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  2. Testing Sequences in S5

    LOR Network Configuration/Preferences is a separate program. You need to go into it and mark your LOR network as "enhanced". See this PDF file at around page 8: http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/PEwithPixelTree16x25-RevA.pdf Matt
  3. Testing Sequences in S5

    Ok. I tried playing the new sequence but after converting it, it took away all my pixel sequencing. The pixel tree no longer shows up in the preview when hitting play
  4. Testing Sequences in S5

    Correct. You will always edit the .loredit file. To play the file from the Show Player, you create the playback files which will generate the play.lms file (which I assume is similar to a .lcs file (compressed sequence) in prior versions. Yes, it's a change, but not that complicated..
  5. Testing Sequences in S5

    Matt, I did what was said above to create playback files and it turned my sequence into a protected sequence and took out all the pixel sequencing. The pixel tree no longer shows up in the preview when playing the sequence.
  6. Thanks for the screen grab -- that really helps identify the issue. It should get fixed in the next beta release. Matt
  7. Testing Sequences in S5

    I hit the create playback files and it converted my sequence but now it won't allow me to edit the sequence . It says it's a protected sequence
  8. Testing Sequences in S5

    Matt, I an running 5.0.0. I have the pro license. I used the new musical sequence button. The sequence play fine on my preview but will not control the pixels when using the control lights button. I have 2 pixie controllers with 32 sets of LOR pixels. I was able to test the pixels in hardware utility but on sequencer while using the control lights feature it will not run the pixels. The files from sequencer are saving as .loredit files while my superstar export sequences are still saving as .lms files. When trying to add sequence to the show it only shows my superstar export not the .loredit one (My main sequence). The channel configuration for the prop is set as LOR. I don't see the option to set is as enhanced network.
  9. Toggle button

    Thank you for your feedback! We will add this in an upcoming beta version. It will not be a toolbar function, but rather a right-click menu item under "Change Intensities". Matt
  10. Preview Changes

    I did the same thing in the visualizer or at least sometimes I did. This year I didnt. As a side note I just installed 5.02 and this problem seems to be Ok now. I created a tree with the same channels and it is now working. Looks like I will start building a new preview window. Thanks LOR team.
  11. Preview Changes

    Speaking about S4 here since Visualizer does not exist in S5. If you use the Tree Wizard you are correct and that always annoyed me, but it's simple to just build it as 16 pixel strings. If you want, I can send you a prop for a 16 string flat pixel tree.
  12. Testing Sequences in S5

    Jim's response is correct; however, if your sequence won't play from the Sequencer it is highly unlikely that it will play using the Scheduler or Show On Demand or from an SSD card in a Director. You mention that you have pixels. OK, then we need to know more in order to focus in on what's wrong... You are using it with a Pro license? Or Advanced license during the beta period? Are you using version 5.0.0 or 5.0.2 (announced today)? What kind of pixel controllers do you have? How is your prop defined in S5 (in particular, the channel section)? LOR network or DMX network? If defined as using an LOR network, is the network defined as "enhanced" in the Network Configuration/Preferences? Is the LOR Control Panel running when you use Tools > Control lights? OK, enough questions for now... Matt
  13. Testing Sequences in S5

    All I did was hit new musical sequence and anytime I save one it saves it as a .loredit file. My new sequences that I export from superstar show up as .lms but not the new ones created in sequencer.
  14. Preview Changes

    This looks like it will be addressed in the next version.
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  16. 5.0.2 Update At least for my 2017 visualization, this appears to be fixed. Big thanks to Matt who E-Mailed back and forth with me several times to make sure he knew exactly what was going on. According to his last E-Mail, he spent two days of coding to get this working right!
  17. UPDATE with 5.0.2 Have not tried this on the Win7 computer yet, but LORPost.exe will not load on this XP computer. When I double click on it in Windows Explorer, I get the hourglass for about 0.1 seconds and then that goes away. Task Manager confirms that it is not running, and that there is a slight spike in CPU usage for just a moment each time I attempt to start LORPost.exe
  18. Wow, just read the release notes for 5.0.2. Lots of stuff in there. I just loaded it on this old XP computer. Won't have time to do much with it for a while, but I did load it. Thanks for giving credit to those that reported problems.
  19. Testing Sequences in S5

    As for playing in the show player: On the menu > File > Create Playback files. That will create the .lms or .las and .lid files if using them. Can't help on playing within Sequencer as I have not tried that yet.
  20. There is a known issue with the LORVerifier in version 4.3.20. It may complain that SuperStar is at an unexpected version, 4.3.18. You can safely ignore this error, and it is expected. There were no updates to Superstar for 4.3.20, so we included the 4.3.18 version.
  21. New look?

