All Attributes

This page describes all the attributes found in the description.xml file that is bundled with a GDTF.

All available attributes

To describe the fixture types, use attributes. Attributes define the function. (n) and (m) are wildcards for the enumartion of attributes e.g. Gobo(n) - Gobo1 and Gobo2 or VideoEffect(n)Parameter(m) - VideoEffect1Parameter1 and VideoEffect1Parameter2. Attributes without wildcards (n) or (m) are not enumerated. The enumaration starts with 1. The currently defined attributes are specified in the following table:

AttributeDescription
DimmerControls the intensity of a fixture.
PanControls the fixture’s sideward movement (horizontal axis).
TiltControls the fixture’s upward and the downward movement (vertical axis).
PositionEffectSelects the predefined position effects that are built into the fixture.
PositionEffectRateControls the speed of the predefined position effects that are built into the fixture.
PositionEffectFadeSnaps or smooth fades with timing in running predefined position effects.
XYZ_XDefines a fixture’s x-coordinate within an XYZ coordinate system.
XYZ_YDefines a fixture’s y-coordinate within an XYZ coordinate system.
XYZ_ZDefines a fixture‘s z-coordinate within an XYZ coordinate system.
Gobo(n)The fixture’s gobo wheel (n). This is the main attribute of gobo wheel’s (n) wheel control. Selects gobos in gobo wheel (n). A different channel function sets the angle of the indexed position in the selected gobo or the angular speed of its continuous rotation.
Gobo(n)SelectSpinSelects gobos whose rotation is continuous in gobo wheel (n) and controls the angular speed of the gobo’s spin within the same channel function.
Gobo(n)SelectShakeSelects gobos which shake in gobo wheel (n) and controls the frequency of the gobo’s shake within the same channel function.
Gobo(n)SelectEffectsSelects gobos which run effects in gobo wheel (n).
Gobo(n)WheelIndexControls angle of indexed rotation of gobo wheel (n).
Gobo(n)WheelSpinControls the speed and direction of continuous rotation of gobo wheel (n).
Gobo(n)WheelShakeControls frequency of the shake of gobo wheel (n).
Gobo(n)WheelRandomControls speed of gobo wheel´s (n) random gobo slot selection.
Gobo(n)WheelAudioControls audio-controlled functionality of gobo wheel (n).
Gobo(n)PosControls angle of indexed rotation of gobos in gobo wheel (n). This is the main attribute of gobo wheel’s (n) wheel slot control.
Gobo(n)PosRotateControls the speed and direction of continuous rotation of gobos in gobo wheel (n).
Gobo(n)PosShakeControls frequency of the shake of gobos in gobo wheel (n).
AnimationWheel(n)This is the main attribute of the animation wheel’s (n) wheel control. Selects slots in the animation wheel. A different channel function sets the angle of the indexed position in the selected slot or the angular speed of its continuous rotation.
Controls audio-controlled functionality of animation wheel (n).
AnimationWheel(n)MacroSelects predefined effects in animation wheel (n).
AnimationWheel(n)RandomControls speed of animation wheel (n) random slot selection.
AnimationWheel(n)SelectEffectsSelects slots which run effects in animation wheel (n).
AnimationWheel(n)SelectShakeSelects slots which shake in animation wheel and controls the frequency of the slots shake within the same channel function.
AnimationWheel(n)SelectSpinSelects slots whose rotation is continuous in animation wheel and controls the angular speed of the slot spin within the same channel function
AnimationWheel(n)PosControls angle of indexed rotation of slots in animation wheel. This is the main attribute of animation wheel (n) wheel slot control.
AnimationWheel(n)PosRotateControls the speed and direction of continuous rotation of slots in animation wheel (n).
AnimationWheel(n)PosShakeControls frequency of the shake of slots in animation wheel (n).
ColorEffects(n)Selects predefined color effects built into the fixture.
Color(n)The fixture’s color wheel (n). Selects colors in color wheel (n). This is the main attribute of color wheel’s (n) wheel control.
