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@MartinusMagneson commented on @jvolker's Feature Request, “Add support for Enttec DMX USB Pro

Just a simple side note; instead of going the enttec route if you need a node, Elation has a pure Art-net 8-universe node that is a lot more bang for the buck. The eNode8 Pro has 8 DMX in- or outputs (per port configurable) for about the cost of 2 enttec nodes (street price). This reads a lot more like a sales pitch than I'd like, but we got two earlier this year to work with our MAs, and they have played nice all summer.

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Native support would be nice, as a workaround for the moment there is Syphon2NDI. Have tested it with Vuo to Syphon2NDI over to a PC running the Resolume 6 beta. Worked well!

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I didn't dive into the presentation part of it, so this was more how I'd animate the line morphing. The LERP function in the calculate node is probably the most important part of the whole comp. Looking at it, the graph is also wrong! I hadn't cut out the first row and column, so the graphs includes the month/year when calculating size. For presentation data (scales, info), I'd also opt for a build/process list angle as it keeps things clean and workable. If you have to use a bunch of 'share value' or 'select input (8)' nodes, chances are you're better off using the list nodes.

I have a crappy Intel Iris Pro (decent cooking apparatus), but I know there were some issues with the multisampling long time ago for this card, so maybe it is just ignored. The upsampling is the important bit anyway, as a blur radius of 4 is quite heavy at 1080p resolution - not so much with 4k. The bonkers quality settings otherwise is also mostly to demonstrate how a rather heavy load won't bog down the computer if the event flow is carefully constructed/limited. Then you can deal with a much heavier texture/calculation than you'd be able to if everything were triggered all the time.

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