node-red-contrib-qlab 0.0.6

A Node-Red node to communicate with Qlab

npm install node-red-contrib-qlab

Node-Red nodes to communicate with Qlab, via OSC. Installs 3 nodes, 2 to control Qlab from Node-Red, and one to control Node-Red from Qlab.

WARNING DISCLAIMER: THIS NODE IS STILL EXPERIMENTAL. USE IN SHOW AT YOUR OWN RISK. BE SURE TO TEST THOROUGHLY FOR YOUR APPLICATION.

Installation

In the directory where Node-Red is installed (usually "~/.node-red"), enter in the commmand line::

npm install node-red-contrib-qlab

Usage

Background information:

Qlab Network Cues

Using OSC To Control Qlab

Qlab OSC Dictionary

Qlab OSC Queries

Input Node

The input node can be used to receive OSC commands from Qlab Network Cues ("OSC Cues" in Qlab 3). Ensure that IP and port information match in both Qlab and Node-Red, and then send messages by firing the Qlab cues. This node will output an object of the form:

{
  address:"/an/OSC/address",
  args: "with some arguments"
}

Output Node

The output node is for sending messages meant to control Qlab, which do not need a reply. Messages can be supplied to the node in several ways, each outlined in the runtime "Info" text. Messages can be delivered via TCP or UDP. The node natively handles Qlab's 4-digit passcode functionality, and can automatically add the (optional) workspace ID before workspace OSC methods. The node also has an auto-fill dropdown with the entire Qlab OSC Dictionary (updated as of 6/21/2017).

Query Node

The query node is for sending messages meant to query Qlab, which do require a reply. Messages can be supplied to the node in several ways, each outlined in the runtime "Info" text. Messages can be delivered via TCP or UDP. The node natively handles Qlab's 4-digit passcode functionality, and can automatically add the (optional) workspace ID before workspace OSC methods. The node also has an auto-fill dropdown with the entire Qlab OSC Dictionary (updated as of 6/21/2017).

Replies received will be outputted as an object of the form:

{
  address:"/an/OSC/address",
  args: "with some arguments"
}

This node can be set to thow a catchable exception in the event that no reply is received from Qlab.

Node Info

Version: 0.0.6
Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nodes

  • qlab in
  • qlab out
  • qlab query
  • qlab config

Keywords

  • qlab
  • node-red

Maintainers

  • slevey087