Documentation - RD/ShowCockpit

Control & Integration Made Easy

Driver Documentation for v3.3.0

This page contains documentation of the available drivers.

Lighting / Elation / M-PC (3.70.885.0)

Interface with M-Series software

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is a "Device Space"?

Each Device Space has its own bank. You then associate devices with Device Space the way you want. If you want 2 devices synchronized, you select the same Device Space for both; if you want them working on independent banks, you have to choose different Device Spaces for each. Note: deviceSpace 0 is the MAIN one, and is the one shown at the bottom of M-PC.


I am not getting any feedback. Why?

Feedback for faders and buttons is provided by M-PC for MainPlaybackButtons, MainPlaybackFader, Programmer keys and F-Keys. If you are assigning any other function to your fader or button, don't expect any feedback, because M-PC is not sending any.


I can't control main playbacks 11-20. What am I doing wrong?

Nothing wrong! That's normal. It is a known limitation with no solution.


Can I control multiple banks at the same time?

Sure! All you need is multiple M-PC elements in your project. Each element must connect to a separate bank and through a different Device Space.

    Element Options


Device Space

Device Space

Default Bank

Default Bank

Disable MaxExtMIDI

The "MaxExtMIDI" service is used by M-PC to connect to all MIDI devices. Therefore, it might interfer with MIDI connections in ShowCockpit. Turn ON this option to disable the service when connecting.

Connection Timeout (min)

Number of minutes to wait for M-PC to start

    Functions


Main Playback Fader   Fader LUA Script

Controls a main playback fader
  • Playback Number: The number of the playback (1-20)

Main Playback Button   Button LUA Script

Controls a main playback button
  • Playback Number: The number of the playback (1-20)
  • Button: The button (from the top-most button above the fader to the bottom-most below the fader) - one of {Up Up, Up, Down, Down Down}

Submaster Fader   Fader LUA Script

Controls the level of a fader in the submaster wing
  • Page Number: Submaster page number (1-500)
  • Submaster Number: The number of the submaster (1-24)

Submaster Button   Button LUA Script

Sends action for cuelist associated with a submaster button
  • Page Number: Submaster page number (1-500)
  • Submaster Number: The number of the submaster (1-24)
  • Cuelist Action: The action to perform - one of {Go, BackPause, Release, Toggle, Back, Go_Release, Select}

Playback Button   Button LUA Script

Controls a playback button action from the Playback Buttons window
  • Page Number: Playback Buttons page number (1-100)
  • Button Number: The number of the button (1-100)
  • Cuelist Action: The action to perform - one of {Go, BackPause, Release, Toggle, Back, Go_Release, Select}

Grandmaster Fader   Fader LUA Script

Controls the level of the Grandmaster fader

Encoder   Button Encoder LUA Script

Controls an encoder in M-PC
  • Encoder Type: Type of encoder - one of {Base, FX}
  • Encoder Number: The encoder to control (1-4)
  • Scroll Amount: Amount of scrolling

Encoder Step   Button LUA Script

Sends an encoder step event to M-PC
  • Encoder Type: Type of encoder - one of {Base, FX}
  • Encoder Number: The encoder to control (1-4)
  • Scroll Amount: Amount of scrolling

Change Bank   Button Selector LUA Script

Changes bank on M-PC
  • Change Type: Type change - one of {Next, Previous, Jump To}
  • Jump To Bank: Page to jump to when "Change Type" = "Jump To"

Key   Button LUA Script

Controls a Key event to M-PC
  • Key: The key to trigger - one of {Menu, Preview, Macro, Fade, Delay, Snapshot, Bank, Edit, Undo, Clear, Copy, Move, Delete, Minus, Plus, Dot, Enter, Slash, Back, Full, Thru, At, Record, Update, Load, Group, Cue, Num0, Num1, Num2, Num3, Num4, Num5, Num6, Num7, Num8, Num9, HighLight, Last, Next, MainGo, MainBack, MainSnap, MainRelease, MainSelect, Beat, FXLink, GrandMasterFlash, FlashMasterFlash, EncoderBase1, EncoderBase2, EncoderBase3, EncoderBase4, EncoderFX1, EncoderFX2, EncoderFX3, EncoderFX4, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10}