    I think the Ignore buttons have gone away.
  22. Light O Rama is proud to announce the next release of Showtime S5 software 5.0.2 Beta Important Information about Beta Releases Please note that this is a beta release, not an official production release. For important information about beta releases, including what it means, who should participate, and how to participate, please see this post. How To Check If Your License Covers This Version Please note that your license may or may not cover this version. Anyone with an active S4 license can download and run the S5 Beta. You may be warned that the software will expire in October, however you can re-register and that will go away. For a list of changes in this version from the previous version, please check the release notes in the Open Beta Forums. How To Get the Latest Version The new version can be downloaded from: https://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.0.2/LOR-5.0.2.exe Thank You! As always, thanks to all of those who choose to help us out as beta testers. Before deciding to download and install the beta, please take some time to read this post for some important information: What is meant by "beta" and "open beta" An entirely new "Pro" license level (above Advanced) How licensing will be handled during the beta period Information about the help files How to download the installer can be found at the end of this post, but please take the time to read this information before deciding to download and install itWhat is beta software? Beta software is code that has been tested by the programmers who have written it and has received some internal testing by other members of the company. The software is stable enough to be tested by a rather large group, but it is not software that is ready for general released.Why an open beta? We have received many requests from people asking to join the beta testing group. In the past, we have kept that group closed, and have always had a backlog of people wanting to take part. To make management of the beta group simpler, we are going to open the beta to everyone.Who should use beta software? Beta testing is not for everyone. By nature, beta software will have more problems in it than generally released software. Testing beta software allows a user to find out if an enhancement does what they need, and if not, provide suggestions on how to fix or improve the software. Do NOT use the beta software if you are not ready to uncover bugs/problems with it. People who volunteer to test beta software must report problems, but please do not complain that there are problems - problems are expected! When testing beta software, please make sure to save often so that if something crashes, you'll minimize your loss.How can I report issues, make suggestions, or ask questions about the beta? There is a set of forums for the open beta, where you can report bugs or give other feedback, here. Please do not open help desk tickets for S5 issues, instead post a message in one of those 2 forums.The new "Pro" license levelAt this time, the differences between Advanced and Pro are that the Pro license level enables the use of Motion Effects. These new features are intended to improve the experience of using very large numbers of circuits (though they can be used with small numbers of circuits too).During the beta period, certain users' licenses will act as if they were Pro level licenses. Please see the next section of this post, "Does my license cover this release?", for details.Does my license cover this release?Depending upon when you purchased, renewed, or upgraded your license, it may or may not cover version 5.0. However, during the beta period (which will last through October of 2017), some licenses that do not really cover version 5.0 will act as if they do cover it: If your license is valid for version 4 or higher, then during the beta period it will act as if it covers version 5.0.Also, during the beta period, Advanced licenses will act as if they are Pro licenses.In this way, even if you don't have a license that really covers the new version or the new Pro license level, you can try them out during the beta period without committing to purchase them.After the beta period is over, if your license does not really cover version 5.0, it will stop acting as if it does. Similarly, if you have an Advanced license, it will stop letting you use Pro level features. At that time, you could either: Purchase a license upgrade, if you want to continue using 5.0 and continue using Pro features; or: Purchase a license renewal, if you want to continue using 5.0 but do not wish to continue using Pro features; or: Uninstall version 5.0 and reinstall version 4.3.18 (or an earlier version). Please note that if at the end of the beta period you decide not to upgrade or renew, not everything that you created during the beta period will necessarily be useable afterwards. Specifically: Any "intensity files" that you create during the beta period (such as by the Pixel Editor or SuperStar) will not be useable afterwards unless you upgrade. Any motion effects/Sequencer files created in S5 can not be used in the PIxel Editor of S4. Also, please be warned that although the above list is intended to be complete, it is possible that there are other incompatibilities that were overlooked here and not listed. It is always wise in any case to back up any of your data files, even those that you have no reason to believe will be affected by the upgrade (such as your sequence files).You can check whether or not your license covers version 5.0 by using the Software License Retrieval page. Please note that if your license covers 4.0 (or higher) but not 5.0, the Software License Retrieval page will not mention to you the fact that your license will temporarily work for 5.0 during the beta period.Special information about the help filesIn this initial beta release, the help files are not completely updated. We are working on updating our help files.What's new in this versionS5 was announced at the 2017 Christmas Expo. You can view this powerpoint presentation for more information on what is new in S5. Please note this is a large file, and you may need to download and install a power point viewer. [waiting on link from Web team]How do I get this new version? The Important Announcements forum will have the latest beta release. Look for the most recent post (usually located at the top of the forum) titled "Light O Rama version 5.0.XX released as an open beta"Thanks for your help!
