Apple recently updated the AirPort Express Wi-Fi router. The AirPort Express has always been really popular with Luminair users, due to it’s portability.
Older generations of the AE always required being put into a Bridge mode to properly communicate with an ethernet to DMX interface connected to it’s single ethernet port, so we always provided a nice little setup guide that walked users through this process. The new AE now includes dual-ethernet ports, and it’s easier then ever to setup for use with Luminair and Art-Net/sACN DMX interfaces.
We’ve created a revised PDF setup document for the new AirPort Express (3rd-gneration), available for direct download at the following link:
I’m thrilled to announce that Luminair has been awarded a lighting “Product of the Year” for 2011-2012 by Live Design Magazine This is a huge honor, and we’re super excited to accept this award.
Live Design will have more info in the May issue of the magazine. Awards will be presented during the Broadway Master Classes next month, along with the Excellence In Live Design Awards.
New CoverFlow gestures in the latest Luminair for iPad v2.1.2 update
Luminair for iPad v2 is now available on the App Store! v2 is a major new release with support for iCloud, AirPlay, and many other new features for a more seamless iOS experience.
An interesting fact, which folks who attended the LDI 2009 iPhone apps session learned, is related to the question about how we got Apple to approve an app that they couldn’t easily test. This was a serious concern in the months of development before the App Store opened. To top it off, we were going to submit Luminair to the Apple Design Awards in May of 2008(unfortunately we didn’t win), and of course there would be no easy way for the reviewers to test it.
So the solution at the time, rather than ship off hundreds of dollars worth of gear off to Apple, was to build a small Mac app they could use to receive the Art-Net data and do something flashy on their display.
The perfect solution ended up as a plug-in for Apple’s Quartz Composer, the fabulous live multimedia content creation software that runs on Mac OS X. This plug-in receives one universe of Art-Net data over a local network, and makes it available to other Quartz Composer patches to manipulate an endless array of parameters. The plug-in has been a staple here for the past couple of years, and we’re going to release it starting today as a free download. It’s name is Pixelnode.