Parameter Group   Button LUA Script

Selects a parameter group on M-PC
  • Group Type: Type of parameter - one of {Base, FX}
  • Group Number: Number of the parameter group

Direct Parameter   Fader LUA Script

Directly controls a parameter
  • Parameter: The parameter to control - one of {Intensity, Pan, Tilt}
  • 16bit Resolution: Parameter has 16 bit resolution

Parameter Scroll   Fader Encoder Axis LUA Script

Directly controls a parameter
  • Parameter Name: Name of the parameter to control
  • Scroll Amount: Amount of scrolling

Select Group   Button LUA Script

Selects a group of fixtures
  • Group Number: Number of the group you want to select

Get Grandmaster Level   LUA Script

Returns the grandmaster level

Select Fixture   LUA Script

Selects a fixture
  • Fixture Number: Number of the fixture you want to select

Deselect Fixture   LUA Script

Deselects a fixture
  • Fixture Number: Number of the fixture you want to deselect

Deselect All   LUA Script

Deselects all fixtures

Select Group Mask   LUA Script

Selects a group mask
  • Group Mask Number: Number of the group mask you want to select

Get Group Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of a group of fixtures
  • Group Number: Number of the group you want to get the name from

Select Intensity Preset   LUA Script

Selects an intensity preset
  • Preset Number: Intensity preset number

Select Pan/Tilt Preset   LUA Script

Selects a pan/tilt preset
  • Preset Number: Pan/Tilt preset number

Select Color Preset   LUA Script

Selects a color preset
  • Preset Number: Color preset number

Select Gobo Preset   LUA Script

Selects a gobo preset
  • Preset Number: Gobo preset number

Select Beam Preset   LUA Script

Selects a beam preset
  • Preset Number: Beam preset number

Select Beam FX Preset   LUA Script

Selects a beam FX preset
  • Preset Number: Beam FX preset number

Select FX Macro   LUA Script

Selects an FX Macro
  • FX Macro Number: Number of the FX Macro

Delete Intensity Preset   LUA Script

Deletes an intensity preset
  • Preset Number: Intensity preset number

Delete Pan/Tilt Preset   LUA Script

Deletes a pan/tilt preset
  • Preset Number: Pan/Tilt preset number

Delete Color Preset   LUA Script

Delete a color preset
  • Preset Number: Color preset number

Delete Gobo Preset   LUA Script

Deletes a gobo preset
  • Preset Number: Gobo preset number

Delete Beam Preset   LUA Script

Deletes a beam preset
  • Preset Number: Beam preset number

Delete Beam FX Preset   LUA Script

Deletes a beam FX preset
  • Preset Number: Beam FX preset number

Get Intensity Preset Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of an intensity preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the intensity preset

Get Pan/Tilt Preset Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of a pan/tilt preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the pan/tilt preset

Get Color Preset Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of a color preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the color preset

Get Gobo Preset Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of a gobo preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the gobo preset

Get Beam Preset Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of a beam preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the beam preset

Get Beam FX Preset Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of a beam FX preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the beam FX preset

Record Intensity Preset   LUA Script

Records a new intensity preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset
  • Preset Name: Name of the preset
  • Merge: True for Merge, false for overwrite

Record Pan/Tilt Preset   LUA Script

Records a new pan/tilt preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset
  • Preset Name: Name of the preset
  • Merge: True for Merge, false for overwrite

Record Color Preset   LUA Script

Records a new color preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset
  • Preset Name: Name of the preset
  • Merge: True for Merge, false for overwrite

Record Gobo Preset   LUA Script

Records a new gobo preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset
  • Preset Name: Name of the preset
  • Merge: True for Merge, false for overwrite

Record Beam Preset   LUA Script

Records a new beam preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset
  • Preset Name: Name of the preset
  • Merge: True for Merge, false for overwrite

