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January 26, 2022, 11:34:50 AM
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MauritsPV

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Hello,

I'm working on an installation where we have a Cuecore2 in combination with a Kiosc (sending UDP commands) to control some lights over DMX, configured for easy to use 'theater' light control for non-tech users.
Our customer requested the possibility to save scenes from the touchscreen. I've tried to implement this, but cannot get it to work. Can anyone confirm this by answering the these questions?

Is it possible to record the DMX output of the cuecore to a track?

By making a loopback from a DMX splitter back into port B of the cuecore2 I was able to record a snapshot to a track. Is it possible to play this track on universe A? It only plays on universe B., after changing it to output in the settings.

Can I record multiple snapshots to different tracks? It seems the snapshot function only saves to track #1.

Cuecore2
PCB version 2.9
Firmware version 1.39

If you know a different way to implement this, i would be glad to to hear.

Kind regards,
Maurits

January 27, 2022, 10:24:39 AM
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Bootsy van der Zande

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Hi Maurits,

You already found most of the solution yourself, great job!  Unfortunately, the only way is to loop the output back into the CueCore2. This can be using DMX, but also using sACN or ArtNet if you have a device that can send it back.,

In your setup, the trick is to switch the DMX outputs. On the settings page, you change port A to input. Then set port B to "Universe A". You will have to switch the physical connectors as well.
The snapshot will then be recorded into universe A instead of B.

There is an API command for selecting the track. In ShowControl there is currently no way of selecting the track.
The API command is  "core-tr-select=<track index>" for UDP and "/core/tr/select" with an integer for OSC.

In Kiosc you can create a button for selecting a track with that, combined with another button for creating the snapshot.

Good luck!

Greetings,
Bootsy

February 02, 2022, 02:33:34 PM
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MauritsPV

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Hi Bootsy,

Thanks for your help. It is working like a charm now!

Regards,
Maurits

 

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