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  1. My arches work in S5, converted from S4. My definition of the arch has PixelCurvefor the Dimming curve (all else is the same as you set), and my group is set to NESTED. I found set this way, Superstar would properly show the arch group, where set to USER PREVIEW it was very messed up.
  2. In moving my 12CCR tree from the S4 into the S5, I do have full access to the CCR's once I created a group - but as yet don't have the 5 channel star topper - even though I made it part of the group. The Superstar display shows the tree-shaped CCR, and has the 12 column grid to program in - I believe I saw in the S5 "want to have" list the intent to include the CCR tree topper - so maybe later. I have been opening my S4 shows from last year and converting them into the S5 format (now on 5.0.8).
  3. Insert Superstar intent/limitations ?

    I have resolved the S5 ->Superstar arrangement issue with my 4 CCR arches. By setting the GROUP Def to be NESTED, I get this ARCH / Config setup in Superstar which is what I wanted.
  4. Insert Superstar intent/limitations ?

    Final Superstar screen with the S5 transfer showing the 12 CCR's but no star that was part of the group. (not sure, files are 220 k, but system rejected upload saying I was limited to only upload 430k??? (You can visualize the missing Star element in Superstar)
  5. Insert Superstar intent/limitations ?

    Another example - these two images show Superstar open with what I expect as a 12CCR tree with Star - Then the second shows what S5 created from a 12CCR Tree and 6 channel Star group, the 12 CCR's are represented and have programming columns as expected (12 CCR, 12 Columns) but no Star is included, even though it was in the same S5 group. (will post second in next comment due to size limit)
  6. Insert Superstar intent/limitations ?

    Let me expand a bit on this. The image attached shows the result of S5 opening Superstar to edit a 4 Arch group of CCB's. The CCB group is defined using "Use Preview" as an Arrangement (not sure which one to pick) - as a result, I do see the four arches in the order I expect - BUT, the programming matrix is something of a mixed up blob and i have to guess which matrix cell I should select (on/off), or run a morph through to create patterns. I had turned on the first element seqment. Each arch is set as a predefined Arch, 1 Section, 50 RGB nodes, starting Left. The four CCB arches are LOR addressed as Unit 6,7,8,9. What I would like to see -is a left to right, top to bottom arrangement of the programming matrix cells- maybe just one Column/matrix for each arch so that the left most Arch element (set at #1) is at the top of each column. The arches show as expected - but the programming colums are not as expected.
  7. Using a S4 sequence that contained both a 12CCR tree, with 6 channel star, along with other LOR elements, I am using S5 5.0.6 to test how I can update for this years show. One element would be to edit the CCR Tree and star group - which Superstar does so well. Passing the S5 group to Superstar has some opportunities to improve. When I defined a group of 4 CCB Arches and choose Insert Superstar - Superstar opened up as expected showing the 4 arches, and gave me the 4 matrix lines to program with. The problem I find is with the more complex structure of the 12CCR tree, and the 12 CCR tree along with its 6 channel star. It appears that the Insert Superstar sequence is limited to working on GROUP elements. When I tried to grab a series of ROWS, I did not have an Insert Superstar option. It was only when I choose either a single ROW, or had a GROUP defined in a single ROW what the option appeared. I did create a 12CCR Tree group - choose that row/Insert Superstar and got a Superstar window with one window showing 12 pixel strings in the shape of the tree - but the Superstar matrix, where I would control the on/off lighting and define the morphs - was only 8 elements wide, not the 12 I expect. When I went to run this in Superstar, the music ran, but nothing was shown on the UI. That sequence was showing in the S5 UI. - I think I will pull this item into a bug report and open it there.
  8. I am now testing how the 12CCR tree and star (6 channels) - could be edited. If I need to open a new topic, please advise. In S5, I have a sequence that included a 6 channel star and 12 CCR tree, their sequencing had been done in Superstar. When I try to now edit those elements, I am not currently able to either create a group (6 star channels/12 CCR channels), or highlight a group of rows then Insert Superstar Sequence. The Insert Superstar sequence is limited to working on GROUP elements. I did create a 12CCR Tree group - choose that row/Insert Superstar and got a Superstar window with one window showing 12 pixel strings in the shape of the tree - but the Superstar matrix, where I would control the on/off lighting and define the morphs - was only 8 elements wide, not the 12 I expect. When I went to run this in Superstar, the music ran, but nothing was shown on the UI. That sequence was showing in the S5 UI. - I think I will pull this item into a bug report and open it there. What I would hope to see would be the ability to group the 6 channel Star and 12 CCR tree into one group, transfer it to Superstar showing the expected STAR and 12 CCR grid.
  9. No actually - I would break it into several sequential cut/paste steps to get them all. I don't remember how many rows, but I think I would open about 3-4 CCR's at a time. It was a bit time consuming, but I thought it was the only way for me to move those elements into a composite file and run.
  10. I think there is also another application to this question. When I purchase Superstar sequences for the 12 CCR tree - I need to incorporate that into my overall show. What I have done in the past was to create the Superstar section, then merge it with the LOR show file - But with S5, I am not clear now how best to do that. Perhaps I can have one sequence of the full show - a second sequence of just the Superstar (12 CCR) elements, then do a row-by-row select rows - copy from the Superstar rows into the parallel CCR rows in the full sequence.
  11. Switching to S5

