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  1. Valid, though you can run animation and musical sequences concurrently during a desktop show, in addition to background sequences. In essence you could have 3 sequences playing at once.
  2. With the G4-MP3 (or G3 for that matter) is it possible to run multiple shows concurrently? I'm hypothesizing for a particular setup where I'd want: Show 01 - musical show, controlling elements in group A (timed an/or running continuously) Show 02 - animation show, controlling elements in group B Show 03 - triggered animation, controlling element in group C Show 04 - triggered animation, controlling element in group D Show 05 - triggered animation, controlling element in group E The idea would be that each show controls it's own elements (Show 01 doesn't contr
  3. This seems like a poor workaround for a feature used very often, but perhaps we're using it differently than it was designed. @MattBrown is there a better way to modify an existing motion effect with a fade, as shown below? As @DocBrown86 mentioned, you can't apply a simple fade to an existing motion effect like you could in both S4 and in previous version of S5. It makes it a new effect. Edit: It appears that if you select "Motion" as the type above, you can work as normal. The cursur will change to a pencil (as you're using motion effects) but that signifies you're maki
  4. @scodavis, I did a custom matrix much like you did. I've shared a screenshot below. Here's a few things I noticed you might change: You are making 1 prop. It should show up as a 1 or 2 line prop in your sequencing timeline; you're showing multiple lines with an error message. I'd suggest you scrap that and start over from scratch; something is clearly wrong there. Please, please, please do not type in 1,494 numbers, you should be using a spreadsheet for this. For a custom matrix, you should do all your "organizing" in excel or Google Sheets, and you can copy over your matrix numb
  5. LSUFiregal, Your situation is not uncommon; a lot of people will want to upgrade their shows as you're doing. The best workflow to get to S5 from S3/S4 is to FIRST create your preview. Your preview is where all your controller connections, colors, naming, etc. is all setup. When you import an old sequence, LOR is going to attempt to "create" a preview from your information, and often it's a lot more work to rearrange it than to start fresh. First, create your 2018 preview in S5 with your layout as you have it now. Then, import a sequence as you've done. Instead of having LOR mak
  6. This is a great example of how to use nested groups in Light-O-Rama to achieve effects not originally possible in a traditional layout, or even the custom layout. By breaking down an element into further subgroups, you can have additional flexibility in programming -- as Alan's exhibiting.
  7. Joe, TL;DR: Your observation is somewhat correct. On my matrix-less displays of thousands of pixels, I find myself reverting to the following effects when I'm animating it across a single "line" of pixels: Colorwash Bars / Blended Bars Butterfly Single block (MOST of my programming - TY Matt for intruducing this) Occassionally Garland You can also use twinkle, scanner, snowflakes, and meteors on a single line. I'm counting 10 . Scroll down to the end of my post to watch my videos which primarily only use these effects. Let me know if you want to do the
  8. What types of network are you running? What's the speed? Is it enhanced (because it should be!). Do you have the control panel running?
  9. Alan, You don't have your waveform turned on; it shows on there. See at 00:42.50 in the image below. Apparently I can't take a screenshot of my cursor. Trust me
  10. I did live in Muncie, Indiana for a few years. I know plenty of people there, though I don't currently live in the area.
  11. What Orville said is a great place to start. The other thing I generally do is run a shutdown sequence to close out my show. I have several types of lights, and sometimes my DMX flood lights will stay on when they don't receive a final "off" command. This shutdown sequence turns everything on (even to a small intensity) and then turns it off. It ensures a second time that all lights have received a final off command for the show.
  12. I don't believe it's possible to open a .lid file. If you have the .lms file and the .lpe file, you can open it; however, you cannot with just the .lid (light intensity data) file. The reason for this is that the "raw effect data" is saved in the .lms / .lpe file. When you save it as a .lid, it "bakes" the effects into the code that's uneditable, but in a playable format.
  13. Sounds like a decent deal. The sister site run by the same individual is www.holiday-light-express.com. This website is known to many in the decorating community for wide varieties of lighting supplies at good prices.
  14. This is a very common nuance learned by a lot of new RGB users. Here's what I've done, and it's been very successful for my setup: I found a "rainbow" color chart on the interwebs, one that displays the range of color I like using in my display (albeit probably heavy on the reds and blues). Then, I set up my pixels (CCB, CCP, whatever you have) next to my printout. I then opened up the Hardware Utility and started messing with the sliders in order to produce a color that "looked" like the color on this sheet. I wrote those down (AND created presets in my pixel editor - see below) so
  15. Negative. Most RGB products, notably those programmed in the Pixel Editor and SuperStar (and S5) use enhanced programming. Enhanced programming is not supported over wireless. Your options are to use only non-enhanced programming (dumb RGB fixtures) and standard LOR controllers, or create a wired link between those portions of your setup. Peruse through the Network Speeds page on the main website. You'll notice that the Easy Light Linkers are only capable of 19.2K-57.6K-115K network speeds, and do not support ELOR. Your other pixel controllers, while they can use a "slow" network sp
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