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  1. Mike, Glad it got sorted out. 😊 It is good you did a backup. In case you didn't know once you import a S4 sequence into S5 and save it in S5, it will not work again in S4. If for some reason you decide not to continue with S5, you will always have good working copies of your sequence for S4. Having said that, once you strat working with S5 and learn the changes, I think you will like it, S5 offers more features and is easy to use once you get a handle on it. As I said before the key to success with S5 is good Preivews. Many of here have found it was easier to recreate props in Prop design, then export the props. This way you can create many different Previews and import the props used for a paticular show (Halloween, Christmas, Summer months shows) These Previews can include all the props with a different layout, or a mix of props geared toward that paticular show. This can now be done within a S5 Sequence. In my case, I create a "Master Preview" with all my props in thier desired locations. Once a Sequence is created/opened using that "Master Preview" I created Views (not to be confused with a Preview) within that sequence. Once I get it setup with all the views I want to see, I export those views. Exporting the views allows me to import then into another sequence without having to recreate them each time. In the example below I created 4 additional views that I use the most. For most of my sequencing I find it easier to see everything at once, however in the case of singing faces, it is handy to see only the face(s) I am sequencing for. This might be handy for you, to see the different sections " inside the house, right side of the yard outside, front of house outside, etc", but all are still part of the Master Preivew. The gif belows shows this a little clearer. There are many post here to help you get started, post any questions you have. Alan... Different views within a sequence, imported from saved views. Short gif, showing the how the views can be handy. edit for spelring 😬
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    Either version can be dowloaded from here Alan...
  3. Wow, this is the first I have heard of this issue. The pictures are helpful in that they do indicate a graphics problem. You said you have opened a ticket with the help disk. You could also try a pm (private message) to MattBrown here on the forums. Be sure to reference this post, he may want to see your screen captures. He is the person that has done most of the coding for S5. He is probably your best bet for getting this resolved. There is a program called Light-O-Rama Registry Wiper tool. Here is the link to the Help page for it. Light-O-Rama Registry Wiper tool Help Page Also, here is a link to a earlier Forum post that has a download link for Light-O-Rama Registry Wiper tool. Just a long shot but does changing any of these settings help? Hopefully, Matt will respond soon and help you out. When it gets resolved, please let us know. It will be helpful for others who may experience this issue. *edit* Matt will most likely want you to send him a copy of the LORSequencer-trace.txt file, it is located in your C:\Users\ Your PC name \Documents directory Alan...
  4. Mike, I have a couple of question, see the picture below. Can you create an Animation Sequence? (no Music needed) Just creating the sequence will put all the info we need to see (if it is a Preview Issue) You can either post it here, or PM me for my email address. Just because you converted a S4 Sequence into S5, it doesn't always understand your props and will Archive them, to alert you, they need to be fixed and thus will create a Preview that can be confusing. Without going into a long explanation, S5 is different from S4. S5 needs to have a proper Preview in order for you to work with it. it may sound hard, but it is really not. By looking at a copy of an Animation you create it will tell us what controllers, channels, unit Id, networks you have set up. There is a lot of information available, but having the Anitmation Sequence (your current Preview is included with the sequence) it will help point you in the right directions with regards to tutorials,videos, documentation. Alan...
  5. As far as I know, you can only save 1 effect (can be a combo of effects) to the Motion Effects at a time. Not the 4 lines like you want. However there is nothing from stopping you from saving mutliple effects (ie effect 1, effect 2, effect 3, etc) and have them available to use so you dont have to recreate them each time. In the Gif below I created a Sub Directory in the Motion Effects called Mega Tree, you could create effect 1, save it as shown, then create effect 2 save it, etc... until you have the 4 effects you want. When you want to place them in the sequence, open that directory and chose those effects one at a time, then place them in your sequence. At least you wouldn't have to recreate them each time. I do this, except I save my multiple effects in a directory that is named after the song. Either way would work. Hope this helps. Alan...
