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This is just a scratchpad of what to do next in this wiki - feel free to register and contribute.

Missing articles

To Do

  • elaborate on wishlist
  • Write a little howto on the namespace structure in Ai
  • Ai templates
  • handle notation: chaseHandleUN, paletteHandleUN, cueHandleUN, playbackHandleUN, masterHandleID, trackHandleID, groupHandleUN, see also
  • list more FixtureControlIDs (FixtureControlId), e.g. Shutter or Prism. They are in the show only if such a fixture is patched

complete articles

see above


See below for the planned structure of types, object types, identifiers


  • Elaborate on identifiers.
  • Examples
  • Groups


not yet possible

all the tbd's


debugging macros

sACN triggers

  • trigger a master (e.g. speed) in order to fade it over time
  • trigger macros on single cues
  • invert something (but why…)
  • virtual Capture multipatch
  • size master?



external control


Forum done until 01.03.19

Timecode.TimecodeOne.SetStartTime and TimecodeTime object, see

(Gregory, 27.08.2018)
Unfortunately no I don’t think there is any way to tell for sure. However generally older parts of the software such as Handles and Palettes will require function calls whereas newer or rewritten code such as Edit Times, Playback Options, Timecode and Capture settings will normally respond directly to the property changes. This is mainly because the latter was not always possible and we don’t generally rewrite working code unless there is a need to as this runs the risk of introducing bugs.

is there a way to tell whether setting a property is enough (like in ActionScript.SetProperty(“Playbacks.Editor.Times.PlaybackReleaseTime”, time:0) ) or both must be done (property set AND function applied, like with lockState)?

Gregory, Email 11.12.19 re. new variables: automatic definition of variables

Toggle Trigger Mappings in v12, see and, and toggletriggermappings.xml

However this start/end thing prevents macros to load in versions pre 14

Example for version checking, syntax of nested quotes etc.

  <macro name="Set PB 903 legend" id="Macros.SetPB903Legend">
      <step condition="Math.String.StartsWith(System.SoftwareVersion, '13')">{
        ActionScript.SetProperty("Handles.PendingLegend", "This is v13");

Example for reversing, offsetting and restarting shapes (Matias Muccillo), see


Elaborate on trigger software usage on Software List, e.g. Show Cockpit from

matias Mucillos setup macro: mm_store_playback_test.xml

Titan Tricks

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"VersionDateTime"="2028-08-14 05:49:32"


AI knowledge base

  • d4mance/BC 2014
  • d4mance/BC 2016
  • patches from forum
  • pictures on welcome pages/section headers
  • how to make use of a patch on the performance page (Patch IO, texture port), and how to set its thumbnail
  • Pip and Multi Screen projects
  • Multiviewer (TH):
    • RenderToTexture
    • Sample Texture Region
    • Clear
    • Render Merge
    • output/Window (off/on by Artnet)
  • clock/countdown (SB/Arran)
  • controlling from Q-Sys via UDP, text scroller (project A. Keil June 2020, with help from TH and CA)

Ai tricks and pitfalls

  • renumbering fixtures
  • no audio files on the performance page!
  • how to enable tap tempo (tap widget, system settings, Beat settings per tile)
  • antialiasing (double resolution, see movingscreens/email)
  • what is saved where
  • how to save and use clip collections
  • how to create a project thumbnail
  • wrong codec may even disturb playmodes
  • MPEG Streamclip for transcoding
  • MIDI trigger on the performance page requires MIDI notes - ControlChange doesn't work here

Is there a wiki plugin to show a number of random pages from the namespace, e.g. in Ai/Examples?

Types/Identifiers Hierarchy

identifiers (essentially this is the most common ways to idetify particular items)
  Clear mask: Intensity=1, Positions=2, Colours=4, Gobos=8, Beam=16, 
    Effect = 32, Special = 64, FX = 128, Time = 256  also see AcwRecordMask?!?


Discussion threads

Set a Handle's Halo 2018/08/31 00:27 Sebastian Beutel 1 Comment
Delete Workspace X 2018/06/12 13:05 Sebastian Beutel 1 Comment
Timecode - Toggle On/Off for particular playback 2017/11/20 16:39 Sebastian Beutel 1 Comment
Playback - Set Paging to Never Hold 2017/11/20 15:52 Sebastian Beutel 1 Comment
MIDI Note On/Off 2017/11/20 15:15   1 Comment
Macro - Export Macro 2017/10/29 15:42   1 Comment
todo.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/06 13:24 by icke_siegen