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LawsonThompson

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Context: I haven't tried the DMX Tools yet, so maybe it already does this?

I've got a single DMX light, working OK with the defaults in Artemis. I'd like to add more lighting, and was wondering if there is a DMX emulator I can run on spare PCs or monitors? Basically I'm looking for a full screen application which is a solid color, changing in response to DMX cues.

It's much easier for me to scare up spare monitors or borrow projectors than DMX lights.

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Well, it's been 18 hours and no one has spoken up, so I'm going to guess that it's a no. Although, that would be cool if you could.
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I looked for spmething like that awhile back (I have a LOT of monitors) thpugh I wasn't able to find anything. If you do find something that works, let us know




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Artemis Bridge Tools (formerly named Artemis DMX Tools) does not currently do a full-screen emulator today.   It does have a window that can emulate DMX lights, but it's not designed for the purpose you're asking about, so no.  That said, given what it can do now, it would not be terribly difficult to add this capability in the future if there is demand from multiple people.
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I've found a LFIX protocol description and emulators kicking around. Perhaps most promising: http://amcinnes.info/2015/02/integrating-lifx-with-artemis/ which takes the existing DMX from Artemis, converts it to a stream which is parsed into LIFX protocol and send along the network.

Next step: find an LIFX emulator in a language I know and extend it!

Does Bridge Tools do anything particular to ensure that it's speaking to a real LIFX? Does it expect replies, etc?

Finally: how many people is "multiple"? :-)

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I've found a LFIX protocol description and emulators kicking around. Perhaps most promising: http://amcinnes.info/2015/02/integrating-lifx-with-artemis/ which takes the existing DMX from Artemis, converts it to a stream which is parsed into LIFX protocol and send along the network.


That one isn't an emulator, it's just a way of implementing a client, which Artemis Bridge Tools already does.   But yeah it would implement the client side of the LIFX protocol just like Artemis Bridge Tools does.  But you want the server side.  If you're going to write code for a server, you could use any protocol Artemis Bridge Tools supports: DMX, LIFX, Hue, or AllJoyn.   All are documented protocols.
So for example, you could ignore the LIFX parts and just use USB-IP to implement a DMX server.

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Does Bridge Tools do anything particular to ensure that it's speaking to a real LIFX? Does it expect replies, etc?


It just expects that the other side speaks the LIFX protocol.  It only expects replies to discovery messages.

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Finally: how many people is "multiple"? :-)


Short answer: more people than other things on the TODO list [smile]   I roughly rank priority based on number of people (including myself) asking, or who would possibly benefit.   So for example, things that would be used at conventions tend to rank higher than things not usable at conventions, because more people would benefit.
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So here's what I've been working on. DMX tools will trigger audio files. I'm looking to use a program like VSXu to convert those audio files into visible effects(mostly just colored light). Its just a matter of figuring out the relationship between tone and shade.
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