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  1. I checked my mail today and this is what I found in my mailbox, a thank you scroll. You have to love things like this.
    11 points
  2. It's that time of the year again for my annual give back to the community with my personally mixed 2020 Griswold Dub Mix. As always, I custom mixed this which falls under fair use. I created the sequence. It is NOT to be shared outside of my posts or sold. Just because I shared it with you does not mean you can profit from it. Respect those who share their work. If not then all shares will be stopped. Any selling and that will be the end of the mixes. My display includes 5 ac controllers and rgb pixels, floods, and dumb rgb elements... ranging from 5 arch channels, 5 channer fire stick with 3 channel star top. 8 channel spiral tree with 3 solid colors and 5 up and down channels. Also 16 fence chase channels, 16 yard chase channels, 3 color channels for roof, 3 for walls, 3 for over driveway arches, as well as (4) pixel arches, 8 rgb flood channels, and more.. See preview below for an idea of how my display is set up..... The video is slightly lagged due to the screen recorder i used. This is for example only so it shouldn't matter... Download links are included. If you download, Simply show some appreciation. LMS FILE LINK----- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1okWjeSumdK3XENFV2y0PRKIkVzUJHAI8/view?usp=sharing AUDIO DOWNLOAD LINK ---- [Removed by Admin. Sharing audio is not permitted on the forums.] This does not include singing faces or pixel tree. If you create those elements, Please share back with me....
    6 points
  3. Well Merry Christmas to everyone and a special shout out to all the ones who keep this forum going and to those who help when trouble arrives man you guys are greatly appreciated i can't say enough other than thank you thank you keep on helping
    6 points
  4. Today I had lunch at a Chinese place a brought home a fortune cookie for later. A couple hours later while taking a break from working on my pixel tree, I ate that fortune cookie. The enclosed fortune seemed very appropriate. It read: YOUR FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
    6 points
  5. It occurred to me that I should share this here. Everything is light O Rama. The pumpkin Arch, the floodlights, and both animatronic puppets. All runs from a mini MP3 director. this is a parody some friends and I did of a song from Frozen. Rewritten for Halloween. One of several songs we do for the folks waiting in line. Love is a Rotting Corpse
    6 points
  6. First a recap of how I saw it prior to the 5.6 update, pretty much back to S2 where I started. Being one who watches Task Manager frequently for the way programs use memory. I have always kept an eye on how the Sequence Editor uses memory. During a config update I would open a sequence, apply the config and close again. As each sequence was opened the memory usage would increase. And after closing, not all the memory would be released. After some number of sequences, probably depending on their sizes, the program would crash, possibly but not always requiring a reboot. This usually happened when the memory in use reached a little over 4 GB according to Windows. To preempt the crash I would shut down the program and restart when the memory got to about 4 GB. During the process of updating my 60 odd sequences, I would restart (or crash) perhaps 7 to 10 times. It almost became a game of chicken. How long could I go before it crashed? Maybe just ONE more…. Now we fast forward to S5 5.6 and the 64 bit upgrade, and doing much the same thing, opening and closing many sequences, the memory usage can go much higher. I have seen 8 GB in use so far and have not had a crash while opening and closing many sequences, one at a time. As an experiment, I also opened 20 sequences at the same time in tabs, consuming a reported 15GB of memory. Disk file sizes total about 4 GB. Still no sign of any instability. The sequences play fine and can be worked on.. This was not possible in the 32 bit versions. So, an upgrade which may have gone almost unnoticed, just may have been one of the most significant of all. A big thank you to all the developers. Phil
    5 points
  7. Just wanted to share with others my idea for mounting pixels to my house outline I purchased the Offset Pixel Mounting Strips from Boscoyo I purchased a Stainless Steel Marine Grade 3/8" Socket Canvas Snaps Kit from Amazon This pair of Heavy-Duty Snap Fastener Pliers made the installation of the Snaps easy.. I attached the Female Snap to the Mounting Strip and Screwed the Male Snap into the Frame around the opening Note: I used 1/2 Grommets to achieve fold-able corners and to connect the strips together - so as to be able to Roll Up my frames at end of season
    5 points
  8. Matt, Is there any plans to add functional moving heads to S5 so we can see them operate in the Preview? This would be great for those of us that have them or are adding them. Thank you JR
    5 points
  9. Here is another video from our Christmas show this year. The initial mouth sequence was supplied by BobO (Thank You!) and I modified it/added to it to meet the effects I was going for. I received a lot of positive feedback from people about the song selection, and the 2020 closure at the end. Hope you enjoy! Videos for all my post-Christmas light show can be found via the links in my signature block below.
    5 points
  10. I had to add the Griswold drumroll this year, here is my version
    4 points
  11. Yes, it has a little short wire antenna. Unless you are going to put the Whole Room Transmitter right next to where people will be listening, recommend that you do not use that one. The range is terrible. Do a search on Amazon for CZE-05b. Lots of choices. Pick one that best meets your needs. You will be MUCH happier.
