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BrianBruderer

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  1. There is now a "Pixel Extender" feature in SuperStar. It is designed to convert sequences made for 50 pixel strings to any number of pixels from 50-170. Many people have DMX ribbons that are the same length as CCRs, but they have more than 50 pixels, typically 100 pixels or 150 pixels. So now they can use sequences that were written for 50 pixels. The feature is in the latest beta release: Released announcement here. To use the feature: 1) launch superstar 2) open a 50 pixel "CCR mode" sequence 3) click on the Tools menu and select "Configuration" 4) In the Configuration dialog box set "DMX" and the first Univserse used for your DMX ribbons/strings 5) Select the channel scheme Tightly Packed - uses all channels in each Universe Semi-Packed - fits as many whole ribbons/strings into each Universe Not Packed - each ribbon/string is in its own Universe 6) Set "Number of DMX Pixels (50-170) 7) Click on the File menu and select "Export to Sequence Editor", you can export in Legacy format or in the new "Intensity Data" format Those that can test this feature, please do so. I appreciate any feedback you can give me.
  2. Backup for Brian and SuperStar

    Well, first let me assure you that I will continue supporting superstar. I am committed to my customers, and developing and supporting superstar and writing sequences are my full time job. I do not have a job elsewhere.
  3. Superstar to S5

    The support is not there yet. The sequencer needs to have a premade preview of the ccrs and star and then superstar needs to recognize that the star effects go to that star. The support is planned and is a high priority.
  4. Many folks have asked for sequences for the 16x25 Tree that Light-O-Rama sells. It took me a while but I finally have 5 sequences for the 16x25 LOR Tree. The sequences are based on the 24x25 CCP Tree with Globe sequences. I used the "Move or Scale Selected Effects" feature to move and scale the sequencing and then did some manual modifications as well. I think the results turned out quite well. The sequences are available at the top of my sequence purchase page at www.superstarlights.com I have "Wizards in Winter", "Carol of the Bells (Christmas Eve Sarajevo)", "Christmas Canon", "A Mad Russian's Christmas", and "All I Want for Christmas Is You". Within the next week I hope to also have "Let It Go", "Feliz Navidad", "Rock Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Carol of the Bells by David Foster", and "Silent Night" Below are videos for the 5 sequences I currently have:
  5. Preview Problems

    In my reply above I should have clarified that I wouldn't be able to start on it until after Christmas. During November and December the focus is customer support and it takes up most of my time. Now that Christmas is past I can focus on the software. Doing away with the grid width limit of 64 is a high priority. There are some other things that need to be done in conjunction with that. It is going to take at least a month to do.
  6. Spirals in Superstar

    You can create a preview of your superstar display, select the whole row in the Sequencer, then do "insert suprstar effect", then open the sequence in superstar, close superstar. There is a video tutorial on this. Go to the lightorama main page, click on Support, then click on "Tutorials and PDFs". Scroll about half way down the page and look for: Sequencer (ShowTime 5) Inserting SuperStar into a sequence
  7. Spirals in Superstar

    Do you have a 360 degree tree? There is a sample sequence of spirals on a 360 degree tree in the "Samples" folder. A spiral is really a slanted moving line that moves around the tree. And when you import the visualization of your tree you want to select "wrap around" mode. To look at the sample sequence do the following: launch superstar click on the File menu and select Open navigate to the Samples folder Open the file: c:/ (your lightorama folder) / SuperStar / Sequences / Vis_24x25Tree_4RowGlobe_Spirals.sup
  8. Sequencing roof

    The maximum length of the sequencing grid is 360. You will have to split your 490 pixels into two segments.
  9. CCB Arches-Desperate

    Glad you got it working!
  10. CCB Arches-Desperate

    If it still does not work send an email to brian@superstarlights.com
  11. CCB Arches-Desperate

    The settings above look good. I would first run each of the exported sequences "standalone" and confirm they control their respective lights. I have personally run more than one subsequence in a sequence and have seen it work. Subsequences only run when the subsequence channel is on. Be sure you have turned on the subsequence channel for the entire length of the sequence.
  12. CCB Arches-Desperate

    Are you sequencing the arch sequence by itself, or are the CCRs and arches sequenced together? You said you are not using a visualization, so you must be in CCR mode. In CCR mode you specify the number of CCRs you are sequencing in the Layout dialog box. Then in the Configuration dialog box you specify the unit ID of the first CCR and the rest get assigned consecutive unit IDs after that.
  13. CCB Arches-Desperate

    In superstar, click on the Tools menu and select "Configuration" Set the unit ID of the first ribbon to be 1D Also, in the network section, select Aux A network and have 1D, 1E, 1F, and 20 be within the range given for the Aux A network. For example, if the CCB controllers are the only thing in this sequence then you would set the first unit ID of Aux A to be 1D, and the last unit ID of Aux A to be 20.
  14. CCB Arches-Desperate

    launch the sequence editor open the sequence exported by superstar expand one of the rows used for the CCB controller. Click on the pixel and a dialog box will pop up. In that dialog box you will see the network and unit ID used for the pixel. Is it what you expect it to be? If it is, try playing the exported sequence "stand alone" and see if it will play to your CCB controllers.
  15. SS upgrade $100?

