DMX Control Console

Use the Control Console to control your fixtures using your library and patch selection.

The Control Console is designed to simplify DMX debugging and to give you quick control of a set of fixtures, which can be virtual or physical. It auto-generates and populates sliders based on your library and patch selection. You can immediately use these sliders to generate and send DMX data.

The DMX Control Console


Library and Patch Selection

Browse to the DMX Library asset that contains the patch and fixture database.

Select the correct DMX library

Adding Fixture Patches

Then, you can decide to add all the fixture patches from the DMX Library or select them manually one by one.

  • Click + Add to add your selected fixture patches to an existing row.

  • Click + Row to add your selected fixture patches to a new row.

Add and Row options for adding fixture patches

When you add a fixture patch to the Console, a fader for each of its functions is created inside a fader group. You can inspect a fader group's details, and edit them where applicable, in the Details View on the right side.

Fader group Details View

Adding Raw Faders

A raw fader is a DMX fader without any relation to a fixture patch. To create a raw fader, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Add (+) button to create a new fader group.

Add a new fader group

  1. Click on the Add (+) button inside the fader group to create a raw fader.

Add a new fader

The newly-added fader

Then, edit the fader properties in the Details panel to specify its precision (8-bit, 16-bit, or 24-bit) and other required parameters such as the Universe ID, Starting Address, and Min Value / Max Value accepted range.

Fader settings

Global Search

Global search provides a way for you to quickly filter within the exposed control sliders. Search accepts a range of inputs such as fader group names, attribute names ("Red, Green, Blue, Dimmer"), fixture IDs ("1, 2, 4-5"), universes ("Uni 1, 2, 4-5"), or addresses ("1.512").

DMX Control Console global search


Oscillators provide a way for you to animate selected sliders. We provide a few default ones, such as sine wave or square wave, and the ability to create your own, similar to Blueprints.

Oscillators for animating sliders

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