Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

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Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby nigelj » 20 Oct 2017, 13:30

Hi,

I want to use the pixel mapper to layout and program 11 sunstrips for next show. I've patched the fixtures as 110 separate dimmers.

Now to arrange the layout...the manual says [Edit times] > select the group > [Edit layout] the layout editor window will open...it doesn't. All I can see is the layout editor options (arrange, crop grid, arrange fixtures....etc). If I press Arrange Fixtures the options appear on the softkeys - I want to use the window so I can see what I'm doing as I'm new to this!

What am I doing wrong?

Using Titan 10.1
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby niclights » 20 Oct 2017, 13:41

Testing in Titan 10.1 this works for me.

There are other routes to opening the layout editor (ie. [Shapes and Effects]/[Pixel Mapper]/[Edit Group Layout]) but I suspect that the problem is the window is opening on a display you can't see or don't have connected.

After opening try going to VIEW/OPEN [Window Options]/[Move Screen] (if it is not already selected go to VIEW/OPEN [Window Options]/[Select Window]/[Layout Editor Window] first).

Hopefully that will bring it into view. Note that you can disable external displays via SYSTEM/Display Setup.
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby Gregory » 20 Oct 2017, 13:55

Assuming you fix the issue you are having opening the window, you may find it easier to patch the Sunstrip Active CH:10 mode as it will group the 10 dimmers for each fixture together when you are arranging them.
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby nigelj » 20 Oct 2017, 15:14

It was my extended screen setup hiding the windows, sorry!

But, I'm finding v10.1 very slow and laggy...before I do any proper work for the show, I'm considering going back to v9.1!
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby riscster » 20 Oct 2017, 16:16

The most common cause of slowness in V10.1 is running on a system without an SSD. V10 onward requires an SSD as it saves everything you do as you go along for undo.
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby nigelj » 20 Oct 2017, 17:50

My system does have an SSD!

Can you limit how much is saved for undo? Or disable undo completely?

I've re-installed 9.1 and it's flying along! Would be nice to have to v10/10.1 feature but not if it won't run properly!
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby nigelj » 23 Oct 2017, 11:16

Any answer on whether you can limit or disable the undo memory?
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby clublights » 24 Oct 2017, 05:08

you can not
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby niclights » 24 Oct 2017, 09:27

This isn't normal. What console is it or, if it's a PC, what are the specs?
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby nigelj » 25 Oct 2017, 19:13

It's a Microsoft Surface Book - i7 2.6ghz, 16gb ram, Windows 10 Pro, 476gb SSD with 170gb free space
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby nigelj » 29 Oct 2017, 11:53

Nic...any further update on this? My laptop spec is over the minimum...any idea why Titan 10.1 gets so slow,and laggy?

Thanks, Nige
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Re: Pixel mapper - can't access layout editor window

Postby Gregory » 08 Nov 2017, 16:21

I have created a support ticket for your issue, you should have received an email requesting further information.

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