Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 04/15/2020 in all areas

  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 chan
    5 points
  8. We're talking Christmas lights here. There is no overkill!
    5 points
  9. I had to add the Griswold drumroll this year, here is my version
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
    4 points
  12. Orville, as you know if the earth was flat ,cats would have pushed every thing off it by now. !
    4 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
    3 points
  15. Time to give back to the community It's a unique situation that starts off with the family doing the drum roll for the lights to turn on and then edits into the hallelujah song played in the movie. This share includes faces that I did. It was my first attempt at faces using papagayo. No where near perfect but it gets the job done. Leave me a message here or PM and I'll get to them as I can! -Alan
    3 points
  16. 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
  17. The original "Voice of Christmas" is back Dementedelf Productions is ready to provide your with the voiceovers you need for your Christmas/Holiday Display. We've been part of your displays since 2006. Orders taken through Thanksgiving. For information visit www.dementedelfproductions.com or email dementedelfproductions@gmail.com
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Five minutes with a TeamViewer session and his problem was solved. Works better when the channels have channel assignment.
    3 points
  20. Hey everyone! I’ve been making face masks for my neighbors here in Nashville. Came across some Christmas lights fabric and figured I could make them for you all as well. They’re $10 each with free shipping. https://bit.ly/StramMade-Masks
    3 points
  21. Hey everyone! Check out my tutorial on how to set up a fog machine for your display. It all costs less than $50 with your setup! The Products I used are in the video description.
    3 points
  22. Have the file open, then go to Sequence--> Assign New Preview. It's about halfway down the list!
    3 points
  23. Yep, then you see it in the show, and remember why you wanted to add it.
    3 points
  24. For those folks on these boards that share their expertise, sequences, or even encouragement - especially with the novice folks - I say THANK YOU! I've proudly bragged for several years now that this is a tight group of very smart folks that jump to help within moments - anytime 24/7/365. I feel privileged to be a small part of this Awesome group of legends. I wholeheartedly respect all of those that have given us solid advice and guidance over the years too, we couldn't have done it without you. YOU've make this hobby stronger and better every year by freely sharing you knowledge
    2 points
  25. I am one of the admins for that group. The group overwhelmingly voted that the group be changed to private status so that their Facebook friends who were not in the group did not constantly see every time they commented on a post. Now that it's private, it cannot go back to public status. There are no Facebook groups run by LOR employees - they are all user groups (which is explained in all of the group descriptions). The official Light-O-Rama PAGE is the only thing actually sponsored by LOR.
    2 points
  26. 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
  27. This is a great one. Fresh off the press. I am open to trades. RGB sequences only.
    2 points
  28. I have 2 original CCRs that I purchased in 2009 and the original ribbons failed in 2018. I replaced the ribbons with what was called "5M 6803 IC 5050 150LED RGB strips" that I bought on Ebay. Just do search and you will find them. I did have to cut the wires to attach the new strip with original CCR plug and I had to change the controller to BRG in the hardware editor. they work great and have been working perfect since 2018.
    2 points
  29. 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. πŸ’‘ You will find you always need MORE ports πŸ˜›
    2 points
  30. Hard pack the corn field across the street and make a parking lot. 😁
    2 points
  31. While I was out passing out toys there were 2 drones flying around last night. One of them landed and we talked for a few minutes and he was able to send me the video footage from his perspective. This is what I did with my LOR faces this year. Total 15 singers made it in the show, leaving 4 out but they may get added if I can get the Can Can in.
