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Dennis Cherry

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  1. Dennis Cherry

    Leaving Controllers powered 24/7?

    Take your transmitter inside and let it cool down to room temperature and try it again. Had a EDM transmitter that did like temps about 90 degrees, but worked well for many seasons, not in late summer or early fall.
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    No LED light

    What part of Tennessee do you live? I have built many years ago and maybe could spot what is happening.
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    Prayers for Val & Family

    Same here, Val & Gray was one of my first and favorite people suppliers many years ago. Sad to hear this news.
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    Sequencing CCR's in SE with Channels 151-157

    Its apparent you did not read the manual closely. A CCR is a 50 pixel device, but LOR has the controller set for 157 channels. The first 150 are the pixels and the 7 remaining are the macro commands. They are assigned to that device and cannot be used to control another device unless you want some funky lighting. i have used CCR's since 2008 and understand how to make them work either in LOR or DMX. Read page 7 again in the CR150D manual.
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    Sequencing CCR's in SE with Channels 151-157

    You cannot do that, the Macro Channels will always be there and cannot be disable. Start the next CCR @ 160 or 161.
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    Tennessee Mini 2018

    You have to define where pixel 1 position, in Xlights it is either top (12 o`clock) or bottom (6 o`clock), The circles need to be a 9 o`clock. That why the 90 degree rotation was added. S5 will show you the pixel numbers in the prop but i cannot see that in Xlights. I am still getting use to both programs and all the changes.
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    Tennessee Mini 2018

    I want to thanks everyone for all the input. DMX I understand, been using it since 2009. One of the first to tout the benefits of DMX over other protocols. First DMX was the IDMX-1000. After writing the last post here, it started me thinking again and really started looking at the problem a different way. The S5 Superstar .lee file was fine, had 2 .lee files and they had the same information. Checked a sequence to make sure what the effects are correct. Started S5 and checked the setup for the circles. As I was the first person to make the circles (For Brian) I knew the proper configuration needed for the sequences. Checked and it was right. opened the sequence and it looked fine. I do have an issue with displaying the 4 circles horizontally correctly in S5, it goes uphill slightly as the rotate does not give me an option to make small increments. Yes, my setup was correct. Started Xlights and checked that the circle configuration was the same as S5 and it was, I used "Bottom Outer CW" and rotated it 90 Deg., imported the sequence and it was wrong. Next decided to change the circle configuration just to see if it made a difference, this time selected "Top Center Outer CW" and left the rotation at 90 Deg. This time the sequence ran correctly, looked at a couple more sequences and they where good also. In XLights I had changed my setup for the circles to Univ. 2 for Circles 1, 2 and 3, and Univ. 3 for Circle 4. Made no difference either way as it should not. So the setup is different between LOR and Xlights, can anyone confirm this also.
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    Tennessee Mini 2018

    Yes, I did all of that. First item was taking my S4 Channel configuration and delete everything except the two props I wanted to use. The Network setup was simple. One prop (Univ. 1) for dumb RGB strings. The next 4 Universes (2-5) where the 4 Circles. I know this is not the best use of Universes, just needed to make it work fast. and had my parts on order to build this quickly. Did test the old files in S4 and looked fine, but don't hold me to that, 3 years has past since my last display and the S/W has greatly changed. I think it has something to do with Superstar setup as it ties the 4 Circles with a known configuration in S4, but this has me confused how this works.
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    Tennessee Mini 2018

    Was in a hurry last year to get something up and running. With 2 weeks before Christmas it was finished. The display only was 4 CCR Circles. Not really taking time to look at the sequencing, some of the effects looked odd, to cold to really stay out and watch. After taking down the small display I started looking at the sequences in Superstar, S4 & 5 and Xlights. Superstar looked fine and studied the sequences to find which effects I could rely on knowing what they looked like. Went to S4 & S5 and they where wrong, same with Xlights. Discovered that by reversing the DMX universe numbers fixed the problem. What I do not understand is why and how to fix it. Many of these sequences are from Superstar this year and some from 2009 I already had. The 2009's worked properly with the known Universe Numbers in 2009 but not his time. I set it up as Universes 2-5 with left Circle 1 as Univ. 2, etc, as it should be, but it really came out to be for Circle#1 as Univ. 5. The relationship between the programs is confusing, I did try importing the SS files into both programs and made no difference. BTW: I did check the channel assignment in S4/5 first to make sure it was 2-5 and not 5-2.
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    Tennessee Mini 2018

    I am back in the game again. If time permits will be there also. Having an issue with LOR imports into Xlights.
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    DMX & Unit IDs

    Jim you are correct.
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    DMX & Unit IDs

    Unit #3 starts at 64-72. You leave 56-63 open or can be used on an 8 channel controller or device.
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    Circle Sequences on Arches

    Nice Brian, very creative.
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    Tennessee Fall Mini

    Yes, still planning to come for a while. The CCR Circles are sold to Ron and he will be picking them up after the meeting at my house. I cannot bring everything because I only have a car, If you want to come by and see what is remaining that is fine. I will be glad to finally put a face with your name. Dennis
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    Tennessee Fall Mini

    Sent you an email.
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    Tennessee Fall Mini

    I too might be there. I have a few items to sell if any one is interested. 10 Coro Stars with two power supplies. has DMX units installed. $100.00. The original CCR Super Star Rings. This is made from square steel stock (4 rings about 5 foot diameter) and comes with the 2 ea four foot solid steel stakes per ring. $100.00. Singing Christmas Tree All LED, not RGB just multiple channels up to 3-16 channels Size is 4' x 8' in frame. $100.00 If no one is interested I will not come. The CCR Rings and singing tree can only be seen at my house.
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    Tennessee Spring Mini

    You should also have a new display from Franklin, TN coming also. Dennis
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    LED light failure

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    Intensity not working in DMX mode...

    Try going to around 25% intensity. LED's do not fade linear. Most fading in between 5 & 25 persent.
  20. Nice Brian. Wish I still was doing lights.
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    printing the Channel config

    If you have channels assigned in Track 1 and also in separate Tracks you can just print the channels in the separate tracks and not Track 1.
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    DMX no LOR adapter

    If you do not need or want to use the LOR USB adapter or output, just remove it from your NETWORK Preferences in the LOR Folder. Just keep the Entec Open in the DMX folder. Does not matter if you have any old channels still assigned to the LOR folder, they will be ignored. You can reassign them as a DMX channel if you want.
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    Led lights not working

    You may have damaged the LED's on that section of lights if you tried the trigger function. The LED Keeper is made to only help test and repair LED light strings. Go to www.ledkeeper.com and watch the video
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    Mapping LOR channels over to DMX

    Posted answer on another forum to your question.
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    Midi wizard not enabled

    Start a new "Music Sequence" and use a Midi audio file, it will not be gray anymore.