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  1. You're doing it right, but I think you are experiencing what I found at the very beginning. When trying to select just a single time cell, the color fade tool doesn't take effect. Instead, click on the cell and drag to the right to select more than one cell. Still holding the button, drag back so only a single cell is selected and let go. Seems the colorfade tool wants to do more than one time cell.. Hope I understood what you were experiencing and that helps. dave
  2. image attachement of WMI properties
  3. Mike (and bob_moody) thanks for the responses. I"m more than comfortable doing any level of troubleshooting/debug you can throw at me. Here's a dump of information that you requested. Bottom line, not issues found with WMI repository. I also included the output of the LOR Diagnostic tool. dave System Information: Dell XPS One 2710 Windows 7 SP 1 64 bit 16 GB Ram Intel i7-3770s Display adapter type Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Display adapter driver version Primary monitor resolution 2560x1440 DirectX version DirectX 10 Wired Ethernet Adapter - Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) - Driver version 11/14/2011 (most recent) Wireless Ethernet Adapter (currently disabled) - Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 - Driver version WMI Control Properties No errors, can't copy paste, so here's the basic info. Will attach a screenshot of the dialog box OS Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1.0 WMI Version: 7601.17514 WMI Location: C:\Windows\system32\wbem WMI Troubleshooting ran winmgmt /verifyrepository as bob_moody suggested. resulted wiht WME Repository is consistent LOR Diagnostic Report Registry: Shared AppPath = C:\Program Files (x86)\Light-O-Rama\ UserDataPath = C:\LOR\ AudioPath = C:\LOR\Audio\ NonAudioPath = C:\LOR\Sequences\ PostInstall = True PostInstallVer = 18 Reset = False Network\NetworkDasher = Not Set Network\NetworkX10 = Not Set Network\LorOldMCP = Not Set Network\ListNetworks = Not Set Network\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxA\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxA\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxA\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxB\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxB\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxB\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxC\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxC\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxC\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxD\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxD\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxD\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxE\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxE\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxE\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxF\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxF\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxF\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxG\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxG\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxG\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxH\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxH\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxH\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxI\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxI\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxI\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxJ\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxJ\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxJ\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxK\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxK\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxK\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxL\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxL\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxL\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxM\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxM\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxM\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxN\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxN\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxN\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Network\AuxO\NetworkLightORama = Not Set Network\AuxO\LorSpeed = Not Set Network\AuxO\OldMCP-NewRegVal = Not Set Activation\Activated = Not Set Registry: Tray ShowSplash = Not Set State = Not Set Registry: Editor NewAnimation\PromptForDefaults = True NewMusical\PromptForDefaults = Not Set RecentFiles\File1 = Not Set RecentFiles\File2 = Not Set RecentFiles\File3 = Not Set RecentFiles\File4 = Not Set RecentFiles\File5 = Not Set RecentFiles\File6 = Not Set RecentFiles\File7 = Not Set RecentFiles\File8 = Not Set RecentFiles\File9 = Not Set RecentFiles\File10 = Not Set Toolbars\ShowStandard = True Toolbars\ShowTools = True AppPath Contents AdjMmsEng.dll amp3dj.ocx AudioConv.ocx blank.gif ChangeLog.txt DigitalIOX.ocx ExCooltipsLORMod.dll FTDIWrap.dll LCMControl.ocx LComm.ocx LORActivation.dll LORChannelIO.ocx LORCommListener.exe LORCommonUtils.dll LORDiagnostic.exe LORHardware.exe LORHelp.chm LORMonitor.exe LORNetworkConfig.exe LORPost.exe LORSchedule.exe LORSequence.dll LORSequenceEditor.exe LORShellCmdMgr.dll LORShow.exe LORSimpleShowBuilder.exe LORTray.exe LORVerifier.exe LORVisualizer.exe LORWinShell.dll LORXywrap.dll LOR_DeviceFile.txt LVizComm.dll OfflineRegistration.exe OfflineRegistrationBackend.dll ServoDogUtility.exe SSEdit.exe vbCOMHelp.dll xerces-c_2_6.dll Links in Start Menu
  4. I'd like to bring this back to the top of the pile as it is still an issue. I'm on version 3.8.0 and have not yet upgraded because my licenses don't cover the next upgrade. I will buy the upgrade, but haven't done so yet. I'm still having the exact same problem. I've run all windows updates, I've updated all drivers. Only way i get this far is by having it run in XP SP3 compatibility mode. Otherwise it just says no adapters available. Problem: any time you launch the visualizer it will say the assigned adapter is no longer available, go to options to select a new one. When doing so the Options window does not always allow you to make changes and each time you go to the options dialog it removes 1 character from the Simulation port number. i.e. 30303 becomes 3030 and then 303 and so on. It may work after you correct it in the options dialog. But once you close and re-launch you get the same error. still working it.. hoping not to have to wipe machine. - WIndows 7 home premium 64bit - S3 v 3.8.0 - Dell XPS One 27
  5. this was done using minleon triklits.. http://www.3waylabs.com/projects/mc/ no reason you couldn't use other products though. but, as mentioned, the pixel count would get large.. fast.
  6. another I've run into is a missing ground pin on the controller power cord, or one of the extension cords leading to it. or a loose ground wire in the controller. also always check my cat5 cables, but can't remember flicker being caused by bad cat5 or a loose RJ45 jack. (plenty of other odd problems though..)
  7. Another thought. The polarity of the vampire plugs had to be reversed.
  8. looks like you have a snubber on there. I'm going to guess that you changed how the strings were plugged in. Instead of plugging them end to end, you ran a home run for each string. Strings in parallel rather than series.
