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  1. Pixel Tree or CCR Tree

    For those with pixel trees, are images still suitable on them? I plan to use some of my CCR16 sequences on the pixel tree in 2018.
  2. Pixel Tree or CCR Tree

    If this is any help, I have had a 16 CCR tree the past 2 seasons and am going to move to a pixel tree next year and re-purpose my CCR's. I built the frame using aluminum tubing that is outlined pretty well in an older thread in this forum, but it has become too bulky and heavy to handle. It isn't that I don't like the CCR tree, but I am ready for a new look, and my yard isn't large enough to accommodate 2 large trees. As others have said, CCR shows animation very well and is naturally pretty tall, but I am looking forward to a pixel tree.
  3. I emailed LOR earlier this year and asked if they would have pre-assembled Pixie4/8 packages and they hinted they would be available this coming year, but who knows if that will be a reality.
  4. Sequencing roof

    You would probably be a lot happier sequencing your roofline with PE (or whatever the replacement in S5 is).
  5. Thank you so much for the clear, detailed explanation! I really appreciate you taking the time with the the image annotations. A picture is worth 1000 words! Thanks again!
  6. Is it possible to convert a sequence designed for a 16 CCR tree into something that can be used on a 16 strip pixel tree that doesn't have 150 pixels per strip? I really wanted to see if there were any LOR features to accomplish this before taking the manual approach. Thanks!
  7. Wow, I guess I am completely confused then. I just assumed I would have to have a pixel for every "LED" in order for the sequence to look like it does. Is this not the case?
  8. Testing CCR's

    Not sure if this is the preferred way, but I hook them to the controller, and hold down the little white button inside the controller and plug in the controller while holding down the button. As long as you keep it held down, the lights will go through their RGB cycle. This is the easiest way I know of without having to hook the controller up to the computer.
  9. I saw in the store that it says: "If you have the newest Pixie Controllers (which have dip switches on them) you can add up to 50 feet of extensions." I just want to make sure I am understanding correctly because I always read that anything beyond 10 feet from the controller starts to cause issues. Has anyone actually tested this distance? Here I thought I would have to buy a bunch of pixie 4's and 8's for what I want to do next year. This would be a game changer for me
  10. Thanks for the responses. I don't personally think I need to go 50 feet, but it is nice to know it is an option. For my particular need, I am wanting to do the eve lines of my entire roof with CCB's, and with this knowledge, the pixie16 could sit in the middle of my roof and extend out to every light string. As k6ccc said, the cable runs may be a little excessive, but it is pretty clean from a controller perspective. dibblejr, please check back in after the holidays and let me know how it went. Thanks!
  11. Thanks for the responses. I don't personally think I need to go 50 feet, but it is nice to know it is an option. For my particular need, I am wanting to do the eve lines of my entire roof with CCB's, and with this knowledge, the pixie16 could sit in the middle of my roof and extend out to every light string. As k6ccc said, the cable runs may be a little excessive, but it is pretty clean from a controller perspective. dibblejr, please check back in after the holidays and let me know how it went. Thanks!
  12. Help with PE Prop Setup

    Thank you, Matt.
  13. Help with PE Prop Setup

    Hi, I have what is probably a pretty basic question but I cannot figure out how to set it up in PE. I have a single string of lights that will span one pitch line of my roof with the string starting on the left hand side. I want to be able to control it as if it were 2 separate strings going down from the point of the pitch. The attached image gives a better visual of what I am talking about. What prop type in PE would I use to set this up? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  14. Help with PE Prop Setup

    Thanks! This seems to accomplish what I was wanting.
  15. Help with PE Prop Setup

    Thanks for the response. I will give the modeling a try.
  16. Help with PE Prop Setup

    Thanks for response. Either a pixie2 or pixie4 with CCB's.
  17. I was going to ask a similar question. I wanted to order a replacement string for my "original" CCB controller and went to the LOR store and saw: http://store.lightorama.com/12vgrrgbbu50.html Then I noticed this in the description: Can be controlled by Pixie4, Pixie8, Pixie16, CCC-II and Pixcon16 devices NOT compatible with the Cosmic Color Pixel Controller Not sure if this is related or not, but I think the new strings are different in they have a 5' lead on them vs the old ones having maybe 2 feet. In summary, and maybe someone else can jump in here, I don't think the original CCB/CCP controllers can control the "new" strings, and vice versa.
  18. Hi all! Is there an improved maximum string distance from the controller with the pixie controllers? I would assume if you are only controlling 50 pixels with a 100 pixel capability per unit ID, that would allow you to have a farther distance from the controller than if you were controlling the maximum number of pixels. Is this the case or is my logic completely off base? If anyone has facts of "formulas" on this matter, I would greatly appreciate if you could share. Thanks in advance!
  19. Thanks for the quick responses. I am in the process of trying to plan CCB's on the eves of my roof and trying to minimize the number of controllers where possible. I hadn't really thought about null pixels, but that may be a much more economical way to accomplish what I want since the lights are cheaper than the controllers. Thanks again.
  20. How is your display take-down coming along?

    Got my entire display down except for my 150 pound aluminum tubing CCR tree. In hindsight, it was a terrible idea using that thing, lol.
  21. Christmas 2016

    I really love the look of the pixel tree. Unfortunately, I purchased a 16CCR tree this season, but I suppose I could re-purpose those CCR's elsewhere. Where did you get those little trees along the side walk? Also, what is that between them?
  22. New in this hobby

    Not sure where to even start as I am sure others will chime in, but couple things to think about: 1. What is your budget? 2. What is your budget? (Not a typo) 3. If you are doing LOR, which I assume you are, the "startup" cost as I like to call them can be pretty high for a rookie, as you have to purchase the software, network cables, extension cords, FM tuner, tune-to sign, and we haven't even gotten to the controller and lights yet. 4. Try to think about what you want your show to look like years from now and not just 11 months from now. What pieces can you put in place THIS year that will still look good, yet allow you to build towards how you want it to look in the future, and stay within budget? The pixel tree sounds like a good starting point as it gives you the "wow" with a single element.
  23. Happy New Year everybody, I wanted to add an update to this thread because I created a help desk ticket to get some clarity on the Pixie controllers and thought the info they shared with me could be valuable to others with the same questions. 1. LOR is going to have ready-to-go Pixie controllers with power supply and enclosure already assembled. Currently, this is only available for the Pixie16 tree kits. 2. My question was specifically about CCB's, but it applies to CCP's as well, and maybe other pixels. The distance your pixels can be from the actual controller vary. With "older" CCBs, they recommend no more than 7 feet, and apparently, there are newer pixels coming out this year that can be 20 feet from the controller. The help desk technician seemed to acknowledge that the distance question is a common pain point and they plan to address it with more clarity this year. Hope this helps someone!
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