Difference between Dmx Fixture and DMX Line
  • ruudboon
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    Difference between Dmx Fixture and DMX Line

    by ruudboon » Wed May 31, 2017 3:15 pm

    I'm currently experimenting with some led strips and wondering what the difference is between dmx fixture and dmx line.
    I expected that the dmx line was similar to video lines where you can use the animation but don't see any option for that.
  • mad-matt
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    Re: Difference between Dmx Fixture and DMX Line

    by mad-matt » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:47 pm

    The only difference is the way you manipulate it: normal fixtures acts like a rectangle you can edit using the 4 corners handles and the rotation handle, fixture lines act like a line you can edit with two handles on the extremities + thickness. So when you want to place a line from a point A to point B on a media it's much easier with a fixture line.
    Ideally you should use a fixture line for all hardware that is a line (Nx1 pixels).
    The arrow shows you the direction of the fixture (for instance if you fixture definition is 10x1 RGB pixels with pixel mapping: pixel 1-channel 1, pixel 2-channel 4, pixel 3-channel 7... the arrow will let you know the orientation of the virtual fixture)

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