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 +====== Macros ======
 +The defintion for macro is\\ 
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 +**mac·ro**
 +//adj.//
 +  1. Of great size; large.
 +  2. Large in scope or extent; large-scale:​ a macro analysis of many reports.
  
 +//n. pl.// **mac·ros** //Computer Science// ​
 +  1. A single, user-defined command that is part of an application and executes a series of commands.
 +  2. A shorthand representation for a number of lines of code.
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 +[Short for macroinstruction.]\\ ​
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 +In show lighting this would come under the //Computer Science// defintion, but what they do, how they are created and how they are used depends on the lighting control program being used. \\  ​
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 +A Macro in FreeStyler will set a DMX Channel to a particular value i.e. Set channel 50 to a value of 255. This is created on the Fixture Profile using Fixture Creator using that programs GUI to define a channel and a value and associate a icon with it. It will then appear on the "​Macro"​ panel within FreeStyler so all you would have to do is press the icon to activate it. \\  ​
 +What that could mean is to set the gobo channel of a particular fixture to "Audio Response"​. \\   
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 +This type of Macro is a single shot macro, in otherwords that is all that it does. A lot of other lighting control software (including LightFactory) and lighting desks refer this type of "​macro"​ as a pallette. In Daslight'​s DVC2 it is called an Effect. \\ 
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 +A macro in LightFactory is a series of commands that are executed below is an example of a LightFactory macro \\   
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 +**''​1+2+3+7+19/​33 @ 25 \\ 
 +1+2+3+7+19/​33 @ DMX 125 \\ 
 +24/30 cyan @ 150 fade 2.4 \\ 
 +24/30 gobo2 @ 180 \\ ''​**
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 +Line 1 - This will set channels 1, 2, 3, 7 and channels 19 through 33 to 25% of full.\\ ​
 +Line 2 - This will set channels 1, 2, 3, 7 and channels 19 through 33 to output 125 on the DMX line.\\ ​
 +Line 3 - This will set the cyan property of fixtures 24 through to 30 to the DMX value 150 and will take 2.4 seconds to reach this value.\\ ​
 +Line 4 - This will set the 2nd gobo wheel property of fixtures 24 through to 30 to the DMX value 180. \\  ​
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 +The above code would be saved and be available from a shortcut button and the abilty to execute it from the command line of LightFactory. \\  ​
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 +As you can see they are basically the same except that FreeStyler only allows for one command and LightFactory allows for multiple commands but they both set a DMX channel(s) to a given value.
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