Universe

Syntax

Command Description Return Value
Universe <number> [<range...>] Select one or more universes None
Universe ? Return the current selection A selection string

Abbreviation

UNIV

Description

Selecting Universes

The Universe command selects one or more universes in the system. Universes are the logical blocks of 512 DMX channels that are sent and/or received by the CueServer across the Ethernet network. Use the Universe command in conjunction with an action command like Enable, Disable, or Set to enable/disable the universe or to change the universe’s properties (such as it’s broadcast priority). When used alone or in logic expressions, the Universe command returns 0 or 1 to indicate is the universe is disabled or enabled.

Either a single universe number can be specified, or a range of universes can be specified using the various selection operators like +, -, > and ~.

The wildcard character * can be used as the universe number to mean all universes.

Determining Which Universes Are Selected

The question mark ? can be used to ask what the current selection is. A selection string will be returned, which will consist of a single number (like 3) or a range (like 5>7+9), or if no universes are selected, 0 will be returned.

Examples

Universe 1
Selects universe 1. Future action commands will be directed towards universe 1. Also returns 0, or 1 to indicate if the universe is currently disabled or enabled.

Universe 3 Disable
Disables the transmission of universe 3.

Universe 1>3+5>8 Enable
Enables universes 1 through 3 and 5 through 8.

Universe 2
Set Universe.Priority 150
Sets the “priority” property of Universe 2 to 150.

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