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    Creator of Superstar Software Editor
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  1. BrianBruderer

    Convert Viz file

    No, there is not a way to import an xLights model to a Viz file. You will need to create the Viz file manually.
  2. BrianBruderer

    Controller location

    If you are using S5 then when you click on "Insert SuperStar Effect" in the S5 sequencer, the sequencer launches SuperStar and passes the Preview to SuperStar and SuperStar uses that Preview. You do not need to do anything in superstar to define the layout when superstar has been launched by the S5 sequencer.
  3. BrianBruderer

    Text mask and groups

    Good! Thanks for reporting the bug and verifying the fix.
  4. BrianBruderer

    Morphing from On to Off

    I would be curious to see first hand what is happening. Send an email to brian@superstarlights.com and we can arrange a date and time for me to remote into your computer.
  5. BrianBruderer

    TRUNC All

    It truncates the color value of each pixel in the image to be multiples of 10. In other words the values will be 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100 instead of being 0-100. If you have trouble with image animations causing lag in the sequence you can do Truncate All and it should fix it and most of the time you won't notice the difference in the quality of the image. Note that it usually fixes the lag because each pixel will stay the same color for a longer period of time.
  6. BrianBruderer

    Text mask and groups

    Please attach your visualization and sequence to your next reply. You may have to zip them up
  7. BrianBruderer

    Text mask and groups

    The effect that is supposed to be making the star green, does any part of it fall on the 24x100 matrix?
  8. BrianBruderer

    Text mask and groups

    In SuperStar effects being in a group should not be treated any differently than effect not in a group. The way it is designed to work is that a text mask applies to any effects that are in the matrix in the visualization. The matrix is defined as the first group of RGB rows and they will be at the bottom of the sequencing grid. Any effects that do not fall in the matrix should not be affected by the text mask. Is it behaving differently than that?
  9. BrianBruderer

    Morphing from On to Off

    I want to make sure I understand what you are showing. In Example 2, from 0:16-0:22 the two morphs that come from each side seem to be working Ok. Then from 0:22-0:28 there appears to be a different preview and it appears to consist of traditional strings of lights so the fade as a group and so again the morphs seem to be working Ok. You say "got a very unexpected result where it was only controlling the props that had changed from the previous group." Are you saying that from 0:22-0:28 there are a lot more props in the preview, but they aren't doing anything?
  10. BrianBruderer

    Auto Sequence Feature

    Yes, you are correct. The only colors you can cycle through with the Auto Sequence feature are the 8 colors in the lower part of the color picker dialog. The 8 possible colors are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, White, and Black. And note that Black is really a very dark gray. If you use Native color for the Auto Feature effect then you can choose any color
  11. Sounds like a bug. I am not home right now so I can’t confirm it, but I think SuperStar is miscounting the number of channels in the preview that is being passed to it from the S5 Sequencer. I will look into it tomorrow and it will be fixed in the next release.
  12. BrianBruderer

    Auto Sequence Feature

    Thank you "default" for the detailed description of how to duplicate the bug. It was an interesting bug to research. I found the root source of the bug and have fixed it. And along the way I found a way to optimize the drawing of things on the TimeLayers. In the next release the bug you describe will be fixed, and sequences with lots of effects on the Time Layers will draw faster so you will be able to update and scroll them faster.
  13. BrianBruderer

    Auto Sequence Feature

    Sounds good.
  14. BrianBruderer

    Auto Sequence Feature

    As you indicate, in order to use your 4.2.x 4CCR license on the newer releases you will need to pay for a maintenance license. I believe the cost is about $30.
  15. BrianBruderer

    Auto Sequence Feature

    SuperStar saves to a .supe file if your sequence uses more pixels than what you have a license for. And this behavior is the same in the older 4.x.xx releases. What level of superstar license do you have?