Fixtures sharing guidelines

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Massimo Callegari

Fixtures sharing guidelines

Post by Massimo Callegari » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:33 pm

When sharing a fixture there should be some things to be considered first:
  • A fixture should pass the online fixture validator to be accepted
  • A fixture should reflect the exact indications given in the product user manual
  • Fixtures with missing modes should be completed before sharing
  • Descriptions in languages other than English will not be accepted
  • If a fixture is OK for you, it doesn't mean it is OK for everyone. Do not abbreviate channel names for your own convenience, Other users using it might have difficulties with that
  • Do not write everything in caps. The Fixture Definition Editor will block you to 5 characters anyway
  • Double check the strings you enter for missing characters or typos
  • Please always remember to fill the physical information of each mode
  • If you're sharing a LED bar fixture, remember to include the heads on the appropriate modes
  • If your fixture has some named color presets, remember to add the Click & Go info. Details here: http://www.qlcplus.org/clickandgo.html
  • If your fixture has gobo channels and uses gobos not included in QLC+, you can share new gobos, but with a written permission from the gobos manufacturer. Most of them are covered by copyrights and might lead to legal issues
  • if you can, please share a link pointing to the product manual, so reviewing the definition will be faster and easier
If some or none of the above are followed, it means someone else will have to review your fixture, thus wasting his time.

Before starting to create a new fixture you should watch this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3omuD6F9RI

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Re: Fixtures sharing guidelines

Post by hosa8113 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:31 am

"Please always remember to fill the physical information of each mode"
Sorry for asking, but doesn't stay the physical information the same for each mode?

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Re: Fixtures sharing guidelines

Post by mcallegari » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:59 am

hosa8113 wrote:"Please always remember to fill the physical information of each mode"
Sorry for asking, but doesn't stay the physical information the same for each mode?
Usually yes, that's why I've added the copy/paste buttons long time ago.
However, there are fixtures that represent a family of products that have the same number of channels but different physical dimensions

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