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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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Release Notes For ShowTime 5 Beta Version 5.0.6
31 August 2017

Updates To The Sequencer

When upgrading a sequence with Pixel Editor data, fixed error when the Pixel Editor preview doesn't exist in S5 but the preview name does (rare case). Reported by Light-O-Rama.

A new information screen is displayed after assigning a different preview to a sequence. The new screen lists the props added and removed from the sequence. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

In the Channel Summary screen accessible from Preview Design, fixed a bug when using the "Set DMX Universe" command: the value would change internally, but would not be reflected in the list of props after the change was made. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Added context menu of close options when right-clicking on the tab for a sequence. Also added a new shortcut: Ctrl-W which closes the current sequence. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

The sending of lighting commands during preview playback has been moved to a separate thread to improve performance. Bug report JMW-S5-002.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43602-jmw-s5-002-play-problems-with-visualizer/

Fixed the Snowfall Tube bulb type such that it now turns on and off according to the channel effects. Bug report SCC009.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43794-scc009-bulb-shape-snowfall-tube/

Modified the chase tool such that all selected rows no longer have to be of the same type. When creating the chase, the first row of the selection will be used to determine the type of chase being performed. If it is a channel row, then it will only chase across the channel rows in the selection, skipping any motion effect rows. If the first row is a motion effect row, then the chase will only involve the motion effect rows in the selection. Reported by user brichi.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43556-no-way-to-chase-across-8-arches/

Added a new function to the grid's right-click menu: Selected Area > Chase by Prop. This command will chase from one prop to the next (instead of one channel to the next). Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Added "Foreground Effects" Fade up or Fade Down from S4. Just right-click on a grid selection and select Change Intensities > Foreground Fade Up (or down). Reported by user Little_b.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43643-foreground-effects/

Fixed intensity cap tool (right-click menu, Change Intensities > Lower Max Intensity) to work like S4. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Added menu item to replace S4's toggle tool. It works on regular channels and RGB channels, but not on motion effect rows. Right-click on a grid selection and choose Change Intensities > Toggle from the menu. Reported by users TitusCarnathan & stevehoyt.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43550-questions/
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43620-toggle-button/

The spacebar now stops playback when using video media. Reported by user John Slade.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43826-504-space-bar-not-stopping-sequence-with-video/

SE channels that were moved to the Pixel Editor using the PE migration tool no longer generate warnings during the S5 sequence upgrade process. Reported by user anthonyrusso3.

During the S5 sequence upgrade process, props that were part of a Pixel Editor sequence are now placed in their own grid view and the user can choose the grid view name. Also, props are now displayed in the same order they were displayed in the Pixel Editor. Reported by user anthonyrusso3.

Switching video preferences between full screen and audio-only now takes effect immediately. Reported by user John Slade.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43826-504-space-bar-not-stopping-sequence-with-video/

Added main menu item Sequence > Delete Grid Rows to perform mass deletion of empty motion effect rows. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Allow for props using the same channels. On the Prop Definition screen, see the "Uses the same channels as" drop-down.  A prop that has the "Uses the same channels as" field set will be refered to as a "sub-prop". Reported by Light-O-Rama.

A Visualizer file may have multiple fixtures with the same channel numbers. When importing such a Visualizer file into an S5 preview, the S5 prop's "Uses the same channels as" field now gets set in this situation. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Statistics on Preview Info screen have been enhanced to account for sub-props, and to report "dumb rgb" props separately. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed the position of row separation lines in the sequence grid on some displays. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

While the "Show" is running I attempted to edit a Sequence then save the "Playback file"  the process starts, then Sequencer reports, "The application experience an error and is about to close....."  I can create this error anytime a Show is currently running and try to save a file. Bug report MA01.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43937-sequenceeditor-crashes-when-saving-a-playfile-to-an-open-or-read-only-file/

Clicking on an empty section of a motion effect row no longer changes the current effect on the toolbar to "motion effect". If the toolbar shows the "On" effect as current, you can now select an empty section of a motion effect row and use the "N" shortcut to place a colorwash effect. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Error reporting has been improved when a sequence cannot be opened. Reported by user Randy Tennison.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43935-504-sequence-wont-load/

 

Updates To SuperStar

Fixed a bug where if SuperStar was launched by the sequencer and you paste in effects and then close SuperStar, then SuperStar hangs.

