MotionMax Manager (Ultimate 6DOF Simulator Manager)


MotionMax Manager
©2015-2018 by Zappadoc All Rights Reserved.

 

 

MotionMax Manager (MMX) project has been started in 2015 and includes the full support of 6 DOF Motion Platform, From PRO to casual with a full 1:1 level motion simulator to a cockpit or VR rig our 6DOF MotionMax Manager is easy and powerful and supports a maximum of games and simulations.

The internal vehicle physics interpreter (V.P.I.) provides an ultra-realistic motion result in all car categories (F1/Endurance/GT/Rally/Drift/Kart). Default profiles (DOF settings) are included for your convenience to get started quickly with your favorite simulation. With a full control of your 6DOF simulator machine, you can fine tune the motion result to suit your needs. Obviously, you can create, modify and share your custom profiles very easily.

The MotionMax Manager FREX “Entertainment” Edition License  is included with All FREX 6DOF Simulator and exclusively available from FREX. Visit FREX Japan for more info.

 

New Racing/Flying/Game/Simulation/Ride Motion Video Player Plugins
Adding the support of your game/simulation or your video 6DOF motion player to MotionMax Manager is possible, feel free to send us your info/link (SDK/API/…).

contact us (use this form)

 

In Partnership With:

MotionMax Manager FREX “Entertainment” Edition
(First Release v1.0 – 2018-06-20)

VDASH-EMU

 

Terms And Conditions


MotionMax Manager FREX Edition
(including all software apps, services and plugins)
Copyright ©2015-2018 by Zappadoc – All rights reserved.
Edited by EKSIMRacing

Get the most advanced and professional 6DOF motion platform manager.
A powerful tool for your 6DOF simulator!

More info here:
http://www.eksimracing.com/

http://www.frex.com/gp/

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EKSIMRACING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (ABSTRACT):
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By using our software you agree to these terms and conditions below:

DISCLAIMER:
EKSIMRACING IS A SOFTWARE COMPANY IN NO EVENT SHALL EKSIMRacing OWNER
OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF YOUR HARDWARE.

YOU MUST READ AND RESPECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS INCLUDED
WITH YOUR SIMULATOR MACHINE.

YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND: CAR RACING SIMULATOR INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS
OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS,
AND POSSIBLY DEATH.

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Getting Started


Getting Started With MotionMax Manager FREX Edition

You’re about to install the software MotionMax Manager dedicated to your FREX 6DOF Simulator,

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements:
Windows OS 64bit up to date 7/8/8.1/10 (recommended to run as Administrator on Windows 8/8.1/10)

Min. Hardware Requirements:
A gaming PC capable of running a simulation or game at 60 FPS or higher
(with one USB 2.0 available or better with a HUB USB 2.0 with external Power Adapter)
The FREX 6DOF Simulator


About Your Hardware

We assume here that ALL THE HARDWARE IS READY TO USE AND THE 6DOF MACHINE CONNECTED TO THE PC, which includes you follow the mounting and wiring instructions from FREX.

– you completely read, understood and agreed to the TERMS And Conditions of use of the MotionMax Manager software,
– you respected fully the THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS INCLUDED WITH YOUR SIMULATOR MACHINE,
– you already built the FREX 6DOF Machine and follow the FREX mounting instructions to put the 6 actuators with ID from 1 to 6 in the correct order and position,
– you already connect each actuator ID from 1 to 6 to the corresponding COM ports on the 6COM-Ports interface included with your simulator,
– you already connect the 2 USB cables from the 6COM-Ports unit to your PC (preferably to a DEDICATED USB HUB),
– you already check all your COM Ports using the Windows Devices And Printers and set the TIMER INTERVAL to 1 ms in the Advanced Options of each Windows COM Ports,
– so you know exactly which COM port is connected to each actuator from ID 1 to 6. It’s recommended to write it down.

IMPORTANT: we do not do the hardware support of your simulator, if you need assistance contact FREX Japan.



The Color Code

The 6DOF Simulator and MotionMax Manager use a color code to identify easily each actuator. By respecting the color code you will be able to install the actuator in the correct order very easily.

SCN ID 1 = RED
SCN ID2 = GREEN
SCN ID3 = BLUE
SCN ID4= YELLOW
SCN ID5= CYAN
SCN ID6= PURPLE


MotionMax Manager Installation

The basic steps of a new installation
(some time we use MMX, the acronym of MotionMax Manager in the documentation).

STEP 1
first launch:
MotionMax needs to communicate with your simulator, so you have to configure the COM ports for each axis and Restart MotionMax Manager,
A dialog to configure your machine is showed up and you just have to change the COM ports and click the button Save Settings, DO NOT CHANGE any other parameters.

 

STEP 2
on second launch after the restart of MotionMax Manager
, click YES to the dialog asking you for the license to download and install it automatically, All FREX 6DOF Simulator come with a MMX software license, so you don’t have to worry about..

>The 6DOF machine will now move to its center automatically,

a) if you reach the timeout, the 6DOF simulator will not going to move to its center and the initialization will be aborted,
Solution: Restart MotionMax Manager and everything will be OK.

b) if your license is not recognized,
Solution: quit and check your hardware installation and fix the order and position of each actuator, follow the colors code to find the corresponding ID and connect each actuator to the corresponding COM Ports then restart MotionMax Manager.

