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MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby CaseyJScalf » Tue May 12, 2015 10:39 am

Officially MadMapper can do basic colors for DMX fixtures.

What is the best way to run a light show with MM and moving heads?

Do most of you run separate software? Some middleware to reinterpret color values as other channels?

Looking to chat about best-of methods for this as trying to mix in 3+ programs gets cumbersome.
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby sigmasix » Tue May 12, 2015 6:28 pm

On our side we made a module in modul8 to control moving heads and we use mad mapper only with LED stuff or old school dimming lights.
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby CaseyJScalf » Tue May 12, 2015 10:51 pm

Thanks for the reply. So I was not aware that Modul8 could do that. Custom plugin?

Either way, trying to iron out the workflow for live shows with these.

Could it be possible to make a custom fixture type in MM that translated color values to movements? Maybe with some smoothing so that the movements were not as erratic as the color values?
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby Xaver2k » Wed May 13, 2015 11:51 am

Hey on my last show i controlled some scanners with madmapper. it was a very basic function i just took some lines and made it fading then i putted the dmx channel for the movements and dimmers on top... so very basic ^^ but it was only 2 scanner and an easy side effect

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can you pls tell us more about your plugin? a small video? this sounds really interesting!
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby CaseyJScalf » Wed May 13, 2015 10:10 pm

Xaver2k,

So it sounds like you can re-route color values to movements?
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby CaseyJScalf » Sun May 17, 2015 5:18 am

I will have to get some simple moving heads and try this out!

http://www.amazon.com/Chauvet-SlimPAR-56-CHAUVET/dp/B003H3JKX0

I love the Chauvet PAR cans, any suggestions on a simple moving head to interface with?
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby Xaver2k » Sun May 17, 2015 9:25 pm

yes you can set the brightness of a Stripe to a DMX value
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby CaseyJScalf » Mon May 18, 2015 12:50 am

Excellent, looking forward to more experimentation!
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby franz » Sun May 24, 2015 10:53 pm

it is very easy to control moving heads with mad mapper.
make a custom fixture, with the right amount of DMX channels (some moving lights can use up to 20 channels or more),
then set the channels to custom/ slider, this way you can have a precise control of what data you send (without being linked to the underlying pixels data)
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby CaseyJScalf » Tue May 26, 2015 10:43 pm

Thank you Franz. I look forward to trying it out.

As I am sure you have played around with MM and some moving heads before, can you recommend a basic model to get started with?

I think this may really open up a lot of doors for stage designs. I really appreciate having all of the elements under unified control. Thank you for the tips!
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Re: MadMapper & Moving Heads

Postby franz » Fri May 29, 2015 3:26 pm

Any Martin MAC will do the job.
The MAC 700 is a very common, cheap model, easy to rent
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