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  2. This is so exciting to hear. Thanks Matt for adding this feature to S5! AutoFlip will remain available for S4 users. AutoFlip also provides pixel multiplier functions for those who might need them.
  3. Yesterday
  4. If memory serves me on this, the directors, and even controllers that allow external inputs like a push button to start a sequence, if another button is pressed, my recollection is the current sequence will not play out, but the 2nd or 3rd button that is pressed will end the current sequence and start the sequence for which that button is pressed{set-up} for. Unless some drastic changes to the hardware/software have been made to accommodate this in newer versions that will allow the sequence to finish that is playing, then start the next for the 2nd or 3rd button. Otherwise I don't think this may be possible. But don't take my comment at full value. If someone has done this, and succeeded, I'm sure once they see your post they'll chime in here with instructions on the how to for it. Just saying from what I recall, it's going to end the current playing sequence and start the sequence associated with that particular button. Even if the same button is pressed again, it would not finish the sequence playing, but start it over from it's beginning.
  5. You're very welcome David. May you get as much enjoyment out of everything as I did when I was doing Halloween Displays. Now it's only Christmas for me due to health and medical issues. And I'm glad you will be able to put everything to good use. And just in case you folks are interested, this is what David scored {all for FREE to}: 4 Skinny Pumpkin-head Boo Ghost Blow Molds, 1 Witch w/broom Blow Mold, 1 large ghost w/Jack-O'-Lantern Blow Mold, 2 Large Wire Frame Skulls, 1 Large Wire Frame Bat, 1 medium sized wire frame that spells BOO, 2 Black electric candles, 2 black rubber rat props, 11 strands of M5 Orange LED 35ct Light Strands, a small plastic bat w/own controller to simulate flapping wings, 1 large tombstone w/2 spiders on it, 1 small tombstone w/2 spiders and a half web at the top, extra bulbs, for the Light strands and Blow Molds, extra fuses for all the decor that uses them in their plugs, 1 5' tall dancing skeleton and a large, very unruly, wire frame Halloween Tree. And the CTB16PC Controller {built and assembled by LOR}, which is a V2, but still in excellent condition. And some plastic chains. Some of the smaller items were in a red tote w/green lid for easier transport. Thankfully I sent David a PM and told him to bring a large vehicle to get it all if he wanted it. And he brought his pickup, got everything to fit nicely in it too. Again, enjoy it all David. Very happy to see this stuff go to someone that can use it in Florida that could pick it up. BTW: David, you're the first person that has ever made it to my house without having to call and ask for further directions or instructions on how to find it. Most that have never been here, or only once or twice, they still get lost trying to find me, and I usually have to go out and find them to get them to where I live. It's really easy if they'd just follow the route I give them, but no, some of them always end up making a wrong turn somewhere. Even had a few that had been here numerous times, still end up on the other side of the manufactured home park {the South side} and yet, they KNOW I live on the North side. How they managed that, is still a mystery to me! 不不不不不
  6. C:\Users\Username\Documents\Lightorama\Commondata\LORpreviews.xml Also make sure you have a backup of that file.
  7. How do you transfer the S5 preview from one computer to another computer ? Dennis
  8. A few post ago I stated what new props I was adding and said I would need yet another controller. Orville to the rescue! He sent me a message and said if I wanted to take the drive to Orlando he would gift me some items. Well he did , a 16 channel ac controller and all his Halloween deco. Yesterday we drove from Fort lauderdale to Orlando to Orville's home and Picked up the product. The weather was great and it is about a three hour drive . I am very great full for his gift. Of course I am all fired up and cant wait to start programming in the new props. I plugged in the controller and changed the ID to fit with the other and it works great. Orville ,thank you so much !!!!!!!! David DLH LITES
  9. Just getting started at this so this may be basic. I want to use three push-buttons to choose one of three sequences using the same lights but to different music. I understand the wiring configuration and hardware based on the diagram on the device.. My question relates to the sequences If I develop 3 different sequences using 4.4.4 and save them as separate files, are there requirements regarding file naming that allows the director to choose which file was selected? In other words, how is a specific file name associated with one of the three inputs on the Mini-Director? The intent is for a sequence to play, beginning to end then stop until another button is pressed. It should then play that sequence. The selection order is random, in other words sequence 1 could be followed by 3 then 1 again. Next could be 2 then 2 a second time. I want 1 sequence per button activation, Sequence 1 will always play when button 1 is pushed, . Sequence 2 with 2, and 3 with 3, but in any order. Another consideration I think is covered by the setup of the Mini-director. Can I choose whether a second activation of a button while a sequence is playing either breaks and goes immediately to the new selection or ignores the button till the first selection ends? As I read the manual this is done initially when the Mini-director is set up using the computer, is this a correct assumption?