  6. Sorry, but no I don't sell the Corex already drilled. It would be almost 2 full sheets (4x8), bending them would be more trouble than it's worth. The cost for shipping would be pretty pricey I suspect. Jeff F took me up on my offer for the design file, so he could have someone near him print a pattern. I have not heard back from Jeff F as to whether he got a printed copy done yet. Also above I called the file format an .eps, this would be the file for the router to cut the holes and size of the corex more local to you. Sign Shops are a great place to start, as most use table routers. I also created an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file for printing the pattern out so you could drill your own holes. These files can be printed at a Print shop that has an oversize printer. If interested in the files, PM me and I'll send your way. Hope this helps. Alan...
  7. Sorry for the late reply. Missed this message. Each vertical strip has 25 holes. The first strings starts in the lower left, goes up to pixel 25, then the other 25 pixels on the string go down the next (2nd) vertical strip. This same pattern continues all the way across. I used the square LOR pixels. I wanted the extra shoulder to snap in againest the strip. Link to the Pixels used here. I use both SS and S5 Editor for sequencing this prop. This sequences just like a matrix, (25 x 32). The radius both left and right, and top and bottom, help with the illusion that the lights are traveling around a corner. Hope this helps. Alan...
  8. Yes, now I see that. lol 😊 Pedro, still yes to your question. If you can't get .avi to work re-render it as a .wmv Alan...
  9. Does it help you to expand the sequencing grid bigger so you can see it better? As shown above. Alan...
  10. Pedro, That's a pretty long video, not sure why you would want to do that. Yes you should be able to, as long as the video is rendered in a way that is compatible with S5. I think it is AVI uncompressed or the wmv format. 2 1/2 hours for a sequence is a long time, but if you can do it, go for it. Alan...
  11. Jack, Here is a step by step video I started to make alwhile ago. I had made a huge mistake in it and put it aside. I found it again, and made the corrections. This should further explain how I made this diamond prop. It gives some insight into building props within S5. Note near the begining, you must use a "Enhanced Network" for this prop. It shows the setting you need to set. Hope this helps. Alan...
  12. Jack, With the exception of a terminolgy word change - Yes, that is what I did. Rather than use the word "channel" (to avoid confusion for actual rgb channels) I would use the word "sections". Would be more accurate to say I named the sections the way I did, to ease the confusion in keeping track of the 64 sections. I did a lot of copying and in doing that it renames the prop. The key to understanding the 64 sections is in the naming. (diam 01 01) is diamond side 1 diamond 1 (diam 02 01) is diamond side 2 diamond 1 (diam 03 01) is diamond side 3 diamond 1 (diam 04 01) is diamond side 4 diamond 1 (diam 02 01) is diamond side 1 diamond 2 (diam 02 02) is diamond side 2 diamond 2 etc. Here is the .lpeprop file for this diamond prop. Feel free to download and play around with it, both in Preview Design and applying effects to it in Sequencer. Diamond Prop.lpeprop (Right Click - Save As) Here is also a short gif from the Preview design that shows how each diamond is constructed in relationship to the other diamonds. Hope this helps. Alan...
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    Jred, Welcome to the forums. There is a lot of infromation here. I did a quick search and came up with a thread that is good reading to help you understand how a projector works with LOR. Have a read, and ask questions if needed. Alan...
  14. Jerry, Not sure what version you are asking about but if you go here http://www.lightorama.com/help/ and click the What's new link, you can go through all of the release notes for every version of the LOR Software Suites. Those should tell you what version the new auto sequence feature in SS was added. Hope that helps. Alan...
  15. Noooooo !!!... don't take my pencil away... lol 😱 It actually serves a very useful purpose. It changes from Arrow (Select Mode) to Pencil (Edit Mode) and designates you what mode you are in. If you are having hard time seeing the tip, try chainging your grid size. Honestly the tip of the arrow and the tip of the pencil are both hard to see if your grid is too small. Easy fix, change the grid size. Alan...
  16. Here's a short video I did after playing around with Sub Sections and props. I think this more of what people in this thread are asking about. Alan...
