FIXTURE PROPERTIES PATCH

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The Fixture Properties Patch displays information about the type of the selected fixture and allows as well to set up a unique name, its location, size, angle and the DMX addressing including network settings.

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[Vendor] and [Type]:
See here the Vendor and Type of the currently selected fixture.

[Fixture Name]:
Here you may add a unique name to the currently selected fixture.
Press [Apply] to assign the modification to the fixture.

[Location X /Y]:
See here the selected fixture’s location for X and Y (in px, according to your patch size).
The location may be changed by entering new values for X and Y, or by using the Move Mode (see Toolbar).
Press [Apply] to assign the modification to the fixture.

[Size]:
See here the selected fixture’s size (in %). This size may be changed by entering a new value or by using the Scaling Mode (see Toolbar). Any new fixture added on the patch will be scaled to 500% by default.
Press [Apply] to assign the modification to the fixture.

[Angle]:
See here the selected fixture’s angle (in °). To change its angle enter a new value in the text field, use the Rotation Mode (see Toolbar) or the 90°-Rotation Buttons (see Fixture Navigation Tools.
Press [Apply] to assign the modification to the fixture.

[DMX Addressing]:
Using the DMX Addressing (including DMX Start address, Art-Net Subnet and Art-Net Universe) you may set up the fixtures in two different ways:

1.on the one hand it allows to modify the addressing of the selected fixture (press [Apply] to assign the modification to the selected fixture).

2.On the other hand you may enter the start address for the fixtures that are going to be added to the patch. Don’t press [Apply] in order to use this function! Otherwise the modified DMX addressing is going to be assigned to the currently selected fixture.

hmtoggle_arrow1++ Background information regarding DMX Addressing and network performance ++

[Network adapter]:
Choose the name of the network adapter that should output the Art-Net information. If an explicitly named network adapter is not found, the "any" adapter will be used. This is to be decided by the operating system and depends on your network adapter settings.
In case of processing a lot of Art-Net data it is very much recommended to use one network adapter for the communication with the Pandoras Box Master software and one separate network adapter for the Art-Net communication. All Pandoras Box Servers are shipped with a dual network card providing this working method.

[Auto Increment]:
Use this function to automatically increment the DMX addressing when adding several fixtures to the patch. If checked, the application will calculate the next free DMX and Art-Net Address and patch added fixtures to it.

Example:
You want to add fixtures with a total channel count of 120 channels. You set the addressing to (1,0,0): DMX Start address = 1, Art-Net Subnet = 0 and Art-Net Universe = 0. Auto Increment is checked.

The 1st  fixture gets the Start address ( 1 ,  0 , 0 ),

the 2nd  fixture gets the Start address (121, 0 , 0 ),

the 3rd  fixture gets the Start address  (241, 0 , 0 ),

the 4th fixture gets the Start address   (361, 0 , 0 )

the 5th fixture gets the Start address   (  1  , 0 , 1 ).

The 5th fixture with its 120 channels won’t completely fit any more into the Universe 0, so it gets assigned to the next higher Universe.