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  1. Have you tried a different SD card? Matt
  2. We've improved the performance of the effect generator for the next beta release of S5 -- it will be able to support props with more pixels. Also know that we have tested the Show Player (scheduled playback) with over 700 DMX universes. So we look forward to your feedback once 5.0.18 is released (date is tbd). Thanks for testing the S5 beta! Matt
  3. Back to S5

    Double-click to edit. Works on anything - SuperStar effect, motion effect, regular channel, rgb channel, loop in animation sequence. Matt
  4. If it were me, I would define these as 3 separate props - so each has a name that is clear in the grid. Then you can group the 3 props in a preview group (arrangement=none) to keep them together. In the sequence, you can create something called an "RGB aggregate" that can be expanded like S4 RGB channels -- if you want to go that way. But then you have to remember that red is the drum head, etc. Matt
  5. Frustrated with S5

    The user interface for S5 takes some getting used to, but it can control AC channels just as easily as it can control pixels. Do you have any specific suggestions that would make it easier for you to use? Matt
  6. Preview Prop number of "bulbs"???

    If your pixel tree has 50 bullet nodes, then the prop must be defined as having 50 nodes. Here's another idea... You could create the tree using the lines-connected shape. In the attached example I've done this using 50 pixels and 7 line segments. Done this way, the single block effect works as expected - lighting the string from one end to the other. Matt
  7. CCR Question

    Jim, Did you get your CCR arches working with the new preview? If not, perhaps you could send me the sequence? To answer your other question: until we add better support for CCR macro channels in S5, you can create the macro channels manually using the predefined shape "hidden" (one prop per macro channel). Matt
  8. Having the movie effect accept more formats is on our "to do" list. Matt
  9. Back to S5

    Jim, I look forward to the feedback! Preview groups are more robust in 5.0.16 -- you can now rotate each member of the group individually. For example, if you have a CCR tree with Brian's 6-channel star, you could group the star and the ribbons before, but the star would not be in the correct orientation for existing SuperStar sequences. With the new group capabilities, this can be fixed. In 5.0.18, we hope to include some pre-built props like the S4 Visualizer came with (CCR trees, etc). Matt
  10. Frustrated with S5

    There are several more on our tutorials page in the S5 section: http://www1.lightorama.com/tutorials/ Matt
  11. Frustrated with S5

    I hope you are trying out version 5.0.16 of the beta. It contains many improvements made over the course of our beta testing. S5 should work well whether you have RGB elements or not. If you do have RGB pixel elements, then S5 is decidedly easier, because you do not have to flip back and forth between the Sequence Editor and Pixel Editor like you do in S4. S5 is still in beta testing and we are still working to make things easier to use -- based on user feedback. The more specific the feedback, the better. There is not a lot of documentation on S5 yet, but we will be creating it soon. Start by creating a "preview", which defines all of the elements in your display. The S5 preview replaces the S4 Visualizer, S4 Pixel Editor preview, and S4 Sequence Editor animation. There are some helpful hints about S5 previews in this presentation: http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/ShowTime5-ModelingYourDisplay-RevA.pdf Once you get your preview created, you can start sequencing. Some helpful hints are in this presentation: http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/ShowTime5-TraditionalLights-RevA.pdf Matt
  12. Timing Grid limitations?

    Thanks for the feedback! This will be fixed in the next beta release. Note that in S5, your selection box isn't restricted to the timing grid like it is in S4 -- so you can select and insert a 0.02 second effect without such a fine grid. Just hold down the control key while you make your selection. Matt
  13. Version compatibility question

    It sounds like you might have an extra timing mark that you don't realize. If you zoom in time-wise, perhaps you can see it? Matt
  14. Thanks for the screen shot! This will be fixed in the next beta release. Matt