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    Operate Crude Oil Pipeline

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  1. daddyalj

    Comm Port Error

    Thanks for your suggestions.I will revisit everything. I still don't understand why it ran for days with no issues. Again I will look it all of everythig again! Thanks
  2. daddyalj

    Comm Port Error

    Help! I am using 5 LOR controllers and one Pixie 8 controller. I am using 2 seperate networks. The Pixie cotroller is connected through the red USB connector and the regular controllers connected with the standard black USB connector. Last year I ran my show on an older laptop computer and kept having issues with the show stopping during the run time or not starting at all and I was getting a comm port error. If I would change USB ports on the computer, things would be alright for awhile but eventually I would see the same issue again. As long as I kept swapping, USB ports I could keep it all going. I wanted to rid myself of that worry this year and purchased a new laptop computer just to run the show on. I started Lights on Thanksgiving evening and have run them every night since then with no troubles until last Thursday night. I was out of town and my son called me and said the lights were not working. The control panel showed that the schedule was enabled but nothing was working. I had him try to disable the show but he was unable to get it to disable. I had him shut the computer off and restart it and when it came back on the show started. Last night the show did not start and I expierenced the same issues but got an error that said that the comm port was already in use and If I had the Hardware Utility open, I needed to close it. I did NOT have the Hardware Utility Open. I tried shutting the computer off and restarting it a couple of different times but got the same message. I finally unplugged the USB cable from the computer and plugged into anothe USB port and was able to run the scheduled show. Tonight the show started as scheduled and ran for about an hour and then stopped. Again I was unable to disable the show. I unplugged the USB cable again and moved it back to the original port. Doing this did disable the show. I was able to restart the show and it is currently running normally. Any Idea what may be causing this and a possible solution to my problem? Thanks in advance for any help.
  3. daddyalj

    Where to find Preview file

    Thanks Matt
  4. I would like to be able to have my same preview that I have created in the Pixel editor and copy it to another computer so that I can continue to sequence in the evenings while my show is running. I am not sure where to look for the file or files to copy to install in my other computer. I really don't want to have to redraw my display again if I don't have to. Can someone direct me to where to find this or at least tell me if it's possible to do? Thanks .....
  5. I figured it out .....
  6. I need a little help ..... I have purchased a CCR II cosmic color ribbon (2 ribbons) and the Pixie 2 controller. I want to use this controller and CCR by itself for right now. I have named the controller ID as 0F because I will eventually put it into the show with the rest of my controllers the last controller I added was for a pixel tree 8 channel and it took ID's 7 - 0E. I have set up in the network preferences for this controller and said it was Regular LOR network and enhance speed.I am using the red USB adapter. I am able to see the controller in the hardware utility and I can turn on the lights on the ribbons using the HU. I have opened the Pixel editor and made 2 props (1 for each Ribbon), not sure if that is the correct thing to do or not. In the prop section, I chose unconnected line 50 nodes and 1 segment. Again not sure if this is correct. I created a test sequence and added each prop (ribbon 1 and ribbon 2). I selected the color wash effect and added it into the sequence and pressed start. One of the ribbons lit up but the other did not. I am not sure what I have done wrong or what I may have missed. Any help is greatly appreciated. Alan Jones
  7. Hello, I am a long time LOR user that has just acquired a new Pixel Tree which uses the Pixie 8 controller. I bought it through the LOR sale and have now received it, Have it set up and usable. I am way behind and am trying to get some sequencing done just to get started. I have quite a few songs sequenced from previous years that I would just like to add some pixel sequences to. I have watched the LOR tutorial on how to use the Pixel Editor and have a basic understanding on how to do the sequencing and I am currently working to get some done. I was wondering if anyone here had any sequencing done already to any of the songs in my list that you might be willing to share just to help me get started. Please see my list of sequences below. If you are willing and able to help, Please send to my email address at DaddyALJ@aol.com Thanks in advance for any thing you might have to offer. Here is what I have now that I want to add the pixel tree to. Again the pixel tree that I bought is the 6.5 foot with the pixie 8 controller. Amazing Grace - Techno version Carol of the Bells - Monique Danielles Carol of the Bells - David Foster Carpenters Medley - Carpenters Christmas Can Can - Straight No Chaser Christmas Eve (Sarajevo) - TSO Christmas Vacation - Mavis Staples Deck The Halls - Mannheim steam Roller Decorations - Bob Rivers Do you want to build a snowman - Frozen Hot Chocolate - Polar Express Jingle Bells - Kay Thompson & Michael W. smith Jingle Bells - Denve Mile High Orchestra (DMHO) Linus and Lucy - Guaraldi Nut Rocker - TSO Pirates of the Caribbean Polar Express Reflections of Earth - Disney Sandstorm - Darude Santa Coming to Town - Point of Grace The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams White Christmas - Drifters Winter Wonderland Wish Lizst - TSO Wizards of Winter - TSO Why Couldn't it Be Christmas - Bianca Ryan
  8. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    You all were great ! Thanks again for all of the help. I was feeling pretty dejected there for a while. Now I feel great and realize what work I have to do to get somewhat caught up to start playing music next Thursday. I will think of you all when the lights are on. It is so nice to know there is help here when you jump off the deep end and try to learn to swim!!! I will make a spread sheet for sure. Thanks for the example and something to follow. You must know me better than I thought when you said I would forget what I did today when next year come around! I have a really good memory ...... it's just short Have a great day! Alan Jones
  9. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    ***** UPDATE***** Ok, After all of your great help, I went back to the Pixel editor and created a new sequence, selected the control lights, selected the butterfly effect and just added about 30 seconds worth and hit play. Lights on the tree came on! That's a big win so far ! Now I have to find out how to add to my existing sequences....... Thanks for all of the help from the both of you
  10. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    I went back to the network preferences tab and I have Aux A set to enhanced network Comm 4 500.0K LOR fastest. When I went in to look, it said port (none) I know I had set that earlier today , but I set it to comm 4 again. There is the option to export this from this page, should I? and where would I export it to? Options are Pixel editor and Sequencer editor. Is one better than the other? pretty igorant so far about the pixel editor.....
  11. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    I think I have the same settings as you do here. One thing on my settings that is not on yours is where it asks about the sequence method.
  12. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    Sorry about the pictures ...... I was trying to respond to the other post and it went with your reply
  13. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    Yes I do have the red High Speed adapter for the pixel tree network. The new Pixel tree is the only thing on that network.
  14. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    Got that part Seems like one of the only things I got, I sure appreciate everyones help on this... I know there must be something simple I am missing..... I won't give up!
  15. daddyalj

    Newbie to CCR and Pixels

    I have changed the Unit ID at the Pixie controller, unplugged it and plugged it bck in and the HU now sees it as Unit #7. I am still lost on the rest.......
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