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  1. We're talking Christmas lights here. There is no overkill!
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  2. Yep, then you see it in the show, and remember why you wanted to add it.
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  3. The original "Voice of Christmas" is back Dementedelf Productions is ready to provide your with the voiceovers you need for your Christmas/Holiday Display. We've been part of your displays since 2006. Orders taken through Thanksgiving. For information visit www.dementedelfproductions.com or email dementedelfproductions@gmail.com
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  4. Thank you to all who offered suggestions. I tried HD but they had variety packs. But it did give me an opportunity to identify the size. With that I found these on Amazon - Size 10 Silicon O Rings. Came in today and fit nice and snug.
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  5. I would. One reason is that if you eBay these you are selling retail. A newbie is going to appreciate that they come already updated and they now have one less thing to learn on Day 1. An experienced Lighter may have more confidence in buying from you because 1) if they take a firmware update and still work they are likely in good shape and 2) if you were update them you probably aren't "Bob's selling junk I found at the Pawn or storage locker on eBay" and are more credible in your item description. First thing I do when I buy used controllers is firmware updates so obviously I know ho
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  6. And then you say to yourself, "oh yeah, i was supposed to go back and fix/add to that part."
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  7. All the time, after hearing a song more then 1,000 times while sequencing it gets pretty nauseating. 😁
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  8. So I finally got into the spirit this year and spent the last 2 days finishing up the newest addition of a 6 foot tall singing angel. The angel is coroplast cut with a jigsaw and place onto a pressure treated plywood backing with a 2" overlap or coro all the way around and a circle cut out of the angel face for the nodes to fit easier. Leaving just shy of 2" of plywood around the face for support. Luckily I did not have to draw it on the coroplast. I tweaked it on the computer and cut two halve of a 23" wide decal since I am in the decal business it made it much easier to trace the outl
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  9. If you want to be the talk of the town then these light are for you. I am selling my DMX moving heads as I will be moving and the HOA where i'm going will not allow these big displays. They have only been used for couple of nights for my display the last 2 years. Very little hours on the lights These are the same type of domes and light that are used for many outdoor venues. I have many more pictures that I can email if interested. Here is what I have Qty 2 280W Beam & Spot Moving Head Lights Qty 2 Outside rain proof domes with mounting brackets Qty 2 DMX ca
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  10. Same here. The most common display is Artist, song title and Tune to information. Other stuff at times too.
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  11. Nice. Looks like you based that on the LOR Singing Trees mouth pattern of 4 mouth movements? Wish I could build stuff like that, I've tried and I always failed miserably in trying to build my own stuff. That's why I always try to buy stuff like the LOR Singing Trees pre-made, just easier for me that way. Unfortunately if you can find pre-made stuff, it's usually too cost prohibitive for me, being on a fixed income really doesn't help when you want to add new things to a display. If my late father was still alive, he could do all kinds of stuff like this, it always seemed to come
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  12. With the light boxex I built, had I needed to change frequencies, I could just peel off the vinyl numbers and put new ones on.
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  13. I'm sure there's a solution in LOR, but I noticed that other vendors offer controllers for motors they sell. Case in point, Monster Guts has several prop controllers and a media trigger. If I were so inclined, is there a way to connect these other devices to an LOR controller, or would I need to use whatever compatible LOR solutions exist for the device? One of these days, I'd like to have one of those scarecrows on a pole spin slowly, but I have yet to find a way to design it.
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  14. LOR also offers a DIO32 card to which you can add a relay card. There are 8 independent relays rated at 16 amp/250 volt. Those would provide many options for controlling motors.
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  15. I am using these on the four gables on the house. I think I'll just purchase the Pixie 2 CCR-IIB controller boxes.
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  16. And the ignore button came back. Thanks Don
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  17. Not sure what kind of lights you're using, I use RGB strip lights and icicles around the roof line. Mine are under the soffit and the strips are there permanently now. I use them all year for the different Holidays each month. Mine face out, but I have seen people face them in to wash the walls. My house has a pinkish hue to it, so when i tried to "wash" the walls, it changed the colors too much. If you look at about the 7:08 mark you can see how i did them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5i2F72IyBY
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  18. It is on my Halloween list , I have a couple sequences before it. May get it this week depending how things go. JR
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  19. A friend of mine is a welder and he said a cheap propane welding torch should be sufficient to re-weld the deer, just make sure you get it only hot enough to melt the welding material and flow it over the broken joint. Too hot and you could melt the metal of the deer as it's not as strong. You're right about it being almost the same as tomato cage wire. And as for holding them down, if they have any steel on their hooves that touch the ground or have loops on them, find some plastic tent stakes that'll fit and use those to hold them in place. When I had those type deer in my displa
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  20. As Aubrey said, the files required for playback will be created the first time you play the show. Be aware that the first pass through will take longer due to the file creation. You will want to play the show once before startup day so the delays don't happen at show time. My show takes about an hour for the playback files to be created. Another way to create the playback files is to use the Sequence Compressor in the Control Panel menu.