Fixed a bug where if SuperStar was launched by the sequencer and you load a sequence and then close SuperStar, then SuperStar hangs.

Fixed a bug where if SuperStar was launched by the sequencer and you try to do instant sequence it applies effects for the entire length of the song. Now it only applies to the portion that was selected in the S5 Sequencer.

Disable various menu options when SuperStar is launched by the S5 Sequencer.

Fixed a bug when processing a request from the Sequencer, visEffects were not working.

Fixed a bug when processing a request from the Sequencer, the marks on the grid for the beginning and end of a prop were being generated incorrectly.

Added saving of floating window positions.

Added support for new license levels 16 CCR, 160 CCR and 320 CCR. Increased the actual number of CCRs supported from 24 to 25 for the 24 CCR license (the S5 Sequencer 5.0.6 will still check for 24, but will be changed to 25 for 5.0.8).

Fixed a bug in the image multi frame dilog box, it was always using the intial frame selection and was not detecting frame selections done manually in the drop down box.

Fixed a bug where if you saved a sequence while the image dialog box was in "large" grid mode then it tried to save it as a .supe file but would fail.

When SuperStar is launched from the S5 Sequencer, check that the sequencing grid max width and height is not exceeded, if it is, return an error to the sequencer.

 

Open Issues

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

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

Improve SuperStar integration

S5 LORVerifier needs to be updated.

S5 Sequencer Help file needs a major update.

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 rows get duplicated during channel config import/export
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43916-multiple-copies-of-same-prop-after-migration/

Show vertical curosr bar in the timeline area for animation sequences
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43944-feature-request-waveform-vertical-bar-on-animation-sequence/

Support CCR macro channels during preview playback
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43877-s5-not-supporting-ccr-macros/


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. Requested by Little_b.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43699-feature-request-using-picture-effect/

 

 

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Release Notes For ShowTime 5 Beta Version 5.0.8
11 September 2017


Updates To The Sequencer

Bug fix: in the Preview Design screen, if a group is selected and the user chooses Item > Layout from the menu, the Sequencer would crash. Bug report DF01.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43965-df01-506-crashes-when-trying-to-view-layout-of-grouped-prop/

New keyboard shortcuts: Play/Pause media key and Stop media key now work - for keyboards that have these keys. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Cut, copy, and paste now apply correctly to all selected rows - both visible and hidden. Reported by users anthonyrusso3 and brichi.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43964-using-the-cut-feature/
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43974-506-copypasting-causing-random-channels-to-fill-white/

Fixed grid logic so that using the "N" shortcut on successive motion effect cells places the exact same "on" effect (palettes were sometimes slightly different on successive effects). Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed crash in the Beat Wizard when attempting to play the media file and the tempo is unknown. Bug report CGG001.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43980-cgg001-v506-beat-wizard-start-preview-crash/

Fixed bug: MIDI audio files would play back with muted audio. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed "max beat channels displayed" functionality. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Prevent sequence grid tooltips from displaying while an audio wizard is open. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

In Tools > Preferences > Sequencer, renamed "Background Image" tab to "Preview" tab. Added setting on Preview tab to control the quality of bulbs drawn on the screen. Users with good graphics cards can use the higher settings to see improved (anti-aliased) bulb rendering. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed bug: If I let the computer go to sleep, when it wakes up, the program is still running.  However, when I hit play, the audio and video are out of sync.  Additionally, the stop button stops the movement of the timeline, but the audio keeps playing.  I end up having to close the sequence, close the program and restart it. With the fix, the stop button will work as expected, but audio may be out of sync the first time after waking up. Stopping, then restarting playback will fix the sync issue. Reported by user Randy Tennison.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43994-playback-issues-after-computer-wakes-up/

