Free Bitmap Footage Library, with GrandMA2 Showfile

Hey there,

following up on our freebie path from last week, ASL Layout Icon Pack, we just want to release our library of Bitmap Footage that we here mostly use for background animations inside the desk.

Since MA-Lighting came out with the Bitmap Fixture in version 3.2 of the Desk,  we loved it, its a great easy feature to use and mostly replaces a media server for Lighting Fixture Content all together. This file here comes with a showfile and a 3d File that shall make it easier for you to see the contents that you gonna get and explore a bit with it.

 

Demo:

 

The Pack consists of 4 individual packages, these are “Pictures” the pictures come in the .png form and are just Regular Pics that you can use for Masking or color layering, “Alphas” the alphas come in the .webM format and everything that is black will be see trough to everything that lays behind it, “Regular” the regulars come also in the .webM format, other than the alphas the regulars are just black and white, this gives you the ability to write cues where you exchange alphas with regulars and mask the content below it (a nice strobe FX possible….) , and  the “Mpeg” are just plain mpegs that you can also use in most of the other Media Servers on market, no alphas however.

The content is all 400×400 Black and White, all 3 Pack make a total of 108 movie files and some additional plain pictures, its a tiny and useful tool to have at hand of you want to use some nice video based effects all over your rig.

Our next post will be about how you can setup a stage that is Bitmap Effect based, so that you have an easier time using these Files in your shows.

Installation:

 

Folder structure for importing the imagepack

you install the content pack in your show file by copy and pasting the folders to your “images folder” of your current grandMA2 Onpc software installation.

Alternatively you can just drag it to your USB stick into your gma2/images folder.

It will then appear inside your grandMA2 software.

Now Enjoy and have fun with it!!

Bitmap Pack:

Showfile:

  • gma2  (there was a naming issue with the download, should be fixed now.)

 

Additionals:

Just in case you are not up to date on the current Version of the software:

Here is the up to this date:

Onpc -> newest Version 3.3.4.3

Console-> newest Version 3.3.4.3

 

 

 

Released Grandma 2 Version 3.1.2, New Pixel Mapper, Unicast Artnet, Scripting Language Support

Last Week Ma Lighting has released long awaited Version 3.1.8 of their Lighting Control Software.

 

Here you can Download the new Software:

Most notable Features are:

Grandma 2 3.1.8

  • Pixelmapper/Warper setup in Grandma Software
  • Increased the Timcode Object Pool
  • Universal Fixtures
  • Lua Scripting (Lua 5.1 Scripting Manual)
  • Camera Dolly Fixture for GrandMa 3D

Grandma 3D

  • Visualisation of Multipart Fixtures, such as Clay Pakys Aleda k10-k20, Robe Robin 800 etc.
  • DMX Trigger Able Camera Parent Object

 

GrandMA VPU

  • VPU Pixelmapper completely Reworked.

Band Design Preview

A Band contacted me for making a Stage Design for their upcoming Festival Tour.

This is one of the First Shots that made it to the Clients Ideas, after some nights of trial and error Lighting Design.

Will be looking forward to see this Rig Hanging at some Shows.

 

Tools that supported me, Stage Plugin, Grandma 3d.