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Freestyler & Magic 3D - problem with KAM PAR BAR

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Freestyler & Magic 3D - problem with KAM PAR BAR

Post by erictwalker » January 8th, 2018, 12:02 am

Hello,

Firstly I'd just like to say what fantastic pieces of software both Freestyler & Magic 3D are. I've still a lot to learn but I think I've grasped the fundamentals. I'm trying to preview a very basic stage light, a Kam LED Parbar, in 3d Easy View

I've sucessfully got the software controlling the light on stage during a couple of gigs and it was certainly an improvement on the presets! However, to program I had to connect to the physical light, not ideal because the drummer usually stores the lights.

I've managed to run Freestyler with Magic 3D which is receiving the DMX info. However the fixture, when loaded, appears as a flat rectangle and does not light up in any way. I've dropped other fixtures in and they are definitely receiving instructions, albeit the wrong ones.

The Kam LED Parbar is very simple: just four RBG lights. Both the Freestyler & Magic 3D fixture profiles seem to be set up correctly. One is labelled MkII and the other MKIII but the mapping (if that's the correct term) is exactly the same.

Any suggestions on what the problem could be would be gratefully received! Her'es a screengrab in case it's useful: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wZPs3 ... GJ-2PX9YyI

Thanks,
Eric



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Re: Freestyler & Magic 3D - problem with KAM PAR BAR

Post by buttza » January 8th, 2018, 5:33 am

I usually just load a profile for each section. Eg. 4 x RGB for the bar which is essentially a 4 x RGB in 3 Channel for each segment. You can try and build the profile but because of the restrictions with the software you won't be able to use the macros.

For this Create a profile RGB Par. Then Call it the light name Section. This way when you load it into the plot you will know its a section of the light. Then load 4 into the plot. Now make sure your virtual patch is the same as the Channel listing for the fixture.

I hope that makes sense. :)

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Re: Freestyler & Magic 3D - problem with KAM PAR BAR

Post by erictwalker » January 8th, 2018, 3:58 pm

Hi,

Thanks for responding to my post! I think I understand what you mean...

Actually I did successfully load a profile for each section and I thought I'd cracked it, except it did not visualise any strobe effects which I believe is controlled by the 'lamp' window in Freestyler on channel 3.

Is it possible to create 4 profiles each of which can receive commands from channel 3 in 3D Easy view? Sorry if these are daft questions or make no sense :)

And thank you again!

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Re: Freestyler & Magic 3D - problem with KAM PAR BAR

Post by buttza » January 9th, 2018, 12:10 am

I know what you mean. Unfortunately not really. For that sort you would need to purchase something like WYSIWYG or Capture.

I create a fixture to show those effects when I am offline programming that at least you still get an idea of what effect is running. It's not the best way but I usually have to play around with the setup to get the result I'm after when it comes to SLMV3D. Hope this info helps.

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Re: Freestyler & Magic 3D - problem with KAM PAR BAR

Post by erictwalker » January 9th, 2018, 12:23 am

Thanks so much, you've been a great help. I'm kind of relieved it wasn't just me over-looking something obvious. Really appreciated your time. All the best! Eric :)

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