AutoPatch is an easy way to quickly detect and patch fixtures that are connected and properly configured on the console's FixtureNet port. The following fixtures are currently supported by Hog 4 OS for autopatch:
|Arkaos MediaMaster (Software v5.0.3)|
|High End Systems Axon HD (Software v1.0.3)|
|High End Systems Axon HD Pro (Software v1.0.3)|
|High End Systems DL.HD (Software v1.0.3)|
|High End System MMS-100 (Software v1.0.3)|
The IP address of the fixture/mediaserver must be set within subnetwork of the Hog console's FixtureNet port. Failing to do so will result in the fixture/mediaserver not being detected. If the fixture/mediaserver is set to obtain an IP address using DHCP and no DHCP server is present, users are advised to set the console's fixture net port to 169.254.1.1 with a netmask of 255.255.0.0 which will ensure auto-IP compatibility.
To auto-patch fixtures connected to the console's FixtureNet network:
Open the Fixture Window.
Click on the "Auto-Patch" button.
The console will begin searching for fixtures that are auto-patch compatible. Once the search is complete a list of auto-patchable fixtures will appear in the "select fixtures to auto-patch" window.
Select the fixtures you wish to auto-patch and press okay.
Hog 4 OS will use the information supplied by the fixtures to:
Schedule the fixtures.
Patch the fixtures to the appropriate dmx channels using the lowest available Hog universe.
Establish an ArtNet output mapping to the fixture in the art-net outputs tab of the DP8000 node settings window.
If conflcits exist between the show's current patch and the fixture's settings, Hog 4 OS will complete as much of the auto-patch as possible and display a warning message for any part of the process that did not succeed.