Full Boar Artnet universes

Ike KIke K Registered User
Hi!

Am I limited to only 12 universes using Full Boars Artnet? DMX-processes settings have output options to 16 universes but no data is received from my artnet devices if I use outputs 13-16.

My rig is 2 Hippotizers, 10 * Showpix I'd like to use in full mode thru the other hippo and enough movers and other stuff to fill up 3 universes. So the total would be 14 DMX-universes. Any ideas?

Ike

Comments

  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited April 2009
    You are limited to 12 universes of Art-Net directly out of the Full Boar yes. If you require more, the best option would be too hire a DP8000 and output Art-Net via that too.

    Regards,
  • Ike KIke K Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Thanks Joe! I think it's time to walk to the local dealer and make him eat my Full Boar. Bloody salesmen...

    Ike
  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Well.. did you specify how many universes of Art-Net you needed? And my suggestion was to keep your Full Boar and add the DP8K via the Hog-Net port and use either the fixture link on the rear of it or use 5 pin Art-Net. Out of interest, where are you located? Who is your local dealer?

    Regards,
  • Ike KIke K Registered User
    edited April 2009
    I live in Finland. Usually located around the bubble. Just a bit fed up with people/companies with empty promises. Well, my mistake. Whichever way you look at it.

    Ike
  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited April 2009
    What where the empty promises?

    Regards,
  • Ike KIke K Registered User
    edited April 2009
    For example, buy Full Boar now and get full art-net implemented during the next software update. Nothing hinted that you still need those silly expensive gadgets to get "full" art-net. Of course you should read the smallest printed sections with a magnifying glass but I didn't. My bad, I suppose.
  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited April 2009
    The Full Boar can have 12 via the ethercon port called "fixture link" on its rear panel. Now whether you can use your four 5 pin universes as Art-net aswell, I do not know. You are getting "full Art-Net". The reason it is limited is probably because of the processing speeds. This is an overall concept with the Hog platform, if you want more output, add more DPs, thus keeping the speed of the network the same. If it is not possible to configure the four on board universes to Art-Net, then the best option would be add a DP8K to the network.

    Regards,
  • stephlightstephlight Registered User
    edited April 2009
    All consoles are limited, even if you can patch all artnet universes you want, artnet must be genarated and so use processor and memory ressources, things that are not unlimited. I don't know a lot of consoles that have 16 universes (12 + 4) without extexnal rack.
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