RGBPlus Networks and Unit IDs

RGBPlus Networks and Unit IDs

RGBPlus Sequence Network Layout and Default CPC Kit Import Settings

Our CPC Package Props ("Coro, Pixel, Controller") are available for import in the S5 Preview Editor and import with the default networks and Unit IDs outlined below. An N4-G4-MP3 Director is required to use every CPC Package offered in one display. If you only purchase a few packages and want to use a Mini Director or N2-G4-Director, keep reading to learn more about our default network layout and how to alter your networks to fit on a smaller director. 

RGBPlus Sequences will be compatible with software version S5.6.0 and above.

 

Regular Network (Net 1) = AC + Dumb RGB + Smart RGB

{68 AC Channels, 32 Dumb Pixels, 32 Dumb Singing Face "Pixels," 1300 Smart Pixels ~~Total Equivalent To~~ "1386 Smart Pixels"}

  • Four 16 channel AC units
  • 4 channels of strobes (AC)
  • 8 10-Watt Floods
  • 8 50-Watt Floods
  • Four Singing Faces
  • Pixel Tree (16x25=400)
  • 18" Star Tree Topper (1x50)
  • Pixel Tree (16x50=800)
  • 32" Star Topper (1x50) for trees with strands ending at the TOP

Aux A (Net 2) = Smart RGB

{1984 Smart Pixels}

  • Mini Trees with Stars (8x100)
  • Mini Arches (8x25)
  • Pixel Stakes (40x5)
  • Snowflakes (4x48)
  • Spinners( (4x100)
  • Candy Canes (4x48)

Aux B (Net 3) = Smart RGB

{1600 Smart Pixels}

  • Roofline Segments (4x100)
  • Frames (4x100)
  • Matrix (20x40=800) {Following 8 Unit IDs left open for customized Matrix expansion}

Aux C (Net 4) = Smart RGB

{1650 Smart Pixels}

  • Pixel Tree (32x50 folded = 1600)
  • 32" Star Topper (1x50) {Separate Pixie2 Controller REQUIRED}

 

Default Networks and Unit IDs (A Visual)

(Information about altering Unit IDs and Networks can be found below this table)

 

 Unit ID

 Regular (Net1):

    

Aux A (Net 2):

    

Aux B (Net 3):

    

Aux C (Net 4):

01            
02              
03              
04
 05
 06 Strobes: Channels 1-4 
 07
 08 10 Watt

 Unit ID

 Regular (Net1):

    

Aux A (Net 2):

    

Aux B (Net 3):

    

Aux C (Net 4):

09
0A
0B
0C
0D
0E
0F
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
1A
1B
1C
1D
1E
1F
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

 Unit ID

 Regular (Net1):

    

Aux A (Net 2):

    

Aux B (Net 3):

    

Aux C (Net 4):

28-2F (8 IDs) (50 Watt. One flood per ID)
30-31
32-33
34-35
36-37
38
39
40-47 (8 IDs)

16x25 Pixel Tree
47 (circuits 151-300)
48
49
4A-4F (6 IDs)
50-5F (16 IDs)
60-6F (16 IDs)

Unit ID

 Regular (Net1):

    

Aux A (Net 2):

    

Aux B (Net 3):

    

Aux C (Net 4):

70-7F (16 IDs)

(16x50)
(32x50 - 16 strands folded)
7F (circuits 150-300) (Connected to tree strand 16)
80 (Separate controller from tree)
81 (In use by #80 Pixie2)

Unit ID

 Regular (Net1):

    

Aux A (Net 2):

    

Aux B (Net 3):

    

Aux C (Net 4):

82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90-97 (8 IDs)

(20x40 - 800 Pixels)
98-9F (8 IDs) Open for matrix expansion

Altering Networks

When possible, it is recommended that you use the default networks and Unit IDs outlined in the table above. A Pixie controller takes up as many Unit IDs as there are ports on a controller.

  • Pixie2 = 2 Unit IDs
  • Pixie4 = 4 Unit IDs
  • Pixie8 = 8 Unit IDs
  • Pixie16 = 16 Unit IDs

To move a prop to a different network, double click on the prop to open the "Prop Definition Window." On the right hand side, use the dropdown to switch the prop to a different network.

Image A

 

DO NOT EXCEED 2400 SMART PIXELS PER 500k SPEED NETWORK.

 

If you move multiple smart RGB props from other Auxiliary Networks to the Regular Network (Net 1) or Aux A (Net 2), you must change the settings of the props that are not in use if they would cause you to exceed 2400 pixels.

In the right hand side of the prop definition window, change the Unit ID of unused RGBPlus Sequence Props to "Undetermined." You will still see the sequencing effects in your preview, but they will not output to any controller.

Image B

 

Network Change Example #1: You own a mini director and therefore need all your props on one network. You show has four 16 channel controllers, eight 10Watt Flood Lights, four singing faces, and a 16x25 Pixel Tree. This equates to 461 of your allotted smart pixels on the network (400 Smart, 40 Dumb, 64 AC ~ 21 Smart Pixels).

You've purchased a CPC MegaPack (Mini Trees, Arches, Pixel Stakes) that contains 1200 Pixels, and a Roofline Package that contains 400 Pixels. 1600 new pixels + your 461 existing pixels = 2061 pixels. You can safely move all of these props to your Regular Network (Net 1), process shown in Image A.

However, because a Pixel Tree (16x50) already exists on the Regular Network that is NOT in use in your display (800 pixels), leaving this prop active in the RGBPlus Sequence would put you over the recommended limit of 2400 pixels per network when added to your current 2061. You must also set the 16x50 Pixel Tree to Undetermined (shown in Image B) before being able to use your sequence.

 

Network Change Example #2: Your display is going to be all pixels and you own an N2-N4-MP3 Director (2 Networks). You already own a 16x25 Pixel Tree (400 pixels), and have built a 16x50 Mega Tree (800 Pixels). Your Regular Network (Net 1) already has a total of 1200 Pixels.

You've just purchased a CPC MegaPack (Mini Trees, Arches, Pixel Stakes) that contains 1200 Pixels, a CPC MegaPack (Snowflakes, Spinners) that contains 600 Pixels, and a CPC Roofline Package that contains 400 Pixels. This equates to an additional 2200 pixels.

Redoing the Networks to add 2200 new pixels to the 1200 pixels on your Regular Network (Net 1) would equal 3300, which is over the recommended limit. You will need to use two networks for your display. The simplest solution in this case would be to leave the Mini Trees, Arches, Pixel Stakes, Snowflakes and Spinners on their default Aux A (Net 2), and reassign the Rooflines from Aux B (Net 3) to the Regular Network (Net 1) following the process in Image A.

Your show now contains 1600 pixels on the Regular Network (Net 1) and 1800 pixels on Aux A (Net 2). Because the existing props on the Regular Network that are NOT in use in your show would not put you over 2400 pixels worth of output on the network, you do NOT need to set any Regular Network props to Undetermined (Image B).

 

Altering Unit IDs

It is recommended that you do not alter the Unit IDs of CPC Kits from their defaults if they do not conflict with any existing elements from your display. If you DO need to alter the Unit ID, open the prop definition window of the element and type a new number into the "Unit ID" section on the right hand side.

 

Image C

 

If you alter Unit IDs, make sure that you do not choose assignments that conflict with other elements in your display. Elements cannot share Unit IDs unless they are the exact same dimensions/use the same amount of pixels, and you define the settings in the prop definition (advanced topic).

 

Image D