    4 points
  12. I am posting this because I see a couple of members have lost their Previews for reasons unknown. Whether due to a software issue, Windows, or something else, I can't say, but whatever the reason, you can protect yourself, (possibly from yourself), from losing your hard work with a few simple precautions. 1) In the Preview slideout window. Use the copy button to make a copy of your "good" Preview and give it a new name. I always make changes to the copy first to avoid making a mess of the original preview. If you apply the Preview copy to a copy of the sequence and it messes up you can go back to square one and start over. 2) Export the whole Preview to a dated filename using the Import/Export button. This creates a file in the ImportExport folder which you can backup elsewhere. 3) This one is only for those who are comfortable mucking around in folders and changing filenames. Caution. Go to the \commondata folder and make a copy of LORPreviews.xml and change the name of the copy to include the date, and a comment if you like. If something does happen to corrupt or remove your Preview you can now recover it from one of these backups. Also you may be able to get your Preview back by opening the last Sequence you worked on and letting it create a Preview from the sequence. Often this works fine and creates a Preview with “Imported from” (name of Sequence). If this Sequence and Preview are correct you can use that Preview for the rest of your sequences. I still maintain that all your sequences should match the same Preview and Grid View on the keep it simple principle, with a few exceptions.
    4 points
  13. I have been using this great sequencing software since 2009. When I first saw a show in December 2008 I knew it was to close to Christmas to do a show that years but I immediately bought the software to play with first. What I realized is that the Show Time Sequencing Suite controls light just as a music Midi file controls sound. I am a professional musician and producer and because I have a very good understanding of how Midi and digital audio works, the Light O Rama software was easy to understand for me. With this said. The request I have is based on my experience with the use of multiple computers and the transfer of sequence files between computers when using S5. In the past versions S3,S4, I could just copy the sequence file and add it to my other computer without playback issues with the exception of assigning audio file to the sequence. It was very simple. I just tried to transfer a single S5 sequence with a lot of motion effects and animated Gifs with a very disappointing result. None of the Motion effects transferred and none of the animated Gif files did either. I did find the fix for Picture and Gifs with the embedding tool. Thank you Don. My request is based on the digital audio/Midi software tool I use. I can create a Bundle file that takes all the digital audio files used and the midi data used along with all the effects plugin information and packs this data in a non compressed file so it can be transferred to another computer using the same Digital audio software where under open file this Bundle file type is a selection. the receiving computer extracts this file and creates and exact copy of the working file in it's own folder with all the data in subfolders as needed. This is now a ready to play exact copy of what I was working on from the first computer. The sequence knows where all the data needed for the sequence has been placed in the sub folder. Can any future upgrades to the software include this kind of bundling capability. There are many of us who use a sequencing computer and a show computer, the way things are now in S5, we have to copy the entire LOR directory to an external storage device and then paste it to the second computer to transfer a single sequence and for every time I make a change to just one sequence. This before I even think about creating a show. and this only works as long as all the data is under the LOR directory. I would think this should be a simple request account the software can create an entire show on an SD card for the show time director. Just allow the software to create a bundle file Under the save file as menu. Thank you for a great product. Kenny Jure
    3 points
  14. This is how I do it! Normally I start out with all white! tlogan this what I was going to show you as soon as I am able. Thank you Box on Rails ! JR
    3 points
  15. A few of us have been discussing the ideas of having a community led zoom room for Light-O-Rama related discussion and tech support questions, and we'd like to know if there's enough interested to make these sessions actual planned events. We've already had someone volunteer their zoom room if there is. These zoom room tech support sessions would be open on the first Tuesday of the month during January-September from 8:00pom to 9:00pm Eastern (except for the first session, which we hope to have on June 8,2021). During October, November, and December, the zoom room would be open every Tuesday evening form 8:00-9:00pm Eastern, or longer if people just want to stay and talk. Since this would be a community led zoom room, we think the community should vote on the name of the group. If you have a suggestions for a name, pleas add it into the comments by 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, May 30. If you like something that someone else has suggested, "Like" or "React" to the group name. On Monday, May 31, we'll post an official poll with the top 5 suggestions combined from both the Facebook group and the Official forums. Only serious/appropriate names will be added to the final poll - no "light mclight face" suggestions please. Our goal is for this to be a positive avenue for the Light-O-Rama community to get additional support, especially during the busy season. Thank you in advance for your help and suggestions!
