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How Do I pull the Patch for my GDTF Fixtures into Vision


Phoxyr

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Hi

 

All of my GDTF Fixtures do not appear in the patch window in Vision, thought they are present in the Scene Graph. The GDTF Fixture mode is also set correctly.
How do I pull that patch into vision?

Additionally all Light information settings I programmed in Vectorworks (Pan, Tilt, Beam Angle, ...) Are reverted to default settings in Vision.
Any way to solve that?

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Currently its not possible to patch GDTF fixtures in Vision.

The 2 easiest ways to do this are to patch them in Spotlight using the DMX patch command, which provides a console style patching interface or to use a console that supports MVR.
Once you have patched them use an MVR export to merge the patch into Vision.

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Ah, that's quit annoying. Is it Spotlight that doesn't export the GDTF patch or is it vision that can't read it?

Could I export the MVR from spotlight and use it with a different visualizer? Would that work or would I have the same problem?

 

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Alright I've patched some lights Using the DMX patch command but nothing is appearing in Vision, how do I merge these documents.

I can't find a way to export a v3p file from spotlight to import as a patch in Vision.

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It's still not working. When i merge the MVR it just moves all of my fixtures from the Sendtovision patch to the merged file in my scene graph. Otherwise (as far as i've noticed) nothing changes and my patch window is still empty. Any advice?

And yes, I can confirm the MVR has been fully patched in Spotlight using the DMX patch command.

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Do the fixtures display their patch in the fixture properties when you select them?

 

If you can post the MVR file that you are using to set Vision up I can take a look and check if it is correct?
Also what sort of computer are you using?
 

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Sorry this took a while, but I needed to get help to unlock the file since its a non US student version.

When I checked your spotlight file a lot of the lights had duplicated channel and patch data.

Once I worked over the DMX patch in Spotlight I was able to load it into Vision and it worked as expected.


Vision can't patch GDTF fixtures, it will only display the GDTF patch data in the properties of each light not in the patch dialogue.
When you merge the changes into Vision it will move the fixtures into a new parent layer in the scene graph with the updated patch data

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