This is the first beta that includes the new library system powered by AtlaBase of almost 50.000 Fixture Profiles.
Please read this blog post about this change: https://obsidiancontrol.com/blog/post/the-new-onyx-library-powered-by-atlabase/
It also contains important improvements to DyLOS , additional DyLOS Effects controls and features, and concludes the introduction of Preset based DyLOS effects on any parameter.
Existing shows will load, and patched fixture types can be exchanged for new library types in the patch. This is not mandatory, but any feedback on this process is very welcome.
Any new patching of fixtures will use the new library format. You can download the latest library which is automatically replaced every day: https://support.obsidiancontrol.com/Content/Support/temp/New_Fixture_Library.htm
Please examine the fixtures carefully and report all issues, wrong defaults or a missing gobo image.
Library additions and fixes are NOT guaranteed during the beta process, and until the release is available the time to receive libraries may be longer than usual.
It may require additional coding and improvements on ONYX to make it work. However your library reports are essential to ensure the new system works well. We really appreciate the beta testers taking the time to check all fixtures they use in detail.
The library switch is a major change and there are bound to be some hiccups. Please keep all your current showfiles and do not save over them, so you can always roll back if needed.
Also test and review this version carefully and recheck your programming before using it on any shows. Report back any changes or issues so we can finalize this for a release.
DOWNLOAD 4.5.1204 https://files.obsidiancontrol.com/s/gg2LSDGQ3QnoNiR
Content File with new Color Pallets https://files.obsidiancontrol.com/s/C8mSn6owEYLAgRJ
This version introduces a new fixture libary format, provided by the new libary partner AtlaBase. This library includes almost 50.000 fixture profiles
Please review all required fixtures carefully and request missing fixtures and report errors, wrong defaults etc on the new fixture request page for Version 4.6
Existing fixtures will remain in the showfile but can be replaced using the “Exchange” function in the patch menu.
User fixtures and the Library Editor are not affected and remain available.
This library is only availble for Version 4.5 and higher. Previous 4.2 console versions will receive an update to enable support for the new library.
Until release both library systems remain actively supported.
New fixture library format
- Daily update of new library package on Obsidiancontrol.com
- Single file library package (no longer an installation)
- Faster software install, bootup, library updates
- Update library from System Menu /Tools/Maintenance
- Library data is perfectly synchronized with Capture fixtures, allowing for easy import of the patch over CITP
- Revised Parameter Defaults and Snap Rules(e.g. additive LED fixtures now have all colors defaulted to 100%)
- -> this can affect existing programming and cues and presets must be adjusted if needed!
- Enhanced real world values (e.g. Zoom Ranges, Shutter Speeds, Framing Blade Angles)
- Improved Parameter names and feature descriptions
- Enhanced gobo and effects bitmaps, color buttons for CTC and Color Wheel Selections
Completed 3-preset pixel mapping mode and opacity mapping modes - BREAKING changes for existing shows using this feature
Added new parameters for new DyLOS effects and generators
Programmer and cuelist values panels can now be placed more than once
DyLOS manual values and origin are now shown in live output
DyLOS zones slots can now be expanded/collapsed in Fixture Center
Improved responsiveness of OSC playback page actions and fixed OSC refreshes
Improved 2D plan performance and responsiveness
Various fixes and improvements
DyLOS values are now shown in live output (origin indication pending)
Improved 2D plan performance and responsiveness for large fixture sets
Increased maximal cue comment size
Added LTC audio input level control for Obsidian timecode boards
Fixed optimizing show files (removing fixtures that had been marked for deletion)
Fixed placing multi-part fixtures on 2D plan
Minor fixes and improvements
Improved Onyx startup sequence, should eliminate startup errors
Fixed DyLOS folder selection
Minor fixes and improvements
Added 3-preset pixel mapping mode and opacity mapping modes
Fixed application window lags while moving on some systems
Fixed 2D plan orientation pulled in from Capture 3D positions
Minor fixes and improvements
DyLOS can now apply pixel mapping between presets (for any fixture parameter programmed in the presets)
Added DyLOS generators:
- Patterns: Plasma, Voronoi
- 2D Shapes: Bouncing Balls, Bouncing Shapes, Meta-balls, Floweroid
- Nature: Fire, Steam
Added color palettes to Dylos (First row of 256 pixels in PNG image are used to map - generator output - intensity levels to indexed colors)
CITP integration pulls in 3D positions to compose a top and front 2D plan of the stage (layer per fixture type)
Added options menu to zone composer
Weight modes allow for selecting “Zone Intensity” (default, backward compatible, LTP) and the newer “Manual Weight” (which has improved)
Updated NX Remote app
Updated OS image to latest feature build
Improved CMY mapping to favor intensity channel to color saturation channels (to limit color flag usage and to avoid non-pure blacks)
For networking, occurences of “Master” have been replaced with “Primary” and “Slave” with “Secondary”
Fixed playback status redraw issue when returning from patch
Fixed value changes in DyLOS zone composer not being synchronized over the network
Fixed M-Play bank issues
Fixes for touch and 2D plan selection
Replaced LTP with programmable weight control between direct and pixel mapped programming
Enabled Art-Net on any (sub)net and updated network configuration accordingly
Added support for stVisual style so Visualizers always - also when utilizing Unicast - receive licensed Art-Net data
Added patch options for excluding fixtures from GM, SWOP, remote programming and for rotating bars and panels at DMX address level
Added option to turn off smart grid ordering of fixtures in FixtureCenter
Completed plug-in framework for DyLOS generators and effects
Full software and hardware support for flipping playback faders 1-10 with 11-20
Fixed zone selection indication in programmer
Fixed “push to all” not refreshing on virtual playback panel
Fixed back button freezing on “Follow 0s” cues
Added DEFAULT command to put default values in programmer
Improved P/T Combo handling
MSD (CITP) integration fixes and improvements
Fixed joining shows
Fixed popups appearing multiple times at startup
Fixed multiple conditional channels not toggling (for example, Frost disabling 2 prisms on ADJ Focus Beam LED)
Added MSD (CITP) integration
Fixed deselecting fixture in Capture not deselecting in Onyx
Fixed focusing inconsistencies with Capture for P/T inverted/swapped fixtures
Fixed IP address and numeric up/down entry issues
Added Capture (CITP) integration (patch, selection, parameter sync)
Added import of patch (exported from another Onyx show file)
Added sACN priority configuration