you may download lots of modules at kalle.Modules.DMX
For working with intelligent lighting equipment it is useful to have some special modules.
|naming proposal:||DMX (Devices manufacturer)|
|example:||DMX (Devices DMX4all)|
These Modules combine all Parameters of a MovingLight to a spread which can be sent directly to DMXinterfaces or to DMXsimulations.
|naming proposal:||manufacturermodell (DMXfixture)__
These modules should simulate a MovingLight in a 3D-rendering environment.
These Modules should have a spreadable transform input for placing them in the 3Denvironment
These Modules should have a spread input which can be fed directly from the corresponding DMXfixture-module.
|naming proposal:||manufacturermodell (DMXsimulation)__|
These modules should generate useful spreads e.g. for chasing etc.
|naming proposal:||modulename (DMXspreads)__
These modules should generate special which are especially useful for controling the head-(or mirror) movement of several MovingLights
|naming proposal:||modulename (PanTilt)__|
Everything else for generic DMX usage
|naming proposal:||nodename (DMX)__
|16bit (DMXValue Join)||16bit (DMXValue Split)|
The advantage is that all "DMX"-Modules appear near by near in the 'categorized nodelist'.
You have several Categories (DMXfixture, DMXsimulation and DMX for generic Helpers) to choose from.
Let's have a look at a typical module for a moving light:
the Pocketscan from GLP is a very cheap movinglight (less than 300 Euro !) controlled via DMX.
It uses 7 DMXchannels and has as a special gimmick a laser pointer inside.
With that Resample/Swapdim/count of devices thing inside the pocketscan module seen above you may control parameters for all units simultaneous by simply changing a value or you may benefit from vvvv's technology called Spreads.
Put a Spread with a whatever slicecount onto any of the Inputpins of that pocketscan module - that Resample (Spreads) node in Repeat Mode prevents any collapsing.
A simple Cons (Spreads) combines that spreads together and feeds one of vvvv's various DMXnodes.
Note that there are other movinglights with a little more features. The Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot e.g. uses 28 DMXchannels and costs a little less than 10.000 Euros.
See that module below?
29 Inlets and 140 nodes inside...
|click these images to enlarge. for technical reasons splitted into 3 images|
StartAdress (DMX Boolean)
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