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Kevin_Tisdall:
I was hoping Luminaire (which I have) could do two universes.  From what I read it can not.

I have a fill lighting setup and recently got some cheapo movers to play with.  I wanted to use those in a second universe.  I have all the hardware to do that but now need to start programming.  Am I out of luck?  Could I run a second ipad with Luminaire pointed at the second dmxking converter that the movers live on?  Is there another better app to do two universes on that won't cost an arm leg and part of torso?

--Kevin

Taylor Hall:
Correct, luminair only supports a single universe.

You could run two instances of the app, just be mindful of the wired/wireless networks being used and keep the two ipads segmented on a different network (and its corresponding universe). So network A can only access fixtures for universe A and so on.

QLC+ is another (free) option that supports any number of universes, you would just need the requisite amount of USB>DMX interfaces. It is not app-driven, though, and must be run on a computer. It does run on Windows, Mac or Linux, and is fairly lightweight so you don't need a beast of a machine to run it even with dozens of fixtures. It also has a remote network utility built in, so you could still access that via wifi on your ipad through a regular browser and tweak things from there.

The only downside here is that you'll have to reprogram everything from scratch, but QLC has a vast fixture definition library and is pretty intuitive after playing with it for a little while. We currently use it across three universes, but will be moving over to ArtNET very soon

Kevin_Tisdall:

--- Quote from: Taylor Hall on May 15, 2019, 01:24:47 pm ---Correct, luminair only supports a single universe.

You could run two instances of the app, just be mindful of the wired/wireless networks being used and keep the two ipads segmented on a different network (and its corresponding universe). So network A can only access fixtures for universe A and so on.

QLC+ is another (free) option that supports any number of universes, you would just need the requisite amount of USB>DMX interfaces. It is not app-driven, though, and must be run on a computer. It does run on Windows, Mac or Linux, and is fairly lightweight so you don't need a beast of a machine to run it even with dozens of fixtures. It also has a remote network utility built in, so you could still access that via wifi on your ipad through a regular browser and tweak things from there.

The only downside here is that you'll have to reprogram everything from scratch, but QLC has a vast fixture definition library and is pretty intuitive after playing with it for a little while. We currently use it across three universes, but will be moving over to ArtNET very soon

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Thanks I don't really want to set up a PC for this.   Oddly, I can't seem to find ANY other dmx ios controllers in the apple app store.   Is Luminaire now the only game in town?

--Kevin

Debbie Dunkley:
I run 2 iPads and set one for sACN and the other for ART-NET. Works great.

Kevin_Tisdall:

--- Quote from: Debbie Dunkley on May 15, 2019, 09:20:41 pm ---I run 2 iPads and set one for sACN and the other for ART-NET. Works great.

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Somehow I knew you'd have a solution (not that a second ipad is cheap either...).

Can you give more detail on this setup?  Is running sACN just a setup selection in luminaire and the dmxking Ethernet/dmx converter?

Thanks in advance for any details.  No particular rush.

--Kevin

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