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It is a fully functional and stable version that has already undergone a rigorous beta-testing period in collaboration with Cycling ‘74, but we want to add a few additional features before we feel we can call it “version 1.0”.
As the software is already ready to be used by anyone who wants to work with lighting in Max, we wanted to share it at a discounted price and use this as an opportunity to get some extra feedback. The license will remain valid once the version 1.0 is released.
Absolutely, we have already successfully used Beam for Max ourselves in a number of bigger projects, with clients including Studio Drift, United Instruments of Lucilin / Kulturfabrik, and AIR Amsterdam.
Besides, the technology used in Beam for Max is to a great extent the same as in Beam for Live, which has been used by many of happy users since 2020.
An improved fixture profile format (extended support for different lighting color spaces, slot-based channels, aggregate fixtures, DMX modes, highlight values and more), and several thousands of fixtures added to the fixture profile library.
We are aiming to make version 1.0 available via Max’s Package Manager in Q1 of 2024.
We suggest following the Learn tutorial patches, which you can find through the Beam for Max - Overview patch. Each Beam for Max object also has a help file patcher.
The trial version is fully functional with breaks in the DMX output every 60 seconds.
A single license can authorize Beam for Max on 2 computers at once.
Yes! Beam for Max in every Max standalone application instance needs to be authorized with a license. If you require offline or bulk licensing please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is currently not possible. However, you can communicate between Live and Max via UDP/OSC or MIDI, or use Beam for Live instead.
You can request one on our forum. Please include a link to the fixture manual and mention the DMX mode(s) you want to work with.
Alternatively, you can try to make one yourself by using an existing fixture profile from the misc/profiles folder of the package as a template.
All you need is a computer with macOS 10.15 or newer / Windows 10 or newer, with Cycling ‘74 Max 8.0 or newer installed on it.
All the materials (tutorials and help files) in the package can be previewed using the bundled visualizer application that contains a virtual lighting rig, responding to the DMX the same as actual lighting fixtures would.