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Ron Boyd

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About Ron Boyd

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  • Birthday 04/10/1964

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    Knoxville, TN
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    Radiological Control Technician

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    Christmas Lights, Hunting, NASCAR and Golf
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    12 Pains Of Christmas video several years back. Started doing some research and found LOR. Took awhile to get the nerve up to jump in but now I'm all in.
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  1. spiral tree wizard for visualizer

    http://www.shannonclaus.com/light-o-rama-object-creator-loroc/ You can use this little program to make Incan or LED, and RGB Spiral trees. Been using this app for a few years now.
  2. need help with my visualization

    OK the rows are across. Columns are up and down. This is actually my "Row" Visualization. You don't have to do this in the "Real" one. As long as the channels and Universes are exact, The real will play correctly. So you will Import a visualization pair, Row for one and real for the other. I do all of mine vertical when I import. For the elements, I do a vertical matrix but, if it is still the case, Superstar does not support a vertical matrix. The way around it is to, Open the Prop dialogue, delete the prop and then regroup it into another prop using the prop satellite button. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it really isn't. You only have to do it once and it's done.
  3. need help with my visualization

    When you open a prop in the visualizer, there is a radio button that is labeled Superstar. Open that and check the box that says "Force Superstar Row/Column" and just tell it where you want it. In the example above, the 2 elements at the top left are as follows Row 1, Column 1 (25 pixels) Row 1, Column 12 (25 pixels) Row 2 column 23 for the next one to the right. (24 pixels) Since these 4 arches only have 24 pixels each, I start them on row 2. This way I can get a morph across all 3 elements and the timing is exact.
  4. need help with my visualization

    This is what Jim is talking about. I try to separate each element and place it on the grid in some sort of sensible order. Once you spend the extra bit of time to place things where you want them, it's done. no need to change it unless you add an item or delete one.
  5. Tennessee Spring Mini

    We usually have a projector and screen. I'll pass this along to the other guys so we can start building a list of topics.
  6. Tennessee Spring Mini

    Probably 60% of our people use RGB. I'm sure that will be in the topics of discussion. A couple of us do Superstar, so we can help there. Yes, Papagayo would be a nice topic.
  7. Tennessee Spring Mini

    Tennessee Spring Mini All are invited, not just the folks from TN. WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017 WHERE: Cleveland, TN (Just north of Chattanooga off of I-75) 3787 Blue Springs Road in Cleveland, TN TIME: TBD (typically 9 am – 4 pm) We’ll take up $$ for lunch, usually pizza. We're not sure what we will talk about yet, so, if there's anything you'd like to talk about, post about it here and we'll put it on the list. Controllers, software, networking, etc.
  8. pixel toppers

    Ralph, check with Matt at Rainy Oregon Christmas. He designed several elements in aluminum and a Mega tree was one of the designs. Also here; http://www.christmas-leds.com/productinfo_v3.aspx?productid=4SECTREE and here; http://store.3glightingcreations.com/products/4-Section-Trees.html also; http://store.3glightingcreations.com/mega-tree-parts/ Don't forget Darrell at Christmas Light show. With all of these vendors and their products, you should be able to easily create a tree frame.
  9. Is there any plans to incorporate Smooth effects and use the visualizer (VisEffect) instead of the grid? Or, am I the first to request it? Could make some really cool, Whole display effects if it was possible. I guess this would be a request also.
  10. Instructions on how to create lighted arches

    Pixel arches are a lot less expensive to create. Plus you're not tied down to just a few colors, There are millions, technically, you can use with RGB. In reality you'll only use about 10 or 12 colors.
  11. After extensive testing last year, I discovered the culprit. It's not the controllers, it's LEDs, particularly RGB LEDs. I unplugged one controller after another and nothing. When I unplugged the last one, Success. I ended up using a timer to turn on the power supplies 30 minutes prior to show-time and 30 minutes after, they turned off. Only problem I had was during showtime when everything was powered on. I read afterwards not to use a LED bulb in the garage door motor either.
  12. 90 degree bend in led strip

    The way I addressed this issue, was to use nodes zip tied to PVC. Too much can go wrong with strips. I've spent months on projects and just knew I had them water resistant enough. 2 weeks after putting them on the gutters, I had to replace them again, with nodes. Just sayin'.
  13. 90 degree bend in led strip

    Heard a lot of bad things with these connectors. Take a 6 or 8 inch piece of 3 or 4 conductor wire, depending on your pixels and loop it into a 90°. Then, silicone it with GE Silicone II.