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bdwillie last won the day on May 28 2017

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  1. bdwillie

    Sequencer Pencil Pointer

    Not really, I wil get used to it eventually....
  2. bdwillie

    Sequencer Pencil Pointer

    Cussed that silly pencil again today! LOL Driving me batty!
  3. Thank you Matt! Will try that when I get home!
  4. Is there a way to change the pointer in sequencer to something different than the pencil? Would like the old standard mouse pointer. I seem to have trouble hitting the right spot with the pencil, getting old ya know....It's too small / skinny for me to see where it is pointing. Just curious!
  5. What does that do? If you check it does it change the dimming curve via software? Just a box to check to remind you the item is LED? Don't recall seeing that in S4 . EDIT! Just saw this is gone in Version 5.2.2 and replaced by a drop down dimming curve. so question has changed to what curve should I use for string LED lights? Second question about S5 Visualizer. I have a view where like things are grouped together, using the preview groups option. When the groups are displayed in visualizer by clicking the plus to expand, I have a second row that says member props, and I have to expand that also to get to the props. Why the member props row, isn't that kinda redundant, or am I not understanding it's purpose. And can you change the crosshair pattern of these two lines to something else, like a solid divider color or something. It sometimes confuses the heck out of me thinking I have items on full twinkle, when in fact it is just the divider. Pic attached Do love the upgrade other than that annoyance!
  6. bdwillie

    losing DMX connection

    Yessir! that bit me in the butt first year so it is always the first thing I check. Looks like it MAY have been a corrupt driver associated with the actidongle. cautiously optimistic, it is still working!
  7. bdwillie

    losing DMX connection

    The desktop is an old HP business machine. Power supply is on amazon for 39.00 I think I may have found it the issue with the back up machine. Corrupt driver for the actidongle. So far holding it's own today. Weird how the drivers go belly up when you least expect it. Not convinced yet it is fixed, cautiously optimistic.
  8. bdwillie

    losing DMX connection

    I have a problem. Not sure where to start. Run a sequence in editor, everything works EXCEPT the DMX stuff. Actidongle lights are flashing as they should, all controllers have dmx signal indicators going, but non lights. If I unplug the USB cable, and replug, it starts working normaly, until I shut down and restart sequencer, or a show on demand. Then I have to unplug and replug the usb cable again to get it to work again. In the control lights tab, both dmx 1 universe and LOR are checked. Did not have this problem last year. another wrench in the works is my show computer died three days ago and I am using a backup. So I don't know if it is an S5 problem, a computer problem, or an actidongle problem. I have tried, new usb cable, rebooted machine. I am looking for a power supply that will fit my old machine, it isn't a standard one. Any ideas??
  9. bdwillie

    Enhancement Request S5

    OOOOOooooooo I second!
  10. PLEASE IGNORE! I FIGURED IT OUT! Needed to add view. I don't ever remember doing that. Memory getting bad I guess. Admins delete if you want! Well silly me saw a new version of 5 had come out and I upgraded. My preview channels have gone nuts! If I open an existing sequence, everything is grouped normal by group props. Yay! If I add a new sequence, using the same preview, the channel line up goes nuts! I get my existing groups and group props, and under them I get every single element in alphabetical order. The second screen shot is just part of the list showing nut you get the idea. I got this, I said, No Problem I said So I hit the drop down (circled in screen shot) and the "RESET DISPLAYED PROPS AND GROUPS" is not there. What do I do? EDIT! uninstalled 5.2 and reinstalled 5.14 and now it is doing the exact same thing.....It has never done this before!
  11. bdwillie

    Choppy dimming

    Hello All! I have 5 snowflakes with dumb RGB nodes. I have each snowflake on an individual output group on a new DMX controller so not a lot of power being drawn on the channels. They work great with one exception, they fade "choppily" for lack of a better term. Will a terminator on the DMX data line help? A link to the controller is below. I don't seem to have this problem with the other two similar controllers on other props. any advice appreciated! https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B013KCH3OU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  12. My across the street neighbor, first thing out of his mouth every year "Need Help?" They love it! and are always willing!
  13. bdwillie

    Congratulations and Early Renewal

    just an upgrade! Thanks for checking though!
  14. bdwillie

    Congratulations and Early Renewal

    Renewed mine and upped it to pro. Now I can Pixel if I wanna! LOL! Awesome upgrade!