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Everything posted by dougd

  1. I totally screwed up one computer early on going back and forth, tried to fool it and it fooled me. I had to go into the registry and fix all the paths for LOR.
  2. I have had .16 installed since the day it came out on 3 computers and have not had that problem. What is the path you are using brichi?
  3. Yes. When you open a Superstar file in S5 it says it has to upgrade the file.
  4. I just realized when I export from Superstar in legacy format and open in S5 it has to do some converting. Is there a plan to change that. S5 formated files open a whole lot quicker.
  5. When you say the preview is dots not lines like in the visualizer? Not sure what you mean there. My preview looks every bit as good as my visualizer did. Especially when I added props directly and not upgraded from an S4 sequence.
  6. I used S4 for how ever many years it was out, once S5 came out I switched to it and cant imagine going back. Now that being said, I am all pixels. Out of curiosity though, I just added some arches and a few other AC props relatively easy. Added them to my grid view. When I sequence those channels they are the color I picked for them. Other than the actual channel names not being the color of the actual lights, I dont see much of a difference between S4 and S5 on how you do your sequencing. I still use groups in S5, except now it will group them for you. Tracks became views. I didnt want to have to learn a new program and S5 was just familiar enough but added the features we needed. Love the preview, i can see if you didnt have a second monitor there could be a problem, cant imagine sequencing without one. This program is nothing like xlights, (thank goodness), sure there is a lot of commonality, that is just because they both accomplish the same thing.
  7. It has to be a link to another site. There is a very minimum upload space on these forums.
  8. Yes, I was referring to S4. I have a virtual machine running S4.
  9. The visualizer will allow you to change the 50 to 75. Very easy to create a 16x75 tree, unless I am not understanding something.
  10. Although I do sequence my whole display in SS, in a world where you used each software to the best of it abilities, I think SS is more designed to matrix type props and the pixel editor or now the grid would be better suited for roof lines and such things. I personalty just like to knock it all out in one software and then add some finishing touches in the editor. If they added morphs and shockwave effects to the editor would be icing on the cake.
  11. One of the new features in S5 is the preview. It use to be viewing your previous years sequence was a pain. Have to open up last years visualizer play last years sequence. Then change to this years visualizer and play this years sequence. In S5, open both sequences and just hit play, it will use the preview that was assigned to it. In the process of converting last years sequences to this years layout, this is so handy.
  12. I would love to see something similar to morphs and shockwave effects added as motion effects. Very few of the effects work on a whole display model, those 2 effects would be very beneficial.
  13. There was a thread on here about someone getting the P10 panels to work with LOR so I think it is doable.
  14. It was only in the 20's yesterday. No way I was taking everything down. I will wait till the weekend, foretasted to be in the upper 30's. I will be running the show this week. First time I have ever ran it past New Years. Had a decent amount of visitors last night surprisingly enough.
  15. Those of us who sequenced our whole display in SS and tweaked our visualizer to get the grid exactly how we wanted it in SS are somewhat disappointed in S5. That being said the good far out weighs the bad. S5 needs and lite version of the visualizer so we can create our display for SS like we always did. I still have S4 installed in a vmware. I will create my 2018 display in S4's visualizer and tweak it like I always do. That is all I will use S4 for. I will then import that visualizer into SS and sequence just like I did last year. I will bring that sequence from SS into S5's sequence editor. Now is where the good stuff comes in. You could import the S4 visualizer into S5. I am not going that route. I created my 2018 display using the preview. That way I can get my display for S5 exactly as I like it. Now I can add movies, pictures and any of the other motion effect to my sequence quite easily because they are all built into the grid. If I need to add any SS effects at this point it is quite easy to export to SS for those props or groups I want to make changes to. My sequences from this past year I will copy and paste into a new sequence for this year, Get rid of some of that legacy stuff that shows up when you convert S4 sequences. Anyways, that is my plan. S5 ran great this season.
  16. Ron, once I made the switch no regrets. Biggest problems I had conversion of sequences. This year starting from scratch with S5, I believe it will go real smooth. Come on down anytime or we can do a teamviewer, just let me know.
  17. Ron, move to 5.xxx. If you want some help with it give me a call and we can to a teamviewer or something like that.
  18. Here is my 1st version of a preview for my 2018 display. I was thinking castle myself. In my case it will just be the shape of a castle using drilled PVC with a pixel poking through it. I was worried about wind also. Had too many things blow over in years past, this is my first year of everything staying upright all season, want to keep it that way.
  19. MIIP is working for me on 5.0.14. I didn't upgrade to .16. I can upgrade to test something if you like.
  20. Got to play a part in a soldier surprising his family by coming home for Christmas. His Mom planned it, she was the only one who knew he was home. She dropped him off at my house and then went and got all of her family with the idea of watching the lights and videoing his favorite song and sending it to him over in Italy. While God Bless America/ Armed force melody was playing, when the army part of the song played, he walked through the display and surprised his family. It was very exciting to be a part of. Here is a Facebook live video of it, unfortunately the video did not show a whole lot.
  21. THANKS BRIAN! Using that method worked and I was able to change the clip on all the images rather easy. Didnt realize as long as the image is selected first, group modify will work. Good to know.
  22. I think this has come up before. I would love a Select button where I can select certain effects. I mostly need this on images but all the different effects might be handy. I want to be able to change the "clip" on all the images in a sequence. Selecting them all at once and changing it one time sure would be handy. Thanks.
  23. Anyone come up with a way to do a morph across your whole display using a motion effect. I haven't been able to get the equivalent of a morph and was wondering if anyone else has had any success doing something like that.
  24. S5 uses .loredit files so going back would not work.
  25. Yeah I still use some Holdman sequences in my display, I have a few "Fantasy Lights" sequences, Sill use some "Lights for Riley" , "Wilton Lights", "Tauton Tales", Jade and a few others. Each had a unique look to them. Christmas Lights by Coldplay that Jade shared with me back in 2010 is still one of my favorite sequences. Like Jeff said, All thanks to people sharing. So thank you sharers. You make it possible for us non-creative folks to appear creative. BTW, you helped me collect $3,500 last year for a local charity that helps out family's in need, they thank you too.
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