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  1. S5 Prop files

    Hi I am using 3 of them and have them setup thusly.... left most panel same as yours middle panel: tree360 wedges, my truncate cones and tilt forward set to 0 start location bottom back CCW the rest same as yours this part depends how you connect the controller when you set the tree up..... right panel: enter channel on first row selected, next item not selected, separate unit # for each string selected selected, max circuit 150 Hope this helps I can't email screen shots. Works just fine
  2. I have read in the various release notes that the conversion has been redone a bit. I tried it on a sequence that I had never done before. As my Matrix was not part of my last years display, in the past I always did an append to get it into my view. When I do an append now, it shows up in the view, but the row is cross hatched out and can't be modified. Any idea what is wrong?
  3. Randy Are they defined as traditional?
  4. AR03

    Same with me Anthony. I submitted a trouble ticket. I also sent an email to matt expressing my concerns this morning. It has been just about 3 weeks that I have been unable to do anything. I am starting to get a bit concerned at this point as I am dependent on V5. It was my choice of course, but I am no less worried. Steve
  5. AR03

    Good Morning Matt While not in dire straits such as anthony is, I can no longer convert my V4 sequences, nor can I edit them as I am seeing the a similar problem. I assumed I needed to wait until the next Beta version was released and things would be fixed. Should I also open a ticket in order to get by my current issues resolved? Thanks Steve
  6. AR03

    It sounds like the same problem I am having. I try to append props and they come up hashed out too and are unusable. I have another post on here about it. Steve
  7. Default This has me stopped dead in the water. I have had to stop all testing for now. For me, as it showed up new with version 5.0.8, I assume it is a regression of some sort. My uneducated guess is that is a result of the new "pixel editor" view that gets created. In addition, I have run into the "save file issue" which I reported to Matt along with someone else. I know Matt has said the save file problem is fixed with the next release and have my fingers crossed that this will be too. I could spend time looking for a workaround but at this point don't feel like it is time well spent. For now I am out in the backyard building props with high hopes for the next release of the beta. Steve
  8. Matt Just wondering if you had a chance to look at this?. It has me stopped dead in the water at the moment. Thanks Steve
  9. Can't tell which font is being used

    Count me in too on that....perhaps just have a background of grey for the selected font. Also i’d Like the scroll wheel to work on the list, using the arrows on the top and bottom is slow ...this may be a windows issue not sure.
  10. Enhancement Request

    If I remember correctly the new view was there in earlier versions. Someone from light-rama requested the change to the way it is. The change is mentioned in earlier release notes. I personally preferred the old way you suggest cubs rule.
  11. Matt Below is a better description of what I am seeing. I am not using superstar. I am just trying to import a S4 sequence that had a couple PE props in it last year. Up until 5.0.0.8 I was able to do this. After importing, I used the append command to add the new RGB props that I am adding this year. All was well. As of the latest version, where a new view is created called "Pixel editor", I now am unable to append my matrix. It appears in the view but has a black background with cross hatching in it. It can not be programmed. I am able to append my 2 additional Pixel trees without any issue.
  12. S5 Enhancement - Conversion Issue

    Good Morning it looks like we have 2 different problems. I am not using superstar. I am just trying to import a S4 sequence that had a couple PE props in it last year. Up until 5.0.0.8 I was able to do this. After importing, I used the append command to add the new RGB props that I am adding this year. All was well. As of the latest version, where a new view is created called "Pixel editor", I now am unable to append my matrix. It appears in the view but has a black background with cross hatching in it. It can not be programmed. I am able to append my 2 additional Pixel trees without any issue. I assume Matt got my report and is checking into it. Thanks for your reply.
  13. S5 Enhancement - Conversion Issue

    James or Default I have run into a problem where I can no longer get my matrix to work since upgrading to 5.0.8. If I try an append prop the it shows up in the view but is unusable. Just curious what option you are using when you mention converting above.
  14. I see the two colors when the mode has been switched to Start/End colors. I haven't played with it much yet. Try checking your mode setting next to the palette star, maybe it got changed by mistake. Steve
  15. 2 minor issues

