fixture personality

Also known as a fixture library or profile, a file that maps an automated luminaire's functions to a console's outputs. Although consoles come with a vast number of personalities onboard, often it is necessary to obtain a personality not included. Depending on the console and manufacturer, one can create one's own, download from the manufacturer's website or User Forum, or request on from the manufacturer.

For specific Strand consoles, see Creating a Strand 300/500 Fixture Library. For ETC Express(ion) see http://www.etcconnect.com/docs/docs_downloads/console/Expression_Personality_Editor.zip.

With the advent of console's using an Abstract Control Model with real-world values, writing a personality is much more difficult and usually connot be created by the end user.

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