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  1. Ok, I didn't read all of the chain. Glad the SS props are working Ok. I don't know why the singing trees came across OK but the singing bulbs did not. Do the singing bulbs appear in the Preview at all? Or are they there, but the sequencing isn't there?
  2. Were you able to do a right click on the black row and select "insert superstar effect" ? And then after superstar opens, you open the .sup file and then close superstar and the data should appear as a white on what used to be the black row.
  3. When looking at all your rows, at the top of the left side, make sure you have "show all items" selected
  4. In cases where s4 doesn't migrate successfully to s5 I recommend the following: 1) In your current Preview, delete the props that have to do with superstar 2) In Preview Design, click on "Add Item" then select "Superstar (Online)" then download the appropriate Prop 3) For the next step you will need the .sup file for the sequence. Go to www.superstarlights.com and go to the sequence purchase page. At the top of the sequence purchase page is a video tutorial that details the steps of getting a .sup file into your main sequence when using S5 If you have further questions or problems, let me know!
  5. Matt Brown could answer this more definitively, but I believe there may be a bug in the Sequencer when you define a controller to "Normal" mode and have one Unit ID for both strings. It ends up not ordering the channels correctly for the second string. If you define the controller to "Dual Normal" then each string will have its own unit ID and I know that the Sequencer handles that properly. By the way, what version of S5 are you using?
  6. When using the superstar auto sequence feature it will put each face element on it's own row. As long as you haven't moved the effects around, you can select a row and then use "group modify" to change the face element in each row. Is that the kind of thing you are looking for?
  7. Yes, that bug was in the Sequencer and that got fixed too.
  8. What Grinch said is correct. That is the only change since the release of 5.3.14
  9. After click on "Add Item" in Preview design, the second option in the list is to make a group. Make a group that contains your 16 strings on your roof. In the group, define the Arrangement to be one of the horizontal stack choices, or vertical stack. Then do "insert superstar effect" on the group and you will see the entire group in superstar. Note that you can also do groups of groups. And by doing combinations of vertical or horizontal stack you can get the sequencing grid to appear however you want in superstar. It will also help to view the tutorial on making Previews for smart pixels. Go to the lightorama main page, click on Support, then click on "Tutorials and PDFs", the second tutorial is titled "Sequencer (aka: S5) and Making a Preview for Smart Pixels"
  10. Also, note that there is a bug in the sequencer in v5.3.14. The sequencer will only play the first prop in any group that was sequenced in superstar. The bug will be fixed in the next release.
  11. That's really cool. I especially like the semi-circular "loop" that is at the end of the spokes in the spinner. It enables you to have effects that go out an quickly loop around back towards the center. If a standard could be established for the spinner design then folks could share sequencing on them.
  12. The front of the star is 1/8" thick so that 12mm nodes will snap into the hole. However, some of the 12mm pixels are a bit thinner than others. There may be some pixels that you will want to hot glue into place after snapping them in.
  13. The code looks for props that have the word "star" in them. If it finds it, then it applies the different stars to the different rows. I can't guarantee what it will do on a snowflake prop, but put "star" in the name and see what happens.
  14. In S5, you do the following: Launch the Sequencer, go into Preview Design Click on the "Add" button and select "Superstar (online)" Select the 16 CCR with RGB star Prop Select all of the motion effect row for the 16 CCR with RGB star Prop, right click and select "insert superstar effect" After superstar launches, click on the File menu and select Open, and open the 16 CCR with 6 channel star sequence You should get a message box saying it has converted the star effects in the sequence into white effects on the RGB star, you will also get a message box asking if you want to place a clip rectangle around the effects on the tree, answer "yes" In S4 you do the following: Launch superstar Click on the File menu and select "Open" and open the 16 CCR with 6 channel star sequence Click on the File menu and select "import visualization" and import the visualization for the 16 CCR tree with RGB star You will get a message saying that the star effects in the sequence have been converted to white effects on the RGB star. However, the code that automatically puts a clip rectangle around the tree effects was put in after v4.4.4 so you will not get a clip rectangle put around the effects on the tree. But that feature will be in the next S4 release.
  15. The code that automatically puts in the clip rectangle was put in after v4.4.4. It will be in the next release. Or in you send an email to brian@superstarlights.com I will give you instructions on how to get the most recent SSEdit.exe
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