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  1. So Cal Mini Get together

    Let's do it! Saturday 21 October at the Round Table Pizza at 403 E Arrow Hwy, Glendora, CA 91740. Unless anyone has a suggestion otherwise, I am going to propose 6:00 PM. Note that this location is less than a half mile from my house. I expect to have my Halloween lights up in addition to my year round landscape lighting. For anyone who wants to get a behind the scenes tour prior to the get together, or come over afterwards to see the lights, that is available.
  2. S5 PC Requirements?

    For sequencing, the faster, the better. For a show player, not much. Can't help you with anything definite. After five and a half years, I am replacing my ancient Windows XP show computer this year. The new one is supposed to be delivered by UPS tomorrow and is a HP 6200 I5-2400 based desktop with Windows 7 Pro. Heck, that makes it twice as fast as this computer which is what I do most of my sequencing on.

    I pulled up one of my Halloween sequences. For Orange, I'm using Red=100%, Green=10%, Blue off.
  4. I will preface this with the following - I am assuming that this is related to me not understanding how to do this rather than a problem with the software I mentioned this in 5.0.6, but it's the same in 5.0.8. No matter what I do, I can get the "Insert SuperStar Effects" to even show up as an option. Although this screen capture is from 5.0.6, I have the same result on 5.0.8. This applies regardless if I select a single pixel, a single group (for example one string of the pixel tree), or as shown below all 12 strings of the pixel tree. The second part of this question I'm certain that is just me not understanding the workflow steps in using the Pixel Editor effects. So, can someone please explain the workflow. I select a motion effect. Then go back to the grid and the no matter what I do, I can't get that effect applied to some segment of time. As soon as I select a chuck of time, the effect changes to "On" instead of "Motion Effect" and unselects the motion effect that I had selected. If I reselect "Motion Effect" and try to select a chunk of time, it tells me that "You must first choose an effect." I've tried using the buttons for Fade Up, Fade Down, and On, or the Select arrow and then the shortcut keys for On, Fade Up, or Fade Down; in every order that I can imagine. Nothing works. Like I said, I'm certain this is my lack of understanding.
  5. 16 CCR II Ribbon Tree

    Actually they are perfectly numerically - HOWEVER, it counts in Hexadecimal, NOT in decimal. With that said, Mr. P's point is that if you expect Unit ID 10 to be right after Unit ID 09, you will find things not working the way you expect. There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those that understand binary, and those that don't.
  6. DMX Matrix Screen

    I highly recommend that you use Unicast, but just because you have multiple E1.31 controllers does not force the issue. You generally set that up in the controller, not the LOR software. I don't know the AlphaPix controller, but most E1.31 controllers allow setup of what's called Zig-zag. Check out the manual for the AlphaPix to see how Zig-Zag is set up in that controller. Presumably if the AlphaPix controller will let you put 212 pixels per output, it obviously will allow more than one universe per output. What I don't know is if it will let you have the same universe on multiple outputs - i.e. Universe 1 and part of 2 on output #1, then the rest of Universe 2 and part of Universe 3 on output #2, etc. It may be a lot easier for you (if the AlphaPix will allow this) to use two universes per output which would have for example all of Universe 1 and 42 pixels of Universe 2 on output #1, then all of Universe 3 and 42 pixels of Universe 4 on output #2, etc That way each physical string starts on pixel 1 of an odd universe (continuing the example I was giving). A lot of this depends on what the AlphaPix allows or requires.
  7. Power injection help needed.

    You are really lucky that you did not kill pixels! With DC, polarity is VERY important! Glad you got it working.
  8. reloaded on new computer

    Look in your program files/LOR directory for a program called LORPost.Exe and run it
  9. Glad to be able to help. I'm bored out of my skull right now (all day) with nothing but my phone. Expect another 14-16 more hours of this, so happy to have something to type for a few minutes. Now if dinner would hurry up and show up...
  10. Flood Mounts

    I like that. Much nicer than the quickie stake that I mounted mine on last year. I'll retrofit mine soon.
  11. Glad Mike was able to get the last step to making it work.
  12. I'm doing this from memory as I'm not near a computer. In SuperStar, press and hold the "Ctrl" and click on the move left eight seconds button to get to the beginning. Same thing with the move right eight seconds button to go to the end. In Sequence Editor, Home and End get to the two ends of the sequence.
  13. scheduling a show

