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Simple Show Builder...how does it work

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Well, I was reading about this Simple Show Builder so I apparently installed it, but I cannot seem to figure out how to find it or get it to run.

Does it run through the sequence editor or is it a separate program all together. I cannot find it in my Light O Rama folder

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Open Windows Explorer, and look in your Light-O-Rama folder. For most people that's C:Program FilesLight-O-Rama ... if it's something different, you probably already know where to look.

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I have a few questions:

Is the Simple Show Builder part of LOR I or a separate download?

Will the SSB configure the lights with the entire piece or can I tell it to just do a section of the music?

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smjosephrn wrote:

I have a few questions:

Is the Simple Show Builder part of LOR I or a separate download?

Will the SSB configure the lights with the entire piece or can I tell it to just do a section of the music?



The SSB is not sequence the music and lights. It is a program to build a show after you have sequences ready. The show builder allows you to create a playlist of songs and schedule when they will play.

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Bill Sawallisch Jr. wrote:

The SSB has no affect with the MP3 1602 Controller - Correct?


Hi Bill,

You can use the SSB to build shows for the LOR1602MP3... That is one of the options. It will create the show and write it directly to the SD card.

Dan

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smjosephrn wrote:

Okay that would be my brain dead question of the day!:?


Actually it was a good question.... It is a reasonable that "Simple Show Builder" be interpreted to mean that it builds the whole thing for you!

Dan

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Simple Show Builder, I installed it, start to walk through each step, and get to where to files available for show, select files for show, there are none there in the left box, and all my sequences and shows are on my computer.?? what am I doing wrong?

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[highlight= #ffff88]Simple[/highlight] [highlight= #88ffff]Show[/highlight] [highlight= #88ff88]Builder[/highlight], I installed it, start to walk through each step, and get to where to files available for [highlight= #88ffff]show[/highlight], select files for [highlight= #88ffff]show[/highlight], there are none there in the left box, and all my sequences and shows are on my computer.?? what am I doing wrong?

[highlight= #ffff88]Scottsgrfx, did you get this awnsered? I have the same question.[/highlight]

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There is a button at the bottom of the list where you can click "All Files"
Without clicking all files, it will only show the Light-O-Rama Sequenes, not the ones you made yourself. It probably only looks in the directory where LOR looks for sequences, so if you have them somewhere else, it may not find them. Just a guess.

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Actually, I discovered that if you have your files named as:
FILENAME_16.lms it will put it in the 16 Channel section
FILENAME_32.lms it will put it in the 32 Chammel section

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I have tried to select "all files", and still nothing shows up? No I haven't gotten an answer that will make it work for me.

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Thanks aich75013 for the tip, but unfortunately, it still did not work. I even tried putting the xxx_16.lms file in different folders under the LOR folder root and it still did not work. Oh well, I can just keep using the "old school" scheduler.

Thanks,
Brian

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The files have to be in the c:program fileslightoramasequences folder. If you made a sub-folder in sequences like Halloween or Cristmas the SSB will not find them.

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My xxx_16.las file is in the correct sequences folder (not a sub) and it still doesn't work. Oh well, but thanks for the help.

Brian

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Which version of the software do you have?
Technically the Simple Show Builder is only supposed to support musical sequences, not animation sequences, so your .las won't work.

I have 3.1.4 and (thankfully) it does seem to support .las along with musical sequences.

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Jeff - Thanks for offering help, but the last post was over 4 years ago.

I hope your displays are great this year.

I was in the two day LOR class with you in Sacramento.
Say Hi to your mom for me.

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RobDaddy wrote:

The files have to be in the c:program fileslightoramasequences folder. If you made a sub-folder in sequences like Halloween or Cristmas the SSB will not find them.


I'm not at home to double-check the SSB operation but I know I'm not using the default folders. I don't have enough space on my C: drive so I have a data drive F: where I created my folders. I had to click "All Files" and I can't remember if there was a button you can use to navigate but I was able to select my files from a non-default folder. I just ordered the software Dec 20th so I am using the latest version.

Thanks,

Gil

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The Simple Show Builder (SSB) does not have an option to browse for a folder. It only uses the default LOR folders when searching for sequences.

The default folder can be on the F: drive and is configured when you first start the software and can be changed by running the program LORPost which can be found in C:/Program Files/Light-O-Rama

Dan

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LightORamaDan wrote:

The Simple Show Builder (SSB) does not have an option to browse for a folder. It only uses the default LOR folders when searching for sequences.

The default folder can be on the F: drive and is configured when you first start the software and can be changed by running the program LORPost which can be found in C:/Program Files/Light-O-Rama

Dan

Ha...you and I are using the term default folder to mean two different things. When I said I'm not using the default folders I meant I didn't accept the suggested defaults...you're right I changed mine to another location. And now that you confirmed there is no way to browse I do remember all I had to do was hit the All Files button. I was curious why I wasn't seeing any sequences when I knew I had a 16 channel sequence and that button was selected but it sounds like that requires special file naming.

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Originally the SSB was designed to make it easy to use the pre-sequenced LOR sequences. The 16 and 32 channel sequences have the digits 16 and 32 in their names so when 16 channels is selected only files with a 16 in their name are shown, etc..

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SSB only wants to find shows in the default "Sequences" file folder. Anyway it can look other places? I have Halloween and Christmas folders because there are too many files, and SSB can't see them :(

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