ericthegeek;38955 said:Both StudioPIX and ShowPIX have letters in their stock content. I'm pretty sure it's in the "Icons" folder under "Alphabet. Using these along with an X offset on the layer can give you a scrolling effect. You could also use pixellage as Joe suggests.
Joe Bleasdale;38964 said:Do you have the fixtures in a 8x1 configuration? Regards,
michael_graham;38971 said:Sonyboy You must patch both graphic layers.If you do not the fixuters may not respond correctly.Patch as follows1 x StudioPix Standard2 x StudioPix Image Standard will be first followed by both graphic layers. They must be patched in order.
jxgriffi;38985 said:If you want it to scroll like the video, you can do this a couple of ways. You can build a long chase that takes the letters from right to left. It is time consuming but can be done. The other option is to create a video file and use the pixelage function. You can then map the entire video across all 8 fixtures, but you would have to render out the video file for any changes. In order to use the pixelage, you'll need to make sure your fixtures are networked and you can access the ECHO program from a laptop to talk to the fixtures. I use After Effects to create my scrolling text for right to left. For top to bottom, I just use the alphabet and the y position function. It all depends on what you're looking for.
jxgriffi;39003 said:Correct, you won't be able to access ECHO without either one of those. You're best bet would be to build a chase for right to left...or alter the look and have the words drop in from the top...which you can just do on the console.
jxgriffi;39010 said:I'm not sure what you're expecting for an update...ECHO is the ONLY way to get custom content into a Showpix/StudioPix. And, to access the fixtures, you HAVE to have a USB Uploader or DMX Widget. I don't expect any type of "update" to get around this. As for me, I'm located in the USA in California. :147:
jxgriffi;39017 said:The information is in all of the documentation for both the Studio Pix and the Showpix. I'm sorry your dealer didn't mention it to you. The console is a controller, not a media uploader. I doubt seriously that the console will ever have this capability and I completely agree that it needs to be a stand-alone system as the networking resources required would bring down everything else. Any fixture you buy need some type of off-board USB uploader for software. HES, Martin, Vari-lite...they all need some type of dongle to enable software updates to the fixtures. The Showpix and Studiopix are no different. EDIT:Also...a DMX upload module is $310 USD according to the pricelist. If you were buying 6 StudioPix and 2 Showpix, this is something that should have been budgeted for...a VERY small price when you look at the large picture of the investment.