Here you will find some answers for the frequently asked questions. If you can't fine any answers of your problem try to read the help subject in Freestyler. If you still have some issues/questions, ask them at the Freestyler support forum
A: “output thread” error comes when freestyler cant find the usb interface. Make sure you have selected the right interface in freestyler setup and chosen the right comport. If you don't know which comport your interface is connected to, open the Device manger and check it. Set the right comport in “FreeStyler Setup” and restart the program.
To check or change the comport associated with your interface follow this procedure.
In Windows XP.
Open Control Panel.
If Control Panel is in Category view then click the “Switch to Classic View” link in the left column.
Double click the “System” icon.
Click the “Hardware” tab.
Click the “Device Manager” button.
Scroll down list and locate the “Ports (COM & LPT)” category, expand it by clicking the associated “+” sign.
You should see a “USB Serial Port (COMn)”.
Double click the entry or right click and select “Properties”.
If it is an Enttec Pro then the Manufacturer on the “General” tab should be FTDI.
Click the “Port Settings” tab.
Click the “Advanced…” button.
You will now see a dialogue which allows you to change the port associated to this device via a drop down list.
See highlighted areas.
If you have made changes then click the “OK” button otherwise press the “Cancel” button.
Close all other open windows.
Restart FreeStyler and go to the menu Setup>FreeStyler Setup>Controller to select your interface and select the correct COM Port.
Save your settings.
All should be now working.
I will do a Windows Vista version soon I cannot do a Windows 7 version.
A: This is not a bug. In the latest versions the blue ball don't move.
A: This icon indicates that a manual override is active, click on it to disable the manual override.
Learn more about this at: The Override systems in freestyler or the Blue triangle
A: Magic 3D Easy View is either not installed or not installed in the FreeStyler folder.
When you install FreeStyler make sure you set the check mark at “Sunlite Magic 3D Easy View”, otherwise Magic 3D Easy View does not get installed.
If you forgot to set the checkmark run the install again, click that check mark and make sure you have not set the check marks for “Overwite all fixture profiles” and “Reset all settings to default”. This way nothing will happen with your fixtures and setting. Only the “3D” button would be clickable in FreeStyler.
A: Sorry you cannot do that. FreeStyler fixtures are not compatible with the visualiser and vice-versa. Same would apply if you was using Capture or WYSIWYG visualisers, so you need two types of fixture file to be created, one for the control program (Freestyler) and one for the visualiser.
So you need to use the Fixture Creator to create you fixture file for FreeStyler if it don't exist. also, it is a good idea to check that the fixtures in the visualizer and Freestyler is identical (use different attributes on the same DMX channels).
A1: Freestyler may not send out DMX:
Make sure you have selected your real interface or the “Virtual Interface” in the FreeStyler setup: [Setup>FreeStyler Setup>Interface Setup>Controller]. If you did not do that FreeStyler will not send out any DMX data to Magic 3D Easy View.
A2: You have not opened/started the Magic 3D Easy View program from FreeStyler:
Press the “3D” button in the FreeStyler toolbar to start the Magic 3D Easy View program. If you have opened the program by not using the “3D” icon on the FreeStyler toolbar then FreeStyler is not connected the Magic 3D Easy View.