Okay I've set up a few paths including:
Hopefully you can see that the objects are now recognized, so thats good.
if I want to right clicked to access a help file, hopefully you can see in the picture, within the pd window you may notice it says "sorry, couldn't find help ..." despite the path being in place?
If I want a help file I have to go through my file system and find the patch I want from within the Gem directory in bin which obviously isn't as convenient.
is there some knowledge im clearly missing here?
I've downloaded gem via:
git clone https://git.iem.at/pd/Gem.pd
i then put the Gem directory in the bin directory.
After that inside the Gem folder I ran ./autogen.sh
I then also ran:
...in the source file, (to make sure :S)
i then opened pd from the terminal with:
pd -lib Gem
and the pd window says the following
.....so it looks like thats what you need to do to install gem at least on arch linux, however.
objects such as [gemhead] are recognized but they dont generate a help file?
...and unfortunately [gemwin] isnt recognized as an object at all, confusingly.
May someone interrogate my process here to potentially bring some light on these issues?
I've designed a patch on OSX, it successfully runs on raspbian pi. Accept the lights of a fader on designed for the monome grid interface won't light up? Why would this happen when Other lights do light up when expected? Heres the patch if its required: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/596c2114613328e175388c01f207b49f20190424121908/3db3a0
okay i might go for this usb dongle ? If it works for you? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Enttec-DMX-USB-Pro-Dongle/dp/B00BXLVC5C/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=54714809418&hvadid=259059404116&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045628&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=13579968977170823871&hvtargid=kwd-299931361842&keywords=enttec+dmx+usb+pro&qid=1556099008&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Im not sure how to confirm that this will work with comport?
Also, it won't necessary to by three DMX dongles because you can connect the lights together using there DMX outputs?
Which pd files is the main I should open with the zip file you sent?