Plot Panel

The Plot Panel is the place where you put fixtures to describe your light environment. A plot can handle only 1 universe, so 512 channels.

Usine can handle several plots at the same time. Each plot is calculated independently and is associated to an ArtNet/sACN Universe or an USB device.

Displays all the DMX channels used in the plot.

Commands

clear

Clears the content of the selected object to make it empty.

open

Opens a file of the selected object saved previously.

save as

Saves the selected object as a file with a new name.

undo

Undo the last operation.

redo

Redo the last operation.

create fixtures group

Adds a new fixtures-group to the current plot.

clear set

Clears all the plots of the current workspace.

open set

Opens a set of plots previously saved.

save set as

Saves all the plots as a set.

Settings

enabled

Enables or disables disable the plot panel

When disabled the plot is not calculated

caption

Displayed caption of the object. Click to enter a new name.

universe num

ArtNet universe number. See ArtNet DMX specifications for more info.

In Usine the first universe is 0.

always send

When ON Usine always sends ArtNet/sACN/DMX packets on the network according the setup-panel-tab-light DMX framerate, even if nothing has changed. Otherwise (when OFF) packets are sent only if a value has changed.

ArtNet network settings

send ArtNet

Enables or disables ArtNet sending on the plot.

ArtNet IP address

IP address of the connected ArtNet device to send to.

Set this to 127.0.0.1 for localhost.

ArtNet broadcast

All ArtNet packets are sent in broadcast mode (to all connected devices). Depending on the router this option can cause much slower speeds. This option is only necessary under certain conditions where a broadcast is required.

ArtNet broadcast mask

IP Mask used when broadcast is activated.

Can be used to restrict the broadcast range.

ArtNet devices

List of all ArtNet devices available on the network.

Click on the available device to set the IP address.

IP per universe

This option can be used if the plot is a target of a video-pixel-mapper module and you want to assign different IP's to universes in ArtNet. For example if the universe 0 is assigned to the IP 192.168.1.200, the universe 1 to 192.168.1.201, etc. you can enter:

0=192.168.1.200
1=192.168.1.201
2=192.168.1.202
3=192.168.1.203
...

For all other universes (which are not in the list) the default ArtNet IP address defined above is used to send the ArtNet packet.

sACN network settings

send sACN

Enables or disables sACN sending on the plot.

sACN multicast

When on sACN datas are sent in multicast mode. The IP address is 239.255.x.x where x.x is the hi and lo part of the universe number starting by 1 for the universe 0.

  • universe 0 : 239.255.0.1
  • universe 2 : 239.255.0.3
  • universe 512 : 239.255.2.1

sACN unicast IP

IP address of the connected sACN device in unicast mode (when sACN multicast is OFF).

Set this to 127.0.0.1 for localhost.

sACN broadcast

All sACN packets are sent in broadcast mode (to all connected devices). Depending on the router this option can cause a much slower speeds. This option is only necessary under certain conditions where a broadcast is required.

sACN broadcast mask

IP Mask used when broadcast is activated.

Can be used to restrict the broadcast range.

USB settings

USB device

Number of the USB device (as shown in the setup-panel-tab-light outputs), where DMX packets are sent for this plot.

Test ArtNet sACN

start test

Launches a test procedure of ArtNet and sACN networks if they are respectively activated (send ArtNet and send sACN). It sends a slow chaser on all channels of the current plot.

See also

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