23: Cue and Programmer Recipes | grandMA3 for grandMA2 Programmers
6 Apr
2021
Written by catwest

23: Cue and Programmer Recipes | grandMA3 for grandMA2 Programmers »

This time, it's #grandma3 Recipes in the Programmer and in Cues. There are some benefits to putting your recipes directly in the cues instead of a preset- especially if you think you'll be changing the groups of fixtures used in your recipes. I'll show you what happens when you make changes and when/how you need to cook.

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13: New Selection Syntax | grandMA3 for grandMA2 Programmers
26 Jan
2021
Written by catwest

13: New Selection Syntax | grandMA3 for grandMA2 Programmers »

The new tree structure concept of the grandMA3 has changed how we input our selection order. We have some new tools, like UP and DOWN... but we also have to learn some new syntax when it comes to subfixtures. I'll take you thru all kinds of examples and try to make the changes easier to understand.

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New Series: grandMA3 for grandMA2 Programmers
27 Oct
2020
Written by catwest

New Series: grandMA3 for grandMA2 Programmers »

GrandMA3 for grandMA2 Programmers is exactly what it sounds like! We'll learn to adjust our thinking and programming styles for the new software together.

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Why You Need a White Out Button
20 Oct
2020
Written by catwest

Why You Need a White Out Button »

This is a concept I hope you will add to your toolbox. The idea is to have an easily accessible button that puts your rig into a static, white light look. You might need this when there's an issue during rehearsal, or in a worst case scenario when you need to evacuate an audience from the venue.

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How grandMA2 Effects Really Work
13 Oct
2020
Written by catwest

How grandMA2 Effects Really Work »

You can already make effects- but do you know WHY they do what they do? I'm going to take you thru the math of how they work- and what ALL of those different options do: visually.

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How to Use grandMA2 mode on grandMA3 like a Rockstar
11 Aug
2020
Written by catwest

How to Use grandMA2 mode on grandMA3 like a Rockstar »

So, you gotta run your MA2 showfile on an MA3 for the first time: I got you. After you watch this, you'll know how to make it look like you've been doing it forever.

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grandma2 Cloning: Clone a Tour to a Festival Rig
28 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

grandma2 Cloning: Clone a Tour to a Festival Rig »

Cat's 8 Steps to a Successful Clone In this video, I'm going to take you through how I clone a touring showfile to a festival rig... start to finish! This is a big clone, but I'll explain it all and show you the types of macros I use. Seriously, this is how I do it every time, and it works for me - every time! If you can clone a full showfile, every other type of cloning is easy!

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HuMAn Talk Episode 5 – GDTF and MVR
8 May
2020
Written by catwest

HuMAn Talk Episode 5 – GDTF and MVR »

This week, Joe and I guest again on MA Lighting's HuMAn Talk series. Today, we're explaining what the heck GDTF and MVR are.

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18 Tips to a Cleaner Showfile in 2018
31 Dec
2017
Written by catwest

18 Tips to a Cleaner Showfile in 2018 »

Happy 2018. I thought I’d try something a little different here and work on a series of videos that will help us make our showfiles a little bit simpler, a little cleaner, a little more efficient. Since its 2018, I’ve put together 18 video tutorials to us do just that.

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SMPTE Timecode on GrandMA2
10 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

SMPTE Timecode on GrandMA2 »

Triggering your cues via SMPTE timecode is actually a lot easier than most people think.

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