Color(n)WheelIndexControls angle of indexed rotation of color wheel (n)
Color(n)WheelSpinControls the speed and direction of continuous rotation of color wheel (n).
Color(n)WheelRandomControls speed of color wheel´s 1 random color slot selection.
Color(n)WheelAudioControls audio-controlled functionality of color wheel (n).
ColorAdd_RControls the intensity of the fixture’s red emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_GControls the intensity of the fixture’s green emitters for direct additive color mixing
ColorAdd_BControls the intensity of the fixture’s blue emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_CControls the intensity of the fixture’s cyan emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_MControls the intensity of the fixture’s magenta emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_YControls the intensity of the fixture’s yellow emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_RYControls the intensity of the fixture’s amber emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_GYControls the intensity of the fixture’s lime emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_GCControls the intensity of the fixture’s blue-green emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_BCControls the intensity of the fixture’s light-blue emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_BMControls the intensity of the fixture’s purple emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_RMControls the intensity of the fixture’s pink emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_WControls the intensity of the fixture’s white emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_WWControls the intensity of the fixture’s warm white emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_CWControls the intensity of the fixture’s cool white emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorAdd_UVControls the intensity of the fixture’s UV emitters for direct additive color mixing.
ColorSub_RControls the insertion of the fixture’s red filter flag for direct subtractive color mixing.
ColorSub_GControls the insertion of the fixture’s green filter flag for direct subtractive color mixing.
ColorSub_BControls the insertion of the fixture’s blue filter flag for direct subtractive color mixing.
ColorSub_CControls the insertion of the fixture’s cyan filter flag for direct subtractive color mixing.
ColorSub_MControls the insertion of the fixture’s magenta filter flag for direct subtractive color mixing.
ColorSub_YControls the insertion of the fixture’s yellow filter flag for direct subtractive color mixing.
ColorMacro(n)Selects predefined colors that are programed in the fixture’s firmware.
CTOControls the fixture’s “Correct to orange” wheel or mixing system.
CTCControls the fixture’s “Correct to color” wheel or mixing system.
CTBControls the fixture’s “Correct to blue” wheel or mixing system.
HSB_HueControls the fixture’s color attribute regarding the hue.
HSB_SaturationControls the fixture’s color attribute regarding the saturation.
HSB_BrightnessControls the fixture’s color attribute regarding the brightness.
HSB_QualityControls the fixture’s color attribute regarding the quality.
CIE_XControls the fixture’s CIE 1931 color attribute regarding the chromaticity x.
CIE_YControls the fixture’s CIE 1931 color attribute regarding the chromaticity y.
CIE_BrightnessControls the fixture’s CIE 1931 color attribute regarding the brightness (Y).
ColorRGB_RedControls the fixture’s red attribute for indirect RGB color mixing.
ColorRGB_GreenControls the fixture’s green attribute for indirect RGB color mixing.
ColorRGB_BlueControls the fixture’s blue attribute for indirect RGB color mixing.
ColorRGB_CyanControls the fixture’s cyan attribute for indirect CMY color mixing.
ColorRGB_MagentaControls the fixture’s magenta attribute for indirect CMY color mixing.
ColorRGB_YellowControls the fixture’s yellow attribute for indirect CMY color mixing.
ColorRGB_QualityControls the fixture’s quality attribute for indirect color mixing.
StrobeDurationControls the length of a strobe flash.
StrobeRateControls the time between strobe flashes.
Shutter(n)Controls the fixture´s mechanical or electronical shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobeControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical strobe shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobePulseControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical pulse shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobePulseCloseControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical closing pulse shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobePulseOpenControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical opening pulse shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobeRandomControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical random strobe shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobeRandomPulseControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical random pulse shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobeRandomPulseCloseControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical random closing pulse shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobeRandomPulseOpenControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical random opening pulse shutter feature.