    I am just starting to test S5.0.6 and believe I agree with Jim's copmments about the UI, I may opt to stay with S4. I do use Superstar a lot, and right now I am trying to test S5 by inserting my four CCB arches into sequences they were not previously part of. I cannot figure out how to define them, although I can open a S4 sequence where I had defined them last year that work and show all 50 channels for each arch - but cannot copy/paste, or anything other than Sequence/Channel Configuration/Export that cannot then be "inserted into" another show. Now, I am assuming that a CCB arch of 50 pixels/150 channels would be displayed with 50 lines for each arch in this display. Maybe it doesn't and it needs only the one line? My imported CCR tree shows the expected 12 CCR's each with 50 channels below each one. This seems too much like the pixel editor last year which looked elegant, but never did much for me. I do like the combined display - and there may be other great things here I have not yet tested/touched - but when I cannot edit/load my show elements it makes everything else a bit moot. I am going back to review all the S5 presentations again and see if I can spot where I am going wrong. (Re-read S5 presentations...) Ok - Props all have to be edited/added using Tools/Manage Previews/Modify (chosen preview). Then Create Prop/Create Group, etc. For my 4 CCB Arches, I created them, then Created a GROUP so they could be sync'ed. Back in the S5 sequence edit line - having the ARCH GROUP defined as a NESTED Group, and SELECTING ROW for that group - gives me the option to then INSERT SUPERSTAR EFFECTS - which opens Superstar showing the 4 nested arches. This may work out after all.... At least I can get to Superstar for inserting morphs, etc. That is a good thing - thanks.
  12. I checked the fuse with a ohm meter - but I have now found the problem. This unit was plugged into two GFI outlets and they apparently were not providing power, even though the GFI light was green... A couple of resets on the GFI outlets restored power and the unit LED light again shines... I had actually switched controllers and in moving the "known good" unit there - I found the power problem. Guess I should be using a plug meter next time to doublecheck the idiot light is not just joking.
  13. New to CCR Tree

    I built a 12 CCR tree and star with 3/4" sq alum tubing. The CCR remains on the tubing all year, and is stored inside disassembled. If you want more info, I can send you a file that shows how it is built, just send me a note. I am in Fremont, CA, this is an image of the tree setup.
  14. I had one controller just bellyup - It is one of 4, and after working fine, it is now not working at all. No LED status light, but the power and fuses are good - I fear the motherboard may have a failed component. Is there anything to do other than open a trouble ticket and ship it back for repair ? This unit had been in operation for about 4 seasons, and is the one that often gets some GFCI interruption due to the moisture level of the circuits is handles. I may have to swap another unit into place for this failed unit to balance the show as best I can with a fewer number of controllers. I have unplugged and restarted the unit - but never get the LED light on the board to light. I just pulled both fuses and fine they are both good.
  15. Tripping GFCI

    "I was thinking similar but a broom stick cut up, drive a short section of pvc in the ground run the brook stick in it and just put the tree over the top." The first year I used PVC, I did stick it into the turf - but with the rain and wind, it did not hold up. I changed to a wooden base, with holes drilled for the PVC, that has worked out better for me.
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