I’m a light artist/designer and professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I was recently asked by a client to program a DMX lighting installation on an iPad. This is new to me so hopefully I can communicate what I want to do effectivly. It will consist of 292 fixtures, each RGBW, so 1168 channels. One 16 channel DMX decoder per 4 fixtures. 10-12 scenes. No dynamic effects just color changes. The end user needs to be able to change scenes via ipad and set scheduling. Is this within the capabilities of Photon?
If you want to address all your DMX fixtures with different adresses it will not be possible because Photon can control only 1 universe which means 512 channels.
There is severals solutions for your installation. Do you want apply a unique color (simultaneously for each fixture) ? If that is the case you can set the same DMX address for all your fixtures.
If you want to separate your devices you can address for exemple 4 fixtures with the same address (4 channels), it will reduce the number of used channels by 4 : in your case 292 channels left (compliant with Photon). So Photon can work with your work.
For scheduling you can create sequences, theses sequences it sync on a BPM (manually or with music). It is not a specific time scheduler. You can create animation and play it but not trigger a behavior at a specific time.
I hope I have been able to answer your questions, your project seems very interesting to me, do not hesitate to tell me more I could perhaps help you and on top of that I am very curious
I am just curious if your question was adequately answered.