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  1. So I took Jims thoughts here and ran through multiple configurations. I wonder if a little history here is causing the problem. CTB1, 2 and 3 were purchased in 2017 and ran 1 year using LOR. CTB4 was just purchased The configuration that works now (THANKS JIM) is CTB1, 2, and 3 all linked through one another in universe 1 and CTB 4 in Universe 2 on its own If I add CTB4 to the universe 1 strand then it behaves in line with CTB1 ...... Interestingly now Unit 2 and 3 are working perfectly.... I will conact wowlights to get a better understanding of why this is happening. a.
  2. Thanks Jim. Only used universe as the PixCon16 requires the universe when enabling the RJ45 port. RGB universes start at 11 so they are out of the way of the CTB units. Have set the universes up on the PixCon16-2 to be 5 only - so the universes & numbers "should" be different.... as i understand the documentation. The confusing part is that if I move the CTB-1 unit onto the CTB-3 RJ45 connection it works perfectly Its like the problem is with CTB unit 2 and 3. Unit 1 and 4 work per the light channels perfectly when i move them between the different RJ45 connections - so the addresses etc are working. It has to be something specific to the 2 units .....
  3. Problem: Cannot get PC controller 2 and 3 to listen in DMX mode / trigger lights to the LOR software through Pixcon16. Setup PixCon16 (first time used) ID: 1 E1.31 network running multicast DMX: all jumpers in LOR mode J3: universe 4, CTBPCUnit4 J5: universe 1, CTBPCUnit1 J7: universe 2, CTBPCUnit2 J8: universe 3, CTBPCUnit3 PixCon16 (first time used) ID: 2 E1.31 network running multicast DMX: all jumpers in ESTA mode J5: universe 5, Dumb Controller (New) CTBPC16g3 (ran LOR show before) LOR ID:1 Universe 1 Plugged into PixCon-1 CTBPC16g3 (ran LOR show before) LOR ID:2 Universe 2 Plugged into PixCon-1 CTBPC16g3 (ran LOR show before) LOR ID:3 Universe 3 Plugged into PixCon-1 CTBPC16g3 (New) LOR ID:4 Universe 4 Plugged into PixCon-1 CB24 (dumb) (New) LOR ID:5 Universe 5 Plugged into PixCon-2 While running a sequence: 1 light plugged into ID 1 on each of the controllers Units where lights come on: PixCon1 PixCon2 Universe 1 Universe 4 (new) Units no lights Universe 2 Universe 3 Trouble Shooting done: On the PixCon16 side of the RJ45 Moved Unit 1 RJ45 into Unit 3 / Universe 3 - DMX slot. Unit 1 light works On CTBPC16g3-Unit 3 side of the RJ45 cable (i.e. new RJ45 cable on Unit3 that is not working) Moved the RJ45 to Unit 1 Unit 1 lights work Tried multiple power sockets on Unit 3 Updated firmware on unit 3 from 1.06 to 1.09 Cycled Unit ID from 3 through 9 back to 3 Cycled Unit 3 Universe to 130 then back to 3 Rebooted computer Re-installed LOR software 4.4.4 Access Unbit 3 through the LOR DMX USB dongle to configure the unit Tested lights through dongle and Hardware Utility, - they work. The green led top left of the board flashed green until I plug the rj45 cable in, then it goes steady green I have read and re-read everything I can find. I know im missing something really simple, really small Please could you point me to either a video, manual or checkbox I am missing to help me get these to controllers working.
  4. Hey all - thanks for the help on this. Turns out it was a number of things. Got on the support line with the WOWLights team. Short run down. the controllers were set to communicate by LOR IP in multicast was was not setting itself to the devices static IP address in LOR was mapping Channels vs Mapping the Pixels in OOB E31s had old firmware on The Pixels were 5v and transformers 12v - so each time i accidentally got something right I blew the string of Pixels DMX Universes were created incorrectly That was an incredibly frustrating 3 days. This is some clearly complex stuff and the barrier to entry very very high. There are a ton of videos describing discreet steps, however - with the range and variety of things on can configure and extend to I expect beyond the basics would be near impossible to create a single video tutorial. All I can say is Kudos to the WOWLights team. remote into my PC and just walked the errors. Very professional. clearly experiences numb-nutts like me before.
  5. I am running 25 pixels on a set. I have tried both multicast and unicast. If I try create 1 universe the system defaults to creating 3. DOnt quite understand this part yet. I cannot find any videos that walk through the plug in of the E1.31 through to getting the lights running... i have to believe something is out there - I just cannot find it.
  6. Thanks Dennis. I created a new SE. with defaults. Right Click on a line and say "Insert Device Below". It opens the add device box. In the Box it asks for Name: DMX Device: DMX Universe Add as group: Checked Universe: Universe 1 Channels: Radio button selected Leave at 16 channels Next box is disabled and have "1 Pixel" in it Click ok Expand the DMX 1.1 Right click select "Convert to RGB Channel" Opens Dialog. Name: Leave as default Red: Default Green: Default Blue: Default Check "Also do this fot the following channels" Enter 4 channels It returns me back to the SE screen with top 4 now RGB. Add skimmer to the top 4 Save Play Crickets
  7. Using WOWlights Pixcon E1.31. Hardware test feature runs and displays all lights.
  8. Thanks - yes. System setup 5 universes by default. Also checked the "Allow DMX" setting. I have tried to connect to 'n' of 5 universes, collapse into one. Tried Multi-cast and single.
  9. Need help... i know it is a stupid checkbox im missing - im about 33 hours into this and im going round in circles. LOR sw e31 configured with accessible IP. Wired Access. Wireless disabled. New Sequence. Insert Device. Add DMX1 (universe 1) Convert to RGB Add shimmer Run - Nothing. e31 controller is set to DMX mode. No CBTs connected. Stand alone. Using e31, can see machine, configure, setup ports etc. I for the love of money cannot insert the e31 device into the Sequence Editor and get the basics to show up. This is my first year doing this - so im not even sure what language to use here. We have the WOWlights kit. 3 x CBT controllers and 2 x e31. To trouble shoot above i have eliminated everything but 1 x e31 controller with 1 tree linked to it... and im out of ideas. I know this is a stupid rookie error - I cannot find it - help... please..
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