Get To Know Spikemark 5
Quickly Move To Position
The Jog Workspace is designed to get you moving with 1 machine or 100s of machines quickly. Select any number of machines with Multi-Jog and run them manually or with Move to Position.
Program & Run Your Show
Drag and drop your motors to build your Cue List. Each cue displays what will move and describes the action in clear words ('Deck Winch Tracks to 250' at 20'/ second). Use Tags, Filters, and Search to quickly find the motor you're looking for and add it to the list. When it's time to run the show, load a cue and hit the GO button to Make It Move. Build fancy cues with links, OSC triggers, concurrent cues.
Recall & Jump to Any Look
Don't have time to Jog motors to position? Presets got you covered. Move to stored 'Looks' with a push of a touch-screen button. The perfect workflow for non-technical users that need limited access to reposition automated elements onstage.
Pre-Viz & Stage Modeler
Spikemark includes a Simulator, allowing anyone to experiment with elegant scenic automation on a virtual stage. Your entire show can be cued and run in real-time within the software before you ever go on stage, reducing lengthy tech rehearsals by identifying and fixing cueing problems in advance. Best of all, Simulator lets you get out of the theatre and work on your automation wherever you are, even the comfort of your couch!
Lightning Fast Cue Creation
Cueing takes minutes, not hours. No spreadsheet-type layouts and tedious coding. Spikemark lets you focus on the motion not the math.
Spikemark 5 supports user authorization via Windows credentials to limit changes to show files once programming is complete.
Spikemark links trigger one cue with the time or position of another. Choreograph automated sequence to move like clockwork.
Diagnostics & Analytics
Get a diagnostic picture of every axis. View amperage and frequency values of each move as well the fault history of any axis.
Spikemark 5 include dozens of new features.
8x faster encoder status update delivers smoother UI, consistent linking, and better show control integration.
Integrate your show with OSC cue triggers & position output to talk to lighting, media servers, and more.
Organize your show with Filter, Search, and Tags.
Cue the next position with a simple formula. Turntables made easy.
Identify status of any e-stop button
Simple contextual cue information
Monitor & protect against unexpected load changes
OSC, UDP, PSN, Modbus, Watchout
Select & Jog any number of machines simultaneously
Spikemark 5 is still the most intuitive and easiest to learn stage automation software on the planet.
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Scaling & Soft Limits
Tech Tip: Turntables
Tech Tip: Position Scale
Tech Tip: IP Addresses
Tech Tip: Log Viewer
Latest Controller Firmware
- Spikemark is now 64bit only
- Spikemark runs on Windows PC’s. Spikemark is tested on Windows 7 and above and has touch-screen features for Windows 8 and above.
- We recommend at least 8GB of RAM.
- Spikemark now requires .Net Framework 4.6. You may need to be connected to the Internet during installation in order for the installer to update Windows to the latest version of Microsoft’s .Net Framework.
- Stagehand Firmware rev. 101 or higher is also required. Spikemark can update the firmware in your Stagehands if required.
Ready To Get Moving
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Set Your Specs
Bring Your Own Motor
Plug in the specs for what you have and it will tell you what your machine can pull.
Designing your own machine?
Check Your Math
If you’re still spec’ing your components, double check your math.
Dial In Your Specs
Make sure your motor, speed reducer, and other components match your needs
Look Under the Hood
Sometimes you may encounter a few glitches during your performances or tech rehearsals (turntables don’t spin correctly, networks may fall apart, etc.). While we’re continuously working to avoid these setbacks, Creative Conners also wants to make troubleshooting as easy as possible. Our log viewer application is an online tool that allows you to analyze how your automation performed.
Check Motor State Change
Time Stamped Details
During a show, Spikemark automatically logs an entry each time a motor changes state, a cue runs or a link executes. Each time-stamped entry lists the name of the motor, cue or link — along with a description of what happened. You can review these notes using our online Log Viewer application to assess what went wrong during the performance.
Give Us a Shout
Need help sifting through your logs? As always, we’re here to assist you with any problems or questions you have. Feel free to contact us at 401-289-2942 or support@CreativeConners.com.