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  1. Sorry about that, this is a really bad bug that I introduced in a recent release. The bug is in the error checking that is done when superstar is launched by the S5 sequencer. And the bug happens with most previews that superstar sees as being horizontal. The error checking code thinks there is a problem but there is not. The bug has been fixed in the next release. Send me an email at brian@superstarlights.com and I can give you more details
  2. Error opening sequence on SEr after export from SS

    Usually this happens if an effect extends beyond the end of a song. Go into superstar, go to the end of the sequence. If there are any effects that go beyond the end of the song delete them or shorten them. Then export the sequence again. If that is not it, let me know.
  3. Clipboard Not Working

    Send an email to brian@superstarlights.com and I can set up a time to remote into your computer and see what is happening.
  4. Clipboard Not Working

    Are you doing the following: 1) launch superstar 2) click on the Edit menu and select "Load/Save Clipboard" 3) select some effects 4) click on the "save Clipboard to File" button At what point does it give an error? What is the exact text of the error? What version of superstar are you running?
  5. Flame effect

    I'm all for using superstar to create a flame effect, but you might also consider some of the simulated flames you can buy at Halloween stores. They are basically an orange light and a fan that blows upward on sheets of plastic that wave around and reflect the orange light.
  6. Timing map

    Doing from top to bottom, or bottom to top would make sense. Or you could try left right. The point is that if you do it in some kind of order there will be some parts of songs that you should see some kind of flow. Realize that the different freqs are exactly that, different frequencies. And if there is a particular note in a song that is prominent it will tend to hit a few frequencies the strongest. But realize that in music, each note has harmonics also and so it will trigger a bigger range of frequencies than you might expect. Nevertheless, in many of my sequences for 10 seconds or so I will put the same theme on all 12 ribbons of the tree, and then use the default freq assignment which assigns them low to high evenly. And you will see patterns flow across the ribbons when you do that. You should be able to see similar kinds of patterns flow across your light display. For example, look at 3:05 - 4:00 in this video of "Rock Ye Merry Gentlemen".
  7. Vu Meter

    In the visualizer, there is a list on the right side. Select "fixtures" so the list is a list of fixtures. Double click on the totem that is reversed. In the "fixture properties" dialog box, click on the superstar button and select 'reverse order' click on ok, save the visualization in superstar click on the file menu and select "import visualization" The totem should be reversed on the sequencing grid.
  8. Modifying Images

    The others have made good comments. I will echo what B.Y.R.G. said, to set the color of a pixel in an image, do shift + mouse click on the pixel and the color of the pixel will be set into the color controls.
  9. Vu Meter

    For a vertical layout Superstar puts the effects at the top of the sequencing grid, for a horizontal layout it puts it at the left end of the sequencing grid. It could be that you have the sequencing grid for some of the rows mapped to the actual lights in the opposite direction of some of the other rows. To check things, bring up the scene dialog box so that you are in scene mode. Then click on the squares of the sequencing grid along the end that you are interested in. And observe what lights light up in the visualization.
  10. 16 CCR, 160 CCR, and 320 CCR licenses have been added to the online store! The 16 CCR license makes it so you don't have to get the 24 CCR license to do sequencing for 12 and 16 CCRs The 160 CCR license allows for exporting sequences of up to 8,000 pixels or 24,000 channels The 320 CCR license allows for exporting sequences of up to 16,000 pixels or 48,000 channels Note that to be able you use the new licenses you will need to download the latest version of SuperStar which is version 4.3.24 If you are using an older version of SuperStar and you purchase the 16 CCR license, your software will show that you are using the 8 CCR license. And if you purchase the 160 CCR license or 320 CCR license using an older version of SuperStar, the software will show you using the 80 CCR license because that was the highest license the software was programmed for.
  11. Superstar Instant Sequence questions

    jerry72, I took a look at the visualization. It turns out that the "force superstar row/column" feature only works if the fixture is in a Prop. The fence line fixture is not contained in a prop so it is not working. There are two ways to fix this, you can create a Prop and put the fence line fixture in it. Or you can add the fence line fixture to an existing prop. For example, you could add it to the tombstones prop. Also, note that when using the "force superstar row/column" feature you must put a row/column in the prop. But it is optional to put it in the fixture. If you do not put a row/column in the fixture then it will get placed relative to the row/column that you put in the prop that contains the fixture.
  12. Yes it will. It turns out that the bug where it wants to save as an encrypted file only happens if you try to save while you are in "large" grid mode. The bug concerning the frame numbers of animated gifs happens all the time. That is, first time you open the gif it will default to frame 1, and it will use frame 1 regardless of what you manually set. Next time you open the gif it will default to frame 2, and it will use frame 2 regardless of what you manually set, etc. If you send me an email at brian@superstarlights.com I can give you more information.
  13. Vu Meter

    Yes, you are correct. It currently always appears at the top. The theme that you should use is "1 pixel", "2 pixels", "3 pixels", "4 pixels", or "5 pixels". If you use "1 pixel" then you should use a speed of 1.0 If you use "2 pixels" you should use a speed of 2.1 if you use "3 pixels" you should use a speed of 3.1, etc.
  14. Superstar Instant Sequence questions

    When using "force row/column" it only works well if you use "force row/column" for all the props. I know it can be difficult to get it set up the way you want. If you email you visualization to brian@superstarlights.com then I will take a look at it.
  15. Vu Meter

    In the instant sequence dialog box there is a "VU meter"option, it is the last selection in the list of "movement" options. Do the following: For TCM 1 select "vu meter" For TCM 1 select "rapid fire" for the trigger type In the "Row Assignments to TCM (Theme, Color, Movement)" section, select TCM 1 for each row that you want to use as part of the VU meter. For any other rows, select "none" Click on the "timing map" button. In the timing map dialog box, select at least 3 "freqs" for each row that is being used as a VU meter. Instant sequence should now make the rows you have selected look like a VU meter Sorry that it is sort of complicated to get things set up. But it does give you flexibility in how it works. The more "freqs" you select for each row, the more active that row will be to responding to the music. If you have further questions let me know