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MADRIX 5 features its own scripting language. With this programming language you can create scripts or macros for MADRIX 5.
|▪|| You can use it to create your own light effects, as was described in the previous chapter.|
|▪|| In addition, it may be used to control and manipulate running effects.|
Editor - Controls the corresponding Macro Editor.
There are 4 possibilities to use Macros in MADRIX 5:
|▪||MAS Script Effect|
The first option to create a new effect from scratch.
|▪||Macros for Effects|
The second option involves modifying the settings of an MADRIX 5 Effect. This includes all SCE, S2L, M2L, TRI, and MAS effects.
|▪||Storage Place Macro|
Fourth, you can use storage place macros to control every single storage place individually
The third possibility controls the main output and global features directly.
|▪||On the one hand, macros can be used to manipulate the outcome of an effect. |
Examples include rendering parts of effects transparent or changing the color via a gray filter.
|▪||On the other hand, macros can be used to change settings of an effect. |
A macro can set the text of the SCE Ticker effect to current time, for example.
|▪||Each effect is equipped with a Macro button that opens the Macro Editor. Use the window to write, load, and edit existing macros. |
|▪||Each Storage Area has one macro button.|
|▪||The Fade Area includes the button to the Main Output Macro. |
|▪||The MAS Script Effect does have one button for scripts and a standard button for a macro.|
How To Use
Macro - Allows you to configure and manage a Macro. At the same time this means that no Macro is running or included.
Deactivated [Macro Included] - A macro is included/inserted in the Macro Editor, but the macro is currently not running.
Left Mouse Click - Click once to activate the Macro.
Activated - A macro has been compiled and is currently running.
Left Mouse Click - Click once to deactivate the Macro.
Right Mouse Click - Opens the context menu.
Edit... - Opens the Macro Editor to write, edit, include, and compile Macros.
Open... - Loads a Macro from an external file [of the file type *.mms or *.mcm]. Once loaded, the Macro will automatically be activated.
Copy - Copies the Macro to the clipboard of the computer.
Paste - Pastes the Macro from the clipboard into the currently selected Macro Editor.
- If the copied Macro is running, the new Macro will be automatically activated as well.
- If the copied Macro is deactivated, the new Macro will be automatically deactivated as well.
Clear - Removes all content from the Macro Editor and thereby deactivates and erases any Macro. The default content will be restored.
The complete MADRIX Script Language is described in the MADRIX 5 Script Help. In the Windows Start Menu, go to:
|▪||In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > Help MADRIX 5 Script|