Full system requirements are given below.
Designer 2.7 is the next major evolution of the Designer 2 software, bringing many new features, improvements, tweaks, and bug fixes.
For a full list of all the new features and improvements in the Designer 2.7 software, see below or the New In 2.7 tab within the software.
Support for our new 20 port Ethernet Data Node, a 1U 19” eDMX to DMX converter to provide 20 DMX/RDM ports per unit, ideal for larger control projects – all seamlessly configured within Designer as part of your patch. You can find out more information on the EDN here
Support for merging values for DMX In and eDMX Pass-Through from a maximum of two sACN sources set at the same universe and channel priority.
Numerous additions and improvements to the API. These include:
Add trigger type filtering to controller API.
Include custom properties in timeline data via controller API.
Include custom properties in scene data from controller API.
Get NTP server via controller API query.
Get and set log level and syslog target via controller API.
Get network primary status via API.
Extending the Direct Colour control in Scenes, we now have a Direct Colour preset available for Timelines. This slider-based control will allow the user to set the specific values of each emitter on an RGBW/A or other multi-emitter fixtures with more colours than just RGB.
Stored audio files (and video files containing audio) can be placed on a timeline for fully synchronised audio playback utilising all our standard show control functionality, supported via Stereo line out and SPDIF on the LPC X (R2 only), VLC and VLC+ hardware.
Visual indication of the peak data of an audio clip to aid in synchronising the audio with the desired lighting presets.
New DMX input state trigger and new condition to respond to detection or to loss of the DMX input signal.
Enhancements to DALI integration:
To further support DALI RGB / Tc we have implemented changes to DALI actions. The Set DALI Output action can now set any of the following:
The Send DALI Command action now includes option to change last fade time, allowing an update of the last used fade time easily without having to trigger off an unwanted effect.
We continue to make improvements throughout the software, with some of the highlights in v2.7 including:
64-bit Designer for Windows and OS-X
Support sACN universe discovery packets
TPS to run Startup triggers
Implement of new controller API features
force_trigger() function bypasses condition to fire a trigger
Convert non-generic RGBA/W to new ‘Direct Colour’ enabled fixture format
Only display IO Modules that match the controller API of the current version of Designer
Ability to select elements from different parents in fixture browser
Shift toggles off Snap to grid when moving VLC fixture centres
Improve layout performance at high fixture count
Preview audio media in Designer
Simplify Intensity Mastering for the VLC
Group and Priority editable in Report view
Timeline Report needs new column for Astro timeline release
Change scene names from reports tab
Increased the undo granularity in the Scene view.
Selected fixtures in Scenes no longer highlight
Timeline lock should also lock flags
Timeline audio Timelines should respect priority
Crossfade on DALI presets match the fade time
Add toggle state to Output Digital Action
Web Interface to allow passwords containing spaces
Web Interface only displays tabs with project relevant content
Minimum hardware requirements
Intel Core i3 processor or above
1GB free hard disk space
1024×768 screen resolution
OpenCL 1.2 graphics support (for VLC/VLC+ simulation)
Network connection (for connecting to Pharos hardware)
Supported operating systems
Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (64bit only)
Apple Mac OS X 10.7.x (Mountain Lion) – 10.14.x (Mojave)
Intel Core i5 processor or above
1920×1080 screen resolution