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Release Notes For ShowTime 5 Beta Version 5.0.2
28 July 2017


Updates To The Sequencer

Enhancement: move the "Insert SuperStar Effect" right-click menu item up a level. Requested by Light-O-Rama. In version 5.0.2 the "Insert SuperStar Effect" menu item appears twice due to an error. The second entry is the one you should use to invoke SuperStar.

Enhancement: when a sequence is open and the user selects Tools > Effect Generator from the main menu, the Effect Generator is now opened in the context of the sequence. Requested by Light-O-Rama.

Enhancement: improved display of the favorites tree in the Effect Generator so that highlighted nodes are much more visible. Requested by Light-O-Rama.

Enhancement: add an option to disable the message displayed when creating playback files: "The sequence uses 1 LOR network, and according to Network Preferences Regular is enhanced". Requested by user brichi.

Enhancement: add a Christmas tree shape to the Simple Shapes effect. Requested by user stevehoyt.

Enhancement: install the additional dimming curves that are available in the Pixel Editor forum. Requested by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: a white twinkle effect on RGB pixels or dumb RGB lights looked different when played on a regular LOR network versus an Enhanced LOR (ELOR) network or DMX. Reported by users Bry and brichi.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43632-s5-twinkle-only-on-white/
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43605-random-twinkle-effect/

Fixed: there was a delay the first time the media was played for a sequence (would happen with media). Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: if you try to start the sequence with the spacebar sometimes it will "stall" and you will have to hit the stop button and hit it again to get it to play. Only applied to MP3 files. From bug report TC02.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43590-tc02-starting-with-spacebar-stalls/

Fixed: opening an LMS or LAS sequence directly from Windows Explorer instead of opening the sequence from the S5 Sequencer will leave the Light-O-Rama splash screen on the display, blocking the box underneath. You have to hit alt tab and click on the x to clear it out. From bug report TC01.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43562-tc01-lor-banner-wont-go-away/
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43568-s5-sequencer-stuck-at-initializing-effect-generator/

Fixed: when setting your user folder, the user folder cannot be the root folder of a drive, e.g. "L:\". From bug report JRW12.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43541-jrw12-unable-to-assign-lor-default-drive-to-network-drive/

Fixed: "Add Grid View" should not prompt for props/groups and instead save the current grid view. Renamed "Add Grid View" to "Save Current View As". Removed "Copy View" as it did almost the same thing. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: the "Mix Overlay" mode in the Effect Generator changed from the Pixel Editor to the S5 Sequencer, which caused some Pixel Editor sequences to import incorrectly. "Mix Overlay" in S5 has been changed back to the original Pixel Editor logic. The new mixer function in S5 has been renamed "Mix Alpha Blend" which takes into account alpha blending. Reported by user Bry and others. If you have created new effects in S5 that use "Mix Overlay" mode, they should be changed to use the new "Mix Alpha Blend" mode. From bug report JMW-S5-001.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43600-jmw-s5-001-curtain-effect-not-working-properly/
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43569-effect-mixer-issues-with-imported-pe-props/

Fixed: many Visualizer import bugs -- improved handling of DMX fixtures, pixel string orientation, detection of strobes and multicolor strings, bulb sizing, and bulb color. Reported by user K6CCC.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43587-jrw13-using-preview-that-was-created-by-importing-visualization-error/

Fixed: buttons on Preview Management screen were not sized correctly on Windows XP. Reported by user K6CCC.

Fixed: "Delete Grid View" function was not working. Reported by user stevehoyt.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43618-v5-delete-view-not-working/

Fixed: an LMS file created by SuperStar does not import correctly into the S5 Sequencer, moving many channels to the Archive area. Reported by users K6CCC & RocketCitySanta.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43645-opening-superstar-generated-lms-in-s5-sequencer-problem/

Fixed: crash when reading motion effect rows from archive props. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: appending props to current grid view didn't flag the sequence as having unsaved changes. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: crash when reading some custom preview props with no data. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: upgrading a sequence with a fixed grid spacing of less than 0.05 seconds got converted to a grid of 0.05. Fixed timing grids in upgraded sequences will now retain their spacing down to 0.02 seconds. However, the minimum spacing for new timing grids created within S5 will remain at 0.05 seconds. Reported by user dgtlpro.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43625-s5-timing-grids/

Fixed: the drop-down list of props in the Effect Generator wasn't getting populated sometimes when the Effect Generator was opened. Reported by user stevehoyt.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43622-motion-effect-generator-has-no-choices-in-far-right-window/

Fixed: after creating a new group in preview design, the group wasn't selectable. Only affected new groups with arrangement=none. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: unable to open 2 sequences with the same file name that exist in different directories. Reported by user RocketCitySanta.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43641-multi-copies-of-same-sequence/

Fixed: when upgrading a Sequence that includes a Pixel Editor file, the Pixel Editor props did not appear in the grid. Pixel Editor props are now appended to the first grid view. Reported by user JamesWright.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43546-500-how-do-you-edit-the-rgb-lights/

Fixed: users with an Advanced license can't see the Sequencer's motion effects window or use an enhanced LOR network in beta. Reported by users attending Expo 2017.

Fixed: bug when pasting multiple rows with condensed mode off. From bug report SCC04.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43648-scc04-copy-paste-losing-objects/

Fixed: in the Beat Wizard, after applying a beat pattern to a beat channel, clicking undo does not clear the beat marks. The same issue was also fixed in the VU Wizard and the Tapper Wizard. From bug report SCC03.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43647-scc03-beat-wizard-undo-not-clearing-beat-channel/

Removed "File References" item from the toolbar's preview menu - as the preview menu is for actions that apply to the preview, and this item applied to the sequence. The function is still available from the Sequence menu. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Removed "Export to SuperStar" link in Preview Management screen. This function is not fully implemented yet. Reported by Light-O-Rama.


