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Key Features

  • Real-time visual simulation
  • Design shows of any size
  • Use thousands of pre-made effects
  • Create and import your own effects
  • Export scripts for any firing system
  • Print basic reports & labels
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$349.00/year

Everything in Lite plus...

  • Add DMX effects to shows
  • 3D navigation & camera animation
  • Export 720p MP4 simulation videos
  • Calculate rack quantities
  • Print broad set of reports & labels
  • Connect to Finale Inventory
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$1,049.00/year

Everything in Hobbyist plus...

  • Graphical rack layout & diagrams
  • Import 3D models & Google Maps
  • Print fully custom reports & labels
  • Export 4K MP4 simulation videos
  • Advanced addressing options
  • Company-wide effect sharing
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Feature Comparison

  • Lite

  • Hobbyist

  • Pro

Key Features
  • Real-time visual simulation

  • +

    Unlimited effects

  • My effects

  • Offline effect files

  • Shared company effects list

  • Requires 2 users

  • Unlimited positions

  • Unlimited cues

  • +

    Every firing system

  • ActionBase

  • Apex

  • Cobra

  • Dance of Fire

  • Explo

  • FireByWire

  • FireCTRL

  • Fire Control G2

  • FirelinxLT

  • Firemaster

  • FireOne

  • Fire Pioneer

  • fireTEK

  • Galaxis

  • Jingduan

  • Megafire

  • Merlin

  • Mongoose

  • Pireshow

  • Pirotex

  • PryoDigiT

  • Pryodigy

  • Pyroleda

  • Pyromac

  • PyroMaster

  • Pyromate

  • Export only

  • Export or Download to panel

  • Export or Download to panel

  • Pyroneo

  • PyroSure

  • RFRemotech

  • RJ Equipamentos

  • Pyroseeking

  • PyroSoftware

  • Pyrotronix

  • StarFire

  • Generic CSV

  • Pin Board

  • +

    Racks

  • Add racks for show...

  • Add racks individually...

  • Add racks for selected events...

  • Delete all racks

  • Delete and re-add racks for show...

  • Create rack...

  • Edit rack...

  • Select events missing rack assignments

  • Clear rack assignments of selected events

  • Clear all rack assignments

  • Renumber all racks consecutively...

  • Load effects with firing system addresses into racks...

  • Re-load selected effects from script into racks...

  • Rack counts

  • Rack diagrams

  • +

    Reports

  • 5 basic report templates

  • 33 comprehensive report templates

  • 33 comprehensive report templates

  • Cue Sheet

  • Product List

  • Product Totals

  • Pull Sheet

  • Wiring Script

  • Chain Specifications

  • Rack List

  • Rack Setup

  • Rack Totals

  • Safety Distance

  • Size Totals

  • Spotter Script

  • Angle Counts Per Module

  • Angle Counts Per Position

  • Angle Counts Per Rack

  • DMX Fixture Setup

  • Effect Collection Product Report

  • Modules Per Position

  • Product List By Position

  • Product List By Storage Location

  • Product List By Storage Location With Addresses

  • Product List By Storage Location With Positions

  • Product Summary Per Position

  • Rack List By Rack Cluster

  • Rack List By Rack Type

  • Setup By Module

  • Setup By Part Number

  • Setup By Position

  • Setup By Position (Finale Business Format)

  • Single-Shot Setup By Module With Pan Tilt Angles

  • Single-Shot Setup By Module With Pitch Roll Angles

  • Single-Shot Setup By Rack With Pan Tilt Angles

  • Single-Shot Setup By Rack With Pitch Roll Angles

  • +

    Labels

  • 15 label templates

  • 45 label templates standard labels + chain and rack labels

  • 45 label templates standard labels + chain and rack labels

  • Austab CL33 A4 25.4mm x 70mm

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery 5163 2in x 4in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery 5195 2/3in x 1-3/4 in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery 5260 lin x 2-5/8in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery 52671/2in x 1-3/4in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery DPS30-100 A4 29.7mm x 70mm

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery L4737 A4 29.6mm x 63.5mm

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery L7158 A4 26.7mm x64mm

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Avery L7160 A4 38.1mm x 63.5mm

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Dymo 30252 roll l-l/8in x 3-l/2in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Dymo 30252 roll rotated l-l/8in x3-l/2in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Dymo 30336 roll lin x 2-l/8in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Dymo 30336 roll rotated lin x2-l/8in

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Label Planet LP33/53 A4 22mm x 54mm

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Label Power LP33 A4 25.4mm x 70mm

  • sorted by part number only

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • sorted by part number, address, position, or size

  • Custom reports and labels

  • Music & soundtracks

  • 1 audio track, no audio editing

  • Unlimited audio tracks, full audio editing capabilities

  • Unlimited audio tracks, full audio editing capabilities

  • 3D Models

  • +

    Background images & scenery

  • 2D backdrop images

  • 2D backdrops, sky dome & ground images, reflective water and terrain

  • 2D backdrops, sky dome & ground images, reflective water and terrain

  • Add a 2D backdrop image

  • Darken images to transform daylight into night

  • Change a sky dome image

  • Change ground image

  • Add reflective water

  • Draw gentle hills

  • Draw steep hills

  • Draw giant mountains

  • Carve valleys in hills

  • Flatten hilly area into plateau

  • MP4 video export

  • 720p Maximum Personal, non- commercial use only

  • 4k Maximum Unrestricted personal and commercial use

  • Long exposure photos

  • Photos from front view only

  • Photos from any perspective

  • Photos from any perspective

  • Finale Inventory integration

  • See inventories quanties by warehouse location

  • Updates sales orders

  • Set quotas in Finale 3D from sales orders

  • Google Maps

  • 3D navigation/workspace

  • 3D camera animation

  • +

    Scripting Tools

  • Limited

  • Full

  • Full

  • Insert effect

  • Replace effect

  • Angles > Make into fan...

  • Angles > Mirror angles

  • Angles > Straighten

  • Angles > Rotate cakes 180 degrees

  • Sequences > Make into sequence...

  • Sequences > Spread out evenly...

  • Time adjustment > Set time...

  • Time adjustment > Shift times...

  • Time adjustment > Stretch duration...

  • Reorder > Reverse order

  • Tracks > Set track...

  • Chains > Combine as chain

  • Chains > Break apart chain

  • Chains > Set chain delays

  • Chains > Set chain angles

  • Choose effect

  • Insert empty cue

  • Insert multiple effects…

  • Angles > Make into forward/backward fan...

  • Angles > Make into zigzag...

  • Angles > Invert angles

  • Angles > Tilt +5 degrees

  • Angles > Tilt -5 degrees

  • Angles > Rotate +90 degrees

  • Angles >Rotate -90 degrees

  • Sequences > Spread out accelerating...

  • Sequences > Spread out with ease in/out...

  • Sequences > Spread out based on effect durations…

  • Letters > Make into matrix letters…

  • Letters > Make into vertical letters…

  • Time adjustments > Add time variance...

  • Time adjustments > Speed up cadence at end...

  • Time adjustments > insert minimum separation...

  • Time adjustments > Re-align cues to their event time

  • Reorder > Randomize order

  • Tracks > Set track to next available number...

  • Tracks > Set tracks based on groups sequentially...

  • Align nearly equal effect times...

  • Align at earliest effect time

  • Align at earliest event time

  • Align at latest effect time

  • Align at latest event time

  • Align event times to frame rate

  • Align effect times to frame rate

  • Hide/unhide items in script

  • Duplicate selected effect(s)

  • Duplicate into pairs...

  • Duplicate into flights...

  • Duplicate into chains...

  • Duplicate with offsets...

  • Duplicate again with same offsets

  • Group items to organize the timeline and script

  • +

    Effects Features

  • Limited

  • Full

  • Full

  • Create effect by typing a description of it

  • Combine effects on the timeline to create a cake

  • Edit effect simulation VDL

  • Break apart cake

  • Create custom simulations

  • Update Per-show effects...

  • Create chain effect by combining selected items...

  • Paste clipboard into effects window, add or update

  • Delete unreferenced Per-show effects...

  • Subtract used quantities from available...

  • Clear quotas...

  • Set quotas to available...

  • Break apart assortment quotas...

