(exe) simple effects visualiser

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tom
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(exe) simple effects visualiser

Post by tom » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:13 pm

Well it seems we can now track effects levels outside of the horizon engine (10.6.x). So heres a small matrix setup to help visualising effects on the OLE. The IP is set to localhost so no network connections. Just on your laptop or on the desk itself.

Load up the .spf file and run the .exe
I've thrown in some simple cues with independent times and a few simple effects on a loop. It shows a small portion of the timing capabilities of the desk. The cue list was slapped together in a couple of minutes.
It's plotted out to fixtures 1 thru 40 starting upper left and finishing lower right.

Theres a bug if a fixture turns off quickly. Something to do with drop outs on the call to get the fixture levels. This is as clean as i could get it today. If you fade the fixtures out slowly or leave the fixtures stay on 1% it works fine. I've added a look with all fixtures on 1%. If you leave that on while running some programmed stuff it covers up the uglies.

you could also try it with the matrix app i made, here:
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Re: (exe) simple effects visualiser

Post by MattKlasmeier » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:40 pm

Tom

Nice work it is a fun demonstration tool.

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Re: (exe) simple effects visualiser

Post by RobertBell » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:08 pm

What does this mean?
JavaError.jpg
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C:>java -version
java version "1.6.0_18"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_18-b07)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 16.0-b13, mixed mode, sharing)
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Re: (exe) simple effects visualiser

Post by tom » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:48 am

Did you move the exe file out of it's folder? It needs to be in the same directory as the lib folder that it was packed with.
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