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    Christmas lights, gaming, programming, water volleyball...
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  1. You can try what I posted in another similar thread that worked for my visualizer delimma... http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/23768-not-able-to-watch-sequences-play/#entry227446
  2. I had the same thing happen to me yesterday. I thought I was doing something wrong. I loaded a test template from last year, deleted the weber tree on it, inserted a different weber, reassigned the channels and could not get any light to simulate. I thought it might have been a firewall issue, but I had not changed anything and it was working for my Halloween stuff. So anyway, I ended up changing the listening network port on the visualizer from 30303 to 30304 and did the same in the sequencer. I restarted the visualizer as it required and it worked fine with the same setup. This is very bizzare and a reboot might have fixed it, but I could not afford the reboot right now.
  3. This thread may be similar to what you are looking for or give some ideas: http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/21531-multiple-layer-prop/ Hope that helps! Shannon
  4. Make sure you have the latest version of the Windows Installer package installed on your system along with .NET 4.0. You can get the WIndows installer package at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8483 If this does not work for you contact me via PM and I'll see if I can help you get it running. Also, there will be a bug fix version going up this weekend or so on top of the recent bug fix releases. Thanks, Shannon
  5. The CTRL feature is awesome! Now when do we get icicle lights?
  6. You're welcome! Feel free to PM me if you run into any issues or have feedback.
  7. thevikester: No, you can do multiple types of trees. There are Spiral (1 strand), Weber (multiple strands such as the 14 you requested in a spiral fashion depending on the number turns you tell it), Century Tree with multiple strands and robin wheel types of objects. Also, the objects can be rotated, viewed from the side or top. If you have not done so, you might take a glance through the manual.... It isn't too large and it gives some examples and explanations of the features. Shannon
  8. Interesting idea.... if I fully understand your idea, I would do it one of the following ways: Option 1) Create 2 trees in the visualizer using the tree wizard. Both would have 14 bundles or strings. One would be red and one green. These would be two separate tree props. Use the channel wizard to assign all channels to the controller and channel you want and tell it to "Use the same channel for every fixture of the prop." You can rotate the 2nd tree slightly from the first tree so that they show up better unless you plan on having the red and green lights follow the same line. Create 1 weber spiral tree in LOROC with 14 channels. Import into the visualizer, use the channel wizard to assign all channels to the controller and channel you want and tell it to "Use the same channel for every fixture of the prop.". Overlay all 3 trees in the same spot. Now you can control each of the 3 trees with 3 channels as you assigned 1 tree per channel. Notes: You can go into each fixture for the the 3 props to assign the color (red, green, white) to have it show the correct color in the visualizer. Main drawback is that you need to make sure the trees overlay nicely and are close to the same size. Option 2) Create 1 Weber spiral tree in LOROC with 14 channels. Import into the visualizer, use the channel wizard to assign all channels to the controller and channel you want and tell it to "Use the same channel for every fixture of the prop.". Create 2 century trees with 14 channels with 2 segments per section (if I had allowed 1, it would be easier, but you have to do at least 2 at this time). One will be the red one and one will be the green one. This will create straight line trees, but the main drawback is that instead of 14 fixtures in the prop, you will have 28 (2 per line). Import each new prop into the visualizer. Use the channel wizard to assign all channels to the controller and channel you want and tell it to "Use the same channel for every fixture of the prop.". Overlay all 3 trees in the same spot. Now you can control each of the 3 trees with 3 channels as you assigned 1 tree per channel. Notes: This has the advantage that all 3 trees will be the same size and overlay nicely without resizing. You can tilt the tree slight forward using the X-axis rotation in LOROC and you can roate the tree using VIEW Rotation to slightly offset strings of lights. Importing all 3 into the visualizer will automatically place them on top of each other in the visualizer in the top left. Disadvantage is you do have to deal with more fixutres on the straigh line trees sense we are using a trick with century trees to accomplish the task. I hope these explanations help and will give you some ideas on how you can accomplish more with multiple objects and a combination of the visualizer and my program. I have attached my files that I was testing the concept with in case they will be of any help. Also, the visualizer is included with the props set to controller 1, channels 1-3. I left 1 test prop that I did with the vizualizer tree wizard as a comparison for the straight line tree, but I did not assign any channels or colors to it. Let me know if you have any questions. Shannon 14 String Spiral Tree - White Rev2.lpf 14 String Straight Line Tree - Green Rev2.lpf 14 String Straight Line Tree - Red Rev2.lpf 3 Channel Tree Test.lee
  9. Yeah, sorry I missed the posts on here as had not had time to be here. At least we were able to chat via email. You are welcome and glad the tool could be of use. Thanks, Shannon
  10. You had me at "great!" I am glad there is still a use for it. I have to get planning on this year's show. Still have yet to get the motivation engines firing... Shannon
  11. LOROC is out of beta for the most part or at least I quit running into major bugs. If anybody wants it, they can get it from my website listed in my signature. It helps with various fixtures and props. Just use at your own risk and do not bother the LOR developers with visualizer issues if you use one of the LOROC objects and it creates a problem. I created msot of my fixtures and props with it and had no issues. Good luck! Shannon
  12. Okay, it appears the skull is 7 channels if every color is traced out. LOROC does up to 5 colors, but that was not a problem. I did the trace in 3 parts. I traced 3 colors, 2 colors and 2 colors as the breakdown and saved each as a prop. This let me make sure that I was getting a good trace on the various parts. Once I imported all of the props into the visualizer and aligned them, I assigned all the fixtures to the same prop so that everything would be in a single prop. I have attached a file that includes: prop file, example visualizer file, example sound effect with sequence. I hope this is what you were wanting and good luck! There is a video at: Shannon Attached files Animated Skull Prop.zip
  13. Also, make sure you are using the latest version of LOROC from my website. I just pushed a small update of it that has a couple of minor bug fixes. In older versions, I would find that if the saved prop or fixture was not in the correct format (due to bugs), it would cause issues within the visualizer. I don't remember exactly what, but the side effect was that when I deleted the object, it would prompt me twice to delete. If I would get that issue, I would close the visualizer and open it again and not use that fixture or prop. I do not think I have seen that happen during my decorations for this years show on the later builds. I did most of my decorations using LOROC. If you want to post screen shots, send me a PM or post your files, I am sure that I or one of the other smarter (and quicker responding) members can help you! I am glad to see others trying to use it.
  14. Assorted Decorations: Enjoy! Shannon Fixture - Deer - Leaping Reindeer - 1 Channel.lff Fixture - Teddy Bear - 1 Channel.lff Prop - Gingerbread House - 1 Channel.lpf Prop - Large Nativity - 1 Channel.lpf Prop - Nativity - 1 Channel.lpf Prop - Santa Sleigh - 1 Channel.lpf Prop - Santa Sleigh with 3 Deer - 1 Channel.lpf Prop - Toy Soldier - 1 Channel.lpf
  15. Halloween decorations: Thanks, Shannon Fixture - Witch - 1 Channel.lff Fixture - Boo Ghost - 1 Channel.lff Fixture - Jack-o-lantern - 1 Channel.lff
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