Control cues in groups with a dmx console?

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer BEYOND' started by Timmy G., Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Timmy G.

    Timmy G. Member

    Hello, i try to select more than one cue with my dmx console.
    It doesn´t work .
    You can select only one cue per dmx.
    Multicue has the same problem.
    Is there a way to fix this?

    Greetings
    Timmy
     
  2. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    Please open up the dynamics tab. (Right-click on a tab name >> Setup Tabs >> enable dynamics)There you will find the "DMX Cue limit". change that mode.
     
  3. Timmy G.

    Timmy G. Member

    Ok, DMX Cue Limit is at 8 and i have still the same problem.
    It works with Midi (Akai Mini Apc) but not with Dmx in.
     
  4. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    And on multicue?
     
  5. Timmy G.

    Timmy G. Member

    On multicue no changes. Only one cue selectable with dmx.
     
  6. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    Dear Timmy,

    There are at least 3 ways how to play multiple cues in BEYOND, initiated by DMX. The first way is QuickShow style DMX IN, configurable from DMX settings tab. This method can start one cue, because we have have one channel for Cue, and need to have understandable method to stop the cue playback. The second direction is ProTracks and scripting. ProTrack is a cue player, what makes easy to organize multi cue playback because you have access to multiple static cue players. The third direction, and main direction - "DMX Server", where each Projection zone act like a DMX fixture, with own DMX address, cue/page, and so on. If you want to play multiple cues then you I would recommend to use DMX Server.

    Why not the grid... grid made from mouse, "event" based control, like mouse and keyboards. DMX is state oriented control, where one DMX packet represent the state, Your idea of multi cue, or groups is understandable, but at the same time - incomplete. We can discuss more, however, independently on results, BEYOND already have 3 different methods, and adding 4th method, that will be problematic, does not seems right. At the end, multi cue playback is a question of the control of multiple players. BEYOND has 3 player pools - dynamic pool for grid, ProTrack, and DMX Server (where each zone has cue player). So, BEYOND already has dedicated solution, specially designed for DMX. Why specially? because this is another type of final state machine.

    You should be able to find PDF about DMX Server in Help section of main menu.

    Best Regards,
    Alexey
     
  7. Timmy G.

    Timmy G. Member

    Ok i understand, with my Essential license i have only the Quickshow Style Dmx in. :(
    I think i have to update to Advanced.
    ProTracks is Ultimate only and no option.
    Why there is no option to test the DMX Server Mode in the demo version of Beyond Advanced?
    I allways prefer try befor buy.
     
  8. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    As far as I know you can use this in the demo version, you just have no output.
     
  9. Timmy G.

    Timmy G. Member

    No, there is no option to activate DMX Server the Demo.
    But no problem. I decided buy before try in this chase.

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    Greetings
    Timmy
     
  10. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    did you enable DMX input in the demo. I believe this is a requirement
     
  11. Timmy G.

    Timmy G. Member

    You can only use DMX In with the Enttec DMX USB Pro. Artnet is not working in the demo.
     
  12. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    Ahh okay.. My mistake sorry for that.