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  1. Every time I try to show the waveform in sequence editor, it crashes. I have tried with different sequences, tried restarting the computer and running sequence editor with no other programs running, still no luck. It worked fine last year on this PC. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. How do we add our signature back with our channel count, light count etc? I did see that no ones is showing up in the forums like they were in before the upgrade or is that something that was CUT OUT by the new upgrade in the forums format? Also WHY IT TAGS NOW A REQUIREMENT to Post in the forums when it has limited choices
  3. I purchased the "you can modify" sequence of Firework by Katy Perry. The sequence has gaps were no lights are on. I realize I only have one 16 channel controller but all the other sequences I have purchased from LOR have worked. Can anyone give me some guidance as to what modifications I need to make to have the sequence work?
  4. First String of RGB Lights - HELP!

    Hello Everyone - total Newbie here! Planning to outline my home with RGB lights this upcoming holiday season and recently bought a set of Cosmic Color Pixel lights to play around with and test the functionality of the hardware and software. I was able to begin the configuration using the Hardware Utility tool, however, some of the lights in the string (about 10) would not light up. I also noticed only one of the strings that were plugged into the controller was lit up. Could someone help me here? Are the lights defective? I spent several hours last night trying to figure this out with no luck? If someone could post step-by-step instructions on how to configure the new string of lights, that would be hugely appreciated. Thanks for all of your help!
  5. I have saved an intensity file and see it in my Sequence Editor. I configured my layout in Pixel Editor with 4 arches and some simple effects. They play back great in Pixel Editor but no way to see them once in SE. Should I be using Visualizer, import that into Pixel Editor and then save Intensity File. I tried this when experimenting but everything went haywire after changing the props in PE. ie I selected arches and changed their attributes. After an hour of troubleshooting I decided to draw the layout in PE. I appreciate any help. Ron
  6. I have been working with LOR Support for a few days on this and feel I am spinning in my wheels. Perhaps you folks can help. I am planning next year's show and am trying to lay out the lighting I want in Visualizer. I want to use CCBs and CCRs. I am using the CCR Draw Wizard for my eaves. There are two strings (50 bulbs each) for each controller. Support says to add +1 or (PLUS ONE) to the second strand and keep the same Unit ID. Visualizer will not let me do this. I get errors about pixels. Support told me to go to the Hardware Utility and choose Dual Mode. I can't do that because I don't have the controllers. I want to lay this out to help me decide how many and which controllers to get. The only way I have this working with Super Star is by giving each 50 bulb string its own Unit ID. I have rad the manuals about CCBs and Pixel Addressing options. ie Mast/Slave but I find nowhere in Visualizer to set this up, nor can I add +1 to a string of CCBs. I am pulling my hair out at this point just to stay in the LOR world. Is this one of the reasons so many jump into the DMX world? I appreciate any advice. I am including my Visualizer file if that help. I quickly added more Mini Trees, a Mega Tree and a Star. I attempted to put the Mega Tree and Star on another Network (Aux A) but Super Star did not like that. I though I could start over with Unit ID 1 on Aux A network. So I put everything back on Regular Network with last Unit Id being 44. It all shows up in Super Star but when I test with Instant Sequence none of my Snowflakes turn on. I can manually sequence these to turn on. This leads me to think too much is on one network? Eaves are CCBs, Mini Trees are CCPs, Arches and Mega Tree are CCRs. Not sure what to use for the Mega Tree Star. It has 5 layers. Ron 408 Edgewood for 2016_V2.lee
  7. Since one gateway or controller manages power and controls two 50 light sets I figured the box would use one ID. However, when configuring Visualizer it assigns each set with its own Unit ID. My question is does the gateway/controller support two IDs or am I supposed to manually configure the 100 lights to work from one ID on the gateway/controller? At least my configuration is working in SuperStar. I used CCR Wizard to create rooflines and windows. Thanks for any help offered.
  8. I have the (CF50D) 50 Watt Cosmic Color Flood successfully configured in the Sequence Editor but I need to move it to the PE as a prop (all but two of my props are sequenced in the PE)) but I can't seem to get it to work. It is manually set (DIP Switch) to LOR ID13 (DMX Start 19) and so far all the combinations have not worked, I tried LOR with one bulb and a channel for each color as in the SE. Can someone point me in the right direction please.
  9. I've been running a mostly static show this year. I am using just one LOR controller connected to an ELL. My computer is connected to an ELL. Very simple. Everything was working pretty well since mid-December except I noticed occasional dropped commands. Over the summer I had upgraded all of my ELL's and set their speed to 115. I remembered reading that 115 might not be as reliable as 57. Today, I updated the ELL in the house to 57 and brought the ELL that was outside in to the house and dropped its speed to 57. After putting the ELL back outside and connecting it to the controller, I used the Hardware Utility to test that everything was working. Everything responded to the Hardware Utility fine. I started up the Sequence Editor and played a sequence from it. Nothing. No lights came on. I modified my schedule to have the show run while I was at my PC. Same thing...no lights came on. I created a small new sequence and tried running it...same thing...no lights. I ran the Hardware Utility again, and everything worked fine. It is now dark, but tomorrow I guess I will try setting both ELL's back to 115. But, whether that works or not, I am still baffled why everything works with the Hardware utility, but not with the Sequence Editor or Scheduler. Any suggestions?
  10. This is my first year and maybe it's something silly that I'm missing, but consistently my CCBs are staying on all night and I can't figure out why. The rest of the show shuts down as expected, but for some reason the CCBs always stay on until I unplug the controller to reset it. Here's my setup: G3-MP3 running the show off an SD Card attached to CMB24D then CTBPC16PC. From here I run a 100' Cat6a cable to the other side of my house to a CTBPC16PC then out of that a 50' Cat6 up the roof to my CCB controller. Everything runs as expected - show seems fine and timings seem fine. After my "real" show cuts off at 10:30pm, I have a 2nd show scheduled which is really a 1 minute mostly static display, which loops until Midnight, then turns off. I say mostly static because everything stays on, but the RGB devices on the CMB24D and my CCBs all just cycle through R->G->B->W->R then the sequence loops until midnight. Consistently all the channels are turning off at midnight, with the exception of the CCBs. They are either getting stuck all-on in R or W and I don't know why. The red I can sort of come to terms with - the sequence ends on red - so in my mind the G3 sends the final R, then sends the "all channels off" command and since my CCB controller is 163' away (100+50+10+3 patch cables) maybe it's not hearing the command.... but it hears everything else fine and runs the show fine... but at least the R was the last color. I'm also concerned max length seems to be 4000' and I'm well under that. Then I have issues with why is it stuck on white half the time (and never B or G)? White is the next to last color in the sequence, but then it fades to Red for several centiseconds before ending (so when it re-loops, Red is at the beginning). I'm manually having to either 1) unplug/replug the CCB controller from electricity to reset it or 2) eject/re-insert the SD-card to the G3-MP3 to get the CCBs to turn off and wait for the show to start at dark the next day. If I forget this after midnight each night, then the CCBs stay on all night (and potentially all day depending on how long until I can get there to reset it or if I forget!). Anyone have any ideas why my CCBs are acting weird only at the end of the schedule/show?
  11. Hi all, This year I am using 2 out of my 4 controllers (because of power concerns) and that's fine with me as I was able to squeeze everything in to 32 channels. My controllers are connected using plain old cat 5 using standard LOR protocol with unit id's 1 and 2. The problem lies when running a standby sequence that just has the lights on steady at 80%. Periodically (I'd say every 30-45 minutes) controller 1 just shuts off. The only way I can fix it is by unplugging the LOR to usb adaptor from my PC and plugging it back in as well as completely relaunching the sequence editor. Mind you, I am not using the scheduler at the moment because when it tries to activate, the console keeps repeatedly throwing HandleEvent Error: Subscript out of range. In case anyone is curious, the console logs are in the attachments. Then again, this is a problem for a different post in a different section. I just need to try and figure out why controller 1 keeps turning off. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas! Emanuel lor.txt
  12. So this is my first time putting my own CTB16Kpc together and I've run into a problem. My LED doesn't light up. It did when I first finished putting everything together but I only had control over 3 channels (13, 15, and 16). I unplugged everything and re soldered a lot of the connections hoping that would fix the problem. I was also checking around with a multimeter and the board tipped over and came in contact with the support strip in my box and there were sparks. There is a tiny bit of blackening/damage on the outer connection of the resistor at station 12 but that's all I can find. So between that and the resoldering I lost my LED. I've followed these instructions http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/Kit_Troubleshooting_Guide.pdf and have gotten to the step which reads: Check for 25 VAC by touching probes to the left side of D1 & D2, if not present or low, check voltage jumpers next to transformer, check all solder connections for transformer, fuse holders and voltage jumpers. Check that both C2 [& C3 for CTB16KV6] (big electrolytic capacitors) are properly oriented. I am getting 15.7 VAC across D1 and D2 so I am assuming that is my problem. I have checked the solder connections it says too several times and C2 & C3 are properly aligned. I'm not 100% sure what it means by voltage jumpers, I've got my voltage selection set correctly and I have checked the solder to that piece a couple times. So I don't know where to go from here. I am afraid I damaged something when it tipped over but I don't know where to start checking for that. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  13. I've been really happy with cutting up my CCRs in to little pixel segments and doing crafty things around the display. BUT~~~~ Although I don't see any water inside the tubes I silicone glued shut, the rain came and with each cloud passing, I lost yet another pixel. Micro-Water damage I am assuming. I'll work on better waterproofing for next year's display. QUESTIONS: 1. Can I purchase just CCR strips/segments from LOR or other? My controllers are just fine. 2. Does the "white light of death" I see in these things indicate I should give up on the pixels, or can they be saved? Thanks for your thoughts and sharing experiences. Jay
  14. PixLite in LOR

    Hello I am having a heck of time trying to get my Pixlite 16 to play anything in LOR. I have no issues with Xlights. Everything plays just fine. In LOR I can get all of my LOR controllers to play just fine as well, I just cant get my 16 strip pixel tree to work. I have a separate universe set up for each strip of 50 pixels. I have LOR Channel Config setup the same way I do in Xlights. Even if I take the fseq file that is working in Xlights and convert it to .lms and try to play it in LOR, I get nothing. Any thoughts? Suggestions? HELP!! Thanks Jon
  15. I have just replaced twice my led in my rgb floods. I don't understand why only the reds keep burning out but the green and the blue works just fine. voltage on my power supply is only 12.2 and 11.9 with other on at same time this keeps happening on both my floods. ??????????????????
  16. I've got something weird going on with one of my controllers. It just started today. I have a sequence loop where all the lights are on. The loop is 1 minute and repeats. I use one loop in the evening before my show starts, so that my lights are just static on. I have another loop after the show shuts down in the evening to leave some of my lights on at 50%. Well, it just started where at the beginning of the loop the lights are on, and then they all shut completely off for the remainder of the loop. The lights are on for about 5 seconds, and then off for the remainder of the 55 seconds of the loop. Then they come back on for 5 seconds again, then off. I unplugged all of my lights and brought the box inside for testing. All channels seemed to run normally in the hardware config mode. So I put the box back outside and reconnected my lights. In the hardware config mode I had all of the lights on and everything worked properly. They stayed on for a good 5--7 minutes without any issue. So I started my schedule and when the pre-show "lights on" show ran, the same thing happened. I have 2 other controllers that are part of the "lights on" pre and post show and they are not doing this. The lights stay on for the duration of the loop as expected in these 2 controllers. And my regular show works perfectly as well with no obvious untoward effects of any kind that I can see. Any thoughts on what might be causing this?
  17. Ok. to begin with I am on 3.11.2. Have been for quite some time. Have several RGBs and 64 Ch of regular lights, and I have ran flawless until now. I have a new Desktop running the show. with I7 processor and 4G memory, and there is nothing else installed on this computer.. Also.. it is NOT connected to the internet in any way. The issue usually shows up in the first couple of songs on a 8-10 song loop. But never at the same song. I cant tell exactly what's happening, but my control panel says "not responding" and the comm listener has closed the window. It may come out of it in 45 seconds to 2 min and then it may not. I can close control panel and start it back and the show carries on. I have rebooted the computer and it doesn't seem to make a difference. Ive been running the show since the day after Thanksgiving and had no issues until a night or so ago when this started. Any Ideas?
  18. Hello, Been having some frustrating issues with my CTB16D board. Since just today, I walked outside to see that my stand alone sequence was not running properly. Instead, channels 1, 3, 5, and 14 were flashing in a random, rapid fashion. Also, upon inspecting the controller, the status led was off. No flashing, no solid red, just off. The only way I could get the controller back up and running was by resetting it by setting its address to 00 and applying power. Then the status LED flashed like it normally would if it has no connection. (because it was not connected at this time to a showtime computer). Is this a known issue? Firmware? IF i'm forgetting to cover anything ask away. current firmware is 1.0.4 At your leisure. Thanks
  19. Ok, Here is the situation. Worked very hard on sequences and then set up display last two weeks. Everything in show worked in pixel Editor and in visualizer. Fired it up for real and only a fourth of my display lights. Here is the order I have them connected to the USB485, to CTB16PC (v3) Unit ID 1 working to CMB24D Unit ID 10 working to CMB24D Unit ID 0F not working to CTB16PC Unit ID 7 (v2) working to CTB16PC Unit ID 8 (v3) working to CTB16PC Unit ID 2 (v3) working to CTB16PC Unit ID 4 (v2) working to CCR Unit ID 0A not working to CCR Unit ID 0B not working to CCR Unit ID 0C not working to CTB16 PC Unit ID 5 (v3) not working to CCR Unit ID 0D not working to CCR Unit ID 0E not working to CCR Unit ID 12 not working to CCR Unit ID 11 not working to CTB16PC Unit ID 6 (v3) not working to CTB16PC Unit ID 9 (v3) not working to CTB16PC Unit ID 3 (v3)not working. Running LORSequenceEditor 4.3.4 Pro Edition, Used Pixel Editor for CCR's and regular Sequencer for Dumb RGB's and LED strips. Any Ideas would be gratefully appreciated.
  20. Sorry if this post is redundant; I thought I read a similar post here before, but can't find it anymore. Anyway, here's the scenario: - 2 LOR1602 controllers, and an LOR1602 G3-Mp3, running regular LED light strings, everything works fine. Mp3 file is constant bit rate (CBR). - Added a CCR arch (one CCR, full length), morphs chasing from top (center) of arch, running down both sides. So far, so good. - 2 shows on the SD card; show2 (one animation sequence) "runs when powered on", show1 (one musical sequence) interrupts show2 when triggered, plays one time only, then show2 resumes. When I play the musical sequence from my laptop/RS482 adatper, everything is fine. When I write the shows to the SD card and try to play it through the G3-Mp3, the CCR is okay, but the regular lights are firing about 11 seconds behind the music! I've gone into SE and removed the CCR device, saved that sequence and wrote it to the SD card, and everything is good again (except no CCR, obvs). As soon as I add the CCR again, the timing of the regular lights gets WAY out of whack. Both SE and SS are using 0.05 centisecond timings. CCR device in SE is copy/pasted from exported "*_sup.las" file (no audio file in SS). I tried making a new SS sequence using the same CBR Mp3, exporting that to a "*_sup.lms" file, and copy/pasting it into SE, and it still messes up the timing of my regular lights (but only when played by the G3-Mp3 - when played from computer it's fine). What am I missing?
  21. Hi guys ... 73 year-old "newbie" here ... first season ... mostly having fun, but with one issue that is "testing my sanity". These forums have been invaluable to me in setting up my display. Thanks for all the great advice you've provided. I hope you can provide some useful tips on my issue. I've reviewed other topics on GFCI issues, but none seem to cover my issue. I have a Christmas "show" with 6 songs that lasts about 22 minutes followed by an 8-minute "intermission" ... so the show repeats in 30 minute cycles. The show runs PERFECTLY for the first couple of cycles, then the GFCI circuit breaker begins tripping on the circuit running my LOR Controller. Sometimes this happens on the third cycle, but usually always by the 4th cycle, and later. I'm running a "megatree" with 12 "rays" of 50 LED Pixels each (using a non-LOR 12-volt controller) and one LOR controller running channels 1-6 for a SuperStar and channels 9-14 for 3 Incandescent strings and 3 LED strings on features in the front yard. These 6 features are sync'ed with the music ... so they ramp up and down, frequently. Every outdoor extension cord (16 gauge - 13 amp rated, or better) out of the LOR controller is protected by a "Twist and Seal" "torpedo", and are staying very dry. On one "excessive tripping" occasion, I removed the 6 feature connections from the LOR controller, and plugged them into a 6 outlet timer I have, and ran the show successfully through all half hour cycles, but obviously without them being sync'ed with the music (very boring). So the load on the circuit was about the same, although constant, and not ramping up and down. My house is only 5 years old, and the two GFCI circuits I'm using are both listed as 15 amp. I've used a "Kill-A-Watt" meter to check each circuit to see if I'm overstressing them, but the amperage doesn't appear to exceed 5-6 amps on either circuit ... less than half their rated capacity. I don't even know where to begin troubleshooting this issue ... since everything works fine for the first few cycles, then falls apart. What could be happening? Where do I begin troubleshooting?
  22. Probably a stupid question but nagging me anyway so might as well ask. Is it even possible for a damaged CAT5 cable to do physical damage to a CCP control box? Have had a couple blow. Can't see signs of any damage in cable or in box but strings go out. So something is wrong. Fuses not blown. Things were running great but I went back to an old CAT5 to reach the 100' to my box. And the signal passes through three other boxes before the damaged one, rest of show running great. Then after about an hour the box went, lost a whole string of pixels. At my wits end of buying new cables, replacing boxes under warrantee and the problem still occurring. Luckily I have a back up but now some what afraid to use it until I know if I also need a new 100' CAT5. P.S. these guys at LOR support are just fantastic. What a great company!
  23. I am having problems with my video player. I've created videos using Window Movie Maker. The videos play with no problem on Window Media Player. I am using Windows 7. When the show starts, it plays the first song with video. The rest of the show fails after the first song. I've changed the order of the sequences in the show and it's the same problem with any sequence. It always fails on the second sequence. It doesn't matter which sequence is in the second slot. I've put a non-video sequence in the second slot as well. It plays through that with no problem. However, it stops on the second video sequence (3rd slot). With a non-video sequence in the mix, it replays the non-video sequences while skipping all video sequences. Support has suggested that I re-encode my videos. I have done so with no luck. Any suggestions.
  24. Hello, I know everyone is busy, just hoping for a little help when you sit down for a minute. First year...a little over my head but going fairly well. Just a couple of issues. I have a CMB24D with 8 dumb rgb. In the hardware utility all 8 ribbons work fine. When I play a show, 7 and 8 will not light up at all. I have 2 other CMB24Ds each with 4 dumb rgb ribbons and 4 dumb rgb 10w floods. I used Sequence Editor for all of the sequences because I scrambled to get hardware up and still have to build some custom sequences. Anyway, none of the floods come on in the show, but do in the hardware utility. Can RGB floods not be programmed through the SE...do I need to use the PE? Thanks in advance...
  25. I'm sure this is a simple fix, but I just can't make it work. Any one able to help? I want to run a 37 minute non-musical animation sequence when my show first starts. Then I run 23 minutes of musical sequences. Then I want to run the whole thing every hour. I used show editor to make shows with and without the non-musical animation sequence. plugged them into show scheduler, non-musical sequence does not play. I used show editor to make shows of individual parts, then plugged into show scheduler seperately to run after one another. Thanks, Michael