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Anyone else trying out the new Firefly units?

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thebaronn wrote:

I did not purchase the d-light adapter (only needed for firmware updates)
I had to download the d-light hardware utility though.
Connect 1firefly to the network, use the utility to set the address.
If you choose 3, it will set it on 3,4,5.
If you use 21, it will set it on 21, 22, 23

I have never had the fireflies respond to the LOR hardware utility.
But they sequence just fine.

Good luck

Yes, they do not "locate" using the LOR hardware utility.

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Thank you. I just set the addresses. Now off to my LOR software to add some chanels and try a few demos. ( I was trying to discover the fireflies in the LOR utility. That doesn't work!!!!)

Steve

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So these firefly units are not DMX? I originally was staying away from them because I thought there would be massive ICHAN (intelligent dmx channel) issues with them with the LOR limit being 64. (Each arch is 16 pixels X 3 colors = 48)

For those not familiar with ICHAN, can you fade 4 or 5 firefly arches up and down simultaneously with all pixels white? If yes, then it appears the ICHAN issue doesn't apply to these things. After reviewing the D-light site, there is no mention of DMX, so I must be really confused about these. I think the disconnect came from the programming being identical to how you would program a DMX fixture, and me never researching it since I thought it wouldn't work well on LOR.

Also, are the V3s operating stable now that it's June? Or are you still having to do some workarounds?

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the v-3 strings work great with ver 1.3 firmware. you do need a D-Light usb-rs485 to upgrade.



for those that have comm issues with D-Light's H/W Utility, make sure before you exit H/W Utlity you hit the "Disconnect" button and all will well. if you dont it wont release the port and it gets fun after that.

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Looks like FF sequencing did not get any easier with the latest (6-16) S2 release. I am not seeing a color picker.;)

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Paul Roberson wrote:

Looks like FF sequencing did not get any easier with the latest (6-16) S2 release. I am not seeing a color picker.;)

Serious?
Don't tell me that....
Well, as long as I don't download it, I can believe it is there!

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I honestly don't ever remember Bob saying he was going to add a color picker. I'll bring it up in the beta forum and see what Bob says.

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Ponddude wrote:

I honestly don't ever remember Bob saying he was going to add a color picker. I'll bring it up in the beta forum and see what Bob s
ays.



Somewhere dan makes a mention of it like "we may need to look into that" but it was in passing.
But that was around Christmas and I doubt if it would be in this soon!
We knew it was a long shot!!



Then again, I may have been wanting a color picker so much that I only think I saw a post like that!

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It was more than in passing for me.

I asked about a color picker in an email (not to Bob though) and my answer was.

"Its a few months out, but will be in the first half of the year"



There is also a post form Dan on PC saying it is coming!!:cool:

I just hope it is like what I have explained, and not what I see some of the other sequencing software already have.

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Paul Roberson wrote:

It was more than in passing for me.

I asked about a color picker in an email (not to Bob though) and my answer was.

"Its a few months out, but will be in the first half of the year"



There is also a post form Dan on PC saying it is coming!!:cool:

I just hope it is like what I have explained, and not what I see some of the other sequencing software already have.



Okay so an RGB color picker has to be coming soon!!!

http://lightorama.com/Documents/CR150D.pdf

http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/forum76/19213.html

Although I cannot see anything on the new version of S2!!!!!

So what do you guys think of this??

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thebaronn wrote:

Paul Roberson wrote:
It was more than in passing for me.

I asked about a color picker in an email (not to Bob though) and my answer was.

"Its a few months out, but will be in the first half of the year"



There is also a post form Dan on PC saying it is coming!!:cool:

I just hope it is like what I have explained, and not what I see some of the other sequencing software already have.



Okay so an RGB color picker has to be coming soon!!!

http://lightorama.com/Documents/CR150D.pdf

http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/forum76/19213.html

Although I cannot see anything on the new version of S2!!!!!

So what do you guys think of this??


I think there is one coming soon(er or later) for S2, and that LSP and Aurora already have it.:shock:

With the CR150D coming out S2 will most def. have to have a RGB color picker.

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Paul Roberson wrote:

thebaronn wrote:
Paul Roberson wrote:
It was more than in passing for me.

I asked about a color picker in an email (not to Bob though) and my answer was.

"Its a few months out, but will be in the first half of the year"



There is also a post form Dan on PC saying it is coming!!:cool:

I just hope it is like what I have explained, and not what I see some of the other sequencing software already have.



Okay so an RGB color picker has to be coming soon!!!

http://lightorama.com/Documents/CR150D.pdf

http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/forum76/19213.html

Although I cannot see anything on the new version of S2!!!!!

So what do you guys think of this??


I think there is one coming soon(er or later) for S2, and that LSP and Aurora already have it.:shock:

With the CR150D coming out S2 will most def. have to have a RGB color picker.

i do not look forward to re-sequencing my arches!!!!

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I have asked the question many times about the possibility of an RGB color picker in regards to the new LED strip.

http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/forum89/19281-2.html

Never received a definite response. But Dan's last post basically sums it up, he always mentions that you will need one channel per color.

I was gungho about the new product, but now not so much so.

I have been toying with aurora and I think that I am going to go with that this year. I do like a lot of the optional cut and paste features and well, an RGB color picker is just fantastic.

I couldnt even get a response on if the new led ribbon is compatible with aurora...