    Downloading the software gets the latest bug fixes and features, but it does not renew or register the LOR license. In this case the license was recognized because the new version recognizes the new 16CCR license level. But when you purchase an upgrade to your license level you need to re-register your license by launching the sequence editor and then clicking on the Help menu and select "upgrade light-o-rama"
  16. SS upgrade $100?

    The 16CCR license was added last summer. Only 4.3.24 or 4.3.26 recognize it. You can download 4.3.26 by going to www.lightorama.com and clicking on "Sequencing" then click on "Download Software". On the page that appears, scroll down a bit and there will be two buttons, you can click on "Download Software from main site" or "Download Software from alternate site". After getting the latest version you should see 16CCR at the top of the superstar program.
  17. If it is a 75 pixel string then as you saw in the Visualizer, it assumes that CCR strings are limited to 50 pixels. With your current visualization the workaround is to create a Pixie device in the sequence editor and define it as using 100 pixel strings. The exported file from superstar will have a 50 pixel string and a 25 pixel string. You would need to copy past them one string at a time into the Pixie device you added. Alternatively, in the visualizer you can create your star as a 75 pixel DMX string using the Pixel Tool. When you export a sequence from superstar it will have DMX addressing, but you can copy/paste it into a Pixie device and it will take on the addressing of the pixie device. Hope the above makes sense.
  18. If you are using a Pixie 4 you will be using unit IDs. In the visualizer you should use one of the two CCR draw tools. Even though you aren't using CCRs, you treat them as if they are CCRs in the visualizer.
  19. Canned effects....

    Click on the file menu and select open, then navigate to the Samples folder and there are some sample sequences with some sample effects. Also, click on the Edit menu and select "Load/Save Clipboard" and there are some sample clipboard files with effects in them.
  20. I echo what k6ccc said, plus in the case a a star like yours you need to decide how best to map the pixels to a sequencing grid. You can have 5 rows of 15 pixels, or you can have one long row of 75 pixels. I would think you would probably want one long row of 75 pixels. In the visualizer you can create a star using the "CCR draw wizard" tool if it is an LOR string that uses unit IDs. Or if the pixels use DMX addressing then use the "Draw Pixel String" tool. You can draw the star large at first and then when you are done you can shrink it. The star will look better if you do that. Save the visualization launch superstar click on the File menu and select "Import visualization" In the "import visualization dialog box" set the sequencing grid "max Length" to 75 so there is enough room to put the 75 pixels all on one long row. If you need help let me know
  21. can instant SE make smart pixels act dumb

    A theme could be created that always sets all 50 pixels to one color. The theme files are clipboard files and are stored in: c:/ (your lightorama folder) / Superstar / Clipboards / system For example, theme 1 is stored in Theme01.scb You can launch the save/store clipboards dialog box and open up Theme01.scb and change it to be one scene that is the same color for all 50 pixels. My convention has been to make the native color of themes to be red, but it doesn't really matter. The native color is only used if you select "native" as the color in the TCM settings. Otherwise, if you choose a color in the TCM settings then that is the color the theme will use. You could redefine Theme01.scb and select the first theme for TCM1 and use it on your smart pixels that you want to be all the same color. Then you could use TCM2 on strings that you don't want to act as "dumb pixels". And you could select to change color by time, and select something like every 5 seconds. You could then set RGBW for the colors for TCM1 and TCM2 and they would both step through Red, green, blue and white together. I don't think that's exactly what you were looking for, I think you wanted it to "follow" the colors of some other pixels, but there is no feature in Instant feature that "follows" the color of other pixels. But you can do things like what I described above.
  22. Sequences for the 16x25 LOR Tree are available!

    As dibblejr pointed out, you can get a visualization of the 16x25 LOR tree at the bottom of the sequence purchase page on my website at www.superstarlights.com Note also, that if you purchase any of the sequences for the 16x25 LOR Tree, they come with the visualization as well. In other words, the installer for the sequences installs the .sup file and it also installs the visualization file.
  23. Select Items

    In answer to dibblejr, yes if you are adding a large number of images from an animated gif, the new button for adding the image without having to set the image really speeds things up. Your suggestion about adding an image action would speed things up further. Can't promise that I will do it, but I will consider it.
  24. Select Items

    Yes, I have run into the same thing. I do plan on putting something in that will change the clip region for all selected effects. Right now you have to do it one effect type at a time. For instance to change the clip rectangle for all of the images, you do the following: Bring up the Image dialog box. Click on the top image action in the list. Click on the Edit menu, then select "Select All Right" Most of the time this will result in a selection group with the first image as the first effect in the selection. But sometimes there could be another effect starting at the same time as the first image. To remedy that, use Ctrl + mouse click to unselect effects that are not images that are at the beginning of the selection group. Once you have the first image as the first effect in the selection group, then you can click on "manual clip" specify the new clip rectangle, then click on "group modify" and it will change the clip rectangle for all of the images in the selection. Note that with any "group modify" action, the program keys on the first effect in the selection group and modifies all of the effects of that type in the group. So after doing the above, all of the images will have the new clip rectangle. You will then need to do the same thing for Text effects, Shockwave, Spiral, and Fan effects.
  25. Strange behaviour in SuperStar

    I see the email now, sorry about the mistype in the email address in my post, I have corrected it.
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