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  1. I have an web space on godaddy. I just create a screenshot, ftp it to the server, then copy the link into the forum. Alan...
  2. I missed that also, haven't used the "simple config screen" forever. When I posted in the thread below, I even included a picture for people to press the "Advanced" button to ensure they would see the Enhanced box. It's good to get other eyes on the issue. Alan...
  3. Are we talking about the Enhanced Column? or where the checkbox is for picking an Enhanced Network is located? As other have said it, it is where it also has been, maybe they are not clicking on the Network to bring up the next dialog box. This pic is from S5, but it hasn't changed as far as I can tell. Alan...
  4. Matt, Is it possible to include an angle indicator when rotating props in Prop Design? It is very handy in other programs and I think it would be handy when trying to match multiple props angles. The gif is an example of what I am asking about. TIA Alan...
  5. LOL, c'mon Dad. She did a great job on the sequencing, it's good to see the family involved in this hobby. The one thing that caught my eye is that during the dark parts (lights off) was the light pole in front of the door remained on during the entire sequence, not a big deal but it was distracting to me, waiting for it to go off. That said, in no way is am I trying to take away from her sequencing abilities or the entire layout of props. It all looked very nice. Alan...
  6. Very Nice ! Was this sequenced and run entirely with S5? Alan...
  7. Helicopter View of Santa Claus Lane

    A drone video wasn't enough? you had to get the Sheriffs and their helicopter involved . That's very cool. Enjoying the videos. Alan...
  8. 2016 contest

    Very Nice Dennis, is there a prize involved? Alan...
  9. controller issues

    I can see a lot of info is being thrown at you, but what is being talked about with Network Preferences is this. I'll bow out of this conversation now, your in capable hands just wanted to show you a picture of Network Preferences. Alan...
  10. Maximum # of channels per network?

    In this thread, I posted pics and a general walk through of how to add a network. This is what I am working on as a tutorial (to clean it up a bit). Also a helpful reminder as you add networks, create a cheat sheet or notes about your setup, you'll will forget all this next year. It really helps as your setup gets bigger and bigger. There is an example of what I do in this thread also. Alan...
  11. Maximum # of channels per network?

    Yes, with a hub you can add more networks even with 2 USB ports on your PC. (looking for post that I did, showing pics of how I have setup) Alan...
  12. Maximum # of channels per network?

    It's funny you asked this, I was going to ask the same thing tonight for different a reason. I am starting to work on an updated tutorial about how to add networks to an LOR show and wanted to know this info to help people decide whether or not they should add a network(s). It seems with the popularity of Pixies, mainly the Pixie16 and the Pixcon16, those 2 controllers comprise a lot of channels and people have been having issues with networks and Pixies this year. You may already know, but the way to figure out channels for smart RGB's is to count the the Leds, then times by 3 for RGB. For example a Pixie16 with 16 strands of LEDs having 50 LEDs per strand would be 16 (strands) X 50 LED's (per strand) = 800 LEDs X 3 (RGB channels) = 2,400 channels. A little history on networks, years ago before LOR introduced the 500K speed and Intensity Files, the general consensus seemed to be 900 channels per network, anything above that would/could cause lag depending on the level of sequencing commands. Obviously since the 500K speed and Intensity Files were introduced that number has gone up. I have researched it in the forums and have not been able to find the what is the limit of channel per network either. When I bought my Pixie16 I was concerned about that many channels (2,400) per network. The help desk assured me 1 - 500K network would run a Pixie16 just fine and indeed it has. It would seem by your channel count that you have come close or passed the limit of channels per network. Since you are experiencing lag, and your channel count per your 1 network is so high, another network would help you. In my setup I use 1 network for each Pixie16. I maybe able to run more channels per network, but this has worked for me. Between S5 Sequencer and Superstar I have a lot of sequencing commands being sent over the network to the Pixie16's. I not saying 2,400 channels is the limit, that is just what I go by. The RS485HS is only $31.95, so it easy and cheap to add a network to run the show from a PC. It also helps to establish a limit of channels you run, because editing props to new networks can be a pain later after the your sequencing is done. Hopefully others will weigh in with their thoughts / experiences. Alan...
  13. Matt, You and Brian probably already know this, but I found out the hard way. I don't consider this to be a fault of the program, in my case it was a loose nut behind the keyboard. I wanted to pass this info along to others for when they start using S5, if they make the same mistake I did, how to correct it. When you "Insert Superstar Effect" into S5, an avi file is created in the working directory where the .loredit file is located. The directory info is then inserted into the .loredit file about where the .avi file is located. If you *move* all of the files from the working directory to another directory, and open the file in S5 from the new directory, the effect will show in the grid in SE, but it will not play. (because the .loredit file is still referencing the original directory) This also will happen if you rename your working directory (which is what I did, I renamed my working directory from "2017 songs in work" to "2018 songs in work") If you *copy* the working directory to another folder, and leave the original working folder intact the effect will still work as long as the .avi file is in the original working directory. After running this by Matt, he suggested using the that I could use Sequence - File References to change the .avi file location (and/or other files) to the new directory. I didn't know this, this is handy info to know. The moral of this story is to be cautious moving files around while editing. I was able to correct my mistake right away because I was editing at the time I renamed the directory and it still fresh in my mind of what I had done. Alan...
  14. Lor animation sequences

