Hog3 for training purposes


The following might sound as a cheap workaround, but I promise, we have already made our choice to buy a Roadhog.
However, while we wait for the actual OK from the boss, we want to get acquainted with the console.
I love the Hog4PC and the capture demo's, but we want to take it a step further.

We have been offered a Hog3 to loan while the lock down lasts (NL) so I was wondering what we can use that for.

I've been reading around on this forum and so far I have learned, a Hog3 cannot be used as a control panel for Hog4pc.
Also, A hog3 cannot be used as a DMX widget for Hog4pc.
Is this correct?

Now would it be possible to manually patch (most of) the fixtures used in the capture demo file on the HOG3 and connect it to a mac or pc running capture?
Or should I just continue using hog4pc and leave the hog3 alone?

Any tips on making our training more real or fun are welcome!

  • Hi Paul,
    For learning the Hog4 basics the Hog III might be a good choice; a lot of the basic functions are the same on both consoles. Patching, controlling fixtures and programming are almost identical on both consoles however more extensive on the Hog4. The Hog III can not be used as control surface for Hog4 pc however a Hog III programming wing does work with Hog4pc. The Hog III console can not work as a DMX widget for Hog4pc.

    For the Capture side of this story I cannot help you because I don't know Capture; perhaps this might help you:
  • Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your reply. I'll go and pick up the Hog, see wat we can learn.
    In theory capture should work, so we give that a try as well.

    Nogmaals bedankt.