  10. All of this IS GONE as of Monday February 17, 2020. It WAS NOT SOLD! I gave it all away to an LOR forum member in Florida that was able to come and pick it all up. I'm not going to say who got it, but they will let you know when they're ready to reveal who acquired everything. Why for free? Because it was just taking up space and collecting dust, I had an extra controller I no longer needed and had read about a person here on the forum saying they're going to need another controller to up their display. And I've had quite a few folks on this forum pass things on to me and help me out a lot as well, I can't name some of them, but they know who they are. And a few have posted who they are with what they've sent to me. So I'll leave any names to be posted or items I received completely up to their discretion. So, because of these generous and kind folks on the forum that have helped me, I just opted to PAY IT FORWARD by helping out another forum member with these items. I Pm'd them about the items and controller and offered everything up for free. I had tried to sell them at various times, but never got any takers, and I really, REALLY needed to get rid of this stuff. And since I don't drive or have a vehicle, shipping them was out of the question for me. So after the PM's, they were offered and accepted by a LOR Forum member who's only been in the hobby for a short, not all that short, time and could pick everything up from my location. I hope they enjoy the controller, it is a V2, pre-built by LOR CTB16PC and all the Halloween Decor they scored on Monday 02/27/2020. So this topic can now be closed if the moderators of the forums would want to do that. Thank you.
  11. The 2020 Pacific NW annual CLAP meeting is all set for May 1st & 2nd, in Olympia, WA. This event is all about education and sharing ideas with like minded decorators. We have a great group in the PNW, and we have grown a lot in the 16 years we have been meeting. We will be once again meeting at the Foley Firehouse! By far, one of the best venues for a mini in the country. The car/fire engine barn will again be on display for the attendees. Whether a newbie, or seasoned veteran, everyone will walk away with something. An idea, new friend, or something from one of our many sponsor vendors! We have a great class line up already defined, and will be publishing it in a week or so, once we lock down some details. Sponsor are being lined up for awesome door prizes, and discount codes!This year we will be asking for a $20 voluntary donation to help cover the costs of our event. More info will follow, and if you are not on our email list, and want updates, PM me your address. Its held in confidence, no spam we promise.
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  13. Arrangements are done at the prop level in S5. In the future, is there anyway to allow arrangements to be done at the effect level? It would be nice to change arrangements on a motion effect row without changing arragements on the prop itself. Say I select a time on a motion effect row, and there is a dropdown menu that allows me to change the arrangement to verticle stack, horizontal, or whatever only on the time I have selected. If this could be done, we would have more options for making effects. As it goes now, if we change the arrangement, it changes every effect on the motion row. I hope someone can understand what I am trying to say lol. Thanks
  14. certainly..... but remember this is for a very specific application. I carry minimal load on each circuit even if I hadn't tripled up (aka nowhere near the theoretical limits). The reality of this is that, as you point out, this isn't the >100ft light load extension cord, with an indoor multi socket adapter plugged in it which I am sure most people do ;). - It is a more weather proofed solution in which I calculated out the load potential for my application and as I said, its just an idea... people should use it only as inspiration and adapt it suitably for their scenario.
