worked great for me as of about two years ago...but looks like it's not available right now...too bad.
You might try [serial] and see if anything comes out...or send it some "byte-based" lists in... then hope you can mangle the format to make it work, simple integer lists won't work. maybe [atoi] if it comes in as bytes, and [itoa] your int lists out [serial] ? Though there's probably some codes at the beginning and end of your DMX frames that are needed.
It would be nice if Enttec had a bit more support on their end for getting the raw data in and out, though I'll admit I haven't poked around that much.
Well, I get tons of emails asking for the object. The reason it's not available anymore is that there were too many people playing this "hey it doesn't work, I want my money back or I'll sue you" game with me.
For me it doesn't make a difference whether people buy my stuff from a website or beg me with emails. I want honest customers and haven't found a way yet to filter out the idiots.
If you want to use [serial] instead, there is all the documentation you need available from the Enttec website. Sending with a plain Max patch would be easy, receiving probably a bit more tricky.
To bad there are people in this world to spoil it for the rest. Sue somebody for a 10euro (that was the price right?) tool. What a world! Respect your decision Olaf, can imagine that this is getting frustrated. Where can I sign that I am indeed a honest customer???
Well this is kind of a dead end to me now. Really don’t have the knowledge to work it out with [serial] and the enttec document. That’s why i work with externals ;). Wanted especially the USBpro because of it’s build in isolator. Otherwise I would go for the uDMX. It has a external with it but that doesn’t work as nice as olaf’s one. It can’t receive [channel,value/channel,value.....] only a list of value from a startadress, (is there no perfect world??). Got a grandMA node but then I need to send Art-Net out of Max which I can’t get to work.
I’m on a time limit and really really thought I finally had the stuff i needed. Just need one external. Anybody a suggestion?
I'd love to give [serial] a go with this, but I don't have my Enttec box anymore, it was on loan. If you give it a try then possibly I could take a look and help out if you get stuck, there's usually some formatting objects needed that may not be totally obvious at the start.
Cheers to Olaf as well, sorry to hear this became a pain for you. Your work is great and much appreciated.
I join this conversation since I have the same problem as Joost v A. I was counting on this external and I don't have the time to get the skills to work with serial. I desperately need this external!
Please Olaf let me buy it, as I said in the email I sent you I have Max 5 and Max 4, and I work with either Intel Mac or Powerbook G4 Mac.
I need this external, I promise I am an honest customer and appreciate your work very much.
Otherwise if somebody can share it with e, it would save me.
PLease have pitty ;-)
Hey everybody. I too was interested in this component, and was unable to purchase.
I went ahead and wrote my own. It requires OLA, and therefore only works on OSX (for now), and only under Max 5 or MaxForLive. The beautiful thing about integrating with OLA, is the broad DMX interface support it provides. For a complete list, see: http://www.opendmx.net/index.php/Open_Lighting_Architecture
I have posted a beta version of it on my site if you'd like to try it out:
The external works great on my intel-macs, but unfortunatly I also needed it work on PPC.. So I wrote a very crude java-external that creates HTTP posts to the OLA http-service. It works pretty ok, my DMX lights fade in and smoothly.
So if someone is looking for a PPC solution, I have something, otherwise go for the OlaSender external!
This is a little off topic, apologies for trying to hijack this thread... Also for asking such a stupid, basic question...
But is there any info out there on getting started using the dmxusbpro? I've just ordered one, but I'd love it if there were some form of tutorial or basic information about how to use this device with max...
Check out my Jitter DMX tutorial. This illustrates how to use a jitter matrix to store DMX data, which I think is a far more organised way of doing it, although technically not the simplest way. The dmxusbpro is covered in the DMXObjects section.
Alternatively, take a look at this. This shows how to use the object using just list-processing: