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Lanbox rgb out + artnet



  • I really miss the lanbox rgb out actor, and sometimes wonder why it got cut. Now i feel like its more useful than ever in these times of led strips. In combination with artnet it could be very very useful. I am using madLight at the moment to drive strips, but anything native isadora would be much preferred. 



  • @fubbi said:

    lanbox rgb out

     Hi,

    I have been looking at this as well and dug up the old 'LanBox RGB Out.izzyplug' from my archives and installed it into the current release it is here if you want it. The plug-in appears to write RGB to the LanBox using UDP ok, but not sure that the plug-in will work with Art-Net straight out.

    Best Wishes

    bonemap



  • @bonemap

    Thanks. still curious why it got cut.

    However i guess the pixel-artnet functionality is what this feature request is about... That and giving this actor a new chance. I think it was a really indisposable functionality, but limited because it was tied to the lanbox's single universe. ( I once mounted 12 lanboxes in a rack to drive leds, before the artnet cards started popping up).

    If we had the possibility to map out artnet universes to ranges of pixels, using the many artnet to led possibilities out there now, it would certainly open a whole new world of possibilities.

    It seems to me like its worth looking at since ye ole rgb out actor was basically that functionality in a basic way.

    There is more to video installation than just projection these days right?



  • @fubbi said:

    There is more to video installation than just projection

     I am a big fan of some light sculpture, architectural and solid light (after Anthony McCall and Olafur Eliasson). 

    Best Wishes

    bonemap


  • Beta Gold

    Hi,

    Because I missed the lanbox rgb actor I wrote something else to use.

    I recently updated it with a javascript actor: Pixel map.izz (explanation is inside the file.)

    Groeten Gertjan


  • Tech Staff

    the upcoming 2.6 has a video to artnet actor (can't remember the name right now)

    It's great. I've been test it heavily. Select either hozontal or vertical strips from a video input... repeat, spaced, and with offsets.

    Direct out to artnet. Awesome.

    I love using video as the driver.

    Early test build: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb...



  • @DusX 

    marvellous! cant wait to check it out



  • @dusx said:

    Direct out to artnet. Awesome.

    Hi Ryan,

    That’s fantastic I am really looking forward to that. How many individual channels have you been able to achieve with the new video to RGB feature?

    Best wishes 

    Bonemap 



  • One universe of Artnet is 512 channels. Since 512 can't be devided with /3 that means you will have 510 channels / 3 = 170 RGB data sets = 170 RGB Pixels (in theory)

    Would love to know the answer as well Ryan :) 


  • Tech Staff

    I currently have 4 led strands. 50 rgb pixels each. I have connected them in most possible configurations that my dmxking ledmx4 pro will support.  

    It has 4x outputs of 1 universe each. So I've tried 50 leds for each universe, 100 x 2 universe's and maxed out a single universe (150 leds,  since i didnt want to cut the strands).

    Setting the artnet port numbers correctly was the only setup element that took some getting used to. Additionally much of the config is done in the nodes own config software.

    I have also tested with a Moss pixlart 416 (4 universe) controller and an eDMX 1. Including using all products at once.

    Everything has been working great (I have used a old hub I had kicking around to get this setup). No direct IP addresses needed to be entered.

    I have ordered more of the same lights and plan to Max out the ledmx4-pro asap (4x 170 led strands).

    I will write up a tutorial asap that walks thru my setup.



  • @dusx said:

    connected them in most possible configurations

     Hi Ryan,

    A tutorial will help iron things out, so will look forward to that (along with the official 2.6 release of course).

    Best Wishes

    bonemap


  • Tech Staff

    @fubbi

    For the beta testers it's called "Matrix color send".

    Best Michel


  • Beta Gold

    Hello,

    Also waiting for the release of the Isadora actor, I am just writing a tutorial on how to make Pixel Mapping in TouchDesigner.

    Here is the tutorial (French and English)

    PixelMapping TD tutorial

    Here is the patch

    TD PixelMapping patch

    It works with the non-commercial version and you just have to replace "MovieFileIn" with "SyphonSpoutIn" and send images from Isadora.

    Tschüss



  • @fubbi 

    The features Ryan spoke about are in the v2.6 beta that you have access to. The actor you're looking for is Matrix Color Send. It gives you what the old LanBox to RGB actor gave you, and arguably more. But you can also post comments/desires in the private beta thread.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark


  • Beta Gold

    @mark

    I am also interested by the beta pixel Mapping actor, if possible…

    Jacques


  • Tech Staff

    @jhoepffner

    Dear Jacques, you where invited to the beta group. I have wrote you yesterday a chat message here in the forum what you have to do.

    Best Michel



  • @jhoepffner said:

    beta pixel Mapping actor

     Hi Jaques,

    The video to RGB mapping actor was not announced by the team, but was included in the 245b20 beta gold forum group release about a week ago.

    Best Wishes,

    bonemap


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