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Tracking Sheet and Sequence Contents- grandMA2
4 Aug
2020
Written by catwest

Tracking Sheet and Sequence Contents- grandMA2 »

These are 2 windows on the console that are super helpful, but often overlooked. They can be a little confusing until you know how to work with them. I want to help you see how you can get the most of these sheets.

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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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Partial Show Read – grandMA2
21 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

Partial Show Read – grandMA2 »

We're going to use the example of PSRing a festival showfile into a touring showfile - but you can PSR any 2 shows into one.

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Import a Patch to Your Showfile – grandMA2
14 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

Import a Patch to Your Showfile – grandMA2 »

See how to use the Export/ Import syntax to bring in a patch from another showfile, or from the VWX plugin, or another visualizer.

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Make LED Cell Layouts Fast – Tips and Cloning Trick – grandma2
30 Jun
2020
Written by catwest

Make LED Cell Layouts Fast – Tips and Cloning Trick – grandma2 »

If you're using multi-instance LED fixtures in your show (who isn't????), you're gonna want to set up a nice, clean layout for them.

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MA3D Tips: DMX Camera and Moving Paths
18 May
2020
Written by catwest

MA3D Tips: DMX Camera and Moving Paths »

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with the students at CalArts, who were creating their final design projects in MA 3D. I made them a short video explaining how to implement a DMX Camera and Moving Paths so they could give a little extra liveliness to their renderings.

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18 in 2018- Day Eighteen: Layout Feedback
18 Jan
2018
Written by catwest

18 in 2018- Day Eighteen: Layout Feedback »

Last day! Day 18 of our "18 in 2018" workshop. Thanks for sticking with me. We'll look at using yesterday's fixture profile to put visual feedback information about the state of your show into your layouts. This last tip is an idea that you can build on and modify for your own purposes.

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18 in 2018- Day Seventeen: Importing and Exporting Fixture Profiles
17 Jan
2018
Written by catwest

18 in 2018- Day Seventeen: Importing and Exporting Fixture Profiles »

Our seventeenth day of 18 in 2018 will show you how to import and export fixture profiles. These might be profiles that you pulled down from ma-share.net, or perhaps they are from another show file.

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18 in 2018- Day Sixteen: Temporary Look Storage
16 Jan
2018
Written by catwest

18 in 2018- Day Sixteen: Temporary Look Storage »

Welcome back to 18 in 2018. On day 16, I want to show you a really simple convention that I use to store those temporary looks you need. OK, what am I talking about when I say "temporary look?" What I'm referring to is a DMX output that has to be live on stage for some amount of time, and this look typically needs to be up while you're working on other looks and real cues that will actually make it into your show file. For example, when you're building a show, but your crew needs certain lights on and in certain positions: maybe to focus, or maybe to troubleshoot. Sometimes those looks will be up for just a few seconds, other times they can be quite time consuming, and the last thing you want is to leave this information in the programmer and accidentally store it into a real cue. Instead, I keep a storage cue for just such occasions.

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18 in 2018- Day Fifteen: Where the Heck is that Sequence?
15 Jan
2018
Written by catwest

18 in 2018- Day Fifteen: Where the Heck is that Sequence? »

Our fifteenth day of 18 in 2018 we're gonna answer the question: What page did I store that Sequence to?

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