Very disappointed...........

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thebaronn wrote:

I have asked the question many times about the possibility of an RGB color picker in regards to the new LED strip.

http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/forum89/19281-2.html

Never received a definite response. But Dan's last post basically sums it up, he always mentions that you will need one channel per color.

I was gungho about the new product, but now not so much so.

I have been toying with aurora and I think that I am going to go with that this year. I do like a lot of the optional cut and paste features and well, an RGB color picker is just fantastic.

I couldnt even get a response on if the new led ribbon is compatible with aurora...

Very disappointed...........


Have you checked out LSP?

If LOR does not introduce a color picker in S2 I think that will be a big mistake. People will either not buy a CCR, or will stop using S2 and look for a better alternative.

I thought I had seen talk of CCR taking 50 channels of programming in S2. I will have to look for that comment.

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Is that what you use?

Im just looking for a alternative to the 3 channels per color!!

Right now my plans consist of 16 firefly and that takes up 768 channels, grrrrr.

I sequence one song.............OMG!!!!!Thats when I realized I need something else.

Lightshow pro eh? Is that what you use?

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thebaronn wrote:

Is that what you use?

Im just looking for a alternative to the 3 channels per color!!

Right now my plans consist of 16 firefly and that takes up 768 channels, grrrrr.

I sequence one song.............OMG!!!!!Thats when I realized I need something else.

Lightshow pro eh? Is that what you use?



I have it and it is defiantly what I will use if LOR does not come out with a color picker. If they (LOR) do, then I will have to decide.

One thing about LSP it can import S2 files (among others), but it can also export to a S2 file format.

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Paul Roberson wrote:

thebaronn wrote:
Is that what you use?

Im just looking for a alternative to the 3 channels per color!!

Right now my plans consist of 16 firefly and that takes up 768 channels, grrrrr.

I sequence one song.............OMG!!!!!Thats when I realized I need something else.

Lightshow pro eh? Is that what you use?



I have it and it is defiantly what I will use if LOR does not come out with a color picker. If they (LOR) do, then I will have to decide.

One thing about LSP it can import S2 files (among others), but it can also export to a S2 file format.




So they have a color picker???? Sweet!!

Do you work for them? Cause I am sold (i like the exporting/importing)!!!!

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thebaronn wrote:

Paul Roberson wrote:
thebaronn wrote:
Is that what you use?

Im just looking for a alternative to the 3 channels per color!!

Right now my plans consist of 16 firefly and that takes up 768 channels, grrrrr.

I sequence one song.............OMG!!!!!Thats when I realized I need something else.

Lightshow pro eh? Is that what you use?



I have it and it is defiantly what I will use if LOR does not come out with a color picker. If they (LOR) do, then I will have to decide.

One thing about LSP it can import S2 files (among others), but it can also export to a S2 file format.




So they have a color picker???? Sweet!!

Do you work for them? Cause I am sold (i like the exporting/importing)!!!!



LOL!!! No I do not work for them.

Yes they have a color picker.

A "RGB controller" that can be set up for one channel (showing on the grid) to control 3 channels.

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Paul Roberson wrote:

thebaronn wrote:
Paul Roberson wrote:
thebaronn wrote:
Is that what you use?

Im just looking for a alternative to the 3 channels per color!!

Right now my plans consist of 16 firefly and that takes up 768 channels, grrrrr.

I sequence one song.............OMG!!!!!Thats when I realized I need something else.

Lightshow pro eh? Is that what you use?



I have it and it is defiantly what I will use if LOR does not come out with a color picker. If they (LOR) do, then I will have to decide.

One thing about LSP it can import S2 files (among others), but it can also export to a S2 file format.




So they have a color picker???? Sweet!!

Do you work for them? Cause I am sold (i like the exporting/importing)!!!!



LOL!!! No I do not work for them.

Yes they have a color picker.

A "RGB controller" that can be set up for one channel (showing on the grid) to control 3 channels.



I did get a response from Dan (it seems a little condesending, like a DUH? answer, but WTF?? I take nothing for granted, i did the bold facing, lol)

He writes:

Hi Eric,

We will have the concept of RGB channel in time for this season. We have to, we cannot come out with a product like the CCR and not support it with the software.

Best regards, Dan

But no deatails on how it works. I HOPE you create 3 channels and then combine theme like in Aurora. I also hope it will take the sequencing already there and create the appropriate color, other wise $%^!

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when they say 50 channels it means 50 red, 50 green, and 50 blue so a color picker in S2 is a must have or sequencing it will result in total insanity :P

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He also said in this thread:

Software support will include various things including the concept of a RGB channel and the ability to choose colors for that channel.

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JohnnyL wrote:

when they say 50 channels it means 50 red, 50 green, and 50 blue so a color picker in S2 is a must have or sequencing it will result in total insanity :P


Ah but we have been dealing with insanity! I have a 16 firefly megatree that is brutal in S2. It took hours just to set up the tracks! (which hopefully wasnt for nothing)

Im waiting for a reply on the setup. I hope that it works like aurora and you combine 3 channels into one RGB channel and that being said, I hope that you can combine existeing channels in existing sequences and the new RGB channel will automatically take the intensities and calculate the color......

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I hope that you can combine existeing channels in existing sequences and the new RGB channel will automatically take the intensities and calculate the color......





wow, i hope its easier to do than it is to read about.

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