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  2. Here is a picture of my general layout I did this year, The house sits about 100 ft from Mega Tree @Orville I've looked at Ali Express.. been trying to stay with LOR but not against more learning and going out @TheDucks Do I need to upgrade the LOR 485 to the High speed, I have been looking at Ali Express for the pixels as the cost is half will that make a difference? I also have another 16 trees on side yard (left side of Picture and not visible) so that would be a additional controller CBD16 Controller in addition to Phase 1 & 2, we will also be adding singing faces xmas lights angle view from driveway.pdf
  3. Not sure which topic this should be under. Using advanced 4.2.something software. Controllers are 2 16 channel residential units connected to usb to dongle, e1.31 line from pc to alphapix 4, and 1 DMX 3 channel controller connected from pc to usb dongle. Hope that makes sense, everything worked, I took all the Christmas props down, but use the controllers to run my landscape lighting. The lights from the 3 channel controller stop working, now when I look at network preferences, the DMX tab, there’s no adapter listed. The protocol drop down has several choices. Device manager shows the adapter is on comm 3, I also download and installed the driver for the dongle. Lights on the end of the dongle, one is steady and other is blinking. Lights work from the controller test buttons. I’m out of ideas, seems like the only thing left to try is a new dongle. But would like a expert opinion. Thanks Bob
  4. C9 don’t fit the pixel strips
  5. Would love this. Thank you. keiths@prtcnet.org
  6. It took me a few minutes to understand your question. I have changed my lpeprop around some and no longer have the 01 Blade Spinner SE Horz 1 or the 01 Blade Spinner SE Vert1 groups any longer. They still will work I just changed mine up a little. (I'm always experimenting with groups) The group used to sequence in Superstar is labeled 01 Blade Spinner SS. You will need at least a 16CCR 800 pixels Superstar License. Open a new animation with the Blade Spinner as the Preview, then save the file, then select an area of the grid in the 01 Blade Spinner SS group line and right click and select Insert SS Effect. This should open SS. Open the blade spinner sprials.sup (Sample SS effects file) Adjust it to liking then close SS and it should bring it back into S5 Sequencer. Hope this helps. Alan...
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  8. It looks cluttered to me when it's on to show ramps at all times. I toggle it back and forth depending on what I am doing. So I would like to see it back on the toolbar.
  9. That is a max of 144 channels. No problem on a black adapter. Even at 56K speed you would be really hard pressed to choke the network with 144 channels. The old rule of thumb was 900 channels on a 115K network. The black adapter will work up to 115K (and sometimes to 500K). It will work on either an Enhanced or non-enhanced LOR network, so you are 100% good to go with the eight controllers listed. If the listed controllers are all Gen-3 (and you said they are), you have the option of Enhanced or Non-Enhanced networking - the USB adapter does not care.
  10. I just leave it on ramps. Don't see any need to switch back and forth.
  11. Does anyone have a vis file for the mini pixel tree that I can get? https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=36
  12. I don’t have a cmb24 but as long as they don’t require ELOR the black adapter should suffice. As long as the network doesn’t have more pixels that LOR recommends. The AC controller # really will not affect them, almost negligible. JR
  13. Sorry if I didn't make it clear. All my CTB16PC's are Gen. 3's. I won't be using smart pixels and just 2ea. CMB24 controllers and the 6ea. CTB16PC's. Right now I am using the red adapter for the above, but I am want to take that red adapter and use it on another network. And run the AC controllers and the CMB24's on a black adapter that I currently own. Thanks
  14. Perhaps I wasn't clear with what I was doing. I was using Papagayo to create the singing light bulb. Then using "Papagayo to LOR" from ItsMeBobO to convert the Papagayo file to the clip board in S3 then inserting into my sequence. I am not using any matrix. I have made most of the RGB channels on my CMB24D into regular channels and connected all three wires on the nodes together to make them white (my way of getting more channels from my CMB24D). The only RGB channel is the body of the lights. My channels are set up as 1 Top Mouth, 2 Mouth Part Way, 3 Mouth Full Way, 4 Mouth OH. That said, I use 4 channels to create the mouth sequences. Does the old "Papagayo to LOR" work with S5?...the download states it expires on 10-01-2020 and is for S4, or am I having to use two computers...one to do the mouth animation and transfer to the old LOR and then transfer and convert in S5 on the other computer? How is anyone else programming the faces using the string of lights technique in S5?
