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Exporting a firing system scriptDocumentation

IntegrationIntermediateLast updated: August 7, 2021

34 Pyrodigy

To create and export a script for the Pyrodigy firing system, please follow these steps:

  1. Address the show (“Addressing > Address show”) and select “Pyrodigy 48 Shot” as the module type.
  2. Export the script (“File > Export > Export firing scripts“).

Step 2 creates the script file, which has the “CSV” extension. The file format details are described in this section.

 

Figure 1 – Pyrodigy firing system master

 

Table 1 – File format and encoding

File formatExtensionText encodingField delimiterEnd-of-line
Text.CSVUTF-8CommaCRLF

The script contains rows for the firing events, i.e., unique combinations of module, pin, and ignition-time. Multiple effects can be combined on a single cue. The special characteristics of the script are shown in the following table:

 

Table 2 – Special characteristics

Special characteristicsDescription
Sort order of rowsRows sorted ascending by event time.
What rows representEach row represents a unique firing event, a module/pin/event-time combination. For example, a chain of five shells will be one row, not five. A pair of shells shot together from the same position will be one row, not two, even if the shells are different effects. A flight of shells shot together from multiple positions with the same module-pin using scab wire is still one row.
HeaderThe first line of the file is the CSV header row, which specifies the fields of the following data rows:

name,color,centiseconds,deviceType,unit,circuit,savedIndex,effectType,startCentisecond,endCentisecond,intensity
Time resolutionThe Pyrodigy system supports 1/100th second resolution.
DMX supportPyrodigy does not support all DMX fixtures, but does support a set of compatible DMX fixtures made by Pyrodigy. The script format represents DMX channel values as pin numbers, according to the DMX chart available for download in Table 4. To script a show in Finale 3D using the Pyrodigy firing system and compatible DMX fixtures, please follow the standard DMX scripting instructions, creating DMX fixture positions and selecting the compatible DMX fixture types for them. The Pyrodigy exporter will automatically convert the DMX Patches of the fixtures to the correct pin numbers (“curcuit numbers”) in the exported script.
Special charactersAny comma and double quote characters will be filtered from the effect name in the exported script, to avoid complexity in CSV parsing.

 

Each row in the script has a number of fields separated by the semicolon character. The names of the fields and their descriptions are in following table.

 

Table 3 – Specifications of script Pyrodigy fields

Field nameDescription
nameThe name of the effect.
colorThe number 12615744 , which has meaning in the Pyrodigy software.
centisecondsThe total show duration in seconds * 100.
deviceTypeThe name Pyrodigy .
unitThe module address, in the range 1 to 220.
circuitThe pin number in the range 1 to 48.
savedIndexThe script row number, beginning with 0.
effectTypeThe name intensity , which has meaning in the Pyrodigy software.
startCentisecondThe ignition time in 1/100th of seconds (integer).
endCentisecondThe ignition time + 0.2 seconds, in 1/100th of seconds (integer)
intensityThe number 100 , which has meaning in the Pyrodigy software.

The example script shown in Figure 2 is also available for download in Table 4.

name,color,centiseconds,deviceType,unit,circuit,savedIndex,effectType,startCentisecond,endCentisecond,intensity
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,3,1,0,intensity,286,306,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,4,1,1,intensity,296,316,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,5,1,2,intensity,306,326,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,6,1,3,intensity,316,336,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,7,1,4,intensity,326,346,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,8,1,5,intensity,336,356,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,9,1,6,intensity,346,366,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,10,1,7,intensity,356,376,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,1,8,intensity,734,754,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,3,2,9,intensity,744,764,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,4,2,10,intensity,754,774,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,5,2,11,intensity,764,784,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,6,2,12,intensity,774,794,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,7,2,13,intensity,784,804,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,8,2,14,intensity,794,814,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,9,2,15,intensity,804,824,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,10,2,16,intensity,814,834,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,2,17,intensity,1430,1450,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,3,18,intensity,1440,1460,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,4,19,intensity,1450,1470,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,5,20,intensity,1460,1480,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,6,21,intensity,1470,1490,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,7,22,intensity,1480,1500,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,8,23,intensity,1490,1510,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,9,24,intensity,1500,1520,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,10,25,intensity,1510,1530,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,11,26,intensity,1520,1540,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,12,27,intensity,1530,1550,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,13,28,intensity,1540,1560,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,14,29,intensity,1550,1570,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,15,30,intensity,1560,1580,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,16,31,intensity,1570,1590,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,17,32,intensity,1580,1600,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,18,33,intensity,1590,1610,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,19,34,intensity,1600,1620,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,20,35,intensity,1610,1630,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,21,36,intensity,1620,1640,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,22,37,intensity,1630,1650,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,23,38,intensity,1640,1660,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,24,39,intensity,1650,1670,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,25,40,intensity,1660,1680,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,26,41,intensity,1670,1690,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,27,42,intensity,1680,1700,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,28,43,intensity,1690,1710,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,29,44,intensity,1700,1720,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,30,45,intensity,1710,1730,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,31,46,intensity,1720,1740,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,32,47,intensity,1730,1750,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,33,48,intensity,1740,1760,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,34,49,intensity,1750,1770,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,35,50,intensity,1760,1780,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,36,51,intensity,1770,1790,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,37,52,intensity,1780,1800,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,38,53,intensity,1790,1810,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,39,54,intensity,1800,1820,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,40,55,intensity,1810,1830,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,41,56,intensity,1820,1840,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,42,57,intensity,1830,1850,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,43,58,intensity,1840,1860,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,44,59,intensity,1850,1870,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,45,60,intensity,1860,1880,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,46,61,intensity,1870,1890,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,47,62,intensity,1880,1900,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,1,48,63,intensity,1890,1910,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,1,64,intensity,1900,1920,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,2,65,intensity,1910,1930,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,3,66,intensity,1920,1940,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,4,67,intensity,1930,1950,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,5,68,intensity,1940,1960,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,6,69,intensity,1950,1970,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,7,70,intensity,1960,1980,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,8,71,intensity,1970,1990,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,9,72,intensity,1980,2000,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,10,73,intensity,1990,2010,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,11,74,intensity,2000,2020,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,12,75,intensity,2010,2030,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,13,76,intensity,2020,2040,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,14,77,intensity,2030,2050,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,15,78,intensity,2040,2060,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,16,79,intensity,2050,2070,100
Green Chrysanthemum,12615744,12000,Pyrodigy,2,17,80,intensity,2060,2080,100

Figure 2 – Example Pyrodigy script

 

Table 4 – Downloads

Download linkExplanation
test-pyrodigy.finExample show file
test-pyrodigy.csvExample exported file (CSV)
Pyrodigy_dmx.pdfDMX chart for compatible DMX fixtures