Matrix Wizard

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This Light-O-Rama Visualizer dialog allows you to create a matrix of CCR/DMX pixels, much like a jumbotron.  You first select the tool from the editor and then draw a rectangular area.  When the area is drawn, this dialog appears, allowing you to set the parameters.

 

Example Picture
Prop (Matrix) Name
Start Matrix At
Consecutive Pixels Run
Number/Type of Pixels
Light Size
OK
Cancel

 

CCRMatrixWizard

The Visualizer's Matrix Wizard

 

ExamplePicture

 

Shows what the matrix will look like with the parameters you've specified.  The colors shown here are to help you with the orientation of the matrix:

 

Green Pixel: The very first pixel that will be created (starting pixel).
Red Pixels: The pixels that comprise the first row (horizontally) or the first column (vertically).
Black Pixels: All remaining pixels.

 

Selecting the checkbox 'Show Flow Lines on Preview' will show from start to finish how the pixels will be ordered.

 

Prop (Matrix) Name

 

The name the prop will be given when the matrix is created in the editor.  Any new fixtures created will use this name plus a sequential number (e.g. "Example Matrix - CCR 1").

 

Start Matrix At

 

Determines where the first pixel of this matrix will be created (top left, top right, bottom left, or bottom right).

 

Consecutive Pixels Run

 

Determines how the pixels run from the first pixel (either vertically or horizontally).

 

The 'Snake Pattern' check box allows for 'flip-flop' ordering.  The picture above shows a matrix that starts in the bottom right and runs horizontally to the left.  The 10th pixel is on the bottom left.  With the checkbox selected pixel 11 is directly above pixel 10, and the pixels are then ordered from right to left until pixel 20 when it flips again.  If the check box were NOT selected, pixel 11 would be directly above pixel 1.  Every horizontal line of pixels would start on the right and move left.

 

Number of CCR Pixels

 

How wide and high the CCR matrix will be, in pixels.

 

Light Size

 

The physical size of the CCR pixels as rendered in the Visualizer.

 

Selecting the checkbox 'Show Flow Lines on Preview' will show from start to finish how the pixels will be ordered.

 

OK

 

Create the matrix with the supplied parameters.

 

Cancel

 

Discard changes.