Question You have downloaded a fixture definition file from fixtures.dmxis.com (or created your own using a text editor). How do you copy this file to the correct location? Answer Click anywhere on the OS X Desktop (or click on the … Continue reading
Problem: The DMXIS standalone application (1.4.3 or better) does not respond to footswitch presses. Solution: Make sure you have a valid “Input” soundcard selected in the Preferences window. This is also essential for reliable operation of oscillators and crossfades, as … Continue reading
This page explains how to use MIDI to control DMXIS – either the DMXIS standalone, or the DMXIS plug-in running inside a host program (e.g. Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live….) Note – you can freely mix MIDI control with manual control … 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
If your lights do not fade smoothly under DMXIS control (and you are using a Windows computer) this may be caused by incorrect audio driver settings. In the DMXIS standalone, open File > Audio/MIDI Settings and select an audio driver … 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
We have now added a full set of support & discussion forums for DMXIS, Show Buddy & D-Pro, check them out at forums.dmxis.com! The old support lists at Google Groups (for DMXIS and D-Pro) will remain available for archive purposes.
Question: I am manually creating a DMXIS fixture file. How do I make a channel slider display 0-255, rather than the 0-100% default range? (Please see this article for general information on fixture creation) Say you add this “Zoom” channel … Continue reading
Update – this problem is resolved by the DMXIS 1.4.3 release, which includes 64 bit plugin support. Download from www.dmxis.com/downloads Problem: You have installed DMXIS, and when you start Logic Pro, the DMXIS Audio Unit plug-in does not appear in … Continue reading
If you try to downgrade to an older version of DMXIS on OS X, the installer fails with the error “newer version of this software already exists”. The solution is: Open Terminal (in Applications/Utilities) Type “sudo pkgutil –forget com.enttec.dmxis” Enter … Continue reading
Here, we run a completely automated light show inside Logic on a MacBook, using the DMXIS Audio Unit plug-in, with the DMXIS USB hardware interface connected to a small lighting rig. DMXIS adds lighting capabilities to any audio program that … Continue reading
How to connect and configure the foot switch in DMXIS to switch banks & presets. Also, how to use MIDI controllers for more advanced hands-on control of your lightshow.
How to use the powerful oscillators in DMXIS to make dynamic light shows.
Everything you need to know about DMXIS in 3 minutes!
Shows the procedures for installing and running DMXIS for the first time.
Your DMXIS data is stored here: Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\ENTTEC\DMXIS Vista & Windows 7/8: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\ENTTEC\DMXIS OS X: \Library\Application Support\ENTTEC\DMXIS Note: to get to this location in OS X 10.7 or later, perform the following steps: Click the … Continue reading
Your DMXIS license is linked to your DMXIS hardware, NOT the computer running the software. Therefore, you can install the DMXIS software onto as many Windows & Mac computers as you like. The DMXIS hardware must be connected before you … Continue reading
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