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Apr 2017
Moritz Bust
Apr 26 2017 14:06
I was wondering if I could get some help setting up my afterglow project.
I have an event coming up on Sunday and I still have no idea what I am doing.
And what I should be doing.
James Elliott
Apr 26 2017 15:02
Have you verified that your DMX interface is compatible with OLA, and confirmed end-to-end communication is working? I would say that is the first step. Then you will need to find or create fixture definitions for any of the lights you want to use, measure out where you are going to hang them, and create your show definition which patches the right fixtures at the right addresses and physical locations and orientations. Then you can start creating cues and assigning them to the grid. Are you using any physical grid controllers, or just the web interface? And are you trying to do any kind of synchronization with Pioneer Pro DJ Link, Ableton Link, or MIDI clock? Trying to do all this for the first time by Sunday may be a bit ambitious, but I will help as much as I can (I am busy at work this week though).
Moritz Bust
Apr 26 2017 17:09
I currently only have LED Pixels connected to OLA, which I tested through the web interface. Since I do not have any Fixtures for testing I can only use my oscilloscope to verify that DMX is working but it seems fine. I am using a USB Serial and a MAX485.
Since we rent the Fixtures only for sunday I can't test anything but the LED Strips before that day, but it might be possible that I can get my hands on some PAR 64 cans for testing tommorrow.
We are using a Pioneer CDJ for DJ'ing and I would like to use an OSC Client for the Tablet that sits in my closet all year.
I am doing this show every year but we were using some proprietary old software before and I wanted to find something better. I can always use that as a fallback.
I am actually doing another event in July where I seriously wanted to use OLA and maybe afterglow to drive ~ 5000 Pixels and the event on Sunday is a bit of a test to experiment a bit, while I have the equipment.
I wanted to use the salary from that event to buy a small moving head that I can use for testing.
I could not get afterglow to send data to ola yet, but thats mainly because I have no Idea what I am doing.
I also tried setting up a leiningen project in intelliJ using afterglow as a dependency, but there is something wrong with it.
Moritz Bust
Apr 26 2017 18:10
Also I followed this guide to get into clojure a little.