    Just so you know, the .las (animation) and .lms (musical) files from LOR are actual xml files. If you open any non protected .las or .lms file in notepad the first line you will see is The issue you ran into was because for some reason, MS browers have always seen that it is a .xml file regardless of the file extension and will change it to .xml file extension. Your options are to download it and rename from a .xml extension to either a .las (animation) or .lms (musical) Or do what you did, use another browser to download it and not have to play MS's game. heh, not a big fan of IE either. Just curious if MS Edge would also do this? Anyway, glad you got it sorted out. Alan.
  15. Pixel Editor Movie Runs Slow

    Just a thought, if the movie route doesn't work out for you, you could also use the Countdown effect in PE. Alan...
  16. A good way to go about this, is to look at others peoples displays, and see if they have a prop or props you like. Then figure out if it will work with your property and the rest of your show. If you see a prop(s) that you like capture a screenshot and post it asking question about it. Chances are good, someone here has one, or at the very least can help you figure out how to build and light it. I don't use them (yet) but there is Easy Light Linkers that send the data to the controllers wirelessly, so you would only need to get power to a remote location. Lots of possibilities. Alan...
  17. Lor animation sequences

    Is it possible that when you downloaded the file, the browser changed to it to a .xml extension? MS browsers used to be bad about that. If it is currently listed as a .xml extension, change it to a .las file extension. Just a thought. Alan...
  18. Very Nice. Feels good that you did this all yourself. Well done. Alan...
  19. Do you need help?

    +1 As long as your logging on to ask for help, spend a few moments and update you LOR Software version and License level in your Forum user profile. It helps at a glance to understand what might be the problem. Alan...
  20. how do add a ccr in a figure 8?

    Years ago when I built my circles prop, I wanted to do the same. What you want to do is possible if you draw the prop by hand. As an alternative I found that if I built Circles that I could sequence them to give the illusion of a figure 8. I also could sequence them other ways that a figure 8 shape would not allow. Here's some pics and a gif to illustrate the figure 8 sequencing. The screenshots of the circles are from the Beta version S5, but it will give you an idea of how I set them up. Hope this helps. Alan..
  21. Song not playing

    I was looking around LOR site for what they desire for audio files, here's what I found in the FAQ Page and how to change it if need be. Alan... The Music is jumping around or seems out of sync with the lights. Now What? Make sure your audio file is an .MP3 digitized at 128Kbps and at a constant bit rate (CPR). Some music files are digitized at a higher bit rate that doesn’t sit well with us. You can check the audio file by locating it on your computer, right clicking, click Properties and then Details. In the Audio section it will tell you the bit rate. I’m betting it says 192kKbps. There’s a program called Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) that’s free and is quite good at converting audio to the standard output we prefer at Light-O-Rama. The program is a bit geeky and you need to read the screens carefully, but it gets the job done.
  22. Damn!, My money was on Santas Helpers suggestion, when I read that I thought "ooh good one" Yup, this is a good group of people. I think you will find LOR very helpful also. As an after thought, and some more things to try until you hear back from the helpdesk have you tried hooking up just one controller and one network at time? starting with the controllers that the traditional channels give no errors in Verifier Whatever the outcome please let us know what you find? It maybe helpful for others down the road. Alan...
  23. Where are Audio Visualizations?

    What version of Windows and graphics card are you using for three monitors? Can you see windows on all three monitors at the same time without the projector hooked up? Alan...
  24. Still Debating on SuperStar...

    It's a one time fee. The fee structure is listed on this page. http://store.lightorama.com/suse.html (pay attention to channel count) If you choose to go stay with S4 meaning PE, then yes it will work, however the effects will either be PE or SS, the two can be combined by way of migration. If you are planning to use S5 at some point, then Yes also, but a different and much easier approach. The idea behind SS is that you can sequence props in another program that gives you (I believe) much more pixel control than PE (S4) or SE (S5). SS integrates with S4 and S5 in two different ways. After using S5 since it came out, it is a much easier way to go. Alan...
  25. Jeff, it's here Alan...
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