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Eos Fixture Profiles must be up-to-date for Augment3d Functionality

Symptoms

Augment3d doesn't render the fixture's parameters correctly - strobing, light won't turn on, fixtures look odd, et cetera...

Explanation

This is occurring because your fixture personality is out-of-date due to opening or merging a previous showfile prior to Eos v.3.0.0.  When a fixture profile is patched, the profile from that Fixture Library version is linked to the showfile.  Opening or Merging that file into a newer version of Eos (or a version of Eos with a newer Fixture Library) does not automatically update the Fixture Profile definition.  Un-patching and Re-patching the fixture does not pull in the new Profile.

Additionally, in v.3.0.0 fixture definitions were revised to contain more detailed information to work with Augment3d.  Because you are using a pre-3.0 definition that data is missing and results in the unexpected behavior. 

Goal

After completing this how-to you will have updated fixture profiles in your show file.

WARNING: Updating fixture profiles is not undoable and will cause show file data to change. Save your show file before updating each or any fixture profiles.

First Step

Begin by navigating to Patch then press the softkey for {Fixtures}:
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Second Step

Then continue by determining which fixture profiles to update. Fixtures with an asterisk (*) prepended to the profile name are able to be updated.

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To update a single profile, select the desired profile to update and choose {Update Profile}

To update all profiles in the show file, choose {Update All}

Third Step

When updating a single profile, you will see a display of the changes between the profile currently used in the show and the profile from the fixture library that you are updating to use:
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Press {OK} to confirm or {Cancel} to abort.

When updating all profiles, you will be presented with a warning asking you to consider the consequences of mass updating your show file:

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Press {OK} to confirm or {Cancel} to abort.

What's Next

Your fixtures will now be updated to the version that is included in the fixture library installed.

Return to Live and test your fixtures in Augment3d for improved behavior.

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