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Scott Tuthill

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About Scott Tuthill

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  • Location
    Boise, ID
  • Occupation
    Retired

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  • Interests
    Golf
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    A friend
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    5.3.8
  • License Level
    Advanced

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  1. Boobiehatch: Thanks for your interest and welcome to the hobby. First, as far as my controllers I still have some of them for sale but they are in Boise, ID and I am now in Tucson, AZ for the winter. So, they are not available unfortunately until I return to Boise for Christmas on Dec 17th -- which may be too late for your interest. Or, maybe not. You let me know. The ones still available all have the Version 1 board in them. I most recently used them in a 224 channel show and they worked fine and can handle all the standard LOR sequencing commands. They cannot be put on a high speed network. These are typically used if you are doing pixel type programing where you are sending the intensity file to the controller, not light commands. (I know this may be confusing but there is plenty of documentation on the LOR site - and it does a much better job at describing the basics of assembling an LOR show than I can. I highly recommend you spend time on the LOR site and in the forums.) As far as the sequences on eBay I have to admit I know nothing about them -- I did all my own programming. Folks on the LOR forums probably can give you a direct and experienced answer. That's what I know for now. If you can wait for 2 weeks for me to ship anything, and what I have meets your needs. Let me know. Scott
  2. I have moved and no longer have a home suitable for my light display, so am selling off my LOR controllers. I also have 11 assembled controllers with enclosures, power supply cords, and dangle cords in various configurations as shown in the attached table. All boards were factory assembled and have heat sinks - no DIY soldering. They all were tested by me within the last month and all channels worked fine. The units in LOR enclosures with LOR cord sets were "ReadyToGo" units when purchased. The units with DIY power and dangle cords were constructed from SPT-1 or SPT-2 cord, vampire plugs, and crimped lugs for the connection to the controller board. Photos are available upon request. I am asking $125 each for these which includes shipping to a US address. Payment via PayPal or Venmo only. Please message me if interested.
  3. Three of the completed units have been sold as identified by the red highlights in the chart below. The rest are still available. The new in box CTB16PCG3-V5 board is also still available.
  4. I have moved and no longer have a home suitable for my light display, so am selling off my LOR controllers. I have one new in box CTB16PCG3-V5 board, fully factory assembled with high power heat sinks. I am asking $110 for it, including USPS shipping to a US address. I also have 14 assembled controllers with enclosures, power supply cords, and dangle cords in various configurations as shown in the attached table. All boards were factory assembled and have heat sinks - no DIY soldering. They all were tested by me this morning and all channels worked fine. The units in LOR enclosures with LOR cord sets were "ReadyToGo" units when purchased. The units with DIY power and dangle cords were constructed from SPT-1 or SPT-2 cord, vampire plugs, and crimped lugs for the connection to the controller board. Photos are available upon request. I am asking $155 each for these including shipping to a US address. Payment via PayPal or Venmo only. Please message me if interested.
  5. Hey GriswoldStyle -- thanks for rejuvenating the original post and for Jaynee to jump in with the ideas. Scott Tuthill
  6. Thanks everyone for sharing. Some good ideas in there. Perhaps like Santas Helper I just turn them into giant RGB bulbs and use them as such. I also have some fence to use like racerc20, though right now the fence is plain cedar planks. Maybe a coat of white paint this summer? And sure wish my house was not a tutor style with brick and tan painted siding and darker painted trim. That just didn't work well when shining the floods on them. Will see if any more ideas come in. Then I have summer to prototype some ideas and get them in the display for next Xmas. I do like that "Hot Chocolate" song -- might have to add that one to the show. Scott
  7. I bought the package of 8 10W RGB floods and controller this year during the sale. I have always wanted to incorporate them in my show. However when I started experimenting with them I just could not get effects that looked good. It is the difference between direct illumination as with lights and reflected illumination of the floods. I tried shining them up in trees and against the house. Reds would show up reasonably well, greens marginally so, and then white would just illuminate whatever it was pointing at with its native colors. (of course.) So I am wondering if anyone has come up with any creative uses for RGB floods they can share. I thought about building mini-trees from upside down wire plant cages, wrapping them in a white translucent material with a flood under each. But, am hoping someone out there has already come up with the ultimate use for RGB Floods in a show. Thanks in advance for your ideas. Scott
  8. Well I do a bit of everything - now after my 12th year of LOR displays. Pretty much every year I add some new lighting element to the display, which then leads me to go back and edit all the existing sequences to incorporate it. That is not that hard and time consuming because I have the existing sequence to work from -- meaning all the beat points have been identified. I find that by doing this it keeps both the show "fresh" and my interest level up. At this point with 250+ channels, not including RGB, I very rarely add a whole new song as that would take an incredible number of hours to sequence from scratch. Which, also means I have never gone back and re-sequenced a song from scratch. Just too much time involved. Doing a 2 minute song totally from scratch is probably a 16-24 hour exercise. Anyway, find something that keeps you engaged and that will keep the show fresh for all your visitors Scott
  9. Just read through the S5 PowerPoint Presentations. Wow -- that S5 is something and merging SE and PE is definitely the way to go. One question I have - is it possible to merge a S4 Visualizer file and a S4 Pixel Editor Preview in creating a S5 Preview? My situation is this. I have a full S4 Visualizer file for my display, except for a 3 level Nested RGB star. I created the RGB Star preview in Pixel Editor and did my sequencing of it in PE - then merged the Intensity file back into the SE file and off it went into the show. I never went through the effort to figure if and how to put the Nested RGB star into the S4 Visualizer file along with the rest of the display. So, what is the possible and recommended approach for creating the S5 Preview?
  10. I sequenced my singing face several years ago and have not touched it since. At the time I used Papagayo and a Papagayo to LOR conversion utility. No idea if they are still around. It was pretty easy to use as I remember though it was easiest to work backwards from the end of the song to the start.
  11. It would help everyone if you provided a bit more detail on your question. To take a guess, if you open an existing sequence in Pixel Editor then all the channel data is available. You can show it by creating PE props for channels in SE and having PE display them. in the channel and preview area. If you ask a more specific question you will get a more useful answer. Scott
  12. This is my first year with RGB and yes it is a different beast. Not sure about you but I am adding RGB to existing sequences. One thing that helped me is to display some of the key channels of the existing sequences in PE. This allows me to leverage off all the sequencing and timing work I already have done. Just create props with Sequence Method equal to Sequence Editor and in the Manage Props make sure to indicate you want them to be displayed. This really helped me and it is not as important to follow the timing line across the columns. And to place effects I tend to look at the displayed waveform and then use the column guides to line everything up. You will figure it out. If I can, you can. Scott
  13. To Christmascrossing I also am taking the same route your are and as Matt describes. Just make sure the second LOR usb adapter you get is the high speed version. It has a red color case. I have a mix of newer and really old controllers. Per another post I saw the Gen 3 controllers have a Green blinking status light. That is one way to tell them apart. Also the drop down menu in the Hardware Utility will tell you what you have. Scott
  14. Good news on the file naming behavior. That is how I hoped it would work. Scott
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