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    Leawood, Kansas
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    Retired, US Army

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    Animated Christmas Lighting, Playing Bridge, Square Dance Calling, working in yard.
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    From a friend in 2009.
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  1. Parameter is not valid error

    Matt: Here is the requested screen shot. The link is https://1drv.ms/i/s!Aor4cHE_ElMqqiVXz-yVA4TnSl_o . BTW this forum board will never allow me to upload files. Just thought that I would mention it. Jim
  2. What effect (S) were you using and how did you set it up? Jim
  3. When I open Preview Design and then select one of the arches, the prop definition starts to display and then gives the following error;" Error while drawing shape diagram, Parameter is not valid."This appears 3 times, I click OK on each one and then the Prop Definition displays. Here is an excerpt from the log file that I think is relevant - LORSequencer.exe Information: 0 : System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid. at System.Drawing.Graphics.CheckErrorStatus(Int32 status) at System.Drawing.Graphics.DrawArc(Pen pen, Single x, Single y, Single width, Single height, Single startAngle, Single sweepAngle) at LightORama.Preview.ShapeArch.PaintShapeDiagram(Graphics g) at Ku`7<-:I)~\.554\.n%4\&1Gygm!.‌‮‎‎‏‏‍‪‪‫‫‌‮‪‌‫‏‎‮‭‏‬‍‌‪‫‬‏‌‮(Object , PaintEventArgs ) DateTime=2017-11-18T04:02:15.8042796Z LORSequencer.exe Information: 0 : System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid. at System.Drawing.Graphics.CheckErrorStatus(Int32 status) at System.Drawing.Graphics.DrawArc(Pen pen, Single x, Single y, Single width, Single height, Single startAngle, Single sweepAngle) at LightORama.Preview.ShapeArch.PaintShapeDiagram(Graphics g) at Ku`7<-:I)~\.554\.n%4\&1Gygm!.‌‮‎‎‏‏‍‪‪‫‫‌‮‪‌‫‏‎‮‭‏‬‍‌‪‫‬‏‌‮(Object , PaintEventArgs ) DateTime=2017-11-18T04:02:18.8689383Z LORSequencer.exe Information: 0 : System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid. at System.Drawing.Graphics.CheckErrorStatus(Int32 status) at System.Drawing.Graphics.DrawArc(Pen pen, Single x, Single y, Single width, Single height, Single startAngle, Single sweepAngle) at LightORama.Preview.ShapeArch.PaintShapeDiagram(Graphics g) at Ku`7<-:I)~\.554\.n%4\&1Gygm!.‌‮‎‎‏‏‍‪‪‫‫‌‮‪‌‫‏‎‮‭‏‬‍‌‪‫‬‏‌‮(Object , PaintEventArgs ) DateTime=2017-11-18T04:02:20.4531267Z Anyone have any idea what the problem with the arch might be? Jim
  4. Dimming Curve Question

    Matt: Thanks. I did have a problem with both files. I fixed them and everything works great. Jim
  5. Dimming Curve Question

    Matt: I am glad that you mentioned the trace file. Here is part of the file that deals with the problem: LORSequencer.exe Information: 0 : DimmingCurveCollection.ReadCurve: C:\Users\JMW\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Plugins\DimmingCurves\Linear_20pct.xml DateTime=2017-11-16T23:31:31.2487567Z LORSequencer.exe Error: 0 : DimmingCurveCollection.ReadCurve: System.Xml.XmlException: '<', hexadecimal value 0x3C, is an invalid attribute character. Line 19, position 3. at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String[] args) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributeValueSlow(Int32 curPos, Char quoteChar, NodeData attr) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributes() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElement() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read() at System.Xml.XmlReader.MoveToContent() at System.Xml.XmlReader.IsStartElement() at ‪‫‫‭‍‍‌‬‎‭‎‏‫‪‭‎‬‍‏‎‬‮.‏‭‎‍‪‏‪‮‏‎‭‏‮‎‍‭‮(String ) DateTime=2017-11-16T23:31:31.2517579Z LORSequencer.exe Information: 0 : DimmingCurveCollection.ReadCurve: C:\Users\JMW\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Plugins\DimmingCurves\Linear_20pct_For_Sign.xml DateTime=2017-11-16T23:31:31.2517579Z LORSequencer.exe Error: 0 : DimmingCurveCollection.ReadCurve: System.Xml.XmlException: '<', hexadecimal value 0x3C, is an invalid attribute character. Line 19, position 3. at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String[] args) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributeValueSlow(Int32 curPos, Char quoteChar, NodeData attr) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributes() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElement() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read() at System.Xml.XmlReader.MoveToContent() at System.Xml.XmlReader.IsStartElement() at ‪‫‫‭‍‍‌‬‎‭‎‏‫‪‭‎‬‍‏‎‬‮.‏‭‎‍‪‏‪‮‏‎‭‏‮‎‍‭‮(String )
  6. Dimming Curve Question

