[V8] Artnet universes

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[V8] Artnet universes

Postby pogjack » 22 July 2016, 15:56

Did I read right on this forume. If I had 2 d512 boxes I can utilize 2560 channels via artnet. 4 universes with 512 channels a piece for version 8 only?
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Re: Artnet universes

Postby support » 22 July 2016, 18:41

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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby pogjack » 05 August 2016, 13:41

So how does the 2 universe get activated. Right now my dmx fixture screen only allows me to select one universe.
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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby support » 05 August 2016, 13:55

Main menu "File" > "Preferences" > tab "Main" > combo box "Quantity of universes"
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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby pogjack » 06 August 2016, 00:29

Thanks,
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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby pattech » 25 May 2018, 05:34

I'm not really clear on the counting of the universes.
Let's say I want to use the maximum out of the software, which is 6 universes.
How many usb-to-dmx interfaces do I really need ?
Do I need 3 USB-interfaces to have 3 extra universes ?
And does the Interface « Cable » count as a universe which unlocks another universe ?

And does a Chauvet-AN count as an interface ?
For the moment I have a D512 and a chauvet-AN. How many universes should I be able to work with ?
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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby TimH » 25 May 2018, 07:04

Hey man,

You need 3x USB-DMX interfaces.

That gives you 3 universes out of the DMX boxes and 3 universes via artnet. If you want to then convert that artnet to DMX you will need an artnet node of course (if you have a DMX-AN you already have one of those).

However, the DMX-AN does not count as an interface in terms of unlocking universes. The "cable" interface also only unlocks 100 DMX channels - No artnet

So to answer your final question, if you have a D512 And a DMX-AN, you can currently use 2 universes: one off the D512, and one off the node
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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby pattech » 25 May 2018, 10:01

TimH wrote:So to answer your final question, if you have a D512 And a DMX-AN, you can currently use 2 universes: one off the D512, and one off the node


Thanks for your answer, but this part seems to be incorrect.
With the D512 connected (but not used) I can use the 2 universes from the DMX-AN.

I have a SGM A-4 with 4 universes and I was looking to find out if I can use the DMX-AN and the SGM to have the 6 universes which is the maximum for sweetlight software to be used.
And I was figuring out how much DMX-usb devices I needed.
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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby TimH » 25 May 2018, 10:27

You're right that you can use both universes on the DMX-AN with one dongle. I should have been more clear.

One dongle connected=
1 universe on DMX and 1 universe on ArtNet
OR
2 Universes on ArtNet

You still need 3 dongles to unlock the full 6 universes
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Re: [V8] Artnet universes

Postby pattech » 25 May 2018, 10:57

ok.
Now (maybe) last question :
As Sweetlight and Chauvet ShowExpress looks completely the same, even the version numbers. Can I mix the devices to reach the same goal ?
So I have the D512 from Sweetlight, can I add Chauvet Xpress 512 or Quick DMX D512 ?
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