    Are you using the "Show Editor" or the "Simple Show Builder"? Also, will you be playing your show from a computer or from a show director? Lastly, if from a show director, which one? The answers to these affects what you can and can not do.
  14. Yes, the controller will survive just fine in the weather. As for the FM transmitter, try it well in advance. if it works, great. If not, you can improve it. But test it well before you go live (like, now). It's a Cat-5 cable and certainly long term running through the dryer vent would not be a good idea. With that said, it would likely work fine for a season. There are tricks to eliminate the issue with running a cable through a window. The easiest way is to cut a piece of wood to a size that it fits in the bottom of the window so that when you pull the window down it sits on the top of the wood. Then drill through the wood to run your cable. You can add some rubber insulation if desired. Do a Google search for running a coax cable through a window and you'll see lots of things that hams have done to get coax cables outside. That should show examples of what I'm talking about. Others will give you ideas on your concept - many people do that. In my case, I have two 75 watt per channel audio amplifies on a shelf in my bedroom closet. Then there is conduit out to where I have four speakers permanently installed in my yard. The speakers are designed to be installed outdoors. Yes you could. Note that you have to have a Basic Plus level LOR license to control a controller with unit ID #3. You could also modify the sequence so that the controller for the arches are unit ID #2. If you elect to do that, it's easy to do, but you may tear your hair out first, so ask how to do it. Should not be a problem - especially in your temperatures. Do a search for vampire cords. Build your own cables to length. Far less expensive than buying extension cords.
  15. My CCPs are set in Dual Normal mode so each controller has two Unit IDs - one for each string.
  16. How Long Is Your Entire Show?

    If I were you, I would just drop the 17 minutes of static. That way there is always something playing. I wanted to try MIIP last year but found it would not run on either Windows XP (my show computer) nor Windows Server 2012 r2 (the file server). Yesterday I ordered a new show computer so the old XP computer will get retired. Getting away from XP will solve two problems for me. I had The Demented Elf do a MIIP specific voice file for me.
  17. Vis Probs Anyone

    Do you mean when you expand the RGB into the three individual colors? If it's an RGB channel, why would you want to change the individual element colors? Or am I confused?
  18. Vis Probs Anyone

    Never used animator, so that reference did not make any sense. Not following. Are you talking in Vis. or SE?
  19. Vis Probs Anyone

    We must have his "Submit Reply" at almost the same time. I always use Advanced Rendering.
  20. Vis Probs Anyone

    JR, I just tried Vis in4.3.24 and it worked fine. I don't however understand what you mean by "integral green start button".
  21. General DMX Dummy Question

    Assuming they are connected to one output, you don't want to set it as different universes. Your description a couple posts ago does not indicate making them separate universes. There is no way to tell the E1.31 controller that the first 22 pixels of one output are in one universe and the next 22 pixels are in another - with one exception. Some E1.31 controllers can a single string change universes, but it depends on running to the end of the first universe. For example if an output starts with pixel 161 (channel 481-483), then the 10th pixel would be pixel 170 (channels 508-510), and the 11th pixel would be pixel 1 of the next universe.
  22. Is this wiring safe for Pixcon16?

    That would work, but it would make repairs far more difficult. Better yet, cut the female end of your extension cord off and install a quad box with four outlets. Then plug four short cables from the power supplies to the quad box. that would make it far easier to repair in the middle of your show when a power supply fails. Yoe your drawing does show the grounds together. However, confusion on use of the word "ground". I'm pretty sure he is talking about bonding the negative of each power supply together. Although on MOST pixel controllers that have dual inputs, both negatives are tied together on the PC board, it's not a bad idea to tie them together at the power supply end.
  23. Is this wiring safe for Pixcon16?

    Yes, that would be better. Note that whatever you use for multiple outlets at the end of the extension cord needs to be rated. A lot of plug strips are not.
  24. Sale?

    Likely because of the new CCR2s. I received my order last Friday, having placed the order on the last day of the sale and taking the "Try for free" option.
  25. Don't forget to backup your sequences

    As I said in my first post, I also use Google Drive for ONE of my off-site backups, HOWEVER, I do not recommend depending on Google saving prior versions of the same file name. Far better is to save with a new filename regularly because that way you KNOW when a file was created - and more importantly if you are editing the most recent version. This is particularly true if you sequence on several computers. It would be VERY annoying to find out that the three hours of sequencing that you just did were on an old version of the file because you THOUGHT that the newest version was on the laptop - only to find out that the desktop PC had a newer version than what you just edited. In my case I use a filename that contains the name of the song, the date and either the time or a version letter. For example: Hark the Herald Angles Sing 2014-06-30_2145.sup Hark the Herald Angles Sing 2014-06-30a.sup