    Matt: I have tried that. I have even rebooted the computer. I still do not see my dimming curve. Is there a required file name or will it list anything in that directory? Jim
  7. I am using 5.0.14. I just built a new dimming curve. It is in the same directory as all of the others (Light-O-Rama > Plugins > Dimming Curves). When I go into preview design, select a prop and try to add the dimming curve that I just made, it is not listed. What am I doing wrong? Jim
  8. Archive Prop Question

    I have just converted a file that I used in 2012 (whatever sequencer version was in use at that time). All of the sequencing information is there from all of the channels. However, many of the channels are listed in red in the "view" or left side of the sequencing window. These channels will not play in the Design Preview window. These channels are in the same relative position now that they were in the original 2012 file. Why would they be in red? I assume that this means there is no match between the two for some reason. I also realize that they have been archived for some reason. What makes this even stranger is that some channels/controllers further on down in the file show in black and do work in the Design Preview window. I think that it might have something to do with the fact that the channels/controllers that don't work are now in a different network than they were in 2012, but that is just a guess. If, so why would that matter? I also note that none of the channels, whether or not they work in the preview window, are listed as a part of their prop groups; they are all listed as individual channels only. I have also noted that the sequencing associated with the archived channels cannot be copied. Anyone have any ideas? What would be a relatively easy way to fix this? We need an easy way to convert archived channels to active current prop channels. Also, why can't the sequencing for these channels be copied to another set of active prop channels? I finally figured out how to restore the channels to active service using "Sequence Manage Archived Props". Now at least I can copy the sequencing to an active prop. However, I have another question. How do I force one of these channels to become a part of an existing prop? With the conversion problem described above, I hope that there is a way to tell these channels, once they are activated, that they are part of a prop. Otherwise, do we have to manually add the current prop to the view and then copy the sequencing to it, then remove the old channels? That is a lot of extra work. Jim
  9. Conversion Issue

    Bumb. I am still looking for some answers. Thanks. Jim
  10. Does that mean that you can't use a different preview, for any reason in a show? I am not planning to change any channel or prop configurations in the new preview. I am going to switch to using dimming curves on the props instead of setting the intensity level settings in the motion effects. Will the new sequences that use only the dimming curves not work in a show with the current sequences? Jim
  11. Conversion Issue