  15. You did say all conductors are 16Ga Current is Additive in a Neutral unless there is a corresponding identical load on the other phase (120-n-120) like a US house is wired. 100W -N-100W will result in near 0 neutral current for a 120/240 feed Since a majority of us do not have (L)14 feeds (4wire, 120/240) to our LOR controllers you need a neutral conductor sized to handle ALL LOADS 100% ( now see you tripled up the the neutral, you now match the CTB Input cord (15A) The Green needs the same treatment. It in not until you get past 40A, are you allowed to run reduced sized ground (per NEC)
  16. No it is not armoured and so not considered a raceway conduit, I wanted the cable to be flexible but ground conductor is available to the circuit. (I am also confused by your statement. Its a 12 conductor cable, there are 6 pigtails (so 6 hot), which means there are 6 conductors leftover.. Therefore theoretically, with a shared conductor for N and another shared for GND that creates 4 spares (though in my actual case 2 of those are being used for additional shared N and 2 for additional shared GND. I think you are assuming that I ran a neutral for each pigtail. Maybe this will help explain: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4a691froa6vc0ee/12 core.pdf?dl=0
  17. It is not specific, i.e. can be used on any version of S4 or S5. Versions since August 2019 also offer the option to delete any files in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Light-O-Rama" that may have been left after an uninstall. Matt
  18. Matt., a question about Regwipe , if I may. How specific is the Regwipe utility to S5 (or S4) software version. I have various copies collected over the years. I assume one should always use the version for your current version of the software. Is the latest Regwipe backwards compatible with earlier versions? Thanks, Phil
  19. This indicates that there is a problem with your installation! 1) Reboot your computer. After the reboot, make sure no LOR software is running. In particular, if the LOR Control Panel is set to load on computer startup, you will need to right-click on the light bulb icon in the system tray, then select "Unload Light-O-Rama". 2) Uninstall the current version. In Windows 10, this is done from Settings > Apps. In prior versions, go to the Control Panel > Programs and Features. 3) Use the LOR Registry Wipe utility. Available here: http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.4.0/LORRegistryWipe.exe 4) If needed, download the software installation file at http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-software-download/. Look for your version of software. The latest is at the top of the page. If you have trouble with the download, try using the 'Alternative Download' button. 5) Reboot the computer again and make sure you're logged in with the administrator privileges. Find the file you downloaded above and run it. Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, run your tests and you should be good to go.
  20. @MattBrown Thanks for getting this in S5. I will be wrapping up my prop making fun this coming weekend and will be back to working on sequencing. I will let you know how it goes as I used Bob's tool heavily in S4.
  21. We finally got this feature into the S5 Sequencer (version 5.4.0) - in the Paste Special dialog. http://www1.lightorama.com/help/cut_copy_paste.htm A special note when flipping vertical. The logic works by pasting the first row of the clipboard into the last selected row. So copying 10 rows, then selecting the **top-left cell** of the destination, then invoking Paste Special with flip vertical checked will NOT do what you want. Instead, select the **bottom-left cell**, and then Paste Special with flip vertical. Thanks Bob for the inspiration, and creating useful tools for Light-O-Rama users. Matt
  22. I finally got my plexiglass domes in and as soon as I find a little time and the weather cooperates, I will begin this build. Hopefully I will have them both built no later than sometime in the next 4 weeks.
  23. I never had issues like this with S4. But I have been in QA for a while and testing is what I do. I am removing all the LOR controllers so this should not be much of an issue. The only reason I found it was because I was trying to test out another member's sequence that uses an enhanced network. I am not sure why it's complaining about it, but it is.
  24. Very nice looking work.. But 12 core? Is it Armored cable? I ask because you used the 3WIRE pigtails.and unless those Greens are connected to a GROUNDED Armor Braid , you present a hazard opportunity to the unsuspecting that may attach something with the 3rd prong that could possible energize other 3rd prong devices on the same Spider box. IIRC there is also a NEC limit of 6 feet for use of raceway only grounding.. After that, a ground conductor must be used.
  25. hi there, did this every percolate up?
  26. Thought you might be interested to see some modifications I did on a controller. I have a number of regular small props clustered together. I've always had the controller on the periphery with several extension cords connecting them to the controller. After this 2019 season closed I made a plan to change that and attached is the result. The cable is a 12 core 16 gauge cable with all the old connectors moved down to a "distribution box". The current box offers 6 outlets but potentially I could add another 4 with fly leads of longer lengths if needed. Just an idea if you need it.... https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ix03ivjyaccump/IMG_6161.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wuxjovda9zdyfc8/IMG_6162.jpg?dl=0 Note: the cable glands are weather proof design. For the 16/12 cable: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sigma-Electric-ProConnex-3-4-in-Cord-Grip-Connector-Conduit-Fitting/3389372 For the Flyleads: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sigma-Electric-ProConnex-3-4-in-Uf-Cable-Connector-Conduit-Fitting/3389324
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