Record Beam FX Preset   LUA Script

Records a new beam FX preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset
  • Preset Name: Name of the preset
  • Merge: True for Merge, false for overwrite

Clear Programmer   LUA Script

Clears the programmer

Set Attribute Val   LUA Script

Sets a value for an attribute
  • Attribute Name: Name of the attribute
  • Value: Desired value for the attribute
  • Absolute: Treat value as absolute. Set to false to trat as relative

Select Cuelist   LUA Script

Selects a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to select

Delete Cuelist   LUA Script

Deletes a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to delete

Rename Cuelist   LUA Script

Renames the selected cuelist
  • Name: Desired cuelist name (e.g. "New Name")

Get Cuelist Name   LUA Script

Returns the name of a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to delete

Set Cuelist Appearance   LUA Script

Sets the appearance of a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to change
  • Appearance: Desired cuelist appearance

Set Cuelist Priority   LUA Script

Sets the priority of a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to change
  • Priority: Desired cuelist priority

Set Cuelist Release Time   LUA Script

Sets the release time of a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to change
  • Release Time: Desired cuelist release time

Set Cuelist Chase Rate Time   LUA Script

Sets the chase rate time of a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to change
  • Chase Rate Time: Desired cuelist chase rate time

Set Cuelist Chase XFade Time   LUA Script

Sets the chase x-fade time of a cuelist
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to change
  • Chase XFade Time: Desired cuelist chase rate time

Copy Cuelist To Main Playback   LUA Script

Copies a cuelist from directory to main playback section
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to change
  • Bank Number: Desired bank number
  • Playback Number: Desired playback number

Copy Cuelist To Playback Button   LUA Script

Copies a cuelist from directory to playback button matrix section
  • Cuelist Number: Desired cuelist number to change
  • Page Number: Desired plyback buttons page
  • Button Number: Desired playback button number

Delete Main Playback   LUA Script

Deletes a cuelist from a main playback bank
  • Bank Number: Desired bank number
  • Playback Number: Desired playback number

Delete Playback Button   LUA Script

Deletes a cuelist from a playback button
  • Page Number: Desired plyback buttons page
  • Button Number: Desired playback button number

Get Cuelist Number From Main Playback   LUA Script

Gets the cuelist number from a main playback
  • Bank Number: Desired bank number
  • Button Number: Desired playback button number

Get Cuelist Number From Playback Button   LUA Script

Gets the cuelist number from a playback button
  • Page Number: Desired page number
  • Button Number: Desired playback button number

Get Next Cuelist Number   LUA Script

Gets the cuelist number for the next recorded cuelist in sequence on directory

Record Cue   LUA Script

Records a cue on the selected cuelist
  • Cue Number: Desired cue number (e.g. "1.1")
  • Merge: True for merge, False for replace

Rename Cue   LUA Script

Renames a cue on the selected cuelist
  • Cue Number: Desired cue number (e.g. "1.1")
  • Name: Desired cue name (e.g. "New Name")

Delete Cue   LUA Script

Deletes a cue on the selected cuelist
  • Cue Number: Cue number to delete (e.g. "1.1")

Set Cue Fade Time   LUA Script

Sets the fade time for a cue
  • Cue Number: Cue number to delete (e.g. "1.1")
  • Fade Time: Desired fade time (e.g. "2.5")

Set Cue Delay Time   LUA Script

Sets the delay time for a cue
  • Cue Number: Cue number to delete (e.g. "1.1")
  • Delay Time: Desired delay time (e.g. "2.5")

Get Intensity Preset Appearance   LUA Script

Gets the appearance of an intensity preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset

Get Pan Tilt Preset Appearance   LUA Script

Gets the appearance of a pan/tilt preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset

Get Color Preset Appearance   LUA Script

Gets the appearance of a color preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset

Get Gobo Preset Appearance   LUA Script

Gets the appearance of a gobo preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset

Get Beam Preset Appearance   LUA Script

Gets the appearance of a beam preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset

Get Beam FX Preset Appearance   LUA Script

Gets the appearance of a Beam FX preset
  • Preset Number: Number of the preset