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Installer package for Onyx (Requirements) to run on PC systems. All consoles require the new Onyx OS 4.0 installation.
FULL ONYX Package (for PC Systems)
Follow these instructions to Install ONYX
IMPORTANT NOTE !M-PC 3.71.xxx previews need to be removed first using a small tool. Remove Versions 3.71.xxx
Update package for Onyx for PC systems and consoles to update ONYX 4.0.1006 to ONYX 4.0.1010
ONYX UPDATE (for Consoles and PC Systems running 4.0.1006)
The ONYX OS is supported on all M-Series consoles.
Onyx Operating Systems are provided as ZIP file.
Unzip them, then use the included Onyx OS tool to create a bootable USB stick. These are full recovery images and should always be kept with the console.
Installing the OS will delete all files on the USB stick and the console.
M1 HD and M2GO HD use the same OS file, the same stick can be used for either console
M6, M1 and M2GO use seperate OS files, every console requires a unique USB stick.
Fixed MSD link
Fixed rendering command pop-ups
Fixed remote network devices reporting 2 universes when running in free edition
Fixed licensing issues
Fixed screen flicker while dragging top area on consoles
Fixed loading M-Series Manager files into Onyx Manager
First version under Obsidian Control Systems
Launch of Onyx Software Platform, X-Net network protocol
Showfiles and settings renamed to .Onyx...
New "Obsidian" Documents folder
New OS 4.0 required for all embedded consoles
On PCs, M-Series will be fully uninstalled first; your current show file will be saved as BeforeOnyx.maxxyz in your Maxxyz files folder
Onyx License enhanced to 128 Universes on PC systems
Universes 1-255 can be patched freely until license count is used up
(the license are no longer based from 1 upwards)
Free Edition remains locked to Universes 1-4
License feedback popup and menu overview indicate remaining Universe count
Onyx User Interface support for DPI / Zoom Settings in Windows.
Revised Menu navigation and icons for clarity
Enhanced workspace editing
New Onyx Quick access screen
Support specifying multiple source universes in MOVE UNIVERSE command
Visualization of multi-part fixtures on the 2D stage layout
Fixture Library editor improvements
Workspace F-Key shortcuts
Function Keys, Encoder Assignments included into Workspaces
Assign un-recorded view to sidebar
Workspaces color coding of toolbar
Swap window button when editing views
Workspaces include Function Key assignments
Workspaces include sidebar position
Added playback command shortcuts (double click / double tap) to all status displays like M-Touch/Play
Fixes and Improvements
Updated Help Manual
Changed parameter range click policy for slow/fast ranges (touching within the range defaults to Slow value)
Touch issues on popups
Unable to set M-Touch & M-Play DMX Universe
MOVE GROUP with replace doesn't work
Software wouldn't go live on some systems, despite presence of OneKey with valid license
Show files can't be loaded if software waited for Create/Load/Join/Continue show for several minutes
Creating templates no longer work (except for Every)
External Display Support sometimes failed to start
Resolved M-Touch/M-Play DMX refresh issues when Art-Net is turned on
Resolved Empty files when exporting settings and generating reports
Issues loading show files
Graphic memory leak causing drawing issues after extended use, requiring reboot
Issues creating new show
Delete fixture parts from 2D layout when deleting master fixture
Fixture type browser doesn't allow to add fixtures of types that are not in the library, even when already used in show file
Auto follow is sometimes ignored under specific conditions
Using gestures on certain components (touchscreen) causes problems
ConsoleTester crashes on close or detach when automated tests are running
Color popup hides behind left screen
Not all factory defaults are loaded
Changing color of workspaces doesn't follow the selected workspace
Workspace drawing corruption
Virtual screens do not extend to live plugged in external screen on M1
Function Key assignments split into a common shared set and an individual option per workspace
Added display settings shortcut in workspace hub
External displays on some consoles not detected properly
Identify console touch assignment was not reliable
Flyout windows stay open when using record command
Single strips of windows didn't show the type and options icon
HighLight doesn't toggle when opening highlight window with long press on button
HighLight shortcut works on virtual keypad
PanTilt position shortcuts (flip etc) were not visible
Default workspace can be edited and deleted (One workspace will always remain)
M6 left encoder assignment fixed
Workspace icon was not shown on Slave consoles
Some windows where missing the options icons
Color picker for playbacks sometimes went missing
Fixed various UI drawing issues
Manual fader takeover across X-Net
Screenviews independent across X-Net
Includes Fixture Library 06-April-2017
Includes M-Series Manager 18.104.22.1680
Added support for M1 HD and M2GO HD
Removed support for Maxxyz Compact
Updated Firmware for Frontpanel, USB DMX, Timecode and Midi PCB (see firmware document) to support faster USB communication
Added support for Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703)
M-Series 3.70 introduces a completely redesigned display and view managment to improve workflow and speed.
