Remapping DMX universes on output?

Hi all,

I am working on an installation with 11x ArtNet nodes, each with 8x outputs / universes, and each on a separate IP address. So, I have a total of 88 universes in my LA file, and had set the starting universes for the 11x nodes in the Devices panel like this:

Node 1, 8 ports, start universe 1
Node 2, 8 ports, start universe 9
Node 3, 8 ports, start universe 17 etc.

When testing the lights with the nodes, we found that the hardware required the universes to be numbered 1-8. However, if all of my LA fixtures were on universes 1-8, they would all overlap and conflict with each other.

Is there any way to “remap” the universe numbers on output from LA? Ideally, I would still have universes 1-88 in LightAct, but each group of 8 universes would be remapped to the range 1-8 for each node.

(We are also reaching out to the hardware manufacturer to see if we can handle this on the hardware side.)

Thanks as always,


In the first versions of LightAct back in the day, we used universe numbering as you described, but we changed it to what is, I believe, Art-Net standard.

At the moment, it is not possible to change this in LightAct.


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