ETC’s flagship Eos lighting control family grows more powerful with every free software release. Eos v3.2 - the latest major update brings powerful tools to quickly adjust fixture-, device- and session-level settings, as well as ‘massive expansions’ in the Augment3d programming environment.
As modern lighting systems grow to encompass more and more controllers and devices, easy access to network configuration controls is paramount. Eos v3.2 brings several key settings from the shell into the Eos application proper, allowing them to be saved in the show file and adjusted in real time without leaving your session or stopping output.
Device settings are also now stored in profiles within the show file, allowing you to bind devices for quicker configuration. With the template file feature, easily starting from a known point is as simple as starting a new show. Output protocol settings have also been brought into Eos and have been significantly expanded to support advanced configurations for dynamic and static systems large and small - laying the groundwork for future system expansion.
Colour control has also received significant upgrades in the new software. You can now set colour configurations for your fixtures, allowing Eos to control them with ease. As you use and build LED fixtures, Eos dynamically generates a gamut, giving you use of the colour tools with any fixture - from two-emitter white light fixtures to eight emitters and beyond. The software also adds native and virtual CIE XY controls via the colour tools and command line to keep you up to date on any communication path your fixtures and your team may use.
The most dynamic new control feature can be found in Augment3d, the award-winning 3D-programming and visualisation environment built into the Eos software. The new Zones feature offers ‘a revolutionary way to let your 3D environment affect your lighting’.
ETC teamed up with Vectorworks to implement direct MVR import for fixture and model data - no more plug-ins. In addition, you can import glTF from other drafting suites, as well as the 50+ file formats Augment3d already supports. And with the upcoming Augment3d Scanner app for iOS & Android, you can use your phone or tablet’s built-in AR tools to scan your space and instantly create an Eos-compatible model.
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