Using Images And Pictures

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This tutorial shows you how you can create effects using pictures.


Date: 10/2013
MADRIX Version: 3.0 (Created with)

Note: MADRIX supports the following formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, and the MADRIX Image Table file type.



Select an empty Storage Place. In this example it is Storage 1 and Place 1.


Choose and select the SCE Image from the drop-down list of effects.


There are several possibilities to add images to the effect. In this example, we want to use the Image Table. Click the Image Table button.

A new window, the Image Table, will be opened.


Now, we have to add images to the table. Therefore, click the Add Image(s) button +.
Note: To save performance and resources, MADRIX automatically resizes images to the size of the virtual LED matrix before importing them into the software when Optimize is activated.


Choose the correct directory on your hard disk and select the images you want to use in MADRIX. In this example, we will select multiple files, but you can also select only one image. Confirm with Open


If you have added more than one image, MADRIX creates an automatic transition between images. But you can still individually set the Duration and Fade Time for each image. To change these settings, select the respective image and enter your desired values for Duration and Fade Time. In this example, we will set the same Duration and Fade Time for all images. Press Crtl + A on your keyboard and then change the Duration to 0.2 and Fade Time to 0.1


You can also change the order of images. Select one or more images and then click the Arrow Up to move the images up in the list or Arrow Down to move the images down in the list.


Click Close to close the Image Table.

Now, you can change some settings on the regular user interface:

Filter: You can add a Color Filter. This filter works in multiply mode (additive mode). That means that the colors of the effect are multiplied with the colors of the filter.
BPM: The BPM value defines the speed of the animation. You can add an animation by changing the direction, for example.
Position: You can change the position of the images in the patched virtual LED matrix in the X, Y, and Z direction.
Playback Speed: The default setting is 1. That is the original speed of the animation. You can change the value between 0 and 50. This mainly influences the Duration and Fade Time of the Image Table.
Extrude: If you have created a 3D patch, the images will be extruded across the Z-levels to the desired value in percent.
GS - Grayscale: If you enable it, the images will be displayed in monochrome colors.
RGB To RGBW: It is important if you are using RGBW fixtures and if you want to use the white channel.
Matrix (Stretch and Aspect Ratio): If it is enabled, MADRIX resizes the image size to the matrix size.
Tile: If it is enabled, MADRIX duplicates the images on the matrix. This option takes only effect if the image is smaller than the matrix size.

Note: If you save the MADRIX Setup File, MADRIX saves the loaded images including the imported images. Hence, MADRIX can display the effect right away.


Congratulations! You have created an image effect in MADRIX.


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