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    Default Renard Plus 4 Output Combo Controller Vixen3 Setup

    I recently purchased a Renard Plus 4 Output Combo controller so I could start playing with pixels. Is anyone familiar with this board and what my settings should be in vixen? If I chose Renard under add controller it gives me no option for universes. Just comport settings under configure controller. Do I use the Streaming ACN(e1.31) for the pixel side of this board? Any and all help is welcome. Just looking for a little direction down the correct path in my new adventure.

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    Default Re: Renard Plus 4 Output Combo Controller Vixen3 Setup

    The 4 output combo controller is a multicast e1.31 controller. you set the start universe via jumpers and the rest of the universes follow in order. So, when you setup your elements, you need to patch them to the right spot you connect them to. If you serialize your elements on each group of 4 universes, patching would be in order except at output port changes.

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    Default Re: Renard Plus 4 Output Combo Controller Vixen3 Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKrebs View Post
    The 4 output combo controller is a multicast e1.31 controller. you set the start universe via jumpers and the rest of the universes follow in order. So, when you setup your elements, you need to patch them to the right spot you connect them to. If you serialize your elements on each group of 4 universes, patching would be in order except at output port changes.
    Thanks for your input! I figured that would be the setting in vixen but wanted some confirmation.

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    Default Re: Renard Plus 4 Output Combo Controller Vixen3 Setup

    I am also having issues with this. I am not sure that I have the correct jic file. When I choose multicast ethernet it will switch to unicast and ask for a IP address. Any help would be appreciated.


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    Taking Mike's advice, I have a short video showing the issue I am having. I have tried to set up this controller in both Vixen 3 and Xlights (with and without a router on a laptop using a USB adapter and, on a desktop with Ethernet) with the same outcome. The moment I click OK after setting the configuration all pixels flash rapidly at about 40%. If I run a sequence while they are flashing they increase to 100% and the sequence is combined with the random rapid flashing. I have posted a short video on the "Green" site. Search for Renard 4 Output Combo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Jimmie D; 06-04-2022 at 05:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Renard Plus 4 Output Combo Controller Vixen3 Setup

    Taking Mike's advice, I have a short video showing the issue I am having. I have tried to set up this controller in both Vixen 3 and Xlights (with and without a router on a laptop using a USB adapter and, on a desktop with Ethernet) with the same outcome. The moment I click OK after setting the configuration all pixels flash rapidly at about 40%. If I run a sequence while they are flashing they increase to 100% and the sequence is combined with the random rapid flashing. I have posted a short video on the "Green" site. Search for Renard 4 Output Combo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Jimmie D; 06-04-2022 at 05:39 PM.

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