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Vision with Nomad on same machine

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I'm trying to run Vision on my Mac using Nomad on the same machine.  According to Vectorworks this is not recommended because it can be slow, but it is not impossible.  However, I'm unclear how to connect the two so that the Nomad controls Vision.  (Btw, I don't have a Nomad dongle... just using the free download.)

 

Has anyone does this and can give me some step-by-step help?  Thanks!

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First try following the steps in the knowledge base article below.

 

 

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Hey guys, I spoke to anne on the phone and forgot to answer this post for those who may have had the same question.

 

The ETC Nomad software does not output anything without the Nomad dongle. That article arose from earlier iterations of the "ETC Offline" software which pre-dates the Nomad. Currently, the Nomad will not broadcast any form of DMX to anything without a dongle or a wing. This is not implicitly stated anywhere on ETC's site that I've found.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Edward Joseph said:

Hey guys, I spoke to anne on the phone and forgot to answer this post for those who may have had the same question.

 

The ETC Nomad software does not output anything without the Nomad dongle. That article arose from earlier iterations of the "ETC Offline" software which pre-dates the Nomad. Currently, the Nomad will not broadcast any form of DMX to anything without a dongle or a wing. This is not implicitly stated anywhere on ETC's site that I've found.

 

 

Fortunately this is not the case. (I just downloaded a new version to be certain.) I suspect you have confused full show capable output with 'off-line w/vis' mode selected. But many things have changed since that article was written. Any Eos console including Nomad can output several network protocols.

 

Offline w/vis mode is not suitable for performances or client videos due to the copy protection ETC has in place. Every few minutes the output flashes for a few seconds!! This looks horrible but it brief enough to ignore for pre-programming and learning Eos. In fact one can easily use their pre-built vis files, provided free along side of the videos that use the very same files.

 

If you are having trouble, I suggest making sure your computer is on a network. sACN is the default output, but ArtNet is availble. Either one sent out your network port for your switch to send back to Vision.

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Edited by RickR
Formatting and deleted reference to Anne. I was thinking Anne Valentino the ETC product manager for Eos. Call her if you want the real scoop!
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Thanks for the clarification rick, but that appears to be windows. The user had asked about the Mac version. To my knowledge that still doesn't output artnet or sACN. 

 

I should have clarified that the Nomad does broadcast on windows. I'll double-check mac though, maybe I just got a few bad versions in a row while I was testing.

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