  17. Rick, The pictures (previously posted) show what the frame I made looks like. I added more screws with fender washer to the face, at the time of the pictures it was still being put together. The pictures show front and back of the frame. I did not drill any extra holes in the faces for wind to pass through. I do my lighting stuff in the spring/summer/fall months in the Pacific Northwest. We do have occasional storms with some wind. So far so good. This could vary in your location though. If you are concerned about wind, along with drilling holes to allow wind to pass thru, you could also put additional struts (vertical or horzontial) to reduce the open areas exposed to the wind. The center seam is where I made sure to add more screws and fender washers. This prop has been outside in wind, rain and direct sun for months at a time, and I haven't seen any issues. The only thing I would do different is to use a 12mm step up bit for drilling the holes. I used a 1/2" step up bit and if you drill though the full 1/2" the hole can be to big to securely hold the pixel. Although with coro-plast there is a tiny room for error, unlike thin aluminium. I did have to silicone in a bunch of my pixels because I drilled some of the holes to big. Drilling a test hole in a scrap piece of coro-plast with a 12mm would be a good way to make sure the pixels will "snap in" and not come out without a little force pulling them. Since I built this prop, I now access to a table router, that I can drill exact 12mm holes, and they fit very snug. As posted earilier in the thread GrenzTravis (Travis) also made this prop. In his picture he also put a lot of fastners along the middle seem. I'd suggest PM'ing him to give his thought also. I look forward to pictures of a completed prop, and even some video. I have posted what I use for a .lpeprop and some sample sequencing in the post above. Any thing else you need, just ask. Hope this helps. Alan... Framing picture, from the back side. Note the center struct down the seem of the corroplast. I have added a bunch more screws and fender washers to the face to secure the corroplast down better. GrenzTravis's build of the same prop. Note the attachments along the seem. This is a 1/2" step up bit. It is what I used. I'd suggest getting a step up bit, with the last step being 12mm. The "Stop here / Not here" on the picture is for the 1/2" step up bit, but it is really hard not to go all the way through if the bit grabs the materail and pulls it through. Again, do your self a favor and use a 12mm step up bit.
  18. Phil, I got them off Amazon. Link Here These are not so good for outdoor use. They do work, just not as bright as I wanted. I was looking at some that allowed the user to create thier own gobo's. Thought it would be neat to have the Bat Signal. 😊 Alan...
  19. Eric, Sorry it took longer to do this video than I had intended. I got interupted all day today. I was going to show you how to sequence for another prop, but I went ahead and hooked up a moving head light just so it would be easier to follow. The video should get you started. The best way to sequence for moving head lights I have found is to have them working and sequence them live. That way you can see where the beam is, it's color, etc. A picture that represents basic movements and dmx values will be handy when deciding where to move the beam to. This explained in the begining of the video. Hope this helps. Alan...
  20. Eric, I have a 9 channel dmx prop that I can show you with a gif how it works, how it's setup, how I sequence it. Let me know. Matts comments above give the glue to whats wrong. Alan...
  21. Dennis, Here's the .lpeprop and a short gif showing how this prop is setup. Hope this helps. Alan... dennis star2.lpeprop
  22. Dennis, This is what I came up with. there are 10 stars, 9 of the stars are copies of star1 and stars 2 - 10 use star1 as the master prop. This create 10 copies of the star that all show the same sequence effects as star1. Is this what you are looking for. I can post the .lpeprop if you want to look at it. Keep in mind by setting up your 10 stars this way you are limited as to how you can sequence, but you must have a reason. Sample of the stars in action. Alan...
  23. Do you have VLC (Video media player) installed? VLC has a bunch of Codec's that come with it. I ran into this on a new pc. The Codec's provided by MS Windows didn't do the job, VLC added all the Codec's I needed, at least for Video and Audio Editing. It's Free and a pretty good Media Player to boot. Read about it here. VLC Media Player Alan...
  24. Does the clipboard work in S5? ie not trying to use an xlight saved clipboard. but using a clipboard in S5? I'm trying to understand if this is a S5 issue or an issue with the xlights clipboard trying to import/copy into S5. I download the latest version of xlights and have been playing with it, much different from I have seen in the past. The video you posted for moving head lights was worth the watch. I am still playing around with it to see if it will help me. Alan...
  25. Happy new Everyone! With all this talk of the SR71, it reminded me of a story a Blackbird pilots tells. I had read the story and recently found him doing a standup talk telling the same story on Youtube. Enjoy... Alan...
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