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The “Show In” feature allows macros to be placed in FreeStyler's Lamp, Colors, Gobos, and Beam (Iris, Focus, Zoom,.. controls) windows. This can be useful to add basic controls not found in FreeStyler's native windows.
For example, adding “Strobe Off” and “Master Off” buttons to the Lamp window:
Or you can add a “Master Off” button for fixtures with multiple lamps and motors, such as Red-Green laser projectors like the AmericanDJ Galaxian 3D:
To use the “Show In” option, a macro must be created or already exist. For instructions on how to create macros, see the explanation in the “Macros tab” section located on this page. The “Show In” option is easily set through a drop-down menu in Fixture Creator's “Macros” tab. Simply select which window – Gobo, Colors, Lamp, or Beam – you want the macro to appear in:
If the fixture is not already in FreeStyler, add the fixture to FreeStyer. Otherwise, if you are updating an existing fixture profile, simply restart FreeStyler and it will load the modified profile automatically.
Fixture windows with added macros will have a green indicator on the lower-left. Click the “+” to expand or collapse the macro area.
The examples above show how the “Show In” feature allows simple Macros to be added into FreeStyler's windows. Later in the “Practical Applications” section, there will be examples on how to use the “Show In” feature with Formulas.