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Light-O-Rama version 4.0.38 released

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We have just released version 4.0.38 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite.  This is an official production release, not a beta release.

 

An important note about licensing

Please note that if you have been using the recent beta versions, even if your license does not cover 4.0, it has been temporarily acting as if it does.  This will stop soon (unless your license really does cover 4.0).  Also, if you have an Advanced level license, it has been temporarily acting as if it were a Pro level license.  This will also stop soon.

 

How to check if your license covers version 4.0

To check whether or not your license covers version 4.0, please go to the license retrieval page, and enter your email address (the one you purchased your license with). An email should then be sent to you with information about your license. The "Summary" section of the email will tell you whether or not your license covers the latest version.

 

If the email says...


Your license covers the latest version, 4.0.*.

 

... then your license really does cover version 4.0; it's not just temporarily acting as if it does. 

 

On the other hand, if the email instead says...

 

Your license does not cover the latest version, 4.0.*.

 

... then your license will soon no longer temporarily act as if it covers version 4.0.  In that case, you have several options:

 

Upgrading or Renewing Your License

(1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 3.12).  In this case, please note that if you are currently using one of the 4.0 betas, you will need to uninstall it before reinstalling the older version (such as 3.12.2).

 

(2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level, for example if you want to take advantage of the new Pro level license features, you can purchase a license level upgrade.  This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with version 4.0 (and some future versions too).  So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal.

 

(3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar.  This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal.  Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option.

 

(4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal.  Your license will now work with version 4.0 (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does.  For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software.

 

What's New in Version 4.0.38 (relative to the last beta)

Here is a brief summary of what's new in version 4.0.38, relative to the last beta release (version 4.0.36).  For details, please see the help file's What's New page, in the section "What's New in Version 4.0.38".

  • Undo and redo in the Pixel Editor preview design
  • Pixel Editor prop definition window resizable
  • Pixel Editor documentation
  • Bug fixes

What's New in Version 4.0.38 (relative to the previous official release)

Here is a brief summary of what's new in version 4.0.38, relative to the last official release (version 3.12.2).  For details, please see the help file's What's New page, in the sections "What's New in Version 4.0.0" through "4.0.38".

  • Pro level license
  • The Light-O-Rama Pixel Editor
  • Intensity files
  • Enhanced Light-O-Rama networks
  • Speed improvement for converting channels to RGB channels
  • Fading images and text in and out in SuperStar
  • Visualizer now supports DMX RGB Pixel Universes
  • Visualizer now supports inserting Symbol Fixtures with more than 256 Vertices
  • Visualizer Wizard Updates
  • Improved Pixel Ordering Display in Visualizer Draw Window
  • Improved Visualizer performance while rendering
  • Improved Visualizer Error Messages
  • Improved Visualizer Shimmer and Twinkle Emulation
  • New SuperStar parameters windows in Visualizer for Fixtures & Props
  • Improvements for certain Comm Listener log messages
  • New and updated firmware
  • "4GB Patch" enabled by default
  • New LOR PIXCON16 E1.31 based controller
  • Cosmetic Control Panel changes
  • MP4 media files
  • Comm Listener identifies clients by name in log messages
  • New Pixel Test Console for the Hardware Utility
  • Tracks and props now remember whether or not they are hidden
  • New sample visualization file
  • Comm Listener no longer requires FTDI drivers
  • MP3 directors running DMX universes can now optionally leave lights on at the end of a sequence.
  • Commands menu in LOR Control Panel
  • Comm Listener starts even if no networks are configured to use it
  • Network Preferences Program can export/import network configurations
  • Control over beat interval range in SuperStar
  • Sequence Editor no longer turns off Control Lights when a port cannot be opened
  • Sequence Editor's comm status more informative and more accurate
  • Hardware Utility can now more easily test Cosmic Color Ribbons and Bulbs/Pixels
  • Prop creation is now optional when using the DMX Pixel Draw or CCR Pixel Draw Wizards
  • Hardware Utility can take control of ports from the Comm Listener
  • Physical channels can now be tested in the Sequence Editor
  • Smooth to Fades
  • Change Effect Type
  • Channel-related performance improvements
  • Cosmetic changes for Network Configuration program
  • Change Intensities
  • Verifier checks for recommended Show Player options
  • Relaxed requirements for Cosmic Color Devices in Visualizer
  • Better 'Force to Front' handling in the Visualizer
  • Control Sequence Editor Play/Stop during Visualizer simulation
  • Sequence Editor performance improvements
  • Clip Rectangle in SuperStar
  • Rotate Selected Image in SuperStar
  • Bug fixes

How To Get the Latest Version

You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the lastest version, please click your browser's refresh button.

 

Thank You!

Special thanks to all of the beta testers who have helped make this happen.

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