• 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
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    • Patch and Fixture Setup
      • What are fixtures
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      • Remove fixtures from the show
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      • 3D Window
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        • Activation group
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    • Operate Fixtures
      • What is the programmer
      • Fixture sheet
      • Using the color picker
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      • Selection window
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    • Worlds and Filters
      • At filter
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    • Cues and Sequences
      • What is tracking
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    • Executors
      • Assign object to an executor
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      • Running playbacks
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      • Create sinus dimmer phaser
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      • Create macros
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    • Timecode
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      • What are timecode slots
    • Layouts
      • Create a layout
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    • System Information
      • Date and time
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    • Update the Software
      • Update grandMA3 consoles
      • Update grandMA3 xport nodes
    • Fixture Types
      • Import fixture types
        • Import GDTF
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        • 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

Operate Fixtures

Table of contents of this topic

When the fixtures are patched in the show, the next step will be to operate them.

Different fixture types can do different things. Many of them have a dimmer, but if it is a kind of moving head, it will also have a pan channel and a tilt channel. If the fixture can change color, it will have a color wheel, an RGB, a CMY or maybe a scroller. If it is a media server there is a lot of other settings to control.

Hint:
It is important to know the patched fixtures and what they are able to do. Do not waste a lot of time trying to mix the perfect color, if it is a fixture with a fixed color wheel as an example.

The next step is to select the fixtures and change the values for the different attributes (dimmer, pan, tilt, zoom)

Select the fixture by tapping the fixture number on the numeric keyboard:

Example: Fixture 1 Thru 5 Please

Admin[Fixture]> Fixture 1 Thru 5

This selects all the fixtures with a fixture number between 1 and 5 (both numbers included).

Another option is to use the Next and Prev keys. They select the next or the previous fixture number of the selected.

It is also possible to select one or more fixtures in the Fixture sheet by tapping them.

Operate the fixtures

To operate the fixtures, they have to be selected. Depending on the fixture there are different attributes to operate. Almost all fixtures have a dimmer to set the intensity of the fixture.

 

Dimmer

There are many ways to set the dimmer value. Here are some of them:

  • Use the level wheel to set the value.
  • Use the numeric keys to set the value, for example At 3 0 Please
  • Press Full to give the fixture 100% intensity.
  • Select Dimmer in the encoder bar and use the dual encoders to set a value.
  • Select Dimmer in the encoder bar and press on the dual encoder. This opens a calculator to set the value.
  • Right click on the value in the fixture sheet to get a calculator to set the value.
  • Use a dimmer preset.
Encoder bar

Other attributes

There are also many ways to set the other attributes values. Here are some of them:

  • Select the attribute in the encoder bar and use the dual encoders to set a value.
  • Select the attribute in the encoder bar and press on the dual encoder. This opens a calculator to set the value.
  • Right click on the value in the fixture sheet to get a calculator to set the value.
  • Use a preset.



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