Shutter(n)StrobeEffectControls the frequency/speed of the fixture´s mechanical or electronical shutter effect feature.
IrisControls the diameter of the fixture’s beam.
IrisStrobeSets speed of the iris’s strobe feature.
IrisStrobeRandomSets speed of the iris’s random movement.
IrisPulseCloseSets speed of iris’s closing pulse.
IrisPulseOpenSets speed of iris’s opening pulse.
Frost(n)The ability to soften the fixture’s spot light with a frosted lens.
Prism(n)The fixture’s prism wheel (n). Selects prisms in prism wheel (n). A different channel function sets the angle of the indexed position in the selected prism or the angular speed of its continuous rotation. This is the main attribute of prism wheel’s (n) wheel control.
Prism(n)SelectSpinSelects prisms whose rotation is continuous in prism wheel (n) and controls the angular speed of the prism’s spin within the same channel function.
Prism(n)MacroMacro functions of prism wheel (n).
Prism(n)PosControls angle of indexed rotation of prisms in prism wheel (n). This is the main attribute of prism wheel’s 1 wheel slot control.
Prism(n)PosRotateControls the speed and direction of continuous rotation of prisms in prism wheel (n).
Effects(n)Generically predefined macros and effects of a fixture.
Effects(n)RateSpeed of running effects.
Effects(n)FadeSnapping or smooth look of running effects.
Effects(n)Adjust(m)Controls parameter (m) of effect (n)
Effects(n)PosControls angle of indexed rotation of slot/effect in effect wheel/macro (n). This is the main attribute of effect wheel/macro (n) slot/effect control.
Effects(n)PosRotateControls speed and direction of slot/effect in effect wheel (n).
EffectsSyncSets offset between running effects and effects 2.
BeamShaperActivates fixture’s beam shaper.
BeamShaperMacroPredefined presets for fixture’s beam shaper positions.
BeamShaperPosIndexing of fixture’s beam shaper.
BeamShaperPosRotateContinuous rotation of fixture’s beam shaper.
ZoomControls the spread of the fixture’s beam/spot.
ZoomModeSpotSelects spot mode of zoom.
ZoomModeBeamSelects beam mode of zoom.
Focus(n)Controls the sharpness of the fixture’s spot light. Can blur or sharpen the edge of the spot.
Focus(n)AdjustAutofocuses functionality using presets.
Focus(n)DistanceAutofocuses functionality using distance.
Control(n)Controls the channel of a fixture.
DimmerModeSelects different modes of intensity.
DimmerCurveSelects different dimmer curves of the fixture.
gobo movementClose the light output under certain conditions (movement correction
LEDFrequencyControls LED frequency.
LEDZoneModeChanges zones of LEDs.
PixelModeControls behavior of LED pixels.
PanModeSelects fixture’s pan mode. Selects between a limited pan range (e.g. -270 to 270) or a continuous pan range.
TiltModeSelects fixture’s pan mode. Selects between a limited tilt range (e.g. -130 to 130) or a continuous tilt range.
PanTiltModeSelects fixture’s pan/tilt mode. Selects between a limited pan/tilt range or a continuous pan/tilt range.
PositionModesSelects the fixture’s position mode.
indexingChanges control between selecting
indexingChanges control between selecting
AnimationWheelShortcutModeDefines whether the animation wheel takes the shortest distance between two positions.
continuous selectionChanges control between selecting
ColorWheelShortcutModeDefines whether the color wheel takes the shortest distance between two colors.
CyanModeControls how Cyan is used within the fixture’s cyan CMY-mixing feature.
MagentaModeControls how Cyan is used within the fixture’s magenta CMY-mixing.
YellowModeControls how Cyan is used within the fixture’s yellow CMY-mixing feature.
half selectionChanges control between selecting continuous selection
ChromaticModeSelects chromatic behavior of the device.
ColorCalibrationModeSets calibration mode (for example on/off).
ColorConsistencyControls consistent behavior of color.