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  21. You don't need to manually make a playback file - just save your sequence. You will need to add the .loredit file to your Show Editor when you're ready to schedule shows for the year.
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  22. Some of my deer have similar problems you are describing, and I used zip ties to help hold them together. Some of them need to be attached to the ground a little more so than others to keep them standing, but they still work after almost 20 years. "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." -Red Green
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  23. OK, this is getting way off the original topic. About 30 years ago I was renting the house on the left side of the photo. It's a little hard to tell, but the next door neighbor's yard is three to four feet higher, and the property line was at the top of the slope between the lots. We had a sprinkler line just on our side of the property line. Because the dirt eroded, the corner of the sprinkler line ended up exposed. Entertainingly, that pipe is still visible whenever Google Street View took this photo (the red arrow). The neighbor's gardener kept hitting the exposed PVC pipe and breakin
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  24. I may have discovered an issue with 5.5 concerning crosshatched rows and Channel Level in a new blank musical sequence. If I create a new Musical sequence using my current Preview everything loads correctly and there are no errors. My Grid View at this point only contains Show All Group, so I Import my current Grid View to get my groups back. This Grid View imports fine into my existing sequences in S5 5.5 The Groups all import properly EXCEPT all my Channel Level props are crosshatched in both Show All and the Grid Groups, a lot of rows. If I right click on one of the item
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  25. 5.5.2, Confirm channel level issue fixed. Also grid export now saves state of hidden groups and member props. Wooo whoo Thanks Matt and DevMike
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  26. If you are S4 I would recommend stay in S4. Learn to use the vis (i can help with that) and purchase the minimum SS license required by your display. If U could donate my CCRs to you I would. I have 60 ccr's which was overkill since I at the most use 24 for my matrix. Every prop I have is 24 or under. I really rarely use the vis any more unless I am helping others create their vis. I purchased ccr's blindly. I do not use SS to create my show. I sequence circles, matrix and ccr tree in SS separately and it makes it easy. JR
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  27. Sorry, I do not have any videos of the class. I had one and one was errored through Zoom but never recovered. The one I had was deleted due to the legnth and a recent computer issue I needed the space. A lot of off topic convo but that is what this hobby is all about. Every Saturday there will be a class unless otherwise posted. You are welcome to join any time. JR
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  28. Yes, you are behind If you are trying to sequence all 3200 pixels in SuperStar, you would need to 80 CCR (4,000 pixels, or 12,000 channels) level SuperStar license. That is what I have. Note that if you upgrade to S5, you only need a SuperStar license for the maximum number of channels that you will sequence at one time. In other words, if you have two 800 pixel trees, a 1,000 pixel matrix, and a 600 pixel tree (totals your 3,200 pixels), and IF you will be sequencing each as separate "Insert SuperStar Effects", you could get away with only a 24 CCR (1,200 pixel) level license. There
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  29. This Saturday , 5 Sept at 6:00 PM Central Time will be the next class. I will send the info sometime Friday that way if more sign up I can consolidate the email. I am trying to figure out the issue with the link every now and then i get a link error and members have to contact me. Its an easy but irritating problem to fix. The classes have not been recorded since the second class and both of those are no longer available. JR
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  30. Most likely your audio file is using variable bit rate rather than constant bit rate. Solution is to run the file through an audio editing program and save it in CBR format. Most of us use Audacity for that purpose.
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  31. ACE Hardware 👍 Once you know the size, they can order a 10 pack. (if they don't have it already. The store I worked at split 10pks for normal sales.) BUT aren't these (lighting cables) RED. that is a different material (i think, softer)?
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  32. Try a decent hardware store.
