ONYX Release Candidate 1182

The development of features and changes is now closed. This is a release version that may get only minor bug fixes and corrections at this point.


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Release notes for Onyx
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4.3.1182 (16/01/2020)

Added text support to Zone and Effect programming slots
Added protection of (console/license) owner content (requires licensed software and adding an owner role)
Added content import/export (of user or owner storage)
Implemented z-order support between Zones
UI improvements: added quick access controls for most common zone parameters
FREE mode limited to 2 zones (others get “DEMO” watermark scrolling by randomly)
Added content meta-info

Fixes and (performance) improvements:

  • Improved channel priority handling between programmer, playback and DyLOS mapping
  • Movie content is now compressed while importing into cache
  • Improvements between zone and fixture selection on 2D plan
  • Optimized fixture type search in library editor
  • Updating software should preserve machine content mapping
  • Fixed MARK CUE
  • Fixed switching between still images
  • Fixed DMX address changes causing erroneous state on 2D plan
  • Fixed false conflict errors when reusing addresses of fixtures with virtual dimmers after unpatching
  • Fixed DyLOS issues after (re)loading shows
  • Font fixes in DyLOS
  • Fixed saving large show files (+17GB) on consoles
  • Fixed selecting Open/Idle content slot
  • Fixed black frame sometimes being appended on import (shows in loops)
  • Fixed Art-Net loopback issue

4.3.1181 (11/12/2019)

Fixed EDIT CUE not activating UPDATE context
Fixed DyLOS engine crash at startup

4.3.1180 (10/12/2019)

Added vertical scroll to DyLOS text generator
Added bounce, beat and random playback modes
Added Clear/Load to (right-click) popup menus in Zone Composer
Modified MOVE MEDIA semantics to SWAP in case of conflicts

Fixes and (performance) improvements:

  • Text (zoom) improvements
  • Improved labels for better consistency
  • Removed grouping tools from top of Zone Composer
  • Fixed Factory Effect/Generator/Shape thumbs in library panel
  • Fixed loading a single media file into multiple slots in one command (loading only the first)
  • Fixed USB DMX devices not sending data beyond universe 64
  • Fixed inability to restore internal DMX devices to defaults when not all ports are attached to Onyx

4.3.1179 (29/11/2019)

Added text generator to DyLOS
Added M6+ (upgrade kit) licensing

Fixes and (performance) improvements:

  • Restored Martin LJ license unlocking
  • Display progress while importing/exporting media
  • Improved dynamic channel layouts
  • Improvements for adding DyLOS support to show files
  • Fixed fixtures with patch suggestion part (external dimmer, etc) being presented as multi-part fixtures in 2D plan
  • Fixed Programmer and Cuelist Values not handling zone renumbering correctly
  • Fixed loading large show files (+17GB) on consoles
  • Fixed a crash when FX-linking zone channels

4.3.1177 (08/11/2019)

Fixes and (performance) improvements:

  • Provide load/default shortcuts on parameter group popup
  • Show generators in library breakout view
  • Fixed artifact in Line effect shader on DyLOS
  • Fixed renumbering multiple ID numbers of DyLOS zones skipping 4 ID’s every following zone
  • Improve media saving speed
  • Fixed Programmer and Cuelist Values not handling zone deletion correctly
  • Fixed DyLOS engine crashing on fixture(-part)s that don’t have any channels viable for pixel mapping (being mapped in a zone)

4.3.1176 (01/11/2019)

Fixes and (performance) improvements:

  • Media resynch button now supports different scopes
  • Creating new show now shows an option to resynch media (map) on the system into the new show (default OFF)
  • EDIT can be used as well to rename library folders/slots
  • Zone page selection not correctly updated when resetting to recorded settings
  • Multiparts placed in visualization mode on the 2D stage do not show pixel information
  • Newly added fixtures would not be pixel-mapped to until restart
  • 2D Plan (Onyx) crashes when enabling/disabling zone preview
  • Async import of media files (improves responsiveness)
  • Some DyLOS shaders don’t work in Release build (like Line Effects)
  • Fixed Pan/Tilt invert/swap
  • Delay OSC playback control if no license has been found
  • Show descriptive labels for some DyLOS parameters
  • Gobo images with - in filename are saved incorrect (library editor)

4.3.1175 (21/10/2019)

Added DyLOS support for multi-part fixtures
Fixes and (performance) improvements

4.3.1174 (17/10/2019)

Fixes and (performance) improvements

4.3.1171 (4/10/2019)

Added DyLOS pixel engine (currently limited to 5 zones per show, 1 layer per zone, all content scaled to 256x256 pixels internally)
Improved user interface focus and navigation (arrow keys activated) management
Moved to 64 bit


I have a failure to copy and move a playback to another box

I present errors to the update
I make a new show presents the failure

MSD 3D Visualizer icon at Tools Menu does not react. MSD follow Onyx DMX values, but functions in MSD as fast focus does not update Pan & Tilt values in Onyx. Or Selcected Fixtures in Onyx are not selected in MSD

I also have this issue.

Thanks, we were able to reproduce, will be fixed in the next build. Meanwhile, you can still do this using the command line (using ‘@’ to toggle between the cuelist/playback types). Copying fixture groups as well.

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I have an M-Touch connected to a PC running Onyx. Furthermore I use TouchOSC on iPad. If I change a playback fader on M-Touch, it is reflected in TouchOSC and PC screen. If I change a fader in TouchOSC, the fader value is reflected on PC screen, but not on M-Touch (LED stripe on fader is not updated).

Can you explain in detail how to do it? I can enter the command but it won’t execute.

Hi everyone

I’m updating a show and I’m testing this beta, I find several bugs as I use it

  • updates do not respond
  • remote mode the slave does not activate the new information
    -When performing a submaster in swop mode does not respond
    -Art-Net devices do not mark universe 1 as it is in the photo, test in version 4.2.1057 with the same nodes and it is normal

thanks to the team of developers

You can select the source as usual (so COPY/MOVE and then touch what you like to copy/move). Then press @ until it indicates whether you like to copy to a playback fader, playback button or virtual cuelist (within cuelist directory) and enter, using the keypad, where to copy to:

  • in case of a virtual cuelist, it’s just an ordinal number

  • in case of a playback fader, enter the (1-based) playback bank number, followed by a dot (’.’), followed by the fader number (1-10)

  • in case of a playback button, enter the (1-based) playback page number, followed by a dot (’.’), followed by the button number (1-100)


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Thanks, we’ll see if we can get this fixed for the release

hello gert

thanks for your support :mechanical_arm: :call_me_hand:
-When updating a cue the information does not load correctly, it is a fault that was already in two previous betas
-does not follow the program changes, example when recording a preset of any attribute the slave does not follow it and the boxes are empty

greetings to the team :raised_hands:

About working Master/Slave
All buttons around Syncro Banks, Syncro CL, etc… not work on screen but Yes on owrk (display refresh) all version 1057/1182
The Medias are not syncronitzated Master/Slave show only names but not medias

We’re looking at the tracking backup issues. The content will not be synchronized over the network, though: it must be imported on each controller in the network (you could use Onyx’ content export/import feature to do that in a single step).


it looks like the macro functions are no longer available in the cues. I can’t add them anymore.


Hello, that’s a confirmed issue indeed, together with some other cue setting changes. These will be fixed in the next build