  • Create 3 custom effect window presets

  • +

    Import Functions

  • Limited

  • Full

  • Full

  • Import scripts from Cobra CSV, Generic CSV, Finale Business HBS

  • Import scripts from Explo SHW, FireOne FIR, Galaxis GS2, Pyromate SmartShow, Pyrotronix PTX and Show Director SCX

  • Import effects and inventory quantities from a spreadsheet, Access database, or Show Director EFX file.

  • Import effects from Finale Business HBS files

  • Import "Quotas" (inventory quantities for a specific show)

  • +

    Export Functions

  • Limited

  • Full

  • Full

  • Export soundtracks (WAV)

  • Export any window as XLSX, CSV, or TXT file

  • Export voice cues track

  • Export effects in multiple formats including Finale 3D, Finale Inventory, XLSX, CSV and TXT

  • Export script as Show Director CSV

  • Export all show data tables as combined CSV

  • +

    Addressing

  • 30 sorting options + 1 wiring option for modules

  • Wiring options limited by lack of graphical rack layout

  • Limitless sorting options, wiring options for modules, stats, pins and racks

  • Allow multiple e-matches on each pin

  • Choose start module

  • Lock & unlock addresses

  • Re-address selected positions

  • Fill down addresses in script window...

  • Create addressing blueprint

  • Edit addressing blueprint

  • Address show using single blueprint

  • Address show using blueprints assigned to positions

  • Set custom module specification...

  • Universes (unique firing systems)

  • Sections (set of positions that share modules)

  • Multiple module types

  • Multi-lingual support

Workflow & Productivity Features
  • Show startup template

  • Window layout presets

  • 1 window layout, no custom presets

  • 3 built-in layouts + 3 custom presets

  • 3 built-in layouts + 3 custom presets

  • Custom Table layouts

  • No custom table layouts

  • Unlimited custom table layouts

  • Unlimited custom table layouts

  • Render settings

Editing Features
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo

  • Cut, Copy and Paste, Select all

  • 7 'Paste special' commands for events, songs and models

  • 5 'Select special' commands for events and positions

Show Settings
  • Set show information

  • Set show duration

  • 5 Effect time formats

  • 8 Timeline snap-to resolutions

  • 4 Angle format conventions

  • Display addresses with dash between rail and pin

  • 11 Position layout snap-to resolutions

  • 10 Cue flag and script row color mapping options

  • 4 Module counts and pin warning dot label options

  • 7 Pin counts on positions label options

  • 4 Module counts on position label options

  • Hide trajectory dots when not selected

  • Draw trajectory dots instead of effect simulations

  • Draw chains on timeline as multiple rows

  • Hide playback clock

  • Snap cues and events

  • Disable speed of sound delay

  • Disable price indicator in design view

  • Loop playback

  • Automatically create position groups

  • Hide all position rulers

  • Hide position arrow in rack layout view

Position Features
  • Add a position

  • Rename positions

  • Add multiple positions simultaneously

  • Rotate and orient positions in any direction

  • Straighten line of positions

  • Lengthen or shorten line of positions

  • Scale arrangement of positions

  • Project positions on their down axis to nearest surface

  • Raise positions to match the highest

  • Set position heights...

  • Raise position heights...

  • Arrange positions into a line, circle, square or grid

  • Select next position...

  • Select previous position...

  • Select positions by name...

  • Create position group

  • Lock positions in place

  • Hide position name labels

  • Fix position names (invisible effects)

  • 9 different currency symbols

  • Chain price is for entire chain

  • Chains count as one unit in 'used' column

  • Show ruler distances in feet instead of meters

  • Use A4 page size for all reports and diagrams

  • Easy racks settings...

  • Set click action for effects window

  • Set click action for other windows

  • Set timeline playback scrolling margin...

  • Set timeline right margin for editing...

  • Set timeline response for clicking row in script...

  • Turn voice cues ON for playback

  • One voice cue per track

  • Disable UI sound effects

  • Paste events with rail, pin, and rack addresses

  • Use 'cost' instead of 'price' for total amount shown in 3D view

  • Swap insert empty cue and play keys (i and space)

  • Add racks with smallest on the left

  • Disable automatic rack part number annotations

  • Reverse tube loading order on alternating racks

  • Hide cue flags entirely unless selected or hovered over

  • Hide cue flag numbers unless selected or hovered over

  • Timeline waveform uses flat colors