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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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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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