Updates To SuperStar

Fixed a bug in the Load/Save Clipboard dialog box. The effect counts were not being defined if you have navigated to a folder.

Fixed a bug where the export of a sequence would only export the effects from where the time ruler is currently at. Fixed it so it always exports all the effects in the sequence.

When launched from the S5 Sequencer the time ruler would always be at time 0:00. Fixed it so it is within 1 second of the start time of the request.

When launched from the S5 Sequencer SuperStar would sometimes display a message box saying "Enter a value between -64 and 64"

When launched from the S5 Sequencer as a musical file, SuperStar would sometimes fail to launch, and if it did launch the audio file would fail to load.


Fixes That Will Be In The Next Release (version 5.0.4)

Removed duplicate "Insert SuperStar Effect" menu item

Sequence > Channel Configuration > Import now works when the import updates the currently selected view.


Open Issues

Add support for multiple clipboards and ability to import/export clipboard file (same functionality as S4)

Add "Foreground Effects" Fade up and Fade Down (from S4)
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43643-foreground-effects/

Add support for props sharing the same channels

Add support for SuperStar globe topper

Make it easier to create a CCR Tree

Add to grid's context menu options to create motion effect rows with subregions automatically based on columns or rows

Add support for S4's Color Fade tool and a history of color fades used

No way to chase across 8 pixel arches
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43556-no-way-to-chase-across-8-arches/

Improve SuperStar integration

S5 LORVerifier needs to be updated.

S5 Sequencer Help file needs a major update.

Restore toggle tool functionality from S4
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43620-toggle-button/

Improve performance of the Motion Effect Generator
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43570-s5beta-1-fx-generator-locking-up-a-lot/


Motion Effect Enhancement Requests

Would like an option in the spiral effect where you could do a fill like a true spiral tree would do. Requested by SPaschall.

Add ability to set text size on individual letters in text effect. Requested in Pixel Editor forum.


Waiting For Feedback

Issues with subsequences
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43557-opening-subsequence/
 

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Release Notes For ShowTime 5 Beta Version 5.0.4
31 July 2017


Updates To The Sequencer

Fixed bug introduced in 5.0.2: removed duplicate "Insert SuperStar Effect" menu item. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed bug introduced in 5.0.2: track names are not converted to grid views during the sequence upgrade process. Reported by Light-O-Rama and others.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43557-opening-subsequence/&tab=comments#comment-406239

Fixed bug introduced in 5.0.2: cannot save an upgraded sequence using the original filename (but with LOREDIT extension). Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed bug introduced in 5.0.2: custom props are not displayed correctly. In some cases, it might prevent the sequence from being opened or played at all. Bug report JMW S5-002.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43680-jmw-s5-002-02-startup-problem/

Fixed: Sequence > Channel Configuration > Import can now safely update the currently selected grid view. Reported by pyrotech.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43661-copy-views-across-different-sequences/

Fixed: when upgrading a sequence with a subsequence, an error occurs. Reported by ebrown1972.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43557-opening-subsequence/

Fixed: When the user modifies a subsequence row and chooses a different subsequence file, the new file is now loaded. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: When upgrading a sequence where RGB channels get archived (the channels exist in the legacy sequence but not in the S5 preview), those archived RGB channels are now included in the "track to grid view" conversion. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: in a sequence with lots of text effects, some the text effects might not get displayed on the preview or to lights. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: When a user assigns a different preview to a sequence, channel names and colors are now updated. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed: Sorting channels by color was only working within channels assigned to a single prop or group. It now works across props. Reported by user stevehoyt.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43683-view-sorted-by-color/

Fixed: Spacebar playback now starts and stops, instead of starting and pausing. This replicates the S4 experience and makes the grid editable after stopping with the spacebar. Reported by user John Slade.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43686-502-can-not-add-effect-after-using-space-bar-to-stop-sequence/

Fixed: Increased the maximum number of allowed segments in Lines-Connected and Lines-Unconnected shapes, as some Visualizer files used more than what S5 was previously allowing. Reported by user John Slade.

Enhancement: When opening a large S5 sequence, the progress bar now accurately reflects load progress. Requested by Light-O-Rama.


Updates To SuperStar

Fixed: "Insert SuperStar Effect" encounters an error when using the SuperStar text effect. Reported by user brichi.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43664-insert-ss-effect-text-not-working-or-something-wrong-in-setup/


Open Issues

Add support for multiple clipboards and ability to import/export clipboard file (same functionality as S4)

Add "Foreground Effects" Fade up and Fade Down (from S4)
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43643-foreground-effects/

Add support for props sharing the same channels

Add support for SuperStar globe topper

Make it easier to create a CCR Tree

Add to grid's context menu options to create motion effect rows with subregions automatically based on columns or rows

Add support for S4's Color Fade tool and a history of color fades used

No way to chase across 8 pixel arches
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43556-no-way-to-chase-across-8-arches/

Improve SuperStar integration

S5 LORVerifier needs to be updated.

S5 Sequencer Help file needs a major update.

Restore toggle tool functionality
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43620-toggle-button/

Improve performance of the Motion Effect Generator
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43570-s5beta-1-fx-generator-locking-up-a-lot/


Motion Effect Enhancement Requests

Would like an option in the spiral effect where you could do a fill like a true spiral tree would do. Requested by SPaschall.

Add ability to set text size on individual letters in text effect. Requested in Pixel Editor forum.

Add movement options to the Picture effect that are essentially the second half of the Peek-a-boo movement. So exit_left, exit_right, exit_top, and exit_bottom would be the new options.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43699-feature-request-using-picture-effect/
 

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