Actors for using the TCP connection of the LanBox

  • Here is a collection of Actors which use the LanBox via TCPIP. My goal was to create a lightdesk in Isadora, which uses the LanBox as DMX interface. Along on this work there reseulted a couple of actors which I needed in the more advanced actors.

    The highlights in this collection are the actors LanBox Scene Fader and LanBox Store Cuestep. The LanBox Scene Fader actor uses a Cuestep of the LanBox and outputs channel values in relation to a fader value between 0 and 100%. The main intention was to use a MIDI faderboard like the Korg nano kontrol on the LanBox, but with this actor you can also create a Sound to Light function. The LanBox Store Cuestep actor provides you with a tool to store the actual output as cuestep. You can also use this actor to copy DMX input values (from an external light console) into the LanBox as a cuestep.

    Thanks to jhoepffner (;t=search_engine), I got the ideas how to connect via TCPIP.

    I include the description for the actors as PDF (LanBox Actors.pdf) and all actors with a lightdesk example in Lanbox TCP basics.izz.

    c9d5b3-lanbox-actors.pdf 1e9146-lanbox-tcp-basics.izz

  • Izzy Guru

    Hi @gunther

    Thanks for sharing this, it looks very promising. Unfortunately I can't open the izzy file on my mac.


  • Hi,

    I can open it on pc.
    It's great!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  • Hi Michel,
    I'm going to test it on a Mac soon, I'll let you know.


  • Hi Michel,
    I've tested my program on a Mac Book Pro, OS X 10.4.11

    Here I also had troubles to see the window, actually it opened - you could recognize this by opening the stage window, which was visible!

    The reason: I saved the file on a dual screen environment, full screen and on the 2nd screen. For a solution I disconnected my second screen, brought the Isadora edit window back on the 1st screen, and then saved it.

    In the attachment you'll find the newly saved file, tested on the Mac book. It works fine now.

    The font size in the Controls window (Command-shift-C or Command-shift-S) is awfully tiny, which is not intended in my program and not like this on my PC. I hope that there is a setting in the Mac environment to correct this?? Or maybe it's an Isadora issue?

    Good luck in testing now!

  • Hi.
    It opened fine on my mac pro.
    I don't yet have a LanBox, but am hoping for one very soon.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Izzy Guru

    This opens fine now, thank you. I will give it a try soon.