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  1. My show computer died yesterday - YES, I have a full backup..... I copies all of my files over from the backup disk to the new Light-O=Rama folder. Everything works fine EXCEPT none of my graphics show up (graphics=jpg, gif, png files I have created to display on my matrix. The path it is looking for is C:\Users\jamills\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Graphics\filename.ext. But on the new PC it references things as \ThisPC instead of 😄\Users\jamills Seems like I should need to go "someplace" and set the correct file path to my graphics folder inside the Light-O-Rama folder ---- but (perhaps in my frustration) I can't seem to find where to do that. Can anyone help me with this information. I hate to think I have to go into every sequence and repoint the many, many, many graphics files to the new location manually. BTW - using S5
  2. In as much as I stopped wondering why Verifier couldn't check my sequences....yes. As to why the show wouldn't play for three days then magically started working with no changes made....well....no, not really! I'm just chalking this one up to Christmas Fairies (may Christmas Gremlins!).
  3. Support staff told me that Verifier does not understand S5 sequences and will produce results that cannot be counted on at all....so, in other words, don't even try the verifier on S5 sequences.
  4. I heard back from LOR Staff - they said just what I already knew - but clarified a few small details for me. I did not change anything...did not restart my computer...nothing changed. BUT - I tried a Show on Demand again and it worked just like it should have! Makes absolutely no sense. I have been trying over and over and over and over for the past 3 days to get a show to play with no luck at all. Then boom - out of the blue - it starts working. Simply and completely illogical that it would!!!!! But - oh well - it seems to be working for the time being! Thanks to everyone fr your comments and suggestions!!!!!
  5. All this "verifier works" or "verifier doesn't work - ignore it" is good to hear ---- but ---- that doesn't negate the fact the my show won't play because it says the sequence can't be found. I was only trying the compressor or verifier to see if there was a problem with the sequence.....which seems unlikely since I can play it from the sequencer with no problems....just can't make a schedule run to play it it from the show. The Sequence is in the show - it found it and let me put it in.....the show is in a schedule....when it attempts to run it simply states that the sequence cannot be opened. Show on demand fails, show from the schedule fails ---- both say the sequence cannot be opened. So i'm still back to where I started and have no show running.
  6. Yes - the show contains the proper sequence. The Show Builder finds it right where I saved it. When I then run the verifier on either the show, or the schedule or try to find it as the individual sequence it simply cannot find it. It throws up and err that read: "Sequence File Cannot Be Loaded." It does list that actual correct path to the sequence on the far right of that screen..."C:\Users\jamills\Documents\Light-O-Rama\Sequences\2019-PRE-Animation.loredit." Says the error message number is "24."
  7. It says it cannot find the sequence, just like it does in the compressor, or in the verifier.
  8. Perhaps in my frustration at how far behind I am I am missing something elemental....but... I have created a simple 3 minute long animation sequence which will pop before and after the show. It plays in the Sequencer and controls the lights properly when I check the Control Lights box. I then used Hub to create a show and a schedule to only play that one sequence and it says it can't find the file when I enable the schedule. I read and read read numerous posts here about not needing to make my own Playback Files....and decided maybe I better run the Verifier and/or the Sequence Compressor. Well - neither of them find the file either. I opened it in SE again and did a See As to make sure it was in my "ThisPC>Documents>Light-O-Rama>Sequences" Folder. It even comes up and tells me that the file already exists so I overwrote it.. I looked and I do also see in in the File Explorer along with other Sequences I've prepared for this years show. BUT...when I go to verify or compress it is says it cannot find it (I chose the "Entire Schedule" option as it only contains the one sequence at the moment. I also tried to make a Show ON Demand and a that failed as well. I am running S5 - version 5.3.10. The sequence isn't even complex - just a bunch of slow fades and a few Bars and Spirals and Meteors....just very slow movement. If anyone can tell me what I'm forgetting - or point me to a relevant help file, or forum post to get me back on track, I'd greatly appreciate it!
  9. LOL....but I wasn't trying to play to the lights - I knew they weren't connected.....they still aren't connected! And yet now the sequences play! All I did was assigned a fake Com port to the Networks. It said the networks were not enhanced...but that was not accurate.
  10. I think I may have figured it out. I didn't have Com Ports on the Matrix because I hadn't yet plugged it in. I added a Com Port to the Networks I didn't have connected yet in the Network Preferences and it seems to be working now.
  11. I began live testing last night (Yes...I'm running behind!) - in preparation for my "Grand Opening" tonight....well I'm getting an error message that makes no sense. It is telling me that either my All Pixels group, or my Matrix (not a group) are preventing the sequence from playing because they are not on an enhanced network. I have ALL pixels, therefore all of my 5 networks have always (and continue to be) marked as enhanced. I have tried turning off enhanced in Network Preferences; saving it; then re-opening it and setting them back to enhanced; saving again.......still the same error. If I remove the effects from the All Pixels group and paste them onto another group - the effete play properly, as does the entire sequence. This only occurs when I have Control Lights enabled....the sequences play as expected in the Preview when Control Lights is not checked.
  12. I think i've confused myself further, Alan.... I created a new animation 40 second long.... All the groups are "grey" hatch marks and I have to open the to see the props and motion effect rows in order to place an effect on them. I didn't expect to have to open them, just use the line with the "RGB Row 01" label on it (or whatever group).
  13. Completely blank sequencing grid (at least for the area I want to apply an effect). I clicked in one square for the single row labeled as the Row 01 group. I right clicked and added a motion effect (Color Wash - simply want to turn it all to a specific color for one timing block). Then I elect the region containing that block and hit the play selection button - it play but only lights on the first prop in the group...and if I open the group and look at all of the props I see that the effect only exists on the first item in the group.
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