Documentation - RD/ShowCockpit

Control & Integration Made Easy

Driver Documentation for v2.14.2

This page contains documentation of the available drivers.

Lighting / MA Lighting / GrandMA2 (v3.4.0.2)

Connects to GrandMA2 Systems

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    YouTube Videos


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Any configuration needed on MA2 side?

The driver uses the Web Remote API, so you have to configure GrandMA2 the same way. Please see section "Console Configuration" on this tutorial.


Can I control the 4 enconder wheels on OnPC?

Yes, you can dynamically control attributes (also aware of the selected resolution Normal/Fine/Ultra). You can also use encoders to directly control fixed attributes (Dimmer, Color, Pan, Tilt, etc.) using the "Attribute Scroll" function.


The hardkeys are not working. What am I doing wrong?

They are probably working, but they basically work the same way as in the web remote. Just like in the web remote, when you press "Fixture" button on the browser, nothing appears on OnPC - it only appears on the web remote command line.
We suggest you play a bit with the web remote while keeping an eye on the OnPC/MA2 system - you will understand much better what is happening.


Does this work on MA Dot2 as well?

No. This driver is only for MA2 systems.


I can't connect to MA2 - why?

First of all, can you connect and login to the web-remote using a browser? If you can't, then the problem has nothing to do with this driver. Please make sure you configure your GrandMA2 correctly and can connect and login using the web-remote first.
Double check that you have followed all the instructions on this tutorial video.
Make sure you are running a the correct (compatible) version on your GrandMA2 system - please check above.


Does this work on GrandMA2 version X.Y.Z?

Releases will always be targeted at the latest GrandMA2 versions. If X.Y.Z is a fresh new release, please give us some time for upgrading this driver. If X.Y.Z is an old release, the answer is no.


Feedback from GrandMA2 is running slow. Why?

The way feedback works in this driver is by polling (asking for) the status of the executors. This works in a loop, so the higher number of executors needs polling for status, the longer the timeslot needed per "cycle", hence slower. It will always be a trade-off between number of executors with feedback and feedback responsiveness. You can lower the value of the "Feedback Executor Count" option to have faster response.

    Element Options


IP Address

The IP address of the MA2 system

Username

Username

Password

Password

Sync Pages

Syncronize pages on page change

Default Faders Page

Default page for faders

Default Buttons Page

Default page for buttons

Feedback Executor Count

Number of executors to get feedback from

    Functions


Executor Fader   Fader LUA Script

Controls an executor fader
  • Executor Number: The number of the executor (1-90)

Executor Fader Fixed   Fader LUA Script

Controls an executor fader on a fixed page
  • Executor Number: The number of the executor (1-90)
  • Page Number: The number of the executor (1-500)

Executor Button   Button LUA Script

Controls an executor button on MA2 system
  • Executor Number: The number of the executor (1-190)
  • Button Number: Button number of the executor (1-3)

Executor Button Fixed   Button LUA Script

Controls an executor button on MA2 system on a fixed page
  • Executor Number: The number of the executor (1-190)
  • Button Number: Button number of the executor (1-3)
  • Page Number: The number of the executor (1-500)

Encoder Wheel   Button Fader Encoder Axis LUA Script

Controls the encoder wheels
  • Wheel Number: What encoder to control (1-4)

Change Preset Type   Button LUA Script

Changes the selected preset type
  • Preset Type: Preset Type to switch to - one of {1 - Dimmer, 2 - Position, 3 - Gobo, 4 - Color, 5 - Beam, 6 - Focus, 7 - Control, 8 - Shapers, 9 - Video}

Command Execute   Button LUA Script

Executes a command on the command-line
  • Command: Command to execute

Change Page   Button Selector LUA Script

Changes fader/button page on MA2
  • Page Type: Type of page - one of {Faders, Buttons}
  • Change Type: Type change - one of {Next, Previous, Jump To}
  • Jump To Page: Page to jump to when "Change Type" = "Jump To"

Attribute Scroll   Fader Encoder Axis LUA Script

Changes specific attribute for selected fixtures
  • Attribute Name: Name of the attribute to control
  • Scroll Amount: Amount of scrolling