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  33. I posted about this in a different thread last night titled "New Version 5.5" but I just want to make sure this is its own focused topic since the other thread has gone multiple directions. Error report is that when a sequence gets played at 1/2 or 3/4 speed, all effects appear as shimmer effects even though the actual effect commands in the Sequencer remain unchanged. Normal and 2x speed are fine. Dropping back down to 5.4.2 temporarily since I sequence almost exclusively in 1/2 speed - looking forward to getting to use all of the new 5.5.0 features soon!
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  34. Especially hard on the ears when you volunteer to sequence a singing faces sequence to a song that no one in one hundred years would put in their show, except the requester. But I would rather hear the song than like the sequencing pioneers who only used 1-2 mins of a song and cut it off. Right when it was just starting to get good. JR
    1 point
  35. I just updated to the 5.5.0 version and i do see all of the new changes as well as the strobing at 1/2 and 3/4 speed playback. I'm also having an issue with the grid view of the sequencer. it changes color as i scroll through a sequence and will change colors as i'm programming. very annoying. sometimes one color for all grids and sometimes multiple colors across the board. Is this a fix or is it me?
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  36. It’s been beaten to death in several other threads. http://forums.lightorama.com/search/?&q=Archived props&search_and_or=or JR
    1 point
  37. Nice to be able to export from S5 to S4. This will allow me to start using S5 more often, though not until after this years holidays as far as sequencing. Will allow me to be able to sequence my faces and still share with all users. The main reason I didn’t switch completely to S5. Will have to at least test this very soon seeing how the vis for the LOR Singing Quartet started crashing or not working properly recently. Much welcome change, thanks Matt and team. I do have one question I didn’t find in the update article. Do any of those changes pertain to the Archi
    1 point
  38. The 10 watt wont blind anyone so I have my 16 directed at the guests. The 50 I use as an up light pointed up into the tree branches. Wasn't enough so this year I bought three more 50s. In this video the 50 is mounted on the left tree at curb and directed at the right tree in yard to light the branches.
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  39. I love them, this will be my 11th year using them and I have a large area to cover so it is much easier to use them rather then regular string lights. Regular string lights have the lights spaced four inches apart and the string is maybe 15' long. Lawn lights have lights spaced six feet apart and the strings are like 300' long. I have the originals since it was so long ago but they now have some that morph and twinkle
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  40. From what you are explaining that is the Spring sale. The prices are advertised before hand and at exactly 9:00 pm eastern time, you can start adding stuff to your basket. This sale has limited items. The summer sale has unlimited items so there is no reason for LOR to show the sale prices ahead of time. I don't recall seeing advanced prices for the summer sale and this sale lasts almost 2 weeks contrary to the Spring sale, everything could be gone within 24 hours. Make your list of what you want and then check the prices once the sales start. You have plenty of time to buy, not lik
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  41. I updated it again. To make the text bolder, also makes it bigger. This the smallest size I could get it with 2 pixels wide. http://bobw.us/citrus/ Bob
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  42. In all honesty, you are not going to get Light up Citrus horizontally into 16 pixels wide and have it readable. About the lowest resolution you can possibly make is three pixels for the character (and some you can't do it in three) plus one more for a space between characters. So Citrus becomes C=4, i=2, t=4, r=4, u=4, & s=3 for a total of 21 pixels wide at an absolute minimum. You beat me to the vertical option. Oriented a different way. Your choice.
    1 point
  43. Pro is definitely NOT overkill, if you end up with a controller that requires an enhanced network, you're going to run into issues with RGB lighting, one of the biggest issues you may encounter is LAG TIME when your show is running, Enhanced keeps RGB flowing smoothly, not being able to do enhanced and ending up with some severe lag times {been there when I started with RGB} which will just ruin your show. Pro IS the only license level that supports the Enhanced Network and as Mr. P. and my friend J.R. says, best to go PRO and be done with it. You can do much more with a PRO license wher
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  44. Open a Help Desk ticket. Link for the Help Desk at the top of the forum pages. They are normally quire responsive.
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  45. Pretty sure I did a bunch of the faces by request. That was probably the closed thread. You may want to look up the member in that thread and PM him and see 1- if he sequenced it and 2- if he would be willing to share I do not think anyone has ever posted about Hamilton other that that person and now you. I know my great friend James Morris didn't sequence it. JR
    1 point
  46. 👍 That is good. A little pain to get there but at least you have it all.
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  47. No headlights or lights after dark in tank trails. DOA TRADOC I remember those days. LOL JR
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  48. Yes it took him about 5 minutes to figure it out and we are forever grateful!! We have one happy boy.. I took a video of his sequence and I will post it soon!
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