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    http://www.coloradoxmas.com

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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Retired

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  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Been using LOR since 2002
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    3.11.2
  • License Level
    Advanced

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  1. Thanks Mike, I will mess around with it for another day and If I am unable to get it going I will open a ticket. Just want to make sure its not a Hardware or User Error prior to opening up a ticket. Thanks Kevin
  2. With version 3.x I had used an X10 (cm11a) to control my indoor lights and to turn on the FM Transmitter and Projector with out any issues. I have now upgraded to LOR 4.2.6 Pro version and the x10 does not seem to be working. I have tried both the serial port on the computer and have tried using a USB to Serial adapter. I have been setting the comm port in both the Network Cofig program and the LOR hardware config. Although when I change things in the Network Config the port I select there is now unavailable in the hardware config. If I try to enter it manually it gives error "Subscript out of range". I have tried several differant USB port Numbers and nothing seems to help. Is there a special x-10 driver that should be loaded with the Version 4.2.6? Will LOR 4.2.6 support the CM-1132u? Do I set the x10 up in both the Hardware Utility or just the network utility? Thanks kevin
  3. The new Phantom 3 is a good quad and you can get it with a 4k camera or the standard 1080HD cam. You might also want to check out the new 3DR Solo that will be available later this month. You use your GoPro for the cam, since the solo does not have a camera built in. But the advantage of the Solo is it has compleate camera control from the ground and also has advanced camera shots so you can pre-program you shots and angles. For a new quadcopter pilot the Solo will give you more control over your pictures without having to worry about flying the quadcopter and controlling the camera to get the great video.
  4. This year I seem to be having issues with the Scheduler. To begin with the Comm Listener will die during a show with the error connection closed while reading msg header. I am only using the e.131 port, no dongles the LOR boards are running in DMX mode, and I am mostly pixels running on Falcon or Lynx controllers. I have the network set up with all univ that I'm using set to multicast and all on port 5568 with the DMX Listener port set at 8837. When comm listener starts it loads the DMX universes with the correct multicast port and than acceps the connection on Scoket 1320. When it crashes during the show is when I see the reading msg header error. It doen't happen at the same time and once it happened after the show was over and waiting for the next nights show. Another strange thing I see this year that I have never seen before is: In the show editor I have the Sequences are to be loaded before any are played. The status shows that it is loading the compressed sequences prior to the show beginging. But during the show see alot of events showing "decaching musical:" and it appears that prior to each song I see the loading compressed sequence. I appears that as the show goes on it eventually loads the compressed sequence, starts the musical ends musical, decaches musical and than does the same again for the next sequence. I don't remember it being like this last year. And I have never see the "decaching" status before. The PC is a new PC with 32G of memory. I have applied the 8gb patch to all the LOR apps. Can someone tell me what and why the "Decaching" event means? Has anyone else been having issues with the comm listener this year?
  5. Thanks Bob, I have seen so many files out there lately using a config with channels marked up as notes or instruments, I thought someone may have figured out something new. I did watch your SpEx video and plan to look into that more for next year, since this years time is pretty well gone now. Your Popcorn example was impressive. I was trying to just get the piano notes out of the Let It Go song. Mostly just the piano solos and not so much the entire song. This year I found the MIDI version of the song and used that to create MIDI timming marks for the piano and was able to get a somewhat good extraction for the keys beat anyway. After the season when it slows down I will pick your brain some though on a few ideas that I have, to see what your thoughts are on if it can be done or not. Thanks Kevin
  6. I have seen a few sequences out there that have the channels marked up as notes or as differant instruments. How is this done? Some I have seen the actual note i.e. C#, F, etc while on others I see where there may be 10 bass channels, 10 Piano channels, etc. What program is being using to create these files? And how are the channel effects being populated? One of the most recent ones I saw was BobO popcorn demo with SpEx2.2. I see how he used SpEx to find the keyboard notes, but still don't understand how the clipboard from SpEx transfer to the LOR file with the notes channel created and populated Is there a config file that matches up with SpEx keyboard notes. Thanks
  7. James, Would you please send me a copy of Let It Go as well. Thanks kevin@coloradoxmas.com
  8. It's hard to bend the Trampoline base and keep it tight fitting, since the very end of each bar needs to be bent to ensure the proper angle at the connections, and most bases are not a continues circle but a series of bends.. I would suggest keeping the 15 ft base and go with a taller tree, or check craigslist for someone giving away a 12 ft trapoline. When I found mine on craigslist there were 3 others giving them away as well. Save the 15' and make two 7ft arches.
  9. Great software. Used version 1.0.0.0 to create a bunch of my props for this past year. when using the E1.31 pixels I was able to create my props as a single prop. Even though only the first 64 fixtures show up in the list, it does display more of them and controls them fine. You just cant edit them in Visualizer if they have more then 64 fixtures. Enhancement Request: 1) Ability to use more than 24 strings 2) Ability to use more than 50 pixels per strand 3) Add the Strings and Strands to the Matrix models, and maybe add the location of the controller so you can create a Matrix that uses say 4 strings, each string creating 4 rows or strands, and the #1 pixel could be either the top left, or bottom left
  10. I created a sequence but after I see it in real life I want to increase the Intensity settings, The colors are too dim to see clearly. Problem is that most of the colors are RGB with custom intensity levels: i.e. Red: 5% Green: 4% and Blue:10%. If I chose set foreground intensity it changes all 3 colors to the new intensity settings. If I copy the color and create a brighter color, there is no way to say replace color X with Color Y within LOR S3 and I have not figured out how to do that in XML for just a portion of the song. Any help or suggestions, other than recreate every color and manually redo the entire sequence? Feature Request: Be able to change color from X to Y, throughout the entire sequence. Thanks. Kevin
  11. I agree, BobO's vegamatic tool makes it a snap to create and modify channels. I still havn't got the hang of the Matrix program yet, but I'm watching the videos and learning. Bob's a great guy and will assist you with what you want to do. I owe a Big Thank You to Bob this year... Kvein
  12. Earle, Could you please add me to the email list as well. Thanks, if there is anything you need please ask. Thanks again, Kevin kevin@coloradoxmas.com
  13. I also tried to set it up with a single string of 160 with 4 folds but it wont accept anything lower than 2 stings, and nothing higher than 14 folds
  14. I must be doing something wront in Vegomatic. I setup with 8 strings with 80 RGBs and 4 folds (because I cant do 4 strings of 160 with 4 folds) But it still gives me a 40C X16 rows which is what I need. Top Left with DMX and set Univ at 25 with continous. I click on Save. I then go to Export and and click on export LCC config file. When I import ch config into SE it creates the strings for me, but the Channel numbers are still in the order of the channel numbers not the display position (LED order). I need every other string of channels to show the channel numbers in reverse. What am I doing wrong.
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