Hello, I'm currently trying to get a multipart fixture to work in dot2 3d. It is the Octostrip MKII from Showtec. I want to access all the pixels/sections of each fixture in 3d but I can't get it working. In 3d it will only show up as a single fixture but I can't access the pixels.
Try this profile. It's an .XML from the .XMLP you pointed to. Yes, that default profile visualization is not quite accurately describing the pixels. Yes, it's the module box you are talking to, but the output is to 8 linear LED strips, with 8 channels of control on each...;). I think it should resemble that structure more closely and can help achieve this for you.
This took minutes to put together to hack together, it's crude and you have to move each individual LED module in MA3D space, but....it gives you more flexibility than a rigid Instance Array I could have pounded together in 3D space; it would have been a single rigid array structure and not perhaps how you want the channels[strips] oriented. Each LED module is sized to represent the actual pixels in the strip, being 4.875"x1.1"x1.6". From there you can space them out onto some pipe geometry[or group them in MA3D, ;)] model and then move that as a whole strip. Many possible approaches to this visualization.
PS: a little extra tip; all of the modules will be located at 0,0,0 and all stacked on top of each other after leaving Patch. This is why you couldn't really 'see' them in MA3D. They were there, just not in a way that would allow them to actually render. I took that .XMLP and punched through all the instances in the Dot2 Layout view and saw all the channels change icon and illuminate, just not so much in dot2 MA3D. You'll have to select each individual subfixture[they should be indexed in the list with top being #1,next=#2, and so on...]
PPS: here's also a small show file in the form of a zip. Just change extension to DOTgz and it should be good to go. It demonstrates one possible visualization solution for the fixtureType. I spaced the LED pixels to the fixture length of 39 in. and spread them across 28 ft of stage space on 4 ft centers. Top to Bottom channel positioning on the strips.
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Absolutely brilliant, thank you Rex! Cant wait to try this with my actual fixtures soon!