following up on our freebie path from last week, ASL Layout Icon Pack, we just want to release our library of Bitmap Footage that we here mostly use for background animations inside the desk.
Since MA-Lighting came out with the Bitmap Fixture in version 3.2 of the Desk, we loved it, its a great easy feature to use and mostly replaces a media server for Lighting Fixture Content all together. This file here comes with a showfile and a 3d File that shall make it easier for you to see the contents that you gonna get and explore a bit with it.
The Pack consists of 4 individual packages, these are “Pictures” the pictures come in the .png form and are just Regular Pics that you can use for Masking or color layering, “Alphas” the alphas come in the .webM format and everything that is black will be see trough to everything that lays behind it, “Regular” the regulars come also in the .webM format, other than the alphas the regulars are just black and white, this gives you the ability to write cues where you exchange alphas with regulars and mask the content below it (a nice strobe FX possible….) , and the “Mpeg” are just plain mpegs that you can also use in most of the other Media Servers on market, no alphas however.
The content is all 400×400 Black and White, all 3 Pack make a total of 108 movie files and some additional plain pictures, its a tiny and useful tool to have at hand of you want to use some nice video based effects all over your rig.
Our next post will be about how you can setup a stage that is Bitmap Effect based, so that you have an easier time using these Files in your shows.
you install the content pack in your show file by copy and pasting the folders to your “images folder” of your current grandMA2 Onpc software installation.
Alternatively you can just drag it to your USB stick into your gma2/images folder.
It will then appear inside your grandMA2 software.
Now Enjoy and have fun with it!!
Just in case you are not up to date on the current Version of the software:
Here is the up to this date:
Onpc -> newest Version 184.108.40.206
Console-> newest Version 220.127.116.11