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  1. Holiday Coro is a great source for singing pumpkins and singing monsters. I've used both and like them a lot. If you get them, you may want to re-consider their recommendation for the frame. Using 2x4s is overkill. I used 2x2 and they worked fine.
  2. Color me crazy, but I can't get a photo to upload in either Chrome or IE. I tried removing my old photo first to see if that would help, but it didn't. Whenever I select a photo, the image stays blank.
  3. I'm looking forward to this class, too. I don't have many pixels in my display... yet! But I hope to come away from the Expo armed and dangerous on how to sequence them!
  4. At the risk of coming in late in this thread, have you tried the Instant Sequence tool in SuperStar? I've found it to be a great way to quickly get some decent effects. Just load a visualizer file and a song and SuperStar can do the rest. You can play with the various settings to see how they change the effects. I'm glad to hear an endorsement of the sessions at the Christmas Expo. I'll be heading there and plan to soak up as much LOR education as I can.
  5. BTW, the Polyethylene is available from McMaster-Carr, item #50375K64, $1.89 per foot. http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/121/142/=wr5o7x
  6. BTW, check out this video for building arches. I'm going to use this method, but with the CCPs instead of the pixel strips. I used electrical tape to fold back the space between CCP bulbs to bring them closer together. The wind up at about 10' long and fit well in the Polyethylene tubing that Matt Johnson uses. And they look way, way, WAY better than using PVC, which I used last year. Plus they are much more substantial. That said, don't let the $30 an arch fool you. The Polyethylene tubing was pretty cheap, but the shipping was steep. Four 10' sections ran me about $150 including shipping. Ouch! But it will be so worth it. Matt Johnson's How to build a Leaping Light Arch If you still need a configured prop file (and visualizer file) for the arches, let me know. I can save them out and send them to you. I'll just need your email address.
  7. Victory! The color fade tool going from Orange (or Purple) to black to fade-in/fade out! Fading between the same colors to simply set the channel on to a specific color. So obvious in retrospect, not so obvious when trying to figure it out! Thank you to all for your help! PS Hopefully my new profile picture will be less likely to induce heart attacks. ;-)
  8. Ah, it's all about Halloween! I'll see what other interesting Halloween-ish pictures I might be able to use. ;-)
  9. Here's my problem... How can I set the color of a dumb RGB device? OK, it is not quite that simple. I need to set the color AND take advantage of my old sequences. For the record, I am very familiar with RGB values, as in using Photoshop and other photo/image editing packages. Making pure Red, Green, Blue and White are easy. Purple = Red + Blue. Yellow = Red + Green. This translates easily enough in the sequence editor: put the same effects on the appropriate RGB channels to get these basic colors. It looks like playing with the intensity of a channel will give me greater control over the colors. For example, 100% intensity Red + 60% intensity Green = Orange (the shade of Orange that I want). Is this only way to control the color of RGB devices in the Sequence Editor? Should I even be doing this in the Sequence Editor? Should I be doing this in SuperStar? Something else? I am adding the LOR RGB Flood lights to my Halloween and Christmas shows this year. I have a lot of sequences completed from years past that have standard flood lights already sequenced. I want to copy my existing flood light effects into the RGB channels AND produce the desired shades of Purple and Orange for Halloween. I tried using the Foreground and Background tools to apply 60% intensity to the Green channel to give me Orange. It kinda worked. It produced the desired shade of Orange, but it wiped out my fades. I really hate the idea of having to completely re-sequence the floodlight effects for all of my sequences. Any help/recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I upgraded to S3 v3.12.2 today, but have not used it yet. BTW, I created a prop for the LOR RGB Flood Light 8 pack using the CMB24D controller. Once I test importing the prop I will post it in the Visualizer forum.
  10. Sure, give me your email address and I'll send Rock N Roll All Nite right out. I've done a bunch of sequences now. They're all available on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/161503393692?var=&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  11. Here are some videos from my2014 Chaos Crypt display. Unfortunately my fog machine croaked --- so no fog this year. I guess I'll have to get a new one --- or two --- for next year! Let the Halloween 2015 plans and preparations begin! (The forum isn't showing all of the videos, so I add titles for them.) Keepin' Halloween Alive - by Alice Cooper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI4gyMzocXM&list=PLSp0qMhmUtjtIYc8CHUku1TK2n0Vceael Bring me to Life - by Evanescence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAmdNP4YbPw&list=PLSp0qMhmUtjtIYc8CHUku1TK2n0Vceael Jump in the Line - from Beetlejuice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb1G6OwEOMs&list=PLSp0qMhmUtjtIYc8CHUku1TK2n0Vceael Weird Science - by Oingo Boingo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SdJzHmmoSU&list=PLSp0qMhmUtjtIYc8CHUku1TK2n0Vceael
  12. Very cool! I especially like the grave digger.
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