Manage->Fixture Types allows fixtures imported from console patch information, Lightwright® or other application to be associated with fixtures in the Moving Light Assistant ‘Fixture Library’. Only when fixtures are associated with fixtures in the library, can the full power of the fixture profile be leveraged within Moving Light Assistant.
If an exact match can be found between an imported fixture, and a fixture in the profile library, an association will be created automatically, and the DMX mode and configuration options set to the default profile options. If any of these assumptions are incorrect, adjust the values as necessary and click Assign. The association will be updated.
If no matches can be found, the fixture must be selected manually by selecting the manufacturer and fixture type, and setting the DMX mode and other relevant options. click Assign, and the association will be created.
Initially upon creating an association the Fixture Type will remain unchanged, but the ‘Current’ field will reflect the associated Fixture Type. Upon clicking OK, the Fixture Type in Rig Data will change to show the associated fixture.
Selected Channels Only
With ‘Selected Channels Only’ checked, only the highlighted channels in Rig Data will accept the new association. Un-selected channels will remain un-associated, and their original name will continue to appear in italics in the ‘Manage Fixture Types window’, along with the new associated fixture name.