ColorControlControls special color related functions.
ColorModelModeControls color model (CMY/RGB/HSV..).
ColorSettingsResetResets settings of color control channel.
ColorUniformityControls behavior of color uniformity.
CRIModeControls CRI settings of output.
recall..).Custom color related functions (save
UVStabilitySettings for UV stability color behavior.
WavelengthCorrectionSettings for WaveLength corrections of colors.
WhiteCountControls if White LED is proportionally added to RGB.
pulseChanges strobe style - strobe
ZoomModeChanges modes of the fixture´s zoom.
FocusModeChanges modes of the fixture’s focus - manual or auto- focus.
strobeChanges modes of the fixture’s iris - linear
Fan(n)ModeControls fan (n) mode.
FollowSpotModeSelects follow spot control mode.
BeamEffectIndexRotateModeChanges mode to control either index or rotation of the beam effects.
IntensityMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s intensity.
PositionMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s pan/tilt.
ColorMixMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s ColorMix presets.
ColorWheelSelectMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s color wheel.
GoboWheel(n)MSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s gobo wheel (n).
IrisMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s iris.
Prism(n)MSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s prism wheel (n).
FocusMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s focus.
Frost(n)MSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s frost (n).
ZoomMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s zoom.
FrameMSpeedMovement speed of the fixture’s shapers.
GlobalMSpeedGeneral speed of fixture’s features.
ReflectorAdjustMovement speed of the fixture’s frost.
FixtureGlobalResetGenerally resets the entire fixture.
ShutterResetResets the fixture’s shutter.
BeamResetResets the fixture’s beam features.
ColorMixResetResets the fixture’s color mixing system.
ColorWheelResetResets the fixture’s color wheel.
FocusResetResets the fixture’s focus.
FrameResetResets the fixture’s shapers.
GoboWheelResetResets the fixture’s gobo wheel.
IntensityResetResets the fixture’s intensity.
IrisResetResets the fixture’s iris.
PositionResetResets the fixture’s pan/tilt.
PanResetResets the fixture’s pan.
TiltResetResets the fixture’s tilt.
ZoomResetResets the fixture’s zoom.
CTBResetResets the fixture’s CTB.
CTOResetResets the fixture’s CTO.
CTCResetResets the fixture’s CTC.
FixtureCalibrationResetResets the fixture’s calibration.
FunctionGenerally controls features of the fixture.
LampControlControls the fixture’s lamp on/lamp off feature.
DisplayIntensityAdjusts intensity of display
DMXInputSelects DMX Input
NoFeatureRanges without a functionality.
Blower(n)Fog or hazer‘s blower feature.
Fan(n)Fog or hazer’s Fan feature.
Fog(n)Fog or hazer’s Fog feature.
Haze(n)Fog or hazer’s haze feature.
LampPowerModeControls the energy consumption of the lamp.
FansFancontrols a fixture or device.
Blade(n)A1 of 2 shutters that shape the top/right/bottom/left of the beam.
Blade(n)B2 of 2 shutters that shape the top/right/bottom/left of the beam.
Blade(n)RotRotates position of blade(n).
ShaperRotRotates position of blade assembly.
ShaperMacrosPredefined presets for shaper positions.
Speed of predefined effects on shapers
VideoControls video features.
a media server).Selects the media folder of a device (e.g.
MediaContentSelects the content slot of in the selected media folder (e.g. of a media server).
a media server).Selects the playmode of a device (e.g.
VideoEffect(n)TypeSelects dedicated effects which are used for media.
VideoEffect(n)Parameter(m)Controls parameter (m) of VideoEffect(n)Type.
VideoScale(n)_XScales the media content or video object along the x-axis.
VideoScale(n)_YScales the media content or video object along the y-axis.
VideoScale(n)_ZScales the media content or video object along the z-axis.
VideoScale(n)_AllScales the media content or video object along all three axes.
VideoCamera(n)Selects the video camera(n).