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  1. I have a 12 string rgb tree that I want to turn into a 24 string rgb tree. Does superstar have the ability to scale a sequence made for a 12 string into a 24 string? Xlights has the ability to do this and I was hoping superstar does too but I do not see it. Thanks
  2. Just use a gif. I found that to be the easiest way. You cannot control one pixel at a time with a prop in pixel editor
  3. http://m.homedepot.com/p/Tenax-3-ft-x-15-ft-Plastic-Black-Hardware-Net-751397/100384025?MERCH=REC-_-mobileweb_pip_rr-6-_-100384028-_-100384025-_-N
  4. Also deer fencing can be any spacing you want
  5. Use deer fence. You can't beat the price and 12mm pixels fit into the holes perfectly. I bought mine from home Depot. I purchased a pixel net a few years ago and if I knew about deer fence before then I would have never bought the net. The only thing that will need to be made with deer fence is a PVC frame or something similar.
  6. When I was a little kid I would decorate my room with Christmas lights during that time of the year. When I got older and moved out on my own I would decorate with only static lights. In 2012 I bought a Mr. Christmas. It was not what I wanted and the following week I purchased one LOR 16 channel controller. That was in October of 2012. I learned a little about how LOR worked and bought pre made sequences. I ran my first show that year with just 16 channels. My town only has around 10,000 people in it but I won the best decorated house that year for my town. After that year I was hooked. A few years later I would add pixels and was amazed by how they could be controlled. 2015 was my first year using pixels. In 2016 I was 100% pixels and had close to 5,000 of them in my show. In 2017 I plan on using close to 8,000 pixels. I no longer use LOR hardware. I do all of mine the DIY way. I still use LOR software though. I was hoping to do my first Halloween show this year but am not sure I will get to. My other hobby is my street/strip car. With the light hobby and the car hobby I just don't have much time for anything else.
  7. Who else is patiently waiting for this release? I sure hope we see it soon. Hopefully all of the programs get integrated together. I am wondering also if they will be adding more effects to the pixel editor. I love the ease of use of the pixel editor and some new cool effects would be awesome!!!!
  8. Could I please get a copy ebrown1972@nwcable.net Thanks very much
  9. I would like to take a look too please. Send to ebrown1972@nwcable.net Thank you
  10. I actually ordered mine from Paul Zhang. They were custom ordered too. I wanted them all even drops too so that I could just model them as a matrix. I ordered mine to be 10 feet long per section and will use 9 of them to cover the front of my house. However you order them you will love them. They look great.
  11. I would probably just draw individual pixels to match the layout. The ones I ordered had 15 drops with 7 per drop so I set mine up as a matrix.
  12. What configuration is the icicle lights? He makes ones with even drops and some that are not.
  13. I'm with K6ccc on this. Learn how to use superstar by sequencing with it instead of using the instant sequence feature. Superstar is easy to learn. Watch Brian's tutorials and it will help a great deal.
  14. I don't know if any of you are using intensity files or not but since I switched completely over to pixels last year I only used intensity files. I ran 4500 pixels last year with no lag at all. None. This year I will be running right around 8000 pixels. My computer is an older HP with 2.6 GHz Windows 7 64 bit system. I did upgrade it to 16 gig of ram. I got the laptop off of eBay refurbished for $215. If you can start using intensity files it does take care of lag!
  15. I am considering doing some singing faces (boscoyo bulbs) in my display this year. I have never sequenced any singing faces before. I plan on using pixels for the faces. I would think it would not be hard to sequence in superstar. Anyone have any experience doing this in superstar and if so how did it turn out? Thanks.
  16. Dave is a great stand up guy. He has even been known to replace controllers that the users have wired up wrong and fried the controllers. I purchased 4 falcon f16v2's last year from him during the first sale he had. A day after I received the controllers I received a phone call directly from him. He just wanted to let me know that if I needed anything or had any problems to call him. I still have his cell number in my phone although I have never needed to call him because his controllers are great and very simple to use.
  17. Do you have the control panel running. I believe it must be running
  18. Are you trying to sequence the same channels in the pixel editor and the sequence editor? If so I do not believe that will work.
  19. Last year I spent almost all my time building props. And last year I went 100 percent pixels. This year I still have a few props to build but I hope to get those done this month. That will leave me the rest of the year to get all of my sequencing done. Really a show is only as good as the sequencing. It's never fun to rush the sequencing due to running out of time. I think your plan is perfect.
  20. I would highly recommend making your matrix out of this http://m.homedepot.com/p/Tenax-3-ft-x-15-ft-Plastic-Black-Hardware-Net-751397/100384025?MERCH=REC-_-mobileweb_pip_rr-6-_-100384028-_-100384025-_-N If you use this you can make your pixel matrix whatever spacing you want. Bullet pixels fit in the squares perfectly. Just make a PVC frame or conduit frame for it.
  21. Cannysystems.com is having a presale for some nice clips to mount the lights to
  22. When building a spoke in pixel editor does each spoke start at the bottom (middle) and work its way outward? Once the spoke reaches the end of the spoke does the next spoke start at the bottom (middle) again. I plan on building a pixel spoke this year but just am not sure how the pixel editor lays it out. I hope you all understand my question. Thanks
  23. Thanks Matt for clarifying that for me.
  24. I actually did download your vis file and played around with it in pixel editor and superstar. I have used both pixel editor and superstar in my show last year. I have not decided what prop it is exactly that I will build but I do like your prop very much. I only use dmx channels in my display so the layout of your prop doesn't quite fit my layout. I will play around with things a little more. Superstar does give much more control of your prop though. Thanks for all of your input too. Eric
  25. No issues with any of them and it's just like what Mr. P said. All pixels come from China. Maybe that will change soon due to Trump being the president now. Lol