Ping from Console

Ping from Console

This plugin allows the user to ping an IP address from the console. The intended use is for situations where a basic ping of a single IP address is needed, to avoid the need for pulling out a computer.

For more advanced network-scanning needs, check out ZenMap. I've personally had great results with it.

Scroll to bottom for download link.

 

 

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1:

Check your IP addresses. Make sure they are in a compatible subnet to the IP of the object you are trying to connect with. MA’s automatic network masks are set so that:

192.168.0.x – mask is 255.255.255.0 (first three numbers must match destination object, last must be different)
192.168.1.x – mask is 255.255.255.0

10.x.x.x – mask is 255.0.0.0 (first number must match)
2.x.x.x – mask is 255.0.0.0

Also make sure that the interface with the IP you are pinging from is physically connected. You cannot ping IPs in the range for port 1 from a cable plugged into port 2.


Step 2:
MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN SESSION. Ping will not work if network interfaces are not activated.


Step 3:
Run plugin – enter your IP

Lua passes the ping request to Linux. Depending on the result, you will see one of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to note that this plugin is using the ping command from Linux. As such, there is a lag when the object is not on the network as the OS waits for a response. It is not possible to accelerate this response currently and the plugin cannot be re-triggered during this wait. Until a response is received from the OS, no other Lua commands will be executed.

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Ping From Console
Ping From Console
Price: $0.00

Tested with GMA2 Versions:

  • 3.3.4.3

Presets/FX Extractor

Presets/FX Extractor

Extracts all Effects, Presets, and embedded Presets, and builds a Sequence with the information.

This plugin takes a range of playbacks (Timecodes, Pages and Executors, and/or Sequences), and extracts every preset, effect, effects' presets, and embedded presets from the range provided, grabs only the fixtures using the found effects/presets, and stores them into an executor for the user, organized by PresetTypeand color-coded based on usage in the sequences.'

RESTRICTED VERSION (free, limited to 6 analyzed sequences):

Sequence/FX Extractor (RESTRICTED VERSION) v1.0.1
Sequence/FX Extractor (RESTRICTED VERSION) v1.0.1
Price: $0.00

 

FULL VERSION (includes Preset Groups plugin, being published soon):

Sequence/FX Extractor v1.0.1
Sequence/FX Extractor v1.0.1
Price: $15.00
Price: $10.00

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Tested with GMA2 Versions:

  • 3.3.4.1
  • 3.2.2.16
  • 3.1.2.5

Version History

v 1.0.0

  • Original public release.

Rainbow Executors

Rainbow Executors

Originally posted up as a gag (and partly to see if I could), this plugin has been requested enough times that it seems worth posting.

The plugin makes a rainbow chase out of your faders in MA2 version 3.3.4.1+.

IMPORTANT NOTE - with the default settings, this is accomplished by running 300 Appearance commands per second. Please use with discretion.
All settings are described inside the plugin script itself.

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Rainbow Faders!
Rainbow Faders!
Price: $0.00

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Tested with GMA2 Versions:

  • 3.3.4.1

Version History

v 1.0.0

  • Original public release.

DMX Line ID Plugin

Universe ID Plugin

Plugin to help you identify source of hard-to-trace DMX lines in your rig

This plugin is designed to be used with a data tester (RDM2Go, DMXcat, Swisson, etc.)  to help you identify what data is running through a given DMX line. I have personally found it to be quite useful for re-install situations and troubleshooting of DMX-over-ethernet systems (PathPort, NPU).

FREE DOWNLOAD:

DMX-ID v1.1.2
DMX-ID v1.1.2
Price: $0.00

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Tested with GMA2 Versions:

  • 3.3.4.1
  • 3.3.2.2
  • 3.2.2.16
  • 3.1.2.5

Version History

v 1.0.1

  • Original public release.

Page-Flash Key – Installer Plugin

Temp-Page Key - Installer Plugin

Two-step installer plugin to add a page-swap key(s) into your showfile.

