Fixture Panel

Fixtures are the base component of the Light engine in Usine that you can put onto the plot panels.

To create a fixture open the browser-panel (fixture tab) and drag&drop fixtures onto the plot-panel

Usine contains a complete set of ready to use fixtures, which covers almost all real life situations. Fixtures are compatible with DMXIS fixture’s files. See fixture-editor

Commands

rename

Renames the selected object. Alternative to [alt-click] on an interface-design module, or any panel, to change its caption.

cut

Deletes the selected object and copies it in the clipboard.

duplicate

Duplicates the selected object.

Settings

caption

Displayed caption of the object. Click to enter a new name.

parameters

List of available parameters.

In Usine, all fixture's parameters are in the range [0..1], to be compatible with most of built-in modules.

see all parameters

Determines if the range values of dmx channels are visible and if each possible value is available as an independent parameter.

item's range value hidden item's range value visible

reset parameters

Reset all parameters to their default values.

+/-

Expand button to display extended properties of the parameter to view extra settings.

Once expanded, you obtain something similar to: view extra parameters

extra parameters

master

Sets this parameter as master, to be affected by the global dimmer of the master-light-panel, and fades of the grid (see below).

additional channels

The value of a parameter can be sent to several DMX channels at the same time. This is a way, for example, to turn a simple DMX-Par into a group of similar DMX-Par.

In the example above, the value of the Par dimmer is duplicated to the 100, 101, 102, 103 DMX channels.

inverse

The value of the Parameter is inverted, goes from 100% to 0%.

range min

Mapping range minimum value. The output value cannot be lower than this value.

range max

Mapping range maximum value. The output cannot be higher than this value.

ramp count

This parameters set the number of time this fixtures is duplicated to create a fixture's ramp.

saved in preset

Determines if parameters of this object are saved in the preset-panel.

fade preset

Parameters of the this object can cross faded when you recall a preset in the grid.

Optional setting, does not appear on all objects.

Create Fixures

If some fixtures definitions are missing in the list available in Usine, you can easily create you own files. Fixtures files are compatible with DMXIS fixtures definitions and are stored in text files UTF8. See dmxis-fixture-editor.

Special parameters names they parameters follow one another.

  • 'R', 'V', 'B', 'Red', 'Green', 'Blue' are recognized as a set of RVB colors.
  • 'pan','panf' are recognized as a 16bits parameters.
  • 'tilt','tiltf' are recognized as a 16bits parameters.

For example:

Red
V,0,255,
Green
V,0,255,
Blue
V,0,255,
Macro
V,0,255,
Strobe
V,0,255,
Program
S,0,35,Off
S,36,71,Prog1
S,72,107,Prog2
S,108,143,Prog3
S,144,179,Prog4
S,180,251,Prog5
S,252,255,Sound
Dimmer
D,0,255,

See also

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