Joystick Control


We used RD/MPCTools for controlling moving lights with an Xbox One controller as a customer demo, that unfortunately stopped working for us as we updated to Onyx. RD/ShowCockpit is too expensive especially because we use multiple computers for doing shows and we don’t want a license for every computer. I was wondering if there was any way to create a piece of software that can control faders and/or encoders in Onyx?

Could this be done via a direct API, via MIDI, via OSC, via the Onyx Manager or maybe something else? If RD/ShowCockpit is able to communicate with Onyx via some sort of way, wouldn’t I be able to create a simplified version of this software that does only what we need? This would also allow us to map all of the Xbox One controllers’ buttons and 6 axis’ to the playbacks we need.

I am willing to write software and read documentation for this, but there doesn’t seem to be any.

If anyone could give me a headstart, I’d be very grateful.

Thanks in advance!


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i would also be interrested in having the possibility to control pan and tilt of moving heads with the gyros and accelerometer of a phone that i would rig on a video fluid head.

this will permit to have a followspot control for live control. the best would be the ability to change the projector. so you could control that way several projectors.


IIRC the ONYX Remote actually does that :wink: