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  1. Will do this later today. I had not created a new element as above, but had been trying to convert - thanks.
  2. I agree it is hard to describe. Let me try this. If I have a CCR tree where 1 is the bottom, and 50 is the top and a sequence instruction was to send a comet action from 1 to 50, and I were to physically change that to be a horizontal bar - where the 1 is on the right, the 50 is on the left - if i were to run the same sequence I would expect it to start at the right end, going toward the left (1 -50). What I had done was in the sequencer, I tried changing my currently vertical tree to a horizontal structure using one of the Matrix choices. That appears to show the 12 CCR's in a horizontal position, but when I run the sequence (I was using God Bless the USA), I get what appears to be sequencing going at about 90degrees off. Rather than a 1-50, it seems to be CCR1.25, CCR2.25, CCR3.25, CCR4.25, going "up" across the 12 CCR rows, rather than from right to left along a row. The stars seems to cross over the horizontal rows from lower left to upper right. Does this help explain it any more ? What I may do is simply ignore changing the sequencer display and mount the 12 CCR's horizontally leaving them set to be a vertical tree.
  3. Thanks Brian, - I think you are right. I was thinking that the CCR ribbon(s) would hold their sequence instruction as initially programed (with 1 at the bottom and 50 at the top of each CCR ribbon) and just let me rotate the tree by 90 degrees - (each of the 12 CCR's is built with 1 at the bottom and 50 at the top.). Maybe what I will do is leave it as a Tree in the sequencer and just physically hang it sideways (rotate CCW 90degrees) with the CCR's parallel to each other, CCR 1 at the bottom. That way I reason, the sequence should play on the CCR thinking it was a tree, but because I rotated the CCR's to be horizontal, not vertical, it would play right to left, or left to right (thinking it was up or down). I moved to Henderson, NV this year and I don't have an easy way to stand the CCR tree and star up in the front yard.
  4. I have moved, and I don't have space to mount my 12ch ccr tree (with star). I do have space if I can change the tree into a horizontal grid of parallel lines. In my S5 Preview, the CCR tree is a Tree180 shape, 12 strings, starting bottom left. What I hope to do is take this setup, remove the star and mount the 12 CCR's horizontally - but I cannot identify which "shape" to use. When I tried to use matrix-horizontal-quad or matrix-horizontal-rectangle, although the general shape seemed correct, when the sequence played back, the effects were wrong. It appeared as though the effects were about 90 degrees off. Rather than seeing them start from either the right or left end, they would begin at the bottom or top (ccr 1, or ccr12). Is there any way to change my existing CCR Tree, and have the sequence perform ?
  5. After running this by Matt, he suggested using the that I could use Sequence - File References to change the .avi file location (and/or other files) to the new directory. I didn't know this, this is handy info to know. The moral of this story is to be cautious moving files around while editing. I was able to correct my mistake right away because I was editing at the time I renamed the directory and it still fresh in my mind of what I had done. Thanks for the headsup. That menu reference (Sequence/File References) is going to be very helpful, and I missed that so far in using S5. For now, my shows are running - and the neighbors are happy - so all is good.
  6. Thanks - Yes - that will do it, both moving the instruction and changing the length of time.
  7. I am in a section of S5 Sequencer (beta .14) and have a section of instructions that I would like to grab as a group, and nudge over in time, like SS. I do use cut/paste now but it would be helpful in correcting timing to have than nudge ability I think. ( I searched to see if this had already been requested, and did not find it - excuses if this is a duplicate)
  8. Using this toolbar effect at sound level for a RGB row results in a nice effect, it took me a few minutes to realize that setting the color picker to a single color, I could easily control the RGB color wash I wanted matching the sound intensity.
  9. Could you also comment on how to properly group the star channels and CCR channels so that the Sequencer and SS agree it is a tree with a nested star at the top? The issue of properly defining elements has bit me already. Thanks.
  10. In a parallel questions, on the Sequencer, most of my sequences show both the CCR Tree group, and list each of the CCR Legs (12 CCR tree). There is the CCR Group motion effects row where I select to insert SS Effects. Could I simply remove the CCR legs, and leave only the CCR Group/effects row ? That would simplify the programming matrix quite a bit, where i would have just one row for the CCR Tree Group, and one row for the CCB Arches.
  11. I have two CB100D units, each has two strings of CCB - they are mounted in a series of 4 arches, (network ID 6,7,8,9) from left to right. In the PROP design, I have them shown and that replay works. Each arch is defined as RGB pixels, in an Arch shape, with 50 Nodes, the group is four prop elements and it appears in using Nested, or Vertical Stack I get the best anticipated display when I do open SS. What would be the correct choice for these 4 arches in a row ? ps: Thanks for the .14 beta release, the apply color/hue works.
  12. The issue of dimming curves has been resolved. It happened that my CCR prop - got set with Curves = PixelCurve, but should be Curves = NONE. The effect of using PixelCurve was to change the output lighting on the CCR ribbon, and certain display instructions simply were below a thresh hold and did not display. Once I changed the Curve = NONE for the CCR prop, then saved, then saved the Sequence, and created NEW show output files - the CCR tree then properly displayed the information.
  13. Thanks - Do you have any example of how the Prop-group should be set for a CCR tree with Star on top ? I had been setup as the classic Superstar Tree with 6 Star topper. This combines both 6 LOR channels, and 12 CCR ribbons into one prop.
  14. Yes, thanks. Why is it that you choose to not create playback files when saving the sequence? I will certainly save the sequence, and then save the playback files each time.
  15. Alan, It sounds like you did use a combination of individual elements, and groups to build a new group - I was wondering if there might be a limitation where groups could not contain groups, apparently not. I am now testing different changes to the prop and am also reviewing again the S5 documents I can locate to find any clues going forward. Defining the props is obviously a very important first step. The UI has been changed/improved/confused? so much taking a working show full of props is a bit of a puzzle right now so this interactive discussion helps to track down what is miss configured.
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