    Hi I have 2 minor bugs to report and a couple new more serious ones which I will describe in other posts separately. Minor issues may have been in 5.0.6 too but am seeing them in 5.0.8. 1) When starting to play a sequence, after it reaches the end of the visible window for first time the time bar above does not change. The second time it gets to the end it "syncs" ok and the current time is displayed. 2) When I bring up the effect editor the colors in the default palette aren't right. I have a white box where the red box should be. If I reload the default palette it is ok. Sometimes it will do the same thing again sometimes not.
  16. Animations

    if you like the Pixel Editor and are willing to use the beta software you can create some interesting effects to get started. While not "animations" per se I have been able to construct some very cool stuff for my matrix. I have also created animations using GIFS off the internet, but it does take some time and a lot of times requires editing with a pixel editor. My 2 cents.
  17. I was working on a musical sequence today and had just made a change to my matrix. I had changed the effect and said ok. I got a window that said " a problem occurred while calculating the intensity data. Please save your file and exit the program. Parameter is not valid." So I saved the file. Now each time I open the file I get the same error and am unable to use the file. I also see a little "warning" icon like you would see while driving that is in the far upper left part of the display. It is in the place that spins while intensity data is figured out the "preview calculation status" The bad part is that I can no longer play the sequence. Any idea what to do next. I am a bit worried as the entire sequence is no longer usable. I tried the backup file and it is unusable too. Thanks
  18. Can't open file anymore V5.0.6

    I have figured out the issue. Please see my private emails to you.
  19. Can't open file anymore V5.0.6

    I just sent you the files via a private email along with why I am guessing the backup got corrupted. Steve
  20. Animated gif hangs editor

    Thanks for the reply above. I may take you up on your offer if I need to upload anything large. Just so there is no confusion on Matts part,, the problem I have is if I uncheck the scale image box, that causes the effects editor to hang and I must force quit S5 to do anything. So for now, until Matt has a chance to take a look at it, I am just not unchecking that box. This is not a big deal for me to not be able to uncheck the box. I haven't spent a lot of time playing with scaling on the gifs and the little I did on these images was ok. I'll try some more and see what happens. Steve
  21. I was playing with adding an american flag animated gif today. It is 296KB. When I unchecked the scale image box in the picture option, the editor hung in a seemingly endless loop flashing white boxes. I had to force kill SE. I played a bit more with it, and found that if I created a short music sequence the problem sometimes would go away after flashing for a few minutes. If I use a blank animation sequence it worked fine. It appears it somehow is related to the length and type of sequence. Let me know if you would like me to send the file, as it is too large to attach here. Steve
  22. Animated gif hangs editor

    Matt and Default I tried the GIF file you attached above and saw the same behavior on my machine, that I had seen with my other file. My effects editor screen shows part of the image and constantly blinks with white boxes in it. I have to force quit to get out of it. Not sure if it is my machine but I don't see the effect you described above regarding mouse movement. So Matt all I need is to be able to recheck the scale image button or to be able to get out of the effects editor without having to kill the whole s5 editor. Default.... I don't know how you managed to get the file attached as part of your post. If I try it, it says file too big. In any case, it appears we got the gifs from the same site as the names are identical usa-american-flag-waving-animated-gif-XX.gif. I am just using number 24 and you are using 34. Just replace the xx with 24 and you can try the file I use. Steve
  23. Animated gif hangs editor

    I just sent it to Matt. If you email me I can send it to you. It is too large to attach here. Steve
  24. Animated gif hangs editor

    For what it is worth. I tried what "default" suggested above. Start the S5 editor and do not load any sequence. I was not able to reproduce the hang after trying 3 different RGB props of increasing size. I then created an animation sequence 1 minute long and repeated the test. Everything a OK. I then added 37 seconds of music to my existing one minute animation sequence and converted it to a musical sequence. The problem remerged....S5 flashed various colored boxes in the effects editor left window and became unresponsive. I had to force kill it.
  25. Just wondering why these are gone in V5? Are they coming back in the future? I have a 30 minute sequence that I run in "off" nights and liked to be able to run through it quickly. Thanks Steve
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