The Problem The standard D-Pro installation includes a default library of around 240 fixtures. You may not actually need any of these. In addition, you may over time have imported a bunch of extra fixtures that you no longer use. … Continue reading
The problem – bad timing You have programmed some fast changes into your DMX light show, for example to follow the beat of a song. But your lights seem to react sluggishly, and sometimes the lights seem to skip a … Continue reading
UPDATE: this utility is no longer supported, and will not be updated to work with OS X 10.11. DMXIS and D-Pro now support the standard Apple FTDI driver. However, we will leave this page live in case anyone can make … Continue reading
Problem: D-Pro fails to recognise a connected DMX USB PRO box, and displays the error message “Failed to connect to DMX hardware” Please install and run the Enttec PRO Manager utility. If the PRO Manager reports that the DMX USB … Continue reading
If you find that your lighting fixtures are not responding reliably to commands from your DMX controller (be it DMXIS, D-Pro, Show Buddy or any other lighting controller) there are a number of things you can check. The first thing … Continue reading
Problem: When attempting to import a fixture from the D-Pro Patch Window on OS X, you see the error ‘unable to open database’. This indicates there is an OS X file permissions problem with the fixture database file, or the … Continue reading
Question: How do I manually import fixture definitions from the online fixture editor into D-PRO, when the D-PRO computer does not have internet connectivity? Currently, the only way to import fixtures into D-PRO is via the Patch Window, and this … Continue reading
This error occur if you try to install an older version of D-PRO, or if have an up-to-date D-PRO demo on your computer, and then try to install the retail version of D-PRO. Solution: Open Terminal (located in Applications/Utilities) Type … Continue reading
This video shows me busking a 2 minute light show from the D-Pro Show Control window using an Enttec Program Wing. We used this as a bit of fun at USITT 2011. Note: D-Pro is layering all the audio tracks … Continue reading
This video is a whistle-stop tour through the feature set of D-PRO. It shows the overall workflow of the various windows.
The effects engine is one of the most powerful features in D-PRO. It allows you to layer multiple FX into one cue, and see the end results in realtime from the Device Browser.
Use the online fixture editor The easiest solution is to use the DMXIS online fixture editor. This public fixture database is an easy way to create fixture definitions for use in both DMXIS and D-PRO, and to download fixtures already … Continue reading