BrianBruderer

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    Creator of Superstar Software Editor
  • Birthday 08/08/1956

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  1. You won't see a big difference, but when using smooth ramps, ramps that are 1 second or longer will fade more slowly. When not using smooth ramps, the fade will fade slowly at first and fade more quickly at the end.
  2. Check the 16 CCR sample you are using to see if it has the first 8 CCRs assigned to the regular network, and the last 8 CCRs to Aux A network. Get them all assigned to the network you are using and it should work.
  3. Actually he is using a pre-beta version. If you want to try using it send an email to brian@superstarlights.com
  4. Are the LOR strings that use unit IDs, or do they use DMX? If they are DMX, does the addressing start from the same end of each string, or is it a "snake" pattern?
  5. superstar has the ability to stretch or shrink the number of pixels per string, but it does not have the ability to stretch the number of strings. The reasoning is that the resolution of the strings is typically 50 or more pixels, and that gives enough resolution to stretch or shrink and still have it look pretty good. But the resolution in the other direction is low, typically 12 or 16. If you try to stretch 12 into 16 you have to either duplicate every 3 string, or have 4th string be a mixture of two strings. Either way, it doesn't look real good. But I have had several people ask for it, so I should look into doing it. The easiest way is to duplicate strings. In your case it would mean duplicating every string, meaning that you would have 12 pairs of strings where the two strings in each pair would be doing the same thing.
  6. I read the message chain more carefully and realized that you are loading .wav files. I just loaded a 12 minute long .wav file into superstar. The wav file is about 124mb in size. When you first launch superstar it defaults to a length of 300 seconds, but that is not a limit. When you load an audio file the length is adjusted to be the same as the length of the song. You should be able to load songs longer than 300 seconds. Are you getting an error when you load the audio file?
  7. Sorry I didn't get to answering this earlier. SuperStar will handle songs and sequences of up to 22 minutes long. I expect the problem you are running into is that superstar requires that the song be at a sampling rate of 44,100. To fix it, you can use audacity to change the song to a sampling rate of 44,100. When you loaded the song, did you first get a message about the sampling rate? And then it defaulted to a length of 300 seconds?
  8. superstar will import GIFs and other images but it will not import video.
  9. There is now a video on making a giant "ornament" from a 14" globe. Here it is. My favorite part is at 15:50 where we notice a wasp inside the globe!
  10. I do online classes where I remote into your computer and give instruction. I can do 30 minutes at no charge and after that I charge at a rate of $40.00 per hour. You can send an email to brian@superstarlights.com to schedule a time.
  11. To upgrade from 2CCR to 24CCR is $170. The 24CCR license will export your 16 strands (50 pixels per strand) plus you will still have the ability to export 8 more 50 pixel strands, or since a 50 pixel strand equals 150 channels, you could export 1200 more channels which means you could have 75 of the 16 channel controllers in addition to your 16 strands. In other words, you probably do not need to upgrade to the 60 CCR license, the 24CCR license is probably all you need.
  12. One CCR is 50 pixels. Take your total number of pixels and divide by 50 and that is the equivalent number of CCRs.
  13. Launch SuperStar and in the title bar of the program at the top it will say something like "2_CCR v4.3.2". In this example, 2_CCR would be the number of CCRs your license supports. v4.3.2 would be the version you are running. Also, you can click on the Tools menu and select "Layout" and the Layout dialog box will appear. If you are in CCR mode then the left side of the dialog box will be active and you can select the number of CCRs. For example, if you selected 6 CCRs then you would need a license level that supports exporting 6 CCRs. There is a 4 CCR license and the next level is 8 CCRs. So you would need the 8 CCR license to export your 6 CCRs. If you have imported a visualization, then the right side of the Layout dialog box will be active and there is some text in the middle that will say something like: "600 channels, 4 CCR license required for export." In this case, the text is saying that the visualization that has been imported uses 600 channels, and the 4 CCR license is required to export a sequence using this visualization. Note that a CCR uses 150 channels, so a 2 CCR license will export 300 channels. The 4 CCR license will export upto 600 channels. In other words, multiply the number of CCRs by 150 to get the number of channels it will export. If you have further questions let me know.
  14. The globe ornaments are the same size as the globe at the top of the CCP tree
  15. I have a display I call the "CCP Tree with Globe" that I have had for several years. I have the globes made for me and they are available on my website at www.superstarlights.com I took the same globes and put a top and a hook on them so they look like a huge Christmas ornament. Each ornament has a Pixie 4 controller and 4 strings of square pixels. I will make a video next week on how I made the globe ornaments.