While I have no experience with VPixx monitors myself, some other folks have reported using them with MWorks, so I guess it's possible. As long as you can connect it to a Mac via DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort/etc., there shouldn't be any issue.
However, MWorks won't have access to any of the VIEWPixx's integrated I/O functions, so any signals you want to capture from the VIEWPixx will need to be conveyed to an I/O device that MWorks does support. It sounds like it may be possible to implement direct communication between MWorks and the VIEWPixx (the data sheet mentions a "low-level ANSI C API", which sounds promising), but I'm not aware of any MWorks users who have done this. If it is possible, I could create an MWorks plugin that provides this integration, but I would need access to the actual VIEWPixx device to do so.
I hope that helps. If you have any other MWorks-related questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
on 10 Mar, 2020 05:07 PM
Hi Chris -
Hope you're well - and here are two quick answers to your questions:
Are you planning on using a RESPONSEPixx box with your VIEWPixx?
Do you need support for analog input and/or output?
I would like to get the values for pixel refresh out of the monitor (so that it can be used to sync data) - but I believe that's all digital not analog, correct? Any idea what people use analog input/output for?
I would like to get the values for pixel refresh out of the monitor (so that it can be used to sync data) - but I believe that's all digital not analog, correct?
Correct. You can output either the VSYNC signal (on digital output pin 23) or the RGB value of the upper left pixel on the screen (presumably using all 24 digital output bits). Either way, it's all digital.
Any idea what people use analog input/output for?
They can be useful for general purpose I/O tasks. For example, some folks in the Jazayeri lab use analog levers as an input device (like a pressure/force sensor, I think), and they record that signal as an analog input. Another lab uses analog output to drive a laser.