Older views are not converted and need to be redesigned in the new system. Default views are inlcuded for import into any show.
Screen: The actual monitor. This can be a single touch, multi touch or non touch screen. The position and resolution can be changed.
Sidebar: A small strip on the left or right edge of a screen
Toolbar: A small bar shown at the top edge of a screen
Layout: Arrangement of docking spaces (3 columns, 4 boxes etc)
Window: Contains the content (like presets, groups, clock, etc...).
View: Arrangment of layouts and windows placed in them. With this you can change the content on one or multiple screens at once.
View directory: A collection of all views within a show. A show has only one directory that is shared in a network environment.
Workspaces: The screen sidebar show the content of one workspace. It is a mixture of views and function assignments
Workspace Browser: The user can switch workspaces to get another set of assignments in the screen sidebar. Workspaces can be added, copied, moved and deleted.
New View System
- All views work across consoles and M-PC
- Views can be stored single screen to work on any display or for multiple screens to recall views to specific displays
- Views are proportional areas that expand or collapse on different screen sizes
- Edit View Toolbar allows saving, resizing, deleting of windows
- Views are stored in a directory
- Saved Views are shared across Maxnet
- Any Window can be temporarily maximized across the desktop or the entire display with the expand icon on the toolbar
- Sidebar can be shown or hidden as needed
All assignments of items to the sidebars, Function Keys are stored in a workspace. Examples could be Compose, Playback, DJ, HighDefinition, M-PC Views etc.
- Workspaces can be quickly toggled from icon dropdown menu
- Workspaces Editor allows add, copy, rename and sort
- Launcher allows to temporary open any window panel or view without the need to program or assign it
Sidebar and function key editor
- Sidebar is customizable for views and function keys
- Some Windows can be opened as popouts (e.g. Grouping Tools)
- Sidebar supports commands, groups, presets and other items to be assigned.
- Edit + click button or right click menu to edit function
- Assigned Views show a * when any change was done. Double tap to restore saved content
- supports up to 8 physical or virtual displays
- display position wizard
- customizations of toolbar icons per display possible
- Sidebars, Playback Status and Encoder Bars can be activated per display
- Display Settings are stored in the workspaces
Hold HIGHLIGHT for fast access to Default/Highlight/Park settings
Window Options to set rows, columns and font sizes
New Image Panel View and resource browser in Menu
USB Driver system replaced
Art-Net multimode devices support improved
Groups with block/divide/mirror masks sometimes cause crashes or hangs
Functions Keys on PC mapped to console Function Keys
Group with divide by mask is not updated correctly after fixture delete
[GROUP][.][ENTER] can crash software
Blink and Flash states for F-Keys
Fan after invert mask corrupts programmer
License request saving fails with "Operation Failed"
Multi select support for deleting groups with the UI
Color option are now per window placement, not global
2D Plan settings are stored with views
2D Plan shows on any display
Various fixes to Library Editor
F-key and keypad modes fixed on M-Play
Added "Reset to First Cue" function to Override
New cue macro for deselect Main or Current selected cuelist
M-Play feedback panel has fixed grid
Added F-Key for sACN enable/disable
Active Cuelist filter causes wrong cuelist to be deleted
Fixed bug relating to function assignments access
Merging into a group keeps the highlight color
User Interface speed optimizations