Fixture Properties Patch

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The Fixture Properties Patch of the Matrix Patcher displays information about the selected fixture. For other sections of the user interface see the introductory chapter.

matrix-patcher_properties-menuVendor 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

This is the X and Y pixel location of the selected fixture. To change the position, enter new values and hit Enter or press the Apply button. Alternatively, you can use the Move Mode from the Toolbar.

Size

This is width and height of the selected fixture (in %). Any new fixture added on the patch will be scaled to 500% by default, unless you activated the option "Add Fixture @ 100% size" in the Edit menu.
To change the size, enter new values and hit Enter or press the Apply button. Alternatively, you can use the Rotation Mode from the Toolbar.

Angle

This is rotation angle of the selected fixture (in °). To change the size, enter a new value and hit Enter or press the Apply button. Alternatively, you can use the Scaling Mode from the Toolbar or the 90°-Rotation Buttons (see Fixture Navigation Tools).

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 ++

DMX Protocol

Choose the DMX protocol: Art-Net, KiNet V1 or KiNet V2.

With the protocol KiNet V2 the option SYNC will be activated and is selectable.

KiNet Port

Enter the KiNet Port. If the destination device has no specific port then enter -1, otherwise enter the current port number.

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.