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    Default Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    Just put the finishing touches on a very crude Enttec Open DMX Output Module for Vixen 3.0. The module expects you to have the FTDI 2XX driver installed on your computer, and may or may not report an error if you don't have it (haven't bothered to uninstall it myself and see what happens.

    I would like to see some others test it out and see where it needs to be improved. Feel free to respond in this thread, or modify the code yourself.

    To Use:
    1) Extract Zip Contents
    2) Copy VixenOpenDMX.dll to the folder filedir/Vixen3.0/Modules/Output/
    3) Start Vixen 3.0

    Notes if you plan on modifiying/building from source. You will need to change the output directory of the .dll as it is setup on my computer to go right to the vixen modules folder. Yours may or may not be in the same location.

    No license on the source, do with it what you will, just please give back to the community if you provide any updates or useful features.

    Josh

    NOTE/WARNING: This module may or may not be show ready, just like Vixen 3.0. Please test accordingly

    Changelog:
    V1.0
    - Initial Creation
    V1.1
    - Fixed output value scaling from 0-100 to 0-255
    - Fixed memory leak with each write function
    - Fixed channels staying at previous value after effect ends
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    Last edited by chilloutdocdoc; 01-29-2012 at 12:36 AM. Reason: Added Use Information
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    Default Re: Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    So - - previously if you used the Enttec Open Plug-In you also needed to run the DMX Add-In as well so the computer would continuously feed the stream out (this was not necessary with the Pro Plug-In/dongles) - is that no longer required now?
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    Default Re: Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    Well. From what I found, as long as Vixen 3.0 is running, the output is feeding. Unless stop the execution engine (System->Execution Engine->Start/Stop). As soon as it starts up, the data is getting spit out. No new thread necessary. (Unless I'm missing how the code is intended to be written)
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    Default Re: Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    Glad to see someone is working on output modules. I wish I had the knowledge to help. I also wish someone would work on an E1.31???

    Thanks for your work.
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    Default Re: Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    Thanks Bob

    Updating the first post with a bit more "use" information. Just a reminder this module may or may not be show ready. PLEASE test it if you have the appropriate hardware.

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    Updated .zip. Forgot to output start code of 0.
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    Default Re: Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    Quote Originally Posted by chilloutdocdoc View Post

    To Use:
    1) Extract Zip Contents
    2) Copy VixenOpenDMX.dll to the folder filedir/Vixen3.0/Modules/Output/
    3) Start Vixen 3.0

    Notes if you plan on modifiying/building from source. You will need to change the output directory of the .dll as it is setup on my computer to go right to the vixen modules folder. Yours may or may not be in the same location.
    Josh, where should the VixenOpenDMX folder reside?
    I am trying this with one of RPM's USB-DMX converters and while the software allows me to program channels I get no actual output. I know my computer setup is okay because the DMX is working okay on Vixen 2.5.

    regards, Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpb View Post
    Josh, where should the VixenOpenDMX folder reside?
    I am trying this with one of RPM's USB-DMX converters and while the software allows me to program channels I get no actual output. I know my computer setup is okay because the DMX is working okay on Vixen 2.5.

    regards, Jon
    I haven't worked with this Output Modules but in general you need to copy the .dll file to the Vixen3.0/Modules/Output folder. It won't work if you copy the entire folder to that folder.
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    Default Re: Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    Josh's code is for the Enttec Open. RPM's USB2DMX device is an Enttec Pro clone. We will need a slightly different module to drive that...

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    Default Re: Vixen 3.0 Enttec Open DMX Output Module

    Quote Originally Posted by rokkett View Post
    Josh's code is for the Enttec Open. RPM's USB2DMX device is an Enttec Pro clone. We will need a slightly different module to drive that...
    I understand, I thought it might be the wrong module, thanks for that.

    Jon

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