28.4 Configuring the Visualizer PC for Connectivity

28.4.1 Network Settings on the Visualizer PC

  1. Navigate to the network and sharing center of your Visualizer PC by right clicking on the network icon on the windows desktop and select properties. If the network icon is not shown on your desktop then do a search for "network and sharing center" on your PC and click on the appropriate search result to open the network and sharing center window.

  2. Click on "change adapters settings" located in the left hand pane of the network and sharing center window.

  3. Ensure that the network adapter associated with the ethernet port you connected the Cat5 cable to is enabled and assigned an IP address that is within the same subnetwork as the console's FixtureNet port. This can be accomplished by assigning the network adapter a static IP address or by using a DHCP router in the network and assigning the network adapter to "obtain an IP address automatically". A typical static IP address configuration is shown in the image below.

Note: In some cases it may be neccessary to also right click and disable the other network adapters including bluetooth and wireless network adapters to ensure the visualizer application is sending data to the appropriate network adapter.

28.4.2 WYSIWYG Configuration

To configure WYSIWYG:

  1. In WYSIWYG open the Device Manager : LiveDevice Manager

    Configuring WYSIWYG, step 1 - the Device Manager
  2. Click on New to add an additional device. Select Wholehog DP8000 as the new device:

    Configuring WYSIWYG, step 2 - adding a DP device
  3. The device window will now display the Wholehog DP8000,

    Configuring WYSIWYG, step 3 - the Device Manager with

    Double click on this device or select it and press Properties. The Properties window will open:

    Configuring WYSIWYG, step 4 - the Properties window
  4. In the Address field enter a value of 1,2,3, or 4. If you enter a value of 1 then the output ports listed below will act as Hog visualizer outputs 1>16. If you enter an address value of 2, then the output ports displayed below will be interprated as Hog visualizer outputs 17-32 although they are labeled output ports 1<16. Click OK to close this window.

  5. Bind the Hog output ports to the universes in your WYSIWYG show.

    Configuring WYSIWYG, step 5 - the Bind Hog Visualizer
									Outputs to WYG Universes
  6. Once the universes are bound to the DP8000, press the connect button in the device manager window.

    Configuring WYSIWYG, step 6 - Connect

    The DP8000 will now show a "connected" status which indicates that WYSIWYG is now ready to receive a visualizer data stream from a console. Please note that the "connected" status does not mean WYSIWYG is receiving a visualizer stream from a console. Proceed to Physically Connecting the Console to the Visualizer for instructions on how to configure the console to send a visualizer data stream into WYSIWYG.


Select the "connect on load" option in the device manager window of WYSIWYG to avoid having to manually press the connect button each time you load that particular WYSIWYG project file.

Also, click on the "Bind AutoFocus" option in WYSIWYG's device manager to enable the Autofocus feature described in Autofocus

Configuring WYSIWYG, step 7 - "Connect on Load" and "AutoFocus"

28.4.3 WYSIWYG Console Edition Configuration

When using some versions of Console Edition (CE) WYSIWYG to connect directly to a Hog system only one universe of visualization is possible at a time. If your version of CE is limited to one universe, you will need to specify which universe is active within the WYSIWYG file:

  1. With the WYSIWYG file open, go to the Live Module and select EditUniverses.

  2. The Visualization Universe Selection window will open. This window will display all the currently configured universes within your drawing. Use this window to select the universe you wish to visualize from the console.

    Configuring WYSIWYG CE - the Visualization Universe
									Selection window