Software and Documentation 2015

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ACT Lighting is pleased to support equipment and software operating with versions we have posted here on our site. Some software upgrades may require multiple steps and this site can help guide you through this process to ensure that you upgrade successfully.

dot2 Software

StickMAker Software: (This program creates a bootable USB stick for your dot2 Hardware)

PC Version: StickMAker 1.0.0.7 - NEW - (6 MB) - Windows 7 or higher only
Mac OSX Version: StickMAker 1.004 - (2 MB) -(up to MAC OSX 10.7)
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion Version: StickMAker and Helper App - (3 MB)

dot2 Console Software:

dot2_v1.1.0.2.imgz - (245 MB) April 2015

dot2 onPC Software: - Windows 7 or higher only

dot2onPC_v1.1.0.2.exe - (116 MB) April 2015

dot2 3D Software: - Windows 7 or higher only

dot2_3D_v1.1.0.2.exe - (168 MB) April 2015

MA Fixture Builder:

MacOS Version: MA_Fixture_Builder_v1.1.dmg - (3 MB) April 2015
Windows Version: MA_Fixture_Builder_v1.1.exe - (8 MB) April 2015 - Windows 7 or higher only

How to Update dot2 console

dot2 Online: Online Manual

 

1dot2 Manual v1.1

1dot2 Quick Start Guide

1dot2 onPC System Requirements

 

grandMA2 Software

StickMAker Software: (This program creates a bootable USB stick for your grandMA2 Hardware)

PC Version: StickMAker 1.0.0.7 - NEW - (6 MB) - Windows 7 or higher only, WinXP & Vista no longer supported
Mac OSX Version: StickMAker 1.004 - (2 MB) -(up to MAC OSX 10.7)
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion Version: StickMAker and Helper App - (3 MB)

grandMA2 Console Software: - full size, light, ultra light, NPU, RPU
grandMA2Console_v3.1.1.1.imgz - (407 MB) July 2015 (Local USB Installation)
grandMA2Console_v3.1.1.1.update- (342 MB) July 2015 (For use with Setup Menu)

grandMA2 onPC Software: - Windows 7 or higher only, WinXP & Vista no longer supported

MA2onPC_v3.1.1.1.exe - (184 MB)  July 2015

grandMA2 3D Software: - Windows 7 or higher only, WinXP & Vista no longer supported

MA3D_v3.1.1.1.exe - (193 MB) July 2015

grandMA2 VPU Software: - Windows 7 or higher only, WinXP & Vista no longer supported

MAVPU_v3.1.1.1.exe - (125 MB) July 2015

grandMA2 4port & 8port Node Software:

MAxPort_v3.1.1.1.imgz - (8.5 MB) July 2015 (Local USB Installation)
MAxPort_v3.1.1.1.update - (13 MB) July 2015 (For use with Setup Menu)

grandMA2 Software Release Package:

MA_Software_ZIP_Package_3.1.1.1.zip - (Warning: 1.2 Gb) July 2015 ~ (For use with Setup Menu)
Package Contains:

  • File for local-install and full-install of grandMA2 console and NPU
  • File for network update of grandMA2 console and NPU
  • onPC.exe file for Windows local-install and Network Update
  • 3D.exe file for Windows local-install and Network Update
  • VPU.exe file for local-install and Network Update
  • 4port Node.imgz file for local-install of node firmware
  • 4port Node.update file for network update of node firmware

How to Update grandMA2 via USB

 

 

13.1.1.1 Release Notes

Manual: Online Manual

 

onPC & command wing Setup Guide

ACT Recommended Computer

ACT Recommended Hardware Specs.

 

Effects in grandMA2

External Touch Screens


Show File Migration
 You must migrate your show file!

Run your show file thru each version to maintain the integrity of your programming.
2.3.1.1 > 2.4.1.2 > 2.5.4.3 > 2.5.70.6 > 2.6.1.8 > 2.7.0.x > 2.8.3.x > 2.9.1.x > 3.0.0.x > 3.1.1.x

This can be quickly accomplished via grandMA2 onPC. Contact support for older versions of software.

MA2 Utilities

MA Remote: - iPhone / iPod Touch Software

iTunes App Store

VectorWorks Spotlight: - Plugin
Vectorworks Spotlight Plugin 1.11 - (9K) July 2014
Planet Vectorworks - Export Your Lighting Designs to the grandMA2 Console (Article)
Using the Vectorworks MA Plugin - Video on Youtube.com explaining the MA Lighting Vectorworks Exporter

WYSIWYG Driver:

gma-Wysiwyg[2.900][6.800] v1.220.exe - (2 MB) February 2014

ESP Driver:

gma-ESPVision[2.900][6.700]_v1.210.zip - (2 MB) December 2013

grandMA VPU Demo software can be used on a personal computer.

Showcase_DecoderPackMPEG-2_Win32bit_v8.2.0.exe

1 How To Configure MA Remote

 

1MA - Vectorworks Manual

1 Vectorworks Release Notes v1.11

 

1Connecting MA to Wysiwyg

 

1 Connecting MA to ESPVision

 

Install Showcase Decoder Pack

grandMA Software - (Product Line discontinued 2010)

grandMA1 Software: - full-size, light, ultra-light, micro, pico, nsp, 2-port & replay unit

USB Version: Setup_v6.808_USB.exe - (9.8 MB) February 2014
Floppy Disk Version: Setup_v6.808_Disks.exe  - (9.8 MB) February 2014

grandMA onPC Software:

gMA1onPC_[ ][6.801]_v6.808.exe - (35MB) February 2014

 

grandMA1 (6.808) to grandMA2 (2.9.1.1) Show Converter:

gMA1to2_[2.9.1][6.808]_v1.3.exe   (50 MB) May 2014
Converts the following elements from version MA1 6.808, to MA2 Version 2.9.1.1:
Fixture Types  Fixture Schedule including patch, 3D position and color 
Groups Presets (excluding embedded presets)
Sequences Worlds
Executor Pages Macros and Cue command links will be converted as far as possible.
Effects Effects and Modulators will be converted as far as possible.
Agenda Timecode and Agenda where possible
Elements that WILL NOT be converted
  • User profiles
  • Bitmap effects and layouts
  • Fixture Schedule function invert per fixture
  • MATricks
  • Commands not compatible with grandMA2 syntax!

grandMA1 For grandMA2 Hardware - MA1 [6.808] running on MA2 hardware - February 2014

MA 2 Console Software: (also NPU)  MA2Console_[2.9.1][6.8]_v2.9.1.1.imgz
grandMA VPU gMA-VPU_[2.9.1][6.801]_v7.84.exe
grandMA 4Port & 8Port Node MA-4port_v1.0.9.imgz
grandMA2 onPC gMA2onPC[2.9.1][ ]_v2.9.1.1.exe
grandMA 3D gMA3D_[2.9.1][6.8]_v6.0.24.19818.exe

Manual: grandMAnual 6.0

NSP Manual: NSPMAnual 1.2

 

1MA1onPC Requirements