    3 points
  16. While some of you will see that LOR having an official facecrap support group as a positive, I see it as a decided negative. It means that support will be split. Some people will undoubtedly regularly show up on both, but over time, most will either use the forum or facecrap, but not both. That means that there will be fewer users who are able to provide help and ideas on how to do things with their lights. What I mean by that is if a question is asked on the forum, answers and suggestions will come only from the people who use the forum, and if a question is asked on facecrap, it can only be answered by people who use facecrap. In either case, the best answer may be from a person who is on the other platform - and will get missed I'm sure you can tell from my wording which platform I will use....
    3 points
  17. My daughter said I needed to do this one. It was a catchy tune and a lot of fun once I started on it. Welcome to share if you want, as long as you don't plan to sell...
    3 points
  18. This year our show had more traffic because of the news story. I am always outside to say hello and answer questions ,most people are nice and understand others want to see the show also, I do ask people not to stop smack in the front of the house and to turn their lites off. The other nite I had a guy in a very tricked out Jeep wrangler stop crossways of the street, blocking both ways I asked nicely if he could move so people coming into the neighborhood could get by, he politely told me where &^%*$# to go. So I went to the other cars and told them to hang on and I went in and shut it down. Didnt take long ,he left . I restarted. He hasn't been back,if I see him I will do same thing . Don't mess with a 70 year old yall !!!!! David
    3 points
  19. Update: So, I used to be an IT tech and when a user came to me with some strange issue with their computer my standard answer was "shut up and reboot". I should have listened to my own advice. I rebooted my pc yesterday morning (due to a windows update) and after that my original show has been running perfect - no shutdowns/resets or blinks. Go figure.
    3 points
  20. 3 points
  21. Five minutes with a TeamViewer session and his problem was solved. Works better when the channels have channel assignment.
    3 points
  22. Have the file open, then go to Sequence--> Assign New Preview. It's about halfway down the list!
    3 points
  23. Lol this thread went WAY far away from what I said in the beginning. Lol
    2 points
  24. Based on the supply chain issues that every vendor in the industry is having, I wouldn't expect an additional sale beyond the summer sale.
    2 points
  25. 100% baby, put on my sunglasses and tanning lotion and light em up. Then I waive the aircraft off.
    2 points
  26. Jim I agree 100%, I for one will NOT use facecrap and never will.
    2 points
  27. I have soldered a lot of ribbons together in the past, using pixel nodes now since 2012. The main considerations are not to use too much wire to avoid voltage drop and not to use too many pixels. your case of two sets of 50 and a few feet of wire should be OK assuming 12V. You will also need to waterproof the connection to the strips. I also suggest hot glue or adhesive to secure the connection for strain relief. They are relatively fragile. I would skip the dangle and just use wire. Soldering strips is tricky but doable. Solder alternate wires to opposite sides of the strip to give yourself a little more space to work with, and practice on an old strip if you have some. Do not even consider using the mechanical clips or clamp connectors.
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. Can you remember in the old days a clap meeting was a visit with your doctor. 😁
    2 points
  30. I actually liked the way the op very carefully said "sphere".
    2 points
  31. I was able to run 150 pixels on 1 port of a pixie 2. I did not try any more than that. I ran 3, 50 pixel trees on each port for a total of 6, 50 pixel trees off of 1 pixie 2. One pixie 2 was running 300 pixels for me. i did this on 2 pixie 2's for a total of 12 50 pixel trees. I removed the same jumper as on the pixie 8 and pixie 16 to be able to run more than 100 pixels on the pixie 2. I think it was JP5. Brian
    2 points
  32. 1/2 inch I think would be too much, Doug at wireframedelights makes his out of 1/4 inch steel, The 20 feet of "Merry Christmas" sign he made me is very rigid and plenty strong. I believe you could use the HF welder mentioned to weld up 1/4 inch steel rod and the clips for attaching lights are readily available. Keith
    2 points
  33. This is a great one. Fresh off the press. I am open to trades. RGB sequences only.
    2 points
  34. Those is Upgrade (as in increase your license level), not update (as in software version update). Still there in S5. Actually I do think I remember what the OP is asking about. At least at some time in the past, Sequence Editor would check for updates in the background and put some sort of note that there was an update available. Been so long since I had seen that because I normally update almost immediately after DevMike announces an update has been released.. And I just go to the software download page to get the new file, and start updating computers.
