VIRTUAL MAGIC SHEETtm
Virtual Magic Sheet™ Information and Ordering
Ordering VMS is now simpler -
From this page you may download the code, and purchase a
license and any interface hardware you need. We offer one standard version in three different
editions ( four edition if you count the free demo). The only difference between editions is how many
objects may go 'live'.
An object that can go live is one of
the objects that responds to DMX. A color scroller is a
live object; a line is not. Label text is not a live
object, however Command Text is a live object because it
responds to and changes depending upon a DMX value.
- Editions that support 250,
500, and 1000 live object are currently available.
- Our free demo supports10 live objects.
- All editions support up to four
universes of DMX512.
- All editions may be used to
create and edit a 'Magic Sheet' of any size with any number of
- All editions are network enabled.
- All editions support both ArtNet
Ethernet and USB dongle encoded DMX512.
- Support for ETCnet2, Strand's
ShowNet, and Pathway's Pathport protocols is under development.
- All editions are available
for Power PC Mac, Intel Mac or Windows XP machines.
- All non-demo editions come with
both a paper( by mail) and PDF manual as well as extensive
How VMS is licensed
When you purchase VMS you will tell us
what name you want on the screen and any print outs. We will email you
a licensing code. Which edition you will have depends on how many
objects are enabled by the license you purchase. The program you
download is the same. The code has three parts.
After you receive your authorization
code by e-mail, usually within a day, use the Help
> Enter Authorization Code command. Enter your information
and click the Authorize button. To confirm authorization, choose the About Virtual Magic Sheet command and check the
supported number of live objects.
- Your user name, It must be
entered exactly as we wrote it - if we got it wrong,
- Your serial number. The last 3 or
4 digits are the number of live objects your edition will support
- Your authorization code.
Downloading the latest VMS code
Even if you have a demo copy of
VMS we recommend that you download the code to get any recent
updates. The following files are available for downloading:
- Virtual Magic Sheet 1.2 User Guide (Adobe pdf
- VMS-demo 1.2 download for Mac OS X (Power PC).
- VMS-demo 1.2 download for Mac OS X (Intel).
- VMS-demo 1.2 download for Windows XP.
DMX USB converter
We offer for sale a USB DMX box for
VMS. The USB box that we provide supports 1 universe, send or receive.
It has both a male and a female connector so passive loop thru is
available for receive. VMS software supports only the receive function.
DMX-Link ArtNet compatible interface
Each Goddard Design DMX-Link
converts two DMX universes to an Ethernet protocol for network
connection to VMS Compatible with wireless Ethernet (WiFi)
networks. They allow the computer running VMS to be remote from DMX
data lines. They provide full ArtNet
Table Top case DMX-Link for VMS
Table top enclosure to provide a
convenient stand alone DMX-Link system is available.
- Two 5-pin DMX input connection
- One RJ45 Ethernet connection
- Universal power supply for any AC
Goddard Design Co.
51 Nassau Avenue - Brooklyn NY11222
718 599 0170 718
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