  23. Release Notes For ShowTime 5 Beta Version 5.0.2 28 July 2017 Updates To The Sequencer Enhancement: move the "Insert SuperStar Effect" right-click menu item up a level. Requested by Light-O-Rama. In version 5.0.2 the "Insert SuperStar Effect" menu item appears twice due to an error. The second entry is the one you should use to invoke SuperStar. Enhancement: when a sequence is open and the user selects Tools > Effect Generator from the main menu, the Effect Generator is now opened in the context of the sequence. Requested by Light-O-Rama. Enhancement: improved display of the favorites tree in the Effect Generator so that highlighted nodes are much more visible. Requested by Light-O-Rama. Enhancement: add an option to disable the message displayed when creating playback files: "The sequence uses 1 LOR network, and according to Network Preferences Regular is enhanced". Requested by user brichi. Enhancement: add a Christmas tree shape to the Simple Shapes effect. Requested by user stevehoyt. Enhancement: install the additional dimming curves that are available in the Pixel Editor forum. Requested by Light-O-Rama. Fixed: a white twinkle effect on RGB pixels or dumb RGB lights looked different when played on a regular LOR network versus an Enhanced LOR (ELOR) network or DMX. Reported by users Bry and brichi. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43632-s5-twinkle-only-on-white/ http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43605-random-twinkle-effect/ Fixed: there was a delay the first time the media was played for a sequence (would happen with media). Reported by Light-O-Rama. Fixed: if you try to start the sequence with the spacebar sometimes it will "stall" and you will have to hit the stop button and hit it again to get it to play. Only applied to MP3 files. From bug report TC02. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43590-tc02-starting-with-spacebar-stalls/ Fixed: opening an LMS or LAS sequence directly from Windows Explorer instead of opening the sequence from the S5 Sequencer will leave the Light-O-Rama splash screen on the display, blocking the box underneath. You have to hit alt tab and click on the x to clear it out. From bug report TC01. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43562-tc01-lor-banner-wont-go-away/ http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43568-s5-sequencer-stuck-at-initializing-effect-generator/ Fixed: when setting your user folder, the user folder cannot be the root folder of a drive, e.g. "L:\". From bug report JRW12. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43541-jrw12-unable-to-assign-lor-default-drive-to-network-drive/ Fixed: "Add Grid View" should not prompt for props/groups and instead save the current grid view. Renamed "Add Grid View" to "Save Current View As". Removed "Copy View" as it did almost the same thing. Reported by Light-O-Rama. Fixed: the "Mix Overlay" mode in the Effect Generator changed from the Pixel Editor to the S5 Sequencer, which caused some Pixel Editor sequences to import incorrectly. "Mix Overlay" in S5 has been changed back to the original Pixel Editor logic. The new mixer function in S5 has been renamed "Mix Alpha Blend" which takes into account alpha blending. Reported by user Bry and others. If you have created new effects in S5 that use "Mix Overlay" mode, they should be changed to use the new "Mix Alpha Blend" mode. From bug report JMW-S5-001. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43600-jmw-s5-001-curtain-effect-not-working-properly/ http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43569-effect-mixer-issues-with-imported-pe-props/ Fixed: many Visualizer import bugs -- improved handling of DMX fixtures, pixel string orientation, detection of strobes and multicolor strings, bulb sizing, and bulb color. Reported by user K6CCC. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43587-jrw13-using-preview-that-was-created-by-importing-visualization-error/ Fixed: buttons on Preview Management screen were not sized correctly on Windows XP. Reported by user K6CCC. Fixed: "Delete Grid View" function was not working. Reported by user stevehoyt. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43618-v5-delete-view-not-working/ Fixed: an LMS file created by SuperStar does not import correctly into the S5 Sequencer, moving many channels to the Archive area. Reported by users K6CCC & RocketCitySanta. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43645-opening-superstar-generated-lms-in-s5-sequencer-problem/ Fixed: crash when reading motion effect rows from archive props. Reported by Light-O-Rama. Fixed: appending props to current grid view didn't flag the sequence as having unsaved changes. Reported by Light-O-Rama. Fixed: crash when reading some custom preview props with no data. Reported by Light-O-Rama. Fixed: upgrading a sequence with a fixed grid spacing of less than 0.05 seconds got converted to a grid of 0.05. Fixed timing grids in upgraded sequences will now retain their spacing down to 0.02 seconds. However, the minimum spacing for new timing grids created within S5 will remain at 0.05 seconds. Reported by user dgtlpro. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43625-s5-timing-grids/ Fixed: the drop-down list of props in the Effect Generator wasn't getting populated sometimes when the Effect Generator was opened. Reported by user stevehoyt. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43622-motion-effect-generator-has-no-choices-in-far-right-window/ Fixed: after creating a new group in preview design, the group wasn't selectable. Only affected new groups with arrangement=none. Reported by Light-O-Rama. Fixed: unable to open 2 sequences with the same file name that exist in different directories. Reported by user RocketCitySanta. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43641-multi-copies-of-same-sequence/ Fixed: when upgrading a Sequence that includes a Pixel Editor file, the Pixel Editor props did not appear in the grid. Pixel Editor props are now appended to the first grid view. Reported by user JamesWright. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43546-500-how-do-you-edit-the-rgb-lights/ Fixed: users with an Advanced license can't see the Sequencer's motion effects window or use an enhanced LOR network in beta. Reported by users attending Expo 2017. Fixed: bug when pasting multiple rows with condensed mode off. From bug report SCC04. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43648-scc04-copy-paste-losing-objects/ Fixed: in the Beat Wizard, after applying a beat pattern to a beat channel, clicking undo does not clear the beat marks. The same issue was also fixed in the VU Wizard and the Tapper Wizard. From bug report SCC03. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43647-scc03-beat-wizard-undo-not-clearing-beat-channel/ Removed "File References" item from the toolbar's preview menu - as the preview menu is for actions that apply to the preview, and this item applied to the sequence. The function is still available from the Sequence menu. Reported by Light-O-Rama. Removed "Export to SuperStar" link in Preview Management screen. This function is not fully implemented yet. Reported by Light-O-Rama. Updates To SuperStar Fixed a bug in the Load/Save Clipboard dialog box. The effect counts were not being defined if you have navigated to a folder. Fixed a bug where the export of a sequence would only export the effects from where the time ruler is currently at. Fixed it so it always exports all the effects in the sequence. When launched from the S5 Sequencer the time ruler would always be at time 0:00. Fixed it so it is within 1 second of the start time of the request. When launched from the S5 Sequencer SuperStar would sometimes display a message box saying "Enter a value between -64 and 64" When launched from the S5 Sequencer as a musical file, SuperStar would sometimes fail to launch, and if it did launch the audio file would fail to load. Fixes That Will Be In The Next Release (version 5.0.4) Removed duplicate "Insert SuperStar Effect" menu item Sequence > Channel Configuration > Import now works when the import updates the currently selected view. Open Issues Add support for multiple clipboards and ability to import/export clipboard file (same functionality as S4) Add "Foreground Effects" Fade up and Fade Down (from S4) http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43643-foreground-effects/ Add support for props sharing the same channels Add support for SuperStar globe topper Make it easier to create a CCR Tree Add to grid's context menu options to create motion effect rows with subregions automatically based on columns or rows Add support for S4's Color Fade tool and a history of color fades used No way to chase across 8 pixel arches http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43556-no-way-to-chase-across-8-arches/ Improve SuperStar integration S5 LORVerifier needs to be updated. S5 Sequencer Help file needs a major update. Restore toggle tool functionality from S4 http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43620-toggle-button/ Improve performance of the Motion Effect Generator http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43570-s5beta-1-fx-generator-locking-up-a-lot/ Motion Effect Enhancement Requests Would like an option in the spiral effect where you could do a fill like a true spiral tree would do. Requested by SPaschall. Add ability to set text size on individual letters in text effect. Requested in Pixel Editor forum. Waiting For Feedback Issues with subsequences http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43557-opening-subsequence/
  24. I created a new sequence in S5 and wanted to test it on my pixels. I used the control lights button in sequencer but it would not control my pixels. I tried assing the new sequence to a show and play it so I could see the sequence but the sequence does not show up as an option to be added to the show . It's coming up as a .loredit file instead of .lms file. Is there anyway to control pixels from the sequencer? Or how do I get this sequence added to a show? Thanks in advance!
  25. New look?

    I'll have the web team see what is going on. We may need to re-install it on our end. Edit: Web Team is aware and is working on the issue.
  26. Singing Christmas trees

    I also got all my singing tree lights from Holiday Light Express, going on third season now and only 1 partial string failure out of 8 trees, and HLE replaced it with no questions asked, great company and excellent product. The M6 lights fit great and with the 35,50,70 and 100 light counts you will have very few leftover and they can just be left behind the frame, I didn't even black them out. Keith
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