 

STEP 3
When the simulator is centered, a special wizard dialog to check your simulator will popup and helps you to verify if each actuator. On a 6DOF platform the order and position of each actuator is very important.

A complete check must be performed at least once but If you want to skip the checking process for this session, click the QUIT button and go to STEP 4, see below.

With this wizard you can move actuator from ID 1 to 6 and check if they are working correctly accordingly to the instructions included with your 6DOF machine.

 

Use the horizontal slider and click NEXT button to go to next actuator until the end

if they are not moving or not in the correct order, simply click the central button “QUIT” and quit MotionMax Manager to fix your 6DOF machine installation.
REMINDER: you can skip the checking process at any time by clicking the QUIT button

when all actuators are fully checked, the process will continue by moving the machine in ever directions until DOF limits are reached.

 

STEP 4
Center the machine after the checking process

All buttons are disabled which is normal the platform is not centered. To finalize the checking process and move the 6DOF Simulator to its center, click the CHECK button.


MotionMax Manager is ready

Congrats! The 6DOF Machine is fully tested and MotionMax Manager is ready!

The FREX 6DOF Default Profile is loaded on your dashboard,
We included for your convenience a bunch of profiles ready to use and to be customized, but for your first run keep the FREX 6DOF Default Profile.

 

Click the big green CONNECT button of the dashboard (click the Motion Dashboard TAB for more info about the Dashboard)
And launch a game or simulation like Assetto Corsa which doesn’t require any configuration to send telemetry

Enjoy your motion rig!

 

Motion Dashboard

MotionMax Manager User Interface (version 1.0):

The main menu

The Plugins Manager:

The plugins Manager helps you to activate your game plugins and set the options very easily. It is also a way to assign a default DOF Profile to the game which will be automatically loaded at startup.

The main window,
Your 6DOF Service or Motion Dashboard where every aspect of your machine are controlled.
This one page settings is intentional to quickly find out what’s happening on your machine, what are the DOF settings currently loaded, the effects, the machine settings, etc.

The dashboard is divided in 2 main parts:

IN Group:

Related to incoming telemetry and the DOF settings
These include DOF Pitch, Roll, Sway, Surge, Heave, Yaw Acceleration, Yaw Dynamic Lateral/Longitudinal (Yaw Dynamic parameters control efficiently and accurately the traction loss).

The IN GROUP part contains the engine vibration and smoother effects and the HIGH / LOW Pass Washout Filters parameters as well*

By default the IN group settings cannot be edited during a session unless you tick the “Unsafe Mode” checkbox which unlock the DOF Settings and lets you change settings on the fly like the DOF Gain, Amplitude and all other parameters.

The Connect /Disconnect Button

Use this button to connect or disconnect the incoming telemetry from the game or simulation
Some dashboard functions are disabled until the incoming telemetry is disconnected.

 

OUT Group

Related to the data output to the simulator and the machine settings, this part contains several buttons:

CHECK button to test the simulator and check the DOF limits

RESET MIN:MAX  button to reset the min and max values reached by the DOF data and the machine

HOME button to move the simulator to HOME position

CENTER button to move the simulator to center position

BLOCK/UNBLOCK buttons to stop /start sending data to the machine (see below)

EDIT SETTINGS button to edit and save the machine settings (normal/home speed, acceleration, amp gain, machine update rate)

The Block/Unblock Button

Use these Block/Unblock button to interrupt or allow the data stream to go to the machine.
You need to block the simulator to get access to the machine settings.

          

 

The Default Skin

The Dark Skin

 

 

 

 

 

Game Plugins

Official (2018-06-20):


Read the FAQ: configure your game or simulation

rFactor 2
rFactor Pro,
rFactor,
iRacing,
Assetto Corsa,
Assetto Corsa Pro,
Sector 3 RaceRoom Racing Experience,
Project CARS 2,
Project CARS,
Codemasters DiRT Rally,
Codemasters F1 2018,
Codemasters F1 2017,
Codemasters F1 2016,
Codemasters F1 2015,
Codemasters F1 2014,
Codemasters F1 2013,
Codemasters F1 2012,
Codemasters F1 2011,
Codemasters F1 2010,
Codemasters GRID Autosport,
Codemasters GRID2,
Codemasters DiRT 4,
Codemasters DiRT3,
Codemasters DiRT2,
Codemasters DiRT,
Codemasters GRID,
Live For Speed,
ARCA Sim Racing
Reiza Automobilista,
Reiza Formula Truck,
Reiza Game Stock Car,
Superleague Formula
PiBoSo Kart Racing Pro,
PiBoSo World Racing Series,
PiBoSo MX Bikes,
PiBoSo GP Bikes,
Simbin GTR2,
Steam Simbin Race07 + all packs,
GTR EVO,
RaceON,
RaceInjection,
STCC I / II,
WTCC,
Injection,
GT Power,
Retro Expansion,
DTM Experience
,
DCS (Digital Combat Simulator),
NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulation 2

Third Party Developer:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a MotionMax Manager Partner!
(You need to be fully registered to get the MotionMax SDK and create your own game plugin. Click here to register and complete the necessary agreements)..