Expanded drag-and-drop on the sequence grid's prop tree to include copying channels from one group to another. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Fixed crash after opening a protected legacy sequence and then selecting File > Save As from the menu. Added warning when opening a ".play" file. Bug report DF02.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/44007-df02-se-crashes-when-trying-to-save-as-a-playlms-file/

Sub-props with an invalid master prop setting (e.g. the master prop has been deleted) are now flagged with a warning in the Preview Information window. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Changed Sequence > Delete Archived Props menu item to "Manage Archived Props". Now users have the choice of deleting an archived prop or "unarchiving" (moving the prop to the preview). Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Added 2x playback speed. Reported by user stevehoyt.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43984-play-speeds-double-and-quadruple-gone/

Fixed bug in the colorwash effect that prevented a user from opening a sequence. Error message: A problem occurred while calculating intensity data. Please save your sequence and exit the program. Value was either too large or too small for an INT32. Bug report JPW01.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/44021-error-message-int32/

Fixed bug where timing marks could sometimes not be moved if they were within 2 centiseconds of each other. Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Bug fix: maintain master prop/sub prop linkage when exporting and importing prop files from the preview. Reported by user Steve Warner.

Added "Sort by column #" and "Sort by row #" functions when right-clicking on a prop name on the grid. Reported by user Steve Warner.

Improved performance of the Picture effect when using unscaled images that are larger than the pixel-based prop. Reported by user stevehoyt.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/44025-animated-gif-hangs-editor/

Fixed bug in SimpleShape effect that would sometimes generate an error when the color mode was set to "outline". Reported by user stevehoyt.
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/44057-cant-open-file-anymore-v506/

When upgrading a sequence, S5 channels in a traditional string bundle prop will match up to RGB channels in an S4 sequence. Reported by user Robert Thompson.

Added new type of sequence row called "RGB Aggregate". They work like S4 RGB channels in that they can be displayed and altered at both the RGB (composite) level and at the individual red, green, or blue channel level (changing one level updates the other). RGB aggregate channels get created automatically as needed when upgrading a sequence from S4 to S5; or you can create the manually by selecting Sequence > Add RGB Aggregate from the main menu. Reported by user Robert Thompson.

Revamped the dialog to select props and groups to place in the grid ("Append Props" and "Reset Props"). In the new dialog, the list of props and groups can be filtered as you type.

Renamed "Expand All" and "Collapse All" on the right-click menu when clicking on a prop or group name, to "Expand" and "Collapse" -- as they only expand/collapse the node that is clicked on. Added new "Expand All" and "Collapse All" menu items under "Append Props" and "Reset Props" menu items. The new "Expand All" and "Collapse All" apply to all items displayed in the grid.

Fixed rare situation where the Sequencer would crash as the opening splash screen was closing. This was due to a Microsoft bug.  Reported by Light-O-Rama.

Improved information written to trace file, now includes: 1) the name of each dialog as it is opened; 2) status of communication with the Comm Listener. Requested by Light-O-Rama.


Updates To SuperStar

(none)


Open Issues

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

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

Improve SuperStar integration

S5 LORVerifier needs to be updated.

S5 Sequencer Help file needs a major update.

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 rows get duplicated during channel config import/export
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43916-multiple-copies-of-same-prop-after-migration/

Show vertical cursor bar in the timeline area for animation sequences
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43944-feature-request-waveform-vertical-bar-on-animation-sequence/

Support CCR macro channels during preview playback
http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/43877-s5-not-supporting-ccr-macros/


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. Requested by Little_b.
http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/43699-feature-request-using-picture-effect/

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