Main Features
The Conventional Fixture Types Data Box

The DMX Chart distinguishes two different types of fixtures; 1) DMX Controlled Fixture types which would include fixture types like your movers, scrollers, foggers, or atmosphere, and 2) Conventional fixture types like an ETC Source Four Par.

The Input Tab is where you enter into The DMX Chart, each of your fixture types specific details, both DMX controlled fixture types, and conventional fixture types. It is also where you define your chart settings.

The three Input Data Boxes

The DMX Controlled & Conventional data box, The DMX Controlled Fixture Type data box,
and The Conventional Fixture Type data box

The DMX Controlled & Conventional's data box consists of the Show Name Drop Down Menu, the Position Drop Down Menu, and The Dimmer Specs Drop Down Menu; along with the unit number field, and the notes field. These are the only fields that both types of fixture types (DMX Controlled and Conventional) have in common. Because of this, the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box must always be answered in addition to either the DMX Controlled Fixture Type data box, or the Conventional Fixture Type data box.

The DMX Controlled Fixture Types data box contains fields that are specific only to all fixture types that are controlled by DMX data. For example: your movers, your scrollers, and your foggers. This data box must be answered along with the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box.

The Conventional Fixture Types data box contains fields that are specific only to fixture types that are NOT controlled by DMX data. For example: an ETC source 4 19 degree light. This data box must be answered along with the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box.



The Data Boxes

The Conventional Fixture Types Data Box on The Input Tab

The Conventional Fixture Types data box contains fields that are specific only
to fixture types that are NOT controlled by DMX data.

The Conventional Fixture Types data box contains fields that are specific only to fixture types that are NOT controlled by DMX data. For example: an ETC source 4 19 degree light. This data box must be answered along with the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box.

It consists of the Conventional Fixture Type Drop Down Menu, the Conventional Color Drop Down Menu, the Gel Color Picker, the Accessories Drop Down Menu, the Conventional Gobo Drop Down Menu, the Conventional Gobo Library, the optional channel number, the optional dimmer number entered by the absolute number or the universe/dimmer number, the optional 2-fer'd or 3-fer'd with unit numbers data field, the optional fixture wattage data field, the optional purpose data field.



The Conventional Fixture Types Data Box

The Conventional Fixture Type Drop Down Menu allows you to select your fixture type from either your favorites list or by manufacturer.

The Conventional Color Drop Down Menu is a list of your current charts gel color. If the gel color you want to select is not listed here, you will have to select it from the Gel Color picker. Once selected from the Gel Color Picker, The DMX Chart will add it to the Conventional Color Drop Down Menu for future selections.

The Gel Color Picker is a list of four gel color manufacturers and their lines of gel color. This will also include all gel color you add from the Gel Color Options.

The Accessories Drop Down Menu is a list of the accessories that your conventional fixture types uses. Things like top hats, barn doors, and iris's.

The Conventional Gobo Drop Down Menu, and The Conventional Gobo Library:
The Conventional Gobo Drop Down Menu is a place for you to list your conventional gobo's in you have used, or those your adding to your chart. If you are adding a conventional fixture type to your chart, and it uses a gobo, you can document it by selecting the gobo from the drop down menu, which lists the gobo's in your chart by name. If you would rather see a picture to select the gobo, then you could choose it from the Conventional Gobo Library which will list the gobo's you have added by picture.

The optional Channel Number:
If you do not know the conventional fixture type channel number you can enter it when you do know it, directly on The Fixture Type Schedule spreadsheet, which is the spreadsheet of both your conventional and DMX controlled fixture types.

The optional Dimmer Number:
You can enter the dimmer number either by absolute number or by the universe/dimmer number. If you do not know the conventional fixture type dimmer number you can enter it when you do know it, directly on The Fixture Type Schedule spreadsheet, which is the spreadsheet of both your conventional and DMX controlled fixture types.

The optional 2-fer'd or 3-fer'd with unit numbers data field is a place for you to document if a conventional fixture type 2-fers or 3-fers with other conventional fixture types.

The optional fixture wattage data field is a place for you to document the conventional fixture types lamp wattage.

The optional purpose data field is a place for you to document the conventional fixture types purpose in life.

Related YouTube Videos

for the Conventional Fixture Types Data Box on The Input Tab

  • The Input Tab - General Information
    Length: 4:42

    General information on Chart Settings, Input Instructions, Last Added Data for DMX Controlled Fixture Types, Last Added Data for Conventional Fixture Types, the input data boxes, and the deletable defaults in the drop down menus.

  • Input Tab - for a Conventional fixture type with a DMX controlled fixture type attachment
    Length: 12:26

    Example of how to input a conventional fixture type (an ETC source 4 - 19 degree) with a DMX controlled fixture type (a Morpheus scroller) to your chart. If you need to see how each of the 3 data boxes function along with their respective drop down menus, please see: The Input Tab - DMX Controlled & Conventional data box - videos, The Input Tab - DMX Controlled Fixture Types data box - videos, or The Input Tab - Conventional Fixture Types data box - videos.

  • Input Tab - for Conventional fixture type with just color and accessories
    Length: 9:55

    Example of how to input a conventional fixture type (an ETC source 4 - 19 degree) with a top hat as an accessory to your chart. If you need to see how each of the 3 data boxes function along with their respective drop down menus, please see: The Input Tab - DMX Controlled & Conventional data box - videos, The Input Tab - DMX Controlled Fixture Types data box - videos, or The Input Tab - Conventional Fixture Types data box - videos.

  • Input Tab - The Conventional Fixture Type Drop Down Menu
    Length: 7:51

    Includes an explanation of:
    • Adding fixtures to the Conventional Fixture Type Drop Down Menu by manufacturer.
    • Creating categories for the Conventional Fixture Type Drop Down Menu - or what you can call your "favorites" list.
    • Adding fixture types to a category by manufacturer using the "move" edit button.
    • Adding fixture types to a category by the specific categories "add new fixture type here" button - This also automatically adds the fixture type to the manufacturers list.

  • Input Tab - Conventional Color Drop Down Menu, the Gel Color Picker, the Gel Color Options, and the Conventional Color Library
    Length: 6:39

    Includes an explanation of:
    • The Conventional Color Drop Down menu and how it relates to the Gel Color Picker.
    • How you can edit the Gel Color Picker with the Gel Color Options Tab.
    • Conventional Color Library - gives you a clear view of all gel manufacturer's and their colors, which includes tooltips for each color that lists both RGB values, and both CMY values.

  • Input Tab - Conventional Accessories Drop Down Menu
    Length: 5:12

    The Accessories Drop Down Menu is a list of the accessories that your conventional fixture types uses. Things like top hats, barn doors, and iris's.

  • Input Tab - Conventional Gobo Drop Down Menu and the Conventional Gobo Library
    Length: 7:12

    The Conventional Gobo Drop Down Menu is a place for you to list your conventional gobo's you have used, or those your adding to your chart. If you are adding a conventional fixture type to your chart, and it uses a gobo, you can document it by selecting the gobo from the drop down menu, which lists the gobo's in your chart by name.