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    Watching Youtube videos.
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  1. Started doing a little sequencing for my 2016 show today and thought of an effect I would like to have available. In the effect generator we have the ability to add sparkle to most any effect, but we are limited to only a white sparkle. I would love to be able to set my base color as white and add some colored sparkle to the white effect. I think a white tree with blue sparkle would be amazing, as would red sparkle. Basically, I'm requesting a color selector for the sparkle generator. Thanks Matt, Keith
  2. Many thanks Matt. Since I have already created the 26 props and grouped them, I'll just use them that way, but your info will be very helpful with future projects. As you can see, I tend to push things to the limit LOL. Take care, and thanks again. Keith
  3. I think I understand what you're saying here Matt. Basically I can start a new universe by restarting at the next thousand. My next question is what if I want to go more than 10 universes? What comes after 9000? This custom tree contains 26 universes. Would I have to make 3 separate props?? Thanks again for your time!!! Keith
  4. I maintained the original shape and mapping (see attachment). Just broke it down into levels, each level being a prop with one universe. I then grouped the levels back together into the original tree shape using the vertical stack. The final result was 26 separate universes. The actual tree has 38 levels but the uppermost props have 2 or more levels in the prop to create a more full universe. It does work well, but would have been much, much easier if there were a way to alter the universe layout of the full tree manually in the prop definition. Thanks for your time Matt!!! Keith
  5. Well, I guess I will close this thread since no one has offered a solution to my problem. I went ahead and broke the tree down into separate props for each universe and then grouped them together. Works great, but it took me several days to do it. Hopefully LOR will add a manual input option for the universes in the prop definition soon. Keith
  6. The tree will be controlled with an F16-V2R with expansion board. The attached spreadsheet should give you an idea of the universe layout.
  7. I have created a custom prop in PE that is a mega tree with 2858 pixels. This is a twig tree so it is not your standard mega tree layout. Each pixel is properly placed to match the actual tree (See Attachment). I want to be able to manually set up the universes to match my controller setup but find that the prop definition feature keeps setting everything automatically. This will not work for my setup because the universes will have a varying number of pixels. There are 38 levels of twigs on this tree and most of the layout will have one level being one universe. I know I can make 38 different props and group them to accomplish what I want, but that seems like a drastic method. I have added a screen shot and as you can see, it only sets 3 lines, so I can't add individual universes and set the correct start channel for my layout. I have no idea how to add more input lines, or if it can even be done. I can't change the max channel because the max channel will vary for each universe. Hopefully I've explained my problem well enough to be understood. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Keith
  8. The center is simply a circle cut from a piece of 3/4" plywood. I drilled the proper holes in the circle to accommodate the innermost pixels and then attached the spinner to the circle. The circle is necessary for the spinner to provide support since it is too flexible by itself. Hope this helps. Keith
  9. I posted this on Facebook but I thought I would post it here as well so others may get some use out of it. It is my first 'How To' video discussing how I made a lot of my props for my 2015 show using steel wire frames. It's a great process for making inexpensive and durable props.
  10. Thank you very much. I see from your post that you are from North Carolina. If I may ask, what city are you in. I'm just south of Asheville myself. Merry Christmas, Keith
  11. The props that you call panels are actually a two part fence matrix. Each part is 32 foot long and uses 1500 2811 RGBs mounted in Boscoyo pixel mounting strips. It was kind of an original design I came up with this year. Glad you enjoyed the video, and thanks for the compliment. Keith
  12. Guess I should have been more specific when I said "ALL" of the effects are done with PE. I meant all the RGB effects. The arches are actually incans and they are sequenced with the LOR sequence editor. That effect was a simple chase. Thanks for the nice compliment though. Glad you enjoyed it. Keith
  13. Showed this video to a light show veteran friend of mine and he thought I used XLights to sequence it. All the effects are from PE. Just takes a lot of tweeking to create some cool effects. https://youtu.be/avcH_RTRtCI
  14. This is a link to the mounting strips I used. They work great for me. http://boscoyostudio.com/products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_6&products_id=2
  15. Yes, I used 12mm bullet nodes on the fence. They are all mounted in Boscoyo mounting strips. The fence post are made of 1.5" PVC pipe. I simply used long deck screws and screwed them into the PVC. The Boscoyo strips are zip tied to the screws. The pixel spacing is 3" horizontal and 3.5" vertical. As for the vendor I purchased the pixels from, I really couldn't tell you. I simply scoured EBay for the best price and used that vendor. Made several purchases from several different vendors. Always check their ratings closely. That will give you a good idea of the quality of pixels they are selling. Out of 6750 pixels, I think I've only had to replace 4, so I consider myself very lucky. The only thing I plan to do different on the fence matrix next year is switch to LED's on the fence posts. The rest is working great. You will have to use guy wire on the two outer posts to prevent sagging. The tension pulls everything inward. Hope this helps. Many thanks for the kind compliment, and I wish you luck if you decide to do your own fence. Happy Sequencing, Keith
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