  15. I am so sorry. I have a 16 channel controller but I know nothing about S4, S5 etc. I program light shows for my own use into this unit. While doing it, I had a picture of my house and placed the lighting on that picture according to the channel, then configured the channel to the music. I am computer literate to a point. I do not know what lorpreview.xml is or commondata. I am retired but am 182 years old but no dummy and am willing to learn this stuff further. My son got me this unit several years ago for Christmas and I have worked my way through the jargon but apparently missed some of it. I really appreciate the comeback on my post but maybe I will just help him and give him my computer with the stuff on it. Again, Thank you Michael Harrington mharr77@gmail.com
  16. Just wanted to say thanks to LOR for great customer service again. I was taking down my display and couldn't find the keys to some of the controller boxes, I had to borrow my neighbors key to open the box's. So after not finding them in two weeks of putting things away and searching as I did I looked on google and amazon for some replacements. Nothing came up so I asked LOR and without a question or anything they sent me replacement keys priority mailing in two days. Thanks LOR, your still the best company for customer service and products IMO. Keith
  17. The 8 dumb devices you list should run fin at the upper end (115K) of that black adapter BUT you really should keep a SPARE adapter (Red works any place a Black does), just in case As dibblejr said. Depends on how many smart nodes you are (plan on) running.Since you did not list Existing Pixies, we will assume any new LOR item you WILL get, will run in Enhanced mode.
  18. I forgot..... That version of Papagayo you are using does work with S5. That's the version I use.
  19. Ok so Papagayo to LOR has a selection for dumb RGB lights. Just save the created clipboards using the RGB selection to the main LOR Clipboard folder. Or do as I did and create a sub folder in the Clipboard folder with the songs name on it. then when I want to import a copy to the main folder I don't have to worry about overriding it by mistake. . After you set up the singing RGB prop in S5 change the default clipboard file to the clipboard file you wish to import to the song. if you have multiple clipboards saved for one song then you will have to change the default clipboard every time you need the new section of the song. also remember to lock your saved Papagayo clipboards in S5 or you might over ride it by mistake. I have used Papagayo to sequence 40 animated pictures using the Picture motion effect. I also have a 6 mouth position dumb RGB face that I used Papagayo and Papagayo to LOR on. If you already have S4 sequences that you want to convert to S5 just load them in to the S5 sequencer and start working with S5. I have done Mouth sequences both Manually and with Papagayo and for me Papagayo is way easier. especially when doing a Matrix. here is a video I did on how I found a way to use pictures to animation using Papayo to LOR and thje S5 Picture Motion effect.
  20. Depends on what generation of the AC controllers you have. Also depending on what pixel controllers you have , you will be limited to how many of those you can connect to 1 red connector. JR
  21. Can we get the "view fades as ramp" icon put back on the toolbar please? It's a pain to have to click tools\sequence preferences\channel effects then check or uncheck "view fades as ramps". I use this a lot and it's pretty slow going having to do these steps all the time.
  22. I changed all my black adapters to the red adapters. However I plan on adding more pixel eliminates to my show this year and was wondering the following: Can I run 6 ea. CTB16PC and 2ea. CMB24D controllers from the same black adapter. (all are daisy chained) I want to use the red adapter I have for the new pixel props. Thanks
  23. the attached pic has how I drew the proposed 3 trees. They are all different. To the left is like what you showed, the middle one is the 64 channel with red, green, white, white spirals, strobes and a 3d star; and all the way to the right is the same as the left tree but as a square tree
  24. thanks gsmith, I drew something similiar, I was wondering how people drew it in SE. I was planning on doing a 64 ch mega tree, so it would have many legs. I did a simple box of 16 channel legs of the 3 different colors (traditional LEDs no pixels) and the spirals on it too, and a 3d star ontop.
  25. Thanks Caniac Found it Dennis
  26. Looks good now what’s the secret. Is it two strands tied one hanging from the bottom of the other and what kind of timing
  27. I presume, since you are on S5, by animation, you mean the preview. You will need to copy the lorpreview.xml file from commondata. You may need to re attach the media file.
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