Mapping LED Rings with Resolume Arena 5 and After Effects

With Resolume Arena 5 you can now controlled LED fixture via the DMX protocol. The type of LED fixtures are limited to rectangular grids and strips.  However with a little trick in After Effects we are able to properly map LED rings, allowing for more complex and dynamic circular animations to properly render.

Gear I’m using:
ENTTEC DMX USB Pro MK2 – Uses the DMX protocol to communicate to various devices
ENTTEC Pixie Driver 5V – Controls 5V LEDs compatible with WS2811, WS2812 & WS2812b
Adafruit NeoPixel Ring 16 RGB – Really great LED rings.

NeoPixel LED Ring 16

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