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TexasLights last won the day on December 23 2019

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  1. saw this in one of your other posts and a nice option. I would like a copy sent to rgnikula @msn.com. "I agree to not sell or share this sequence with anyone. This request will be used for my private, personal use on my show only. I also understand the mere fact of making changes to the borrowed sequence and pasting it in to my sequence does not make it mine to share". thanks in advance
  2. For this year, I want to add some custom props. One that I found that looked like fun was this spinner / star combination https://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=StarFlake_Spinner I was trying to work out where to start. Both the Spinner and the Stars are standard props so I could create these as 3 props, the spinner, and 2 different 6 side stars. And then I guess group them into a group. But wondering if that is the right path. The custom prop looks like another option, but it seems a shame to start from scratch since the existing ones were pretty close. Just wondering how you all went about doing it?
  3. The samples are a nice edition to show some of the flexibility. I Luckily was new to pixels with a pixel tree last year and migrated to S5 so I really used a lot of the motion effects. The thing I found the most challenging and the most fun was that the settings could make a big variation in what actually happened. if you check out the my YouTube channel in my signature, you can see some of the different ways I used them.
  4. it may just be something quirky on my system, but the about box doesn't show the license key - I only mention that because the request status page says it should be. I had it elsewhere but thought I would pass it along in case one or other needed to be updated.
  5. I sometimes get things on clearance and want to try them out. Grandson was a big puppy dog pals fan so a blowup for that went up. But hey, some people just like to celebrate...
  6. yes, the meteor drop lights, they looked really nice as an accent on the rest. Wondered what kind they were and what size.
  7. Are you using motion effects? If so, just change the preview and it will adjust automatically.
  8. The key things are (a), you need to configure them in a preview and (b) group them together into a group (in your examples the 5 bells) so that you can assign a motion effect to them. (c) Then once you have a motion effect row, select the part you want to have the effect and do Shift-A (or select from the menu). You can then try the different effects and see which you like using the preview in the motion effects editor.
  9. I guess another question, but I ended up running the 12V pixels I had at 50% because they were just too bright otherwise. So this would seem to be a way to bring down the power consumption?
  10. I played a bit with animated gif files which can be played with a motion effect in S5. There are online tools that will take a number of separate pictures and combine them. It worked Ok. 50X48 should come up with some good clarity, but 18 X 25 (450 pixels) does not give quite as much to work with,. I used Superstar and that was easy. There is a cost, but it probably will save you a lot of time in the long run (although it is based on 5 different faces not 10 per face)
  11. really nice, what kind of lights did you use on the tree in the front, they made a very interesting effect.
  12. Thanks, I have added a playlist on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT7y8ZOz3AfChrHlEDDqUYBMEzC7POFN, 25 total videos of different arrangements from this year. They are in the order I used you can skip ahead to the next one with a simple click...
  13. like anything -- it depends. if you just want a pattern, you can do that easy with S5 motion effects - if you want just random-ish lights to the music, you can do that with superstar. And everything up from there. The biggest time consumer is what do you want it to do? I spent most of my time working on effects that went with the song (at least in my head) and took from a day to a week depending on how much I wanted to put into it.
  14. I would also double check the SD card. If the director has trouble reading, that can mess it up. I find it best to make a backup of the SD card first and then format it. If you think it has issues, do the full format, not quick since that just clears the root directory. Then put the show back and try it again.
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