Auto run an Isadora project with automator

  • Hello guys,

    We are installing a three channel installation running in loop form Isadora with a Matrox TripleHead2Go DP edition + MUTO sound splitter and from a MacMini [OSX 10.9.3, 2.3 GHx Intel Core i7, 4 GB of memory]
    It will be running during 5 days and we would like it to start automatically at 9 am run the program with the project and the stage at fullscreen, and shut down at 9 pm. Starting again the next morning.
    Any help will be really appreciate, we are 12 hours before the launch.
    Thanks in advance,

  • Try this

  • Another easy method is to add the Isadora file to your admin account Startup items. System Preferences>Users and Groups>Login items (Use the + sign to add the file to the list)
    Make sure you don't need a password to start up the computer. Click on Login options and make sure it is set to automatic login.
    Turn off all screen savers and sleep settings.
    Then set the Energy Saver in System prefs to start up and shut down at the desired time.
    Finally make sure that in Isadora preferences you have told it to play the first scene on startup and to show stages automatically.
    That should do it...

    I ran a file on a Mac Mini with live video and audio capture for three months outdoors that way. Only tricky thing could be if any of your external hardware rejects this process.

  • Thank you so much, guys ( @Fred and @primaldivine ) for your advise.

    Woww Jamie ( @primaldivine ) amazing solution.
    I'll set it down tomorrow morning and I'll let you know.