Plugin Demonstration Playlist: 8 videos

This plugin was originally built for a client wanting a Christian Jackson style live-edited effect engine, back in 2016. Since then, it has found its way into my own file and been customized to how I run my own shows.

Besides installation and uninstallation, this plugin does use Lua live for effect adjustments, including operations like:

  • Changing the selection order being used with the current fixtures
  • Adjusting Width and Rate so that your Groups settings do not affect the visual "feel" of the effect

In addition to this, the plugin-based effect engine is able to dynamically alter:

  • Included fixture groups
  • Effect Group (Interleave) count
  • Phase
  • Width
  • Direction
  • Wings
  • Blocks
  • Rate

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.3.0
    • Original Public Release
    • (awaiting ignore-selection-order options from PosFX engine)

Upcoming Changes

  • "Ignore Selection Order" options from PosFX engine (during interleave effects)
  • Auto-creation of effect presets for later callback

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.3
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3

v1.3.0 Download:

For pricing and additional info, please contact me.


v1.3.0 Manual:


Plugin Demonstration Playlist: 8 videos

This plugin system is designed to be a position-effect equivalent of the ColFX/DimFX system, with some expanded functionality.

Besides installation and uninstallation, this plugin does use Lua live for effect adjustments, including operations like:

  • Temporarily raising or dropping the effect rate with a flash-function key (locally - no network usage)
  • Changing the selection order being used with the current fixtures
  • Determining when to use the selection order and when to use their patched order (for interleaved effects)
  • Visual feedback in the interactive layout
  • Group (interleave) selection
  • Splitting the rig into "chunks" for Block-Group mode
  • Phase size
  • Phase direction
  • Toggling symmetry
  • Toggling pan and tilt in the effect (and preventing situations of neither being enabled)
  • etc.

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.2.2
    • Original public release

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.3
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3

v1.2.2 Download

For pricing and additional info, please contact me.


Plugin Demonstration Playlist: 2 videos

See video for original plugin (v2.1.2)

This plugin will take user inputs for groups, color presets, and a few other parameters, and build a dynamic layout for color selection, which triggers executors in the background to which fade and delay timings may be applied. The plugin automatically generates all images, macros, worlds, sequences, and executors needed for this layout to operate. Uninstallation is as simple as running one macro.

Plugin Version History:

  • v2.6.1a
    • addition of Gobo Image Extractor plugin to download package
  • v2.6.1
    • ability to have your default groups, presets, and image combinations saved in your user-config, as an alternative to manually entering values every time
  • v2.5.0
    • Supports grid creation for all preset types
    • Added creation of preset combination macros to store a preset look and trigger multiple preset macros at once
    • Added option for use of custom images
    • Preset sequences can be stored for each individual group instead of all being stored to the same sequence with group filters on each executor
    • Added option to customize background color of generated Preset Grid layout
  • v2.1.2
    • Original public release

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.60.4
  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.3
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3
  • v3.3.2.2
  • v3.2.2.16

v2.6.1a Download:

Price: $40

View Plugin Upgrade Policy

v2.6.0 Manual:


v2.1.2 Download:

Price: $20

Note: upgrade price from v2.1.2 is $25 for all purchases made after release of v2.5.0

v2.1.2 Manual:


Plugin Demonstration Playlist: 3 videos

This plugin creates an interactive layout to quickly update presets for color effects in punted/busked shows.  The plugin collects preset information and automatically generates the necessary macros and images needed for the layout to update color presets in the show file.

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.1.3a
    • bug fix to custom image builder
    • addition of Gobo Extractor plugin to download package
  • v1.1.2
    • Support for all PresetTypes
    • Support for custom images
  • v1.0.7
    • Original Public Release

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.60.4
  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.1
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3
  • v3.3.2.2
  • v3.2.2.16

Plugin Download:

FX Preset Picker v1.1.3a
FX Preset Picker v1.1.3a
Price: $25.00

User Manual:

Plugin overview:

Using with custom images:

The "Fades Layout Generator" plugin for MA2 will build a layout with macros to set fade times on your executors. The plugin features:

  • Automatic layout building
  • Support for multiple simultaneous installations
  • 6 included color options (red, green, blue, orange, magenta, and pink)
  • Support for using custom images with the plugin.
  • All image XMLs used for plugin included in download

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.0.0 - Original public release.

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.0.1
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.4.0.2
  • v3.3.4.3
  • v3.3.2.2
  • v3.2.2.16

Plugin Download:

Fades Layout Generator
Fades Layout Generator
Price: $20.00

User Manual:

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