QLab’s global Light Library can be found by choosing Light Library from the Window menu. The Light Library works exactly like the Definitions tab of the Light Patch Editor except that it lets you view and edit the global collection of lighting definitions on your Mac, rather than the collection of lighting definitions within the workspace.
Light definitions (other than the stock definitions shipped with QLab) are stored in
~/Library/Application Support/QLab/LightLibrary; each definition is a JSON file with the file extension
If you are only just getting started with lighting in QLab, and have not done much work with light definitions, this folder may not yet exist since QLab only creates it to store definitions that you add or edit. If you go looking for this folder and cannot find it, you can create it yourself by hand. Just navigate to
~/Library/Application Support/QLab/ and create a new folder called
QLab ships with definitions for the following fixtures. These definitions do not appear in the
LightLibrary folder; they reside in the QLab application itself. The inclusion of a particular fixture in QLab’s library should not be construed as an endorsement of that fixture, and omission of a fixture should not necessarily be construed as an admonishment. There are quite a lot of lights out there, and we cannot possibly assess each one individually. We try to include definitions for as many lights as possible that we think are likely to be used with QLab. If you would like us to create definitions for a specific fixture, or a whole range of fixtures, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about it. We’ll be happy to create the instrument definitions for you, and we may also add them to a subsequent release of QLab.
Note: all Astera instruments use the same set of definitions, although not all definitions are available for use with every instrument.
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