  9. I did a write-up on our flying sleigh in this post http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/19346-rocky-run-christmas-2011-video/#entry183814 the pictures have disappeared, so here it is again. and the motor assembly (as suggested above, i use two 110v relays to trigger the up and down of the opener).
  10. pdub, I don't think you need to change the configuration of the PS1 at all. If you are sending the E1.31 data on the standard multicast ip and port #'s. these should be: Universe 1 - Multicast - Port 5568 Universe 2 - Multicast - Port 5568 Universe 3 - Multicast - Port 5568 and so on. You then configure the sockets for the universe you want using the DMX command on the PS1.
  11. The E-682 is designed to use multicast only. It will work fine with multicast, I've used many of them this way.
  12. In LOR Network Preferences, try setting the Protocol to Multicast instead of specifying the ip address of the PS1. The PS1 listens to multicast messages from the LOR software. Leave the port #'s at their defaults (5569 for DMX universes, and 8837 for the DMX listener)
  13. i've experienced this with CCP's, with some regular LED light bulbs (the 110v screw in your light socket type), other name brand, and straight from China RGB products. I just have to remember to unplug the lights before my wife gets home and can't get in the garage...
  14. ok.. so the XP SP3 compatibility mode is only a partial fix. You can get it to work with some tweaking, but any time you close and re-launch it will say the assigned adapter is no longer available, go to options to select a new one. When doing so the Options window does not usually allow you to make changes and each time you go to the options dialog it removes 1 character from the Simulation port number. i.e. 30303 becomes 3030 and then 303 and so on. still working it.. hoping not to have to wipe machine. - WIndows 7 home premium 64bit - wired network connection had been stripped down to nothing but ipv4 to minimize network interference for driving lots of e131 devices using madrix - re-instated all the windows networking components, etc to make sure that wasn't the issue (did not help) - wireless connection still has all networking components enabled, but does not help. - machine is on small private network, no internet access.
  15. Just a quick note. I had the same problem tonight on an almost new machine. I solved the issue by choosing to run as administrator as above, but also setting compatibility to run as Windows XP SP3
  16. first question.. 128 channels doing fades,etc simultaneously is correct. second question.. you can daisy chain out of an LOR box IF you run them in DMX mode. Search the forums for more info on that.. i don't run it that way so I am not familiar with it. (watch pinouts are different) third question.. the Enttec Open is a USB connected DMX interface (similar to an LOR USB485 adapter) that allows you to drive DMX devices from S3. You can also use another USB485 device in DMX mode to drive DMX devices as well (watch for the 1 channel offset potentially though..) dave
  17. for me I had to go download the drivers. When I plugged in the RS485 it failed install and I had to go manually locate the drivers. Maybe they were there somewhere and I just didn't need to look. Fresh from the factory machine with Win7 64bit home premium
  18. This one just bit me with a new computer and no dongles connected. Only planned to do E1.31 from this machine. All is well now that I connected a dongle and installed the drivers.
  19. if you are using mean well power supplies, they make a bracket that goes on the side. http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_222182_-1 or one that mounts the power supply on it's side: http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_222122_-1
  20. One additional note to add to Don's suggestion. When cutting back to fewer CCR's on the network for troubleshooting, also remove the others from the sequence. Otherwise the commands are still sent out the USB adapter, even if the CCR is not connected. My guess is that you will end up splitting into 2 networks. Dave
  21. I've done custom spacing with Ray of various sizes. He generally gets it close, but for the longer lengths (8-12") he seems to short change it a bit, and it varies from pixel to pixel some. (i.e. I just checked one string that I requested 12" spacing and they range from 8" and up..) I have not seen much if any up charge. dave
  22. Here's a quick attempt to explain: - the strings command changes the number of strings that you have hooked up to each Cluster. (each cluster is a group of 4 connectors on the board) - the Sockets (s1-s6) are data connections that accept commands from the PC. each Socket is assigned to a DMX Universe so it can have up to 512 channels. - when you do not specifically tell it otherwise (using the DMX command) it will auto assign socket channels based on how many strings/pixels you have configured the cluster for. So what you were seeing is with 4 strings assigned to socket 1, it was allocating 600 channels (50 nodes x 3 ch per node x 4 strings = 200) to the first Cluster. This meant that the Cluster 1 needed all of socket 1 plus some channels from socket 2. Cluster 2 then received the remaining socket 2 channels and some of socket 3. Why that affects the test 1-3 patterns I am not 100% sure. However I know that things behave very oddly when you do not have it configured exactly. If cluster 1 had not bled over into cluster 2, I think all would have worked normally. This behavior is most likely due to timing and how the data is sent to the pixels in serial, I'm not sure how the 2811 works but some expect data in pixel order, some in reverse. hope that helps... dave
  23. Mike, I would love to give this tool a try, and understand completely that it is not supported. Please let me know if it is something you will still entertain letting out. thanks, Dave
  24. Several thoughts: - set your # of strings to 1 for each cluster 1 and 2 [ "strings 1 1" and "strings 2 1" ] - make sure you type "save 0" after making changes, i've seen odd things happen before you save the settings - i've always had sporadic results with test 4-6, with some lights it does what it's supposed to, with other's it doesn't. but test 1-3 should work all the time. Question: are the strips 50 pixels each? just make sure that is right in the config dave
  25. Tim, you can absolutely do that. I recommend a powered usb hub. see this discussion for some details about what I did last year. http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/16788-usb-extender-and-usb-hub-experience/page__hl__%2Busb+%2Bextender dave
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