Update From MADRIX 2 Or 3 To MADRIX 5

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Introduction
Setup File Conversion
Fixture Library Conversion
Image Files

 

 

Introduction

MADRIX 5.4. is a version of the MADRIX 5 Software series.
Before that, MADRIX 2 and MADRIX 3 were available for several years. Users may choose to update your software license from MADRIX 2 or 3 to MADRIX 5.

As such, this topic summarizes key points to remember when updating.

 

 

Setup File Conversion

MADRIX 2

MADRIX 5 uses its own file types. Please follow these steps to convert your MADRIX 2 Setup file into a MADRIX 3 Setup file using MADRIX 2, which can then be loaded into MADRIX 5:

Install MADRIX 2.14i [or higher].
Start MADRIX 2 and load your current Setup [of the file type *.ms2].
[Go to the menu File > Open Setup...]
Go to the menu File > Export > Export for MADRX3... > Setup...
A new window opens. Simply enter a name for the file and click Save
Start MADRIX 5 and load your newly created MADRIX Setup file [of the file type *.msz].
[Go to the menu File > Open Setup...]

 

MADRIX 3

MADRIX 5 can automatically load MADRIX 3 Setup files [of the file type *.msz].
Once saved in MADRIX 5, they are MADRIX 5 files.
Make sure to make a backup of your old MADRIX 3 files before converting them to MADRIX 5 files.
MADRIX 3 cannot load MADRIX 5 files.

 

 

Fixture Library Conversion

MADRIX 2

MADRIX 5 uses its own file types. Please follow these steps to convert your MADRIX 2 Fixture Library file into a MADRIX 3 Fixture Library file, which can be loaded into MADRIX 5:

Install MADRIX 2.14j [or higher].
Start the MADRIX 2 Fixture Editor and load your currently used Fixture Library [of the file type *.mfl].
[Go to the menu File > Open Library...]
Go to the menu File > Export Library for MADRX3...
A new window opens. Simply enter a name for the file and click Save
Start the MADRIX 5 Fixture Editor and load your newly created MADRIX Fixture Library [of the file type *.mflx].
[Go to the menu File > Open Library...]

 

MADRIX 3

MADRIX 5 can automatically load MADRIX 3 Fixture Library files [of the file type *.mflx].
Once saved in MADRIX 5, they are MADRIX 5 files.
Make sure to make a backup of your old MADRIX 3 files before converting them to MADRIX 5 files.
MADRIX 3 cannot load MADRIX 5 files.

 

 

Image Files

MADRIX 3

MADRIX 5 can automatically load MADRIX 3 Setup files [of the file type *.msz].
MADRIX 5 does not save image files anymore in a MADRIX 5 Setup File. In contrast, MADRIX 3 did store imported images in the MADRIX 3 Setup File.
When loading a MADRIX 3 Setup File which contains images files in MADRIX 5, MADRIX 5 will ask you for a directory on your system in order to export these images first.

 

After the export, MADRIX 5 will reference the directory and load images when required.
If you do not assign an export folder, any images included in the MADRIX 3 Setup File will be discarded and cannot be used by MADRIX 5 anymore.
Learn more here: »SCE Image

 

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