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htebault

Insert Superstar intent/limitations ?

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htebault    19

Using a S4 sequence that contained both a 12CCR tree, with 6 channel star, along with other LOR elements, I am using S5 5.0.6 to test how I can update for this years show. One element would be to edit the CCR Tree and star group - which Superstar does so well. Passing the S5 group to Superstar has some opportunities to improve.

When I defined a group of 4 CCB Arches and choose Insert Superstar - Superstar opened up as expected showing the 4 arches, and gave me the 4 matrix lines to program with. The problem I find is with the more complex structure of the 12CCR tree, and the 12 CCR tree along with its 6 channel star.

It appears that the Insert Superstar sequence is limited to working on GROUP elements. When I tried to grab a series of ROWS, I did not have an Insert Superstar option. It was only when I choose either a single ROW, or had a GROUP defined in a single ROW what the option appeared.  I did create a 12CCR Tree group - choose that row/Insert Superstar and got a Superstar window with one window showing 12 pixel strings in the shape of the tree - but the Superstar matrix, where I would control the on/off lighting and define the morphs - was only 8 elements wide, not the 12 I expect. When I went to run this in Superstar, the music ran, but nothing was shown on the UI.  That sequence was showing in the S5 UI. - I think I will pull this item into a bug report and open it there.

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htebault    19

Let me expand a bit on this. The image attached shows the result of S5 opening Superstar to edit a 4 Arch group of CCB's.  The CCB group is defined using "Use Preview" as an Arrangement (not sure which one to pick) - as a result, I do see the four arches in the order I expect - BUT, the programming matrix is something of a mixed up blob and i have to guess which matrix cell I should select (on/off), or run a morph through to create patterns.  I had turned on the first element seqment. Each arch is set as a predefined Arch, 1 Section, 50 RGB nodes, starting Left. The four CCB arches are LOR addressed as Unit 6,7,8,9.

What I would like to see -is a left to right, top to bottom arrangement of the programming matrix cells- maybe just one Column/matrix for each arch so that the left most Arch element (set at #1) is at the top of each column. The arches show as expected - but the programming colums are not as expected.

SS_Arches_S5.0.6.thumb.jpg.6b7e37124587187e0fa08bc394def14d.jpg

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htebault    19

Another example - these two images show Superstar open with what I expect as a 12CCR tree with Star - Then the second shows what S5 created from a 12CCR Tree and 6 channel Star group, the 12 CCR's are represented and have programming columns as expected (12 CCR, 12 Columns) but no Star is included, even though it was in the same S5 group.  (will post second in next comment due to size limit)12CCRTree_W_Star_Superstar.thumb.jpg.a36efe1e0e7a809fa23543341410e62d.jpg

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htebault    19

Final Superstar screen with the S5 transfer showing the 12 CCR's but no star that was part of the group. (not sure, files are 220 k, but system rejected upload saying I was limited to only upload 430k??? (You can visualize the missing Star element in Superstar)

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htebault    19

I have resolved the S5 ->Superstar arrangement issue with my 4 CCR arches. By setting the GROUP Def to be NESTED, I get this ARCH / Config setup in Superstar which is what I wanted.

4Arches_NestedGroup.jpg.128996f130a54c57aa005bcaf35d922c.jpg

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