    2 points
  32. How about Blow Molds? They can be costly at times depending on what or where you can find them. I have a Waving Santa, Mrs. Clause, a Santa Mouse{very small character too}, a small snow woman, 2 Large Red Noel Candles {2 channels each} and 2 Smaller Gold Noel Candles {also 2 channels each} in my display. Only use 8 Channels for the Blow Molds, but I also have a few wall mounted type characters, items and a Merry Christmas sign that use up another 8 channels. So that fills up one 16 channel controller for my AC powered items. So I keep my 2nd CTB16PC Controller for a spare in ca
    2 points
  33. After all of the problems and making hurricane damage repairs right up to 4 pm yesterday the show was up and running when the first trick or treaters arrived. Though I was embarrassed by the low number of sequences it went off rather well and the community liked what they saw. I started off yesterday by placing a red balloon in the street drain in front of my house. The comments I heard all day while making repairs to props and roof were priceless. I could not have done it without a few members here in wavering support and calls to help me in ways I never would have imagine. I
    2 points
  34. 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 wo
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Unfortunately, no. Wish there was.
    2 points
  38. growing up i always thought id be up late nights working on some hotrod.... lol that was my nickname in school lol "hotrod" yet, here i am, on a laptop at 2am. .. home, on vacation.... messing with my HEAVY LIGHT ADDICTION πŸ˜‚ hahaha
    2 points
  39. Thank you to all who offered suggestions. I tried HD but they had variety packs. But it did give me an opportunity to identify the size. With that I found these on Amazon - Size 10 Silicon O Rings. Came in today and fit nice and snug.
    2 points
  40. Here you go. Open the Hardware Utility and select Advanced Configuration (the red arrow): Then on the Advanced Configuration page, select the unit to modify (the green arrow). Then check the box for the channels to change (the purple oval). Then change the drop down for the configuration (the blue arrow). Then Update Unit's Config (the orange arrow).
    2 points
  41. 2 points
  42. Currently the only way to control a P10 or P5 panel is with Falcon Player. Don't let that scare you. Falcon Player can be set up in Bridge mode which make it simply appear to be an E1.31 controller - and LOR controls E1.31 controllers just fine. That is how I am running my matricies. Falcon Player (also called FPP) gets installed on either a Raspberry Pi or a BeagleBone single board computer. Installation is as simple as downloading a file and writing that to a uSD card. There are a couple settings to do, but that's about 5 minutes, and you're done.
    2 points
  43. Only you can answer that question. It all comes down to the lights you are using, how many lights and how much power they use. You will have to sit down and do a little math to figure what your requirements are going to be.
    2 points
  44. Are you going to bump this topic every hour again today?
    2 points
  45. My software page asks people to not bother LOR staff with questions about my software tools. LOR has never asked me to desist from distributing the tools I have written to adjust their files. But I have been blamed for problems a few times. Multiple people were having a problem and reported to LOR they were using MIIP. On that occasion I was asked what miip was doing which I explained and the problem was determined to not be related to my stuff since miip does not change anything used by SE. The other tools do. Kudos to the OP for his tools and reengineering the lms schema. The inde
    2 points
  46. Some day, maybe the next one I will be there for the entire class. I did watch all of the videos though, except for the last class. I did read where you may or may not have any more free ones. Wasn't feeling it last week, got in and fell behind quick. A friend of mine who was a LEO was gunned down very late the night before, I didn't get a whole lot of sleep and then had other distractors. I basically got absolutely nothing done this week. Hoping tomorrow things turn around. JR
    2 points
  47. Some do, and yet, you have posted 10 times in seven years.
    2 points
  48. Great class very relaxed good information met a few people had a good time thank 's Jr see you Saturday Blair
    2 points
  49. Here is a quick answer with a couple of points. 1 - Highly recommend that you use pixel strings and NOT ribbons. The ribbons are not durable enough to handle that kind of installation. 2 - Yes, you will need pixel controller or controllers. Staying in the LOR product line, that means either Pixie series or the Pixcon 16. If you go with E1.31, there are lots of options, but a whole bunch more stuff to learn. 3 - For most of us, getting singing faces to look good is VERY hard. Some people find it easy. In my case, all my singing faces (LED strings, not pixels) were done by
    2 points
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-04:00
×
×
  • Create New...