    2 points
  35. WELCOME An AC (CTB series) starter package is for you. (You might find some members selling their AC stuff at a good price. Be aware that only Gen3's can do the faster network speeds used with Pixies. Gen'2 work fine, but have a few less capabilities). It is hard to overload a CTB series using only LEDS (I converted all mine to 1 power cord configuration (12A max) ) A Basic license (sold at a discount with Starter packages), will cover 2 AC (32 ports) controllers. 💡 You will find you always need MORE ports 😛
    2 points
  36. Exactly- I had a big long reply and deleted all for my last one. Some people just don’t care about others. My wife is a NP and I can tell you she sees the beds full now to the point that as the senior physician said “ the sad part is the only way to get another soul in a bed is when one dies”. All the “mask wearing is a violation of my rights” people be glad I’m not in charge. It would be a law and anyone knowingly exposing others after being told they have Covid and or to stay home- you would get no treatment. My wife hates that I say that but it is my opinion. I have probably went off my property 20 times since March 15 and some of them were to take my boys to the drive up at their school to get the required learning packets. I have about 10 masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray in my vehicles. While driving I do not mask but before I open the door to get out, I don and clear one. nothing comes in to my home unless it has either been sprayed down or sit in my trailer for days. Nothing , ever frozen foods. With her being at the hospital and me being high risk so far we have been lucky. However I feel I was sick from it on January 31. I was very sick but thought it was either a bad flu or a milder bout of pneumonia. I had pneumonia 4 years in a row previously. However in January was the first tome I couldn’t breath while trying to sleep laying down so had to sit up. I also had a cough that lasted almost exactly 3 months to the day. At the times they were not testing for Covid and I didn’t go to the Dr again for a shot in the arse and a dose pack. I just sweated it out. Had everyone did what it sounds like you and I have done and will continue to do , as stated only God knows where we would be right now. The wife will get her vaccination today or tomorrow and the VA will let me know when they start giving yo high risk people. At least the messages me that which is a good start but even after we will continue to take all precautions to keep our boys safe. End rant/ opinion JR
    2 points
  37. Just as Al above states. I have added all of you and a few others here that I know who has or had it to my thoughts and prayers. Being high risk myself I have been lucky but I do wear a mask any time I go off my property. With a wife who is a nurse practitioner, luckily she gets her vaccination in 2 days we cant be overly careful. Prayers for a mild case and expedient recovery. JR
    2 points
  38. For all of you that have had the virus or are in quarantine, may God bless you and keep you safe.
    2 points
  39. As I told you (after you posted this), JR gave me the answer on how to import from a SE Animation. There is hope for you.
    2 points
  40. Just a little warning for those running S5. I got caught this evening with an issue of my own doing. This afternoon I made a change to the preview that all of my Christmas sequences use. It was a very minor change - I moved one of my singing faces on the screen from where I had originally speculated that it was going to be installed to the place where it actually was installed. No channel changes were made. Lo and behold, come show time, and every sequence needed to re-export the new compressed file. That resulted in several minutes of dark between songs. I came running inside and quickly figured out what was happening and quickly started compressing songs from both the show computer and the sequencing computer. Managed to stay ahead of the Show Player (barely). So, i you make ANY preview change, make sure to re-compress your sequences...
    2 points
  41. Its those little things that makes us empty our bank accounts. So worth@!!!
    2 points
  42. @Wayne The nut keeps the O-ring seated for a seal. Make a clamp to pinch the connectors together. (think 2 mini-goal posts with a bar drawing them together. The cords hang across the uprights) I would NOT cut the cord (splice)
    2 points
  43. While pursuing YouTube the other day, I came across a great video from the 2020 Virtual Christmas Summit by Jason Rasmussen called "Transmitting Your Audio Over FM". One of the improvements he suggests is replacing the antenna that comes with the FM transmitter with a dipole antenna. After doing some searching on some other forums, I dug up some fairly easy plans for one and made a video of my experience building it: It was actually a pretty easy build and the result were better than I could have expected.
    2 points
  44. Coach If you find the time visit with Earle Talley in Ocala, he is a treasure chest of knowledge and expertise. If your lucky he will have some equipment for sale. Keith
    2 points
  45. ToT is over and I have to admit I was wrong with my guess of a slow night. It was a very good night. I think traffic was up even from the last two years. We had very good dry weather this time. Several groups of 6 - 10 lingered in our cul de sac and visited and we had a great time laughing and telling jokes and wowing the costumes. Of all the groups who came there were only two wearing masks. I was kinda expecting more but now that I think about it, people being the most cautious probably just stayed home. Not a single person was afraid to approach our three tables, or said a word about the absence of masks. We let the kids pick their own candy and I was very impressed they all knew to only touch their choice. This is a hopeful sign from St Louis that things look like they are getting better.
    2 points
  46. You can export that grid view. Open a new sequence, assign the Preview and then import the new preview. PhilMassey taught me that along with a few weeks of other stuff. JR
    2 points
  47. 50's ??? I started last week and could only work early morning or late evening when it was below the 80's. New place. Old props (mostly), so there was (is) a lot of trial - ERROR to see what fits - looks decent, then (try again). OH! and order more stuff because Cables don't reach and more foods needed to wash the walls. (MY HC order arrives today and my LOR stuff on Thursday. But I wish I had bought another Pixie4 ). And lots of Debug (Why are those lights not coming on??)
    2 points
  48. Unfortunately, no. Wish there was.
    2 points
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