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keezpipslab's picture
one of your computer's network interfaces

couldn't find a 'IP for dummies' so i have a question:

What is 'one of your computer's network interfaces' ?

Do I have to fill in the network , mask & broadcast numbers in the 'Network' preference panel on mac OSX, (where 'router' is broadcast ? gives a error..)

or change the ip adress of my enttec open dmx interface to it ?

Thanks, Keez

smokris's picture
IP and Subnet

keezpipslab wrote:
Do I have to fill in the network , mask & broadcast numbers in the 'Network' preference panel on mac OSX, (where 'router' is broadcast ? gives a error..)

Partially right. Try this:

  1. Run ENTTEC's Node Management Utility and press "Discovery", and hopefully it should find your ENTTEC device. Make note of the IP Address, for example "10.20.24.22".
    • I wasn't able to get Node Management Utility to work on my Mac, so I attached the ENTTEC to a Windows XP machine to get this info.
  2. Go to System Preferences and select "Network". Then select the network interface you've got hooked up to the Art-Net device --- it'll probably be the one labeled "Ethernet".
  3. Set the "IP Address" for your Mac. The Mac's IP should be different from the ENTTEC device's IP, but on the same subnet. For example, if the ENTTEC device's IP is "10.20.24.22", set the Mac's IP to "10.20.24.23". The first number, "10", should be the same in both. See the attached screenshot.
  4. Set the "Subnet Mask" to "255.0.0.0".
  5. Try running ArtNet-SendReceive.qtz, and set the Network input on the ArtDmx Sender patch to match the first number in the IP addresses.
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disuye's picture
Re: IP and Subnet

Hi - I've done all the above & got communication between the Enttec NMU program and the ODE ... but when running ArtNet-SendReceive.qtz the top number is sweeping between 0~1 however the bottom number is always fixed at 0.000 ... any ideas? I'm pretty sure all the settings are as documented / described above.

Any help, many thanks!

cwright's picture
Re: IP and Subnet

If you're using ArtNet 1.2, loopback (the SendReceive composition) will no longer work -- this is due to some shockingly stupid design decisions on Art-Net's part (where the sender must Bind to an output port -- this isn't normal, and causes packet routing to not send to the same host)

Everything else should be functional though.

disuye's picture
Re: IP and Subnet

Ah! Glad to hear that, many thanks. I assume a blinking light on the Enttec ODE is sufficient confirmation enough that signals are making it down the ethernet cable from QC (until I get a chance to plug something into the DMX port!).

Thanks again, D

conso's picture
Re: Art-Net Tools

Hi,

I try to connect my grandma with the Art-Net Tools, can anyone find my mistake ?

Mac with the quartz :ip 2.0.0.226 subnet 255.0.0.0 router 2.0.0.200 controller :ip 2.0.0.219 subnet 255.0.0.0 2port - node: 2.0.0.249 subnet 255.0.0.0

i change the network in the ArtDMX Sender to 2.0.0.0/8 and the universe to 1 like in my controller.

? thanks for help

franz's picture
Re: Art-Net Tools

can the grandMA receive artNet ? I thought it would only receive the MAnet protocol ...

also, are you sending or receiving with Quartz ?

mcorke1's picture
Re: Art-Net Tools

I've been working on QC composition that receives Art-Net and colors rectangular areas of the screen based on the incoming levels. Three channels (R,G,B) per rectangle. I'm using the Art-Net Tools plugin and I've run into an issue.

If I'm only receiving one universe of Art-Net, it works great. If I'm receiving more than one universe of Art-Net, it tends to get 'confused' and sometimes responds to the wrong universe. This usually manifests as a flicker but is sometimes more prolonged. The more traffic (more universes and/or packets) the more likely this appears to happen.

I've tested with a couple of computers and with a grandMA lighting console and an Artistic Licence Etherlynx box. Same issue with both.

Any thoughts?

smokris's picture
Re: Art-Net Tools

mcorke1's picture
Re: Art-Net Tools

Great thanks! I'll test it in the next couple of days and report back.

zalexander's picture
Multiple Art-Net receivers

I was wondering if it was at all possible to have multiple Artnet receiver patches in a single composition reviving data from different universes.

I'm using snow leopard 10.6.3 and it seems that when I add more than one receiver patch the other deactivates. Is this an intentional function or am I missing something?

639me's picture
Re: Art-Net Tools

don't know if you like it, but i made an icon for the art-net tools: http://cl.ly/3x1i193V110R3a3M2y0Y

nico.danger's picture
Art-Net Tools for MadMapper?

Hello,

Novice QC guy here so thanks for your patience. I am wanting very badly to talk to MadMapper with a MIDI controller (i.e. BCF2000 or similar). MadMapper does not support MIDI but you can supposedly talk to it over ArtNet. How would I go about configuring my system to do this? Is it so simple as telling MadMapper to listen on the same port as I am broadcasting out of QC?

MadMapper responds to DMX on the channels listed here: http://www.madmapper.com/dmx-channel-list-for-madmapper-v1-1/

Basically all I want to do is be able to switch presets via an external controller.

Thank you, Nick

franz's picture
Re: Art-Net Tools for MadMapper?

MadMapper supports Midi, but the feature is not activated as it is not yet finished/polished to our liking.

To enable it and test it :

Close MadMapper

Launch Terminal

type in:

defaults write com.garagecube.madmapper midirouterEnabled 1

then restart MadMapper

menu edit/midi mapping