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    Connecting Jands Vista 2 (Byron) to Vision


    PVA - Jim

    There are a few things you need to know in order to properly configure the Jands Vista offline editor for it to work properly with ESP Vision. 


    NOTE: If running Jands Vista Byron AND ESP Vision on a mac, that computer must be connected to a network. You don't have to be connected to the internet, but you need a cable going from the mac to something else. OSX doesn't bind an ip address to the ethernet protocol (needed for artnet) unless it it part of a network.


    This discussion is valid for the following configurations:

    Jands Vista MAC to Vision 4 MAC
    Jands Vista MAC to Vision 2.3 PC
    Jands Vista PC to Vision 4 MAC
    Jands Vista PC to Vision 2.3 PC


    CONFIGURE THE NETWORK:
    To begin, make sure that the IP addresses assigned to the 2 computers are on the same subnet. What this means, is that you must establish a valid TCP/IP connection between the 2 computers for Artnet to work. Here is a sample that will work:

    Jands Vista Machine:
    IP Address: 192.168.1.50
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

    Vision machine:
    IP Address: 192.168.1.75
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

    Disable all firewalls on both machines.


    VERIFY NETWORK:
    Let's verify that the 2 computers can "see" each other.

    This section describes how to test the network on the MAC side of the equation:
    Open the Finder, find and double-click on the Network Utilities on the Vision MAC, as shown here. 

    network_utilities.jpg


    Select the Ping tab, and enter the IP address of the VISTA MAC:

    ping.jpg


    If the Vision MAC can find the VISTA MAC on the network, you will get responses to your Ping request, such as those shown here:

    good_ping.jpg


    If the connection is not valid, you will get a response such as the one displayed here.

    bad_ping.jpg

    If you get this second response, the two computers are NOT communicating with each other. Check that the Ethernet cables are properly plugged into the computers and/or hub. Also, consider that you may have a bad cable. Once you are sure the physical connection is good, go back up to CONFIGURE THE NETWORK above, and verify your settings, then retest. Remember, firewalls will block this connection, and Vision and Vista cannot communicate without a valid network environment.

    To turn off the MAC firewall, open the System Preferences:

    security.jpg


    Double click on the Security icon, and select the Firewall tab.

    firewall.jpg

    Make sure that the firewall is OFF.

    Once you get a valid response on the Vision MAC, perform the same test from the VISTA MAC to the Vision MAC. Once successful, we are assured of proper two-way communication between the machines. If one of your machines is a PC, continue to the next step. Otherwise, you are ready to move forward to VERIFY VISTA SOFTWARE VERSION section below.


    This section describes how to test the network on the PC side of the equation, if necessary:
    Click on the Start button in the lower left, and select the Run option:

    start-run.jpg

    In the Run dialog, type cmd in the Open line and click the OK button:

    run.jpg

    A black DOS command window will open, allowing you to issue a Ping command. Type ping, followed by a space and the IP address of the OTHER machine (either Mac or PC):

    pc_ping.jpg


    If a valid connection exists, the response will appear as follows:

    pc_good_ping.jpg


    If the connection is NOT available, the response will show that the request timed out, as shown here:

    pc_bad_ping.jpg

    If you get this second response, the two computers are NOT communicating with each other. Check that the Ethernet cables are properly plugged into the computers and/or hub. Also, consider that you may have a bad cable. Once you are sure the physical connection is good, go back up to CONFIGURE THE NETWORK above, and verify your settings, then retest. Remember, firewalls will block this connection, and Vision and Vista cannot communicate without a valid network environment.

    If you receive the "request timed out" message, check your firewall settings.
    If you are using Windows XP, be sure that the Windows XP firewall is disabled. (See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283673 for instructions).
    If you are Using Windows Vista or Windows 7, be sure that User Account Control (UAC) is turned off. (See http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... ga-sw-vista/ for instructions .)


    Jands Vista v2 Byron Settings:

    First, within the patch tab, select "Connect Universes"

     

    screen shot 2015-06-11 at 9.15.26 am.png


    You will have Art-Net Broadcast Devices listed, for each universe, assign a dmx universe by clicking the up arrow. Remember, Jands Vista uses base-zero dmx addressing. So, Sub:0, Uni:0, is equivalent to Vision's (and many other's) Universe 1, Channel 1.

     

    screen shot 2015-06-11 at 9.15.12 am.png


    Once you have assigned universes, close the "Dmx Connections" window by clicking "OK".

    Set Vision's DMX Provider to "Artnet" Via DMX>Change Dmx Provider.

    Edited by JimW



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