How to control DMX via serial port?

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eguana
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How to control DMX via serial port?

Post by eguana » 10 Oct 2018, 14:33

Hi guys, I have an FTDI controller USB->RS485.

I want to control through the serial port. But DMX have Break on start. (BreakOn,BreakOff) How to send byte array via Serial?
Ventuz manual says that "SMPTE Breaks are currently not supported."

here is a library under C# FTD2XX_NET.DLL, is it possible to use it for data transfer????

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Karol
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Re: How to control DMX via serial port?

Post by Karol » 10 Oct 2018, 15:35

Hi equana!

Can't you use the build-in DMX nodes?

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eguana
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Re: How to control DMX via serial port?

Post by eguana » 10 Oct 2018, 16:02

Hello Karol, I still do not understand the scheme of work DMX node. i just study artnet, but i work with serial a lot of time.

Thank you Karol :)))

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Re: How to control DMX via serial port?

Post by Eric_RD » 22 Oct 2018, 14:01

If you want to stick to your Assembly:
Add it to the GAC (via VS Developer console or Powershell) and use a Script.
See Scripting and Advanced Scripting in Manual for Details.

I recommend the DMX Node(s)...works fine for me.
The Serial Node is useful for very basic controlling mechanisms DMX exceeds that.
Regards, Eric

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