I am using the WS2812B + Octo combo to get a prototype working and I think that I may not have the right understanding of how universes and channels work... or perhaps how to set them up correctly
Correct me if I am wrong, each universe has 512 channels, each pixel on the WS2812B takes 3 channels. So if I had a strip of 234 (eventually this will be about 900+) pixels, that would equate to 702 channels that are needed. This means I require at least 2 universes.
I am having trouble in how to setup those universes. My current preferences > DMX output is
While my arduino code is:
Ive been able to get my strip semi-working but will only light up about 2/3s of the strip. Unfortunately, I cannot recreate that. I am guessing that MM animated the maximum 512 channels (170 pixels) and then stopped. As for hardware, I am injecting power at the start of the strip as well as at the 156th pixel (2/3 of this current strip).
1. Do I need to create 2 universes that both start at channel 1? (AKA, Does MM know that that universe 2 starts off with the next channel after the last one from universe 1?)
2. If not, how do I set up the universes correctly? It will allow me to begin universe 2 at channel 457 but will only allow an additional 56 channels before stopping.