Hog 4 Network Link Up With GrandMa2 Via Artnet

Hi, have anyone tried using Hog 4 link up with GrandMa2 Via Artnet.
How do i do it?
Can it work?
Basically i've a rig of 15 Universe that need to be control using 2 Different console via artnet.
Have anyone tried this before?


  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    What are you actually trying to do?

    We have a Roadhog 4 as our primary console. When road shows come in with a GrandMa2 that wants control, we do an artnet merge on the hog. With the Hog Artnet merge, you can choose what you want to give to the GrandMa2 and what you want to keep on the Hog.

    You can also do this the opposite way with the Hog feeding Artnet to the GrandMA2.

    It just depends on what you want to do...

  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    Have done it in both ways...
    Both consoles offer artnet-in options.
    if you go via artnet into the GMA" remember to set all channels in the GMA to DMX0 as the GMA does an HTP merge
  • SafieeSawalSafieeSawal Registered User
    can i know how you merge the artnet on the hog?
    both console need to control same rig as there are different user on a different band
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    It basically comes down to making sure your artnet mapping is all covered (and not 2 consoles sending the same universes).

    For us as a road house, I have all of my control (internal DP - Universes 1-8 and DP8000 universes 9-24) going out Artnet universes 32-38 and 39-54 respectively. I have the guest console patch our rig on Universes 1-8 (depending on what they have in their show). They can patch it anywhere if they are already using lower universes for their rig.

    In the NETWORK window, choose SETTINGS and then "Artnet Input" - You then tell the DP what Artnet universes to listen to in order to speak to the DP's (ours are set at 0/0 through 0/7 and 0/8 thru 0/15 (if they need all 24 universes).

    Then in the DMX window (SETUP / DMX). You select what you want them to control and press "SET TO ARTNET INPUT." For ease of selection (if there are things you DON'T want them to have), I make a group in the group window called (ARTNET CHANGEOVER). This group contains ANY fixtures you want them to control. When you press this group and then open the DMX window, all of the addresses will be in "BLUE" to make it easier to select what is being switched.

    I use Artnet Viewer on my mac on the artnet network to verify what universes are being sent to make sure they are being distributed properly.

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