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grandMA3 Stages, Grouping Fixtures and Filtering in the Patch
7 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

grandMA3 Stages, Grouping Fixtures and Filtering in the Patch »

This time, Joe and I take a look at the new organization of the grandMA3 Patch window. We'll explain Stages, Grouping Fixtures and Filtering. There's some cool new tricks, especially if you're going to be controlling multiple live stages or rooms in one showfile. This video should make navigating your fixture patch a lot easier.

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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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Whats new in the grandMA3 3D Visualizer? – From MA Lighting’s HUMAN TALK SERIES
15 Jun
2020
Written by catwest

Whats new in the grandMA3 3D Visualizer? – From MA Lighting’s HUMAN TALK SERIES »

We're back on MA Lighting's HuMAn Talk series. Today, we're taking a look at the new functionality of the (now integrated) grandMA 3D software on the MA3.Learn what to do and not do when using it in the desk versus how to set up a dedicated 3D Visualizer computer. You'll also learn where the 3D objects live now. There's even new tips and tricks in 3D, like labels- which we love.

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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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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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The HuMAn Talk Series with Cat and Joe
24 Apr
2020
Written by catwest

The HuMAn Talk Series with Cat and Joe »

I'm excited to say that I'm part of a new video series by MA Lighting called "The HuMAn Talk."

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The Freeze Key- MA2 Video Tutorial
9 Feb
2015
Written by catwest

The Freeze Key- MA2 Video Tutorial »

I've found that this is a key that's often times misunderstood when you're learning the console. The freeze key is all about priority- specifically, it gives the values on the fixtures in your programmer priority over values that may be played back in a cue.

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