Store cues
      • Update cues
      • Store options and preferences
      • Play back cues
      • Cue timing
      • Renumber cues
    • Executors
      • Assign object to an executor
      • Executor configurations
      • Running playbacks
    • Masters
      • Selected masters
      • Grand masters
        • Time Control
      • Speed masters
      • Playback masters
    • Phasers
      • Step bar
      • Phaser editor
      • Create sinus dimmer phaser
      • Create circle phaser
      • Create circle phaser around position
      • Create color rainbow phaser
      • Step creator
    • Macros
      • Create macros
      • Edit macros
      • Assign macros to keys and buttons
    • Timecode
      • Record a timecode show
      • Edit a timecode show
      • Timecode settings
      • Toggle view mode
      • What are timecode slots
    • Layouts
      • Create a layout
      • Layout pool settings
      • Edit layout
      • Layout view settings
      • Edit layout view
      • Edit layout elements
    • Plugins
      • What is Lua
    • Data Pools
    • System
      • Date and time
      • Clock
      • System information
    • 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 processing
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual nodes
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual DIN-Rail
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC solutions
  • Release Notes
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About The Manual

The grandMA3 Software is being developed by

MA Lighting Technology GmbH
Dachdeckerstra├če 16
97297 Waldb├╝ttelbrunn, Germany

 

Every topic written in this manual is published on the following website:

https://www.malighting.com/training-support/online-manuals

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The online-manuals section is divided into different product families:

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grandMA3 User Manual

 

Every product family (e.g. grandMA3 series) is divided into different sections:

grandMA3 User Manual
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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The complete grandMA3 documentation consists of the grandMA3 User Manual and the respective grandMA3 Quick Manual with technical specifications, safety instructions, and declaration of conformity.

 

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