One Sentence: Whats happening in your workshop?
We will learn from scratch what is the DMX protocol, the Artnet protocol, and how to use it on vvvv to create a lighting friendly solution, also we will visualize this on real dmx fixtures and on GrandMa2 3d, therefore we will be learning some basics about this professional lightning software, how we can send data to it, and how a lighting operator can send data to vvvv to control our compositions…
What 3 tags describe your workshop?
DMX Artnet GrandMa2
In which of the three categories does your workshop fall: beginner, intermediate, advanced
beginner 70% / intermediate 30%
How long will your workshop be?
3h to start, or 2x3h if we add PixelMapping topic and building a Artnet interface with Arduino
Who is the target audience of your workshop?
Any vvvv user who wish to control lightning from vvvv , or send data to from vvvv to other professional lighting systems.
Any vvvv user who want to prepare dynamic content for shows where the ligthing guy needs to have control from the composition.
What knowledge do you presume your participants have?
Basic vvvv patching, spread and slices, basic networking skills.
What will attendees of your workshop learn?
Electronics of the DMX protocol
Basics logic of the Artnet protocol
How to send / recive artnet data from vvvv in a simple friendly way
How to patch fixtures in vvvv for simple use and re-use
How to build a patch solution in remplace of a dmx console
Basics of GrandMa2 On pc software / console. Patching fixtures, using them, park, sending and receiving artnet
Basics of GrandMa2 visualizer to “view” what we are sending from vvvv in a wysiwyg way
Pixel Led ( controlling WS2811 digital led stips)
(if we have time) Building a Artnet → DMX node with arduino
(if we have time) Building a Artnet to i2c wireless node to controll ws2811 led stips
What technical requirements does your workshop have (apart from internet and a projector)?
a simple computer to run vvvv and install a grandma2 software. No special hardware needed. It works on a 2in1 cheap pc with 2gb of ram and no videocard.
Who would be the two hosts?
Yes, @manuelgonzalves and me.
What is the content of your workshop in detail?
The content of this workshop is to understand in detail how DMX fixture works, how the dmx protocol (from an electronic point of view) works, how the protocol works in a logical point of view, why Artnet is the new dmx, how we can patch a dmx console from vvvv, simulate it from vvvv, how can we read a artnet protocol in vvvv and understand whats going on, how we can set up the network between vvvv and grandma2 consoles, how we can understand the console logic, how can we start from scratch ( this mean that we will learn the basics of grandma2 ) to patch fixture on the desk, how we need to set up the network to talk to vvvv, and to make vvvv talk to the desk, how to visualize 3d fixures in grandma2 3d using a vvvv data, and how can we visualize ligthing fixtures using vvvv only!
At the end of the workshop VJ and LJ will understand why they must work connected, and will know how to improve the quality of they shows using interconnected content.
We will learn how to do pixelmapping, what hardware is needed, how we can build our own controller using an arduino, and how we control it from vvvv-
What hands-on vvvv skills will participants learn?
Networking, Spread and slicers,Dx9/11 3d render, pipet,
Which specific vvvv contributions are involved?
Which creative techniques are covered in general?
Stage Lighting, we all know about video, but lights are also a super important topic for creative expressions, that why we need to know how they work, and how to use them
How would the hosts qualify for the topic? (Describe and add links to portfolio website, github, vimeo,… accounts)
vvvv & ws2811 led strips
vvvv & Grandma2
vvvv & Grandma2
VVVV & WS2811
vvvv & grandma2
vvvv & grandma2
At the moment we are selling our own hardware to control DMX ligths and WS2811 strips in a wifi way. www.idtres.com
We might bring a bunch nodes for the wokshow so each group can really control a fixture / led strip.
To sell our nodes we must show new ways of interactions between computers/ligths, we did already several vvvv workshops in Spanish and lighting workshop in Argentina, Bilbao, and Barcelona.