    I have just converted a file that I used in 2012 (whatever sequencer version was in use at that time). All of the sequencing information is there from all of the channels. However, many of the channels are listed in red in the "view" or left side of the sequencing window. These channels will not play in the Design Preview window. These channels are in the same relative position now that they were in the original 2012 file. Why would they be in red? I assume that this means there is no match between the two for some reason. I also realize that they have been archived for some reason. What makes this even stranger is that some channels/controllers further on down in the file show in black and do work in the Design Preview window. I think that it might have something to do with the fact that the channels/controllers that don't work are now in a different network than they were in 2012, but that is just a guess. If, so why would that matter? I also note that none of the channels, whether or not they work in the preview window, are listed as a part of their prop groups; they are all listed as individual channels only. I have also noted that the sequencing associated with the archived channels cannot be copied. Anyone have any ideas? What would be a relatively easy way to fix this? We need an easy way to convert archived channels to active current prop channels. Also, why can't the sequencing for these channels be copied to another set of active prop channels? I finally figured out how to restore the channels to active service using "Sequence Manage Archived Props". Now at least I can copy the sequencing to an active prop. However, I have another question. How do I force one of these channels to become a part of an existing prop? With the conversion problem described above, I hope that there is a way to tell these channels, once they are activated, that they are part of a prop. Otherwise, do we have to manually add the current prop to the view and then copy the sequencing to it, then remove the old channels? That is a lot of extra work. Jim
  12. I did some more checking. You are correct. All of the motion effect favorites, in the favorites listing, did get properly transferred to S5. However the problem of converted files (into S5) not having the names associated with the effect, in the grid, still remains. Here is a link to a newly converted file: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aor4cHE_ElMqqXY_nRF74oVsKJY_ . Note that none of the effects have names, yet they were all associated with favorites in the sequence last year. Here is a specific example. Look at 03-J-Sign. Look at the effect that starts at the 0:10 mark. This is a Tune To sign with red text with a blue background on a sign. The favorite for it should be, in the sign sub-menu, S-080 tune To R Ltrs Bl Bkg-4. S5 just shows is as "Light-O-Rama color wash/Light-O-Rama text/mix-overlay". The favorite is listed in the favorites listing, but not in the sequence itself. Again, every effect in the imported sequence is lacking its favorite name even though it had one in the previous sequencer. That is the issue that I am talking about. I just had a thought. I am using sub-menus in my favorites. Could that be the problem? The are allowed in S4 and S5. Jim
  13. Report Number: JMW-S5-008Module: Sequence Editor - Motion Effect GeneratorSoftware Version: 5.0.10OS Version: Windows 10Description:I convert a sequence from S4 to S5. The conversion goes well, with no error messages. The Problem: 50%-60% of the manual brightness mode settings are converted incorrectly.There are 3 problems, 2 of which can be seen in the attached screenshot. --The actual brightness of the effect is much higher that the original setting in S4 (you can't tell this from the screenshot, but it is). Many times it appears that the effect is at maximum brightness when played in the sequencer. --The the second two problems deal with the Manual Mode Brightness slider and associated number (I love the numbers in S5) in the Motion Effect Generator, and both are wrong. Notice in the screen shot that the number is 4, while the slider is set much higher. Again, remember that a test with the actual lights shows that the lights are probably set at and are showing maximum (or close to it) brightness. For every motion effect in the sequence (100s), I have to double click on each one, and then change the setting back to what it should be ( 11 ticks from the left in S4). Note: This problem is not new to this release. It was happening in earlier S5 releases and I didn't have a chance to report it.Repeatability: This happens in every sequence that I have converted from S4 to S5. Here is a link to the screenshot, since the forums refuse to take the file: https://1drv.ms/i/s!Aor4cHE_ElMqqWrwNATET-EGY2aJ . Jim W
  14. An update on this issue in 5.0.10. The issues are the same and have not changed. They are: 1. None (100%) of the motion effect names came over in the conversion from the 4.xxx to the 5.1.10. All of the motion effects still only show the LOR setup names for the effects. 2. Because of the above, many of the motion effect "favorites" do not appear at all in the favorites listing in the generator, or in the motion effects window. 3. In the few that I have tried so far, I have been able to assign new effect favorite names and they stuck to the effect. I will continue to check this one out. Jim W
  15. An update on this issue in 5.0.10. The issues are the same and have not changed. They are: 1. None (100%) of the motion effect names came over in the conversion from the 4.xxx to the 5.1.10. All of the motion effects still only show the LOR setup names for the effects. 2. Because of the above, many of the motion effect "favorites" do not appear at all in the favorites listing in the generator, or in the motion effects window. 3. In the few that I have tried so far, I have been able to assign new effect favorite names and they stuck to the effect. I will continue to check this one out. Jim W
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