Marq Lighting - Art-Net setup in SceniQ software

Art Net main 2X2Art-Net is a protocol for sending DMX commands over an ethernet connection. This setup guide will provide you with the steps necessary in setting up the Marq Lighting SceniQ software with Art-Net enabled device. This guide will also show you how to control the fixture based on your lighting system configuration  (menu options will vary based on fixture).

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What is Art-Net?

Art-Net allows sending and receiving of multiple DMX universes over Ethernet. Art-Net uses Ethernet to transmit and receive DMX data over a CAT 5e or CAT 6 cable, no special DMX cables are required. Art-Net to DMX node(s) can also be used in this system.
 

Requirements for Art-Net capability in SceniQ

To unlock the Art-Net capability inside the SceniQ software, the SceniQ 2X2 or greater is required

 

Setting up the IP address on your computer

Use following steps to set up an IP Address on a computer. The following example uses the Windows 10 operating system

  1. Connect the CAT 5e or CAT 6 cable to your computer.
     
  2. Right click on the Start Menu.
     
  3. Select Network Connections.

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  4. Right-click on the Ethernet connection that the Art-Net system is connected to. (In this image it is Ethernet 2)

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  5. Select Properties.

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  6. Click on Internet protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

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  7. Click on Properties.
     
  8. Type the IP address you want to use (Recommended IP range 2.0.0.1).
     
  9. Type in the appropriate Subnet mask (This example uses 255.0.0.0).

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  10. Click OK.

Note: If there is no conflict it will make the changes. If there is a conflict recheck the IP address and subnet mask

 

Setting up the IP address on the lighting fixture
  1. Make sure the Ethernet cable is connected to the Input jack.
     
  2. Scroll to the Network Settings using the menu key on your device.
     
  3. Enter the IP address (For this example use 2.0.0.2).
     
  4. Enter Subnet Mask used in the previous section (255.0.0.0).
     
  5. Set the fixture to the proper DMX address for its placement in the universe.
  6. Set the proper channel mode operation for the fixture.
     

Setting up the SceniQ software for Art-Net
  1. Connect SceniQ 2X2 to an available USB port on the computer (This step is required to unlock the Art-Net capability in the SceniQ software).
     
  2. Open the SceniQ software.
     
  3. Select USB.

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  4. Click the Arrow Icon Art Net setup12 arrow to continue.
     
  5. Select your Ethernet adapter / IP address in the top right corner if the menu.

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  6. Click on the Right arrow Art Net setup12 arrow to continue.
     
  7. Inside the SceniQ software click Tools.
     
  8. Select Options.

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  9. Select the Art-Net icon (left-hand column).

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  10. Ensure your Ethernet connection shown in the top right corner matches your adapter in the previous steps (Network Interface).
     
  11. Select the IP address(s) you intend to use shown in the list view (For multiple selections hold the control key while selecting each address with the mouse).
     
  12. Click on the Edit Icon to assign your fixture to the universe you are using.

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  13. Click on the check mark inside the edit menu to finish the setup process.
     
  14. Select the check mark in the Art-Net settings to confirm setup.
     

 

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