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  1. Can a sequence in LOR3 safely call a super star lights file (filename.sup) as a sub-sequence ?
  2. Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch between "Paste by cell" and "Paste by time"
  3. well... I feel really stupid. I was comparing the original setup track to the working track and didn't even notice. There was never any problem to begin with. apparently brain fade is already setting in
  4. you are right, Tim. I was thinking of the old twinkling fades. Guess my mind is fading too
  5. I understand what you are saying and I've seen that happen. If you have a group of channels in track 1 and you copy that group to a second track, you have to degroup the channels beofre rearranging them what has happened here is that I have track 1 with no groups, then I created a duplicate track for the working track as track 2. Track 2 has channels groups. All was going well while I was using LOR 3.4.x. I finished a sequence, upgraded to LOR 3.8.0 and went to create a new sequence and when I imported the LCC file, it rearranged all of the channels in track one into what looks like a half-hearted attempt to put them in order by controller. In this new sequence though, track 2 has been unaffected. If I reopen the completed sequence with the updated LOR 3.8.0 the channels in THAT sequence also get moved all around as well.
  6. I just upgraded to the new 3.8 and when I open a sequence, all of the channels are being rearranged in the main track into a manner that really makes no sense. Has anyone else experienced this? is there a fix for it? They aren't in order by controller, channels, or anything else The odd thing is that the second "working" track with groups created has NOT been affected by this
  7. the old fashion way of making twinkles was to divide up your timing line into sections about 0.02 seconds apart, then create a random effect manually with quick bursts of on and off. You can do the same to your new Non-LOR RGB lights to create twinkling white lights
  8. I feel pretty silly about this now. it turns out that you can't "degroup" the channels while they are expanded which is what I was attempting
  9. I'm working on a sequence and have elements done up in groups for simplicity (great feature) but when I duplicate the track and then try to degroup the channels in the new track, this option isn't even available in the new track. Has anyone else experienced this? I also noticed that when you create the duplicate groups in a new track and try to move channels around in the new track, the original track reflects the same move changes
  10. thanks a million. popping to the top is a good thing, but so is being able to control the SE from the visualizer
  11. if you mean to be able to create an effect on channel one and then have channels 1 thru 25 do the same thing there's an easy ways to do this... create the effect as you normally would, then click and drag down from channel 1 to ch25, then hit the H key which is normally used for a chase effect. If you only chose one cell it just creates a vertical feature
  12. when building a sequence, I do the entire song piece by piece using the play visible screen, but not that I'm using the visualizer, I have to click play in the editor then click over quickly to catch the whole thing. Is there a way to play a sequence from within the visualizer so I can eliminate so much back and forth? and if not, then let me add this to the wish list of items for the next iteration of S3
  13. still using S2, is this something that it keyboard shortcutable in S3 though? if not, it would a good addition
  14. Does anyone know if there is a keyboard shortcut for switching back and forth between "Paste by Cell" and "Paste by Time" ?
  15. for now, my workaround is to duplicate the track, then move the macros out of the way (to the bottom of the track)
  16. just for the record, this was only a sample set and not actually the CCR, because I can't fit all 114 channels into one screen shot however this effect occurs no matter how the channels are setup anytime there is a non-rgb channel in the middle of the set. When you add an CCR device it automatically places the 7 macro channels at the end of the 50 RGB channels
  17. ok... the only thing I did between taking these two screen shots was to hit the "H" key ...
  18. I'm working on some sequences that have a couple of CCR leaping arches in them, but have encountered an odd problem... if I set the end pixel to any certain color (other than white), then click and drage across an area and hit the 'cHase' key, it changes the color of the initial pixel and then creates a chase in this new color. The odd thing is that it will only occur in the first string. If I set green to on and run a chase across both CCRs, the first CCR will change colors and apply the new color to the chase, but the second CCR ends up with the chase being applied in the original color setting. I have LOR 2.9.4 (which is the most current) is there a work around for this and has anyone else encountered this before? Thanks
  19. can a director card accept inputs to start a sequence with a trigger or can this only be done via a mini-director? if so what parts would I need to buy? from what I can figure out I could use a 1602W w/ director, with the CTB16 input connector, and PIR motion detector
  20. I turn on the wav form, clear ALL ofthe timing marks and run the audio at 1/2 speed then go thru and plae timing marks at each spot where the mouth needs to change shapes. Then turn on normal speed and go back thru and place all the appropriate effects. it may take a bit longer, but the results are worth it, especially if the mouth has more than just open and closed positions.
  21. Brian gave a full hands on in person demonstration of the software used to sequence the CCRs last month here in the Austin area and the software is amazing. It may seem like 3 days is a long time to sequence one song, but you simply couldn't have created these sort of effects using the LOR sequence editor in 3 days or even a week. Being able to create effects as images is the real key and anyone with more than two CCRs shouldn't be without Brian's stuff.
  22. black water pipe would work great, but is very heavy and usually quite dirty, but you can go with electrical emt pipe if you reinforce it a bit. Get two pieces in the size you need for the center pole and two pieces in the next smaller size. plus a coupler for the larger pipe. Cut one of the smaller pipes in half and put it down inside one of the bigger pieces so that you can stagger the smaller pieces inside of the larger piece, this will beef up the overall strength and the center at the coupler where you need it most.
  23. I had a 30 minute sequence running 2 years ago for Halloween and it worked fine. The issue with it was that it took some time to process and save and there was a noticable lag between the short sequence that run before it and the long sequence (about 2 seconds) I noticed because I knew it shouldn't be there. Other than that, the long sequence had no problems.
  24. Brian did a full demo of this software at the LSH event a few weeks ago and it is amazing and can cut your CCR sequencing time by a ton, plus the ability to draw in images, text, and patterns via a visual sequencing tool. I'f you've got multiple CCRs you need this software !!
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