Want to learn how to make your own from scratch? CLICK HERE to see my tutorial video on building one using DMX Remotes!

This plugin will install a key(s) in your showfile which, when held, will take you to a previously-defined page. When released, the original page is returned, allowing for quick access to executors you don't want killing your main executor space, such as changeover looks or house lights. Or, you can think of it as a modifier key, like CTRL on a keyboard, so that while you're holding it, your executors have a different function from normal. This can allow you to access more executors on a smaller console.

Rather than variables in macro lines, this version runs on other plugins in the background, so as to allow the key to respond faster than if triggered by a DMX remote, as well as preventing any glitches if more than one is used in the same file and happen to be triggered at the same time.

DOWNLOAD:

Temp-Page Key Installer v1.0.2
Temp-Page Key Installer v1.0.2
Price: $2.00

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Tested with GMA2 Versions:

  • 3.3.2.2
  • 3.2.2.16
  • 3.1.2.5

Version History

v 1.0.1

  • Original public release.

Patch to CSV (Excel)

Patch to CSV (Excel)

Exports specified universes to CSV format, which can be read by Excel.
v1.0.2

This plugin is designed to export your patch, specified in starting and ending Universes, to CSV format.

If running in OnPC, and the user's computer has a program associated with opening .csv files (such as Microsoft Excel of LibreOffice Calc), then the program will automatically open the file in the associated program.

 

Also included in the folder is an Excel file, which contains a macro for formatting the output of the plugin and separating each Universe into a separate sheet. Detailed information for the process of untilizing this Excel macro will be added in the near future.

Documentation not yet complete. 
Suggestions welcome. Support coming soon.

DOWNLOAD:

Patch to Excel v1.0.2
Patch to Excel v1.0.2
Price: $0.00

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Fade-Time Macros

Fade-Time Macros

Plugin for generating macros to set a defined set of fade-times to each cue in each of a defined set of sequences.

Each macro will stop on "Line X" to show it is was the last triggered.

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Fadetime Macros Generator v2.1
Fadetime Macros Generator v2.1
Price: $0.00

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Common Issues

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Update History

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Group Repatch

Group Repatch

v0.1.0

UNDEVELOPED.
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esigned for personal use. Suggestions are very welcome, but no support is currently offered with this plugin.
Save a copy of your showfile before using.

This plugin is designed to take all fixtures from a specified group and repatch them, at the same addresses, on a different universe.

There is an option for only repatching fixture currently on a specified universe. For example, if you have a group of fixtures on universes 9 and 10, and want to only repatch the fixtures from universe 9 to universe 2, then inputting “9” to the “Exclusive Universe to Repatch” dialogue will ignore all fixtures not currently on universe 9 during the process.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS CURRENTLY NO MECHANISM FOR CHECKING COLLISIONS. If something is in the destination universe that is in the way, it will be unpatched with no notification

 

 

DOWNLOAD:

Group Repatch 0.1.0
Group Repatch 0.1.0
Price: $0.00

Universe Merge

Universe Merge

v0.1.0

UNDEVELOPED.
D
esigned for personal use. Suggestions are very welcome, but no support is currently offered with this plugin.
Save a copy of your showfile before using.

This plugin is designed to take all fixtures from a source universe and merge them into the destination universe on the same channels.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS CURRENTLY NO MECHANISM FOR CHECKING COLLISIONS.
If something is in the destination universe that is in the way, it will be unpatched with no notification.

 

DOWNLOAD:

Universe Merge 0.1.0
Universe Merge 0.1.0
Price: $0.00

Presets to Macros – Generator


Presets to Macros Generator

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Presets to Macros Generator v1.8.1
Presets to Macros Generator v1.8.1
Price: $0.00

 

Common Issues

Issue: Plugin took info then froze immediately while starting to create macros.
Common solution: One or more of your presets or groups was not titled. Download version 1.8.1 or later.

Update History

v1.8.1
bug fix: plugin now works with unnamed presets and groups without freezing.