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  1. I built a database in 2012 of songs, artist, link to song. I allowed people to check which songs they were using. I fid find sobgs i hadnt thought of. Niw i go to www.holidaysequences.com to see what other songs i might use. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Svg wont help the fact that your 25x25 matrix just doesnt have enough resolution. Take an svg and put it on any matrix and you will see exactly the same issue. Try building matrices of different sizes: 10x10, 20x20, 25x25, 50x50, 75x75. Drop the same image on each and see the results. This can help u decide how big a matrix u want. To get pictures or movies people gravitate to the p10 panels. A 3x3 panel matrix cost around $250 but gives you a resolution of 48x96. Svg files do not look better on a matrix than png or gif or jpg. All that can improve it is having more pixels Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I am not sure why link does that, you can go to the releases page http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases/ And manual is first link
  4. New release of Users Manual. Version 2016.27 http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases/xLights_User_Manual_2016_27.pdf Thanks again to out tech writers Gerard Machado Kevin Pankratz Steve Giron They are almost caught up! Previous manual release was 2016.22, this 2016.27. I will include the README for the versions that they added. This allows you to see how much they have to write. (or delete). The next release of xLights will remove the Papagayo tab. README notes on the extra versions this manual has added. ----------------------------------------- 2016.27 May 09, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Fix problems of the model groups that are set to the old default of grid as per preview using a buffer significantly smaller than they used to -- enh (keithsw) Add FPS display when playing the sequence -- bug (keithsw) Fix a bug with filename fixups -- enh (keithsw) Cleanup scaling options on Music Effect ... now via a choice - None/Individual Notes/All Notes -- enh (keithsw) Sparkles now can optionally grow with music intensity -- enh (keithsw) Strobe effect now can optionally grow with music intensity -- enh (keithsw) Fire effect now can optionally grow with music intensity -- enh (keithsw) Add timing track export/import. Includes support for Papagayo and Piano timing tracks. -- bug (keithsw) Lots of fixes to auto custom model generation 2016.26 May 06, 2016 -- enh (gil) Change Render All toolbar icon and make common on Mac. Fixes #436. -- bug (dkulp) Add a bunch more debugging stuff to the OpenGL things -- enh (dkulp) Improve Display Elements toolbar icon. -- bug (dkulp) Update to use log properties to create a log file -- bug (dkulp) Bunch of optimizations, more gl error logging, some fixes based on the error log -- bug (dkulp) Minor work on the subbufferpanel -- bug (gil) Fix selected view not displaying in combo box on sequencer grid. Fixes #562. -- enh (gil) Jump to sequencer tab after creating new sequence. -- bug (gil) Fix numeric entry size for Text effect position text boxes. Fixes #557. -- enh (gil) Improve Sequence Elements toolbar icon. 2016.25 May 05, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Bunch more fixes to OPENGL calls. Now Radeon cards should work -- enh (dkulp) Add a menu item to select the max OpenGL version to use. Higher the version, the higher the eprformance of graphics. The lower, the more graphic cards that can be supported. -- enh (keithsw) New option "Tools,Log". This will create a zip file of your xlights log file. No longer need to search the hidden appdata directory to find it. Keith described it like this: Add "Package Problem Files" to tools menu which lets the user package current config/sequence/logs when reporting a problem. -- enh (dkulp) Sub-Buffers. Add ability to specify what section of a buffer you want the effect applied to -- enh (keithsw) Block manual switching between wizard tabs in auto generation of custom model. 2016.24 May 04, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Fix OPENGL calls so that Sound wavefile shows on Intel Graphics cards 2016.23 May 03, 2016 -- enh (keithsw) Added new option "Tools, Generate Custom Model" -- enh (dkulp) Upgrade to newer OpenGL library. The OpenGL rendering has been updated from the “fixed pipeline” code (which was state of the art in 1998) to using modern OpenGL shaders (>2010). This allows us to better use the capabilities of modern video cards. However, to support older machines, we can drop down to OpenGL 2.1 shaders or even to the old 1.3 fixed pipeline. Modern machines should be faster, older machines should still work. -- enh (dkulp) New option on the Tree model, "Spirals". This is how many times a strand is wrapped around the tree. 1.0=one full wrap, 2.5 = 2 1/2 wraps from bottom to top. -- bug (gil) Fix Copy Row/Paste Row when vertically scrolled. Fixes #553. -- bug (gil) Fix application losing focusing when closing a floating panel. -- enh (gil) Re-position view when playback starts or loops so that play marker is visible. Fixes #550. -- enh (gil) Paste modifications for how single effects paste in various situations. Fixes #549. -- bug (dkulp) Add rename button to groups dialog. Fixes #548 -- bug (dkulp) Fix blur setting when clicking on effects. Fixes #547 -- bug (dkulp) Reset status bar and refresh previews on file close. Fixes #552 -- bug (dkulp) Only redirect the menu items that need redirecting
  5. Did u look at webinar i did last week on xlights papagayo? Btw, we no longer use the papagayo tab. That was end of life'd in early 2015. That tab was for converting *.pgo files. Papagayo functionality is now built into xlights. Xlights now installs with a 125,000 word dictionary Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. If you are looking to a large rgb display the I have a comparison web page showing the different controllers. http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/rgb_controllers/ u can get a e682 kit for around $110. Assembled $180. Alphapix, pixlite, pixcon, falcon f16v2 all are around $200. In capacity: E682 12 universes unicast, universes Multicast alphapix 32 universes unicast pixlit,pixcon 32 universe unicast, 32 universes multicast falcon16 v2 64 universes unicast, 64 universes multicast.
  7. Two e682's can recrive 12k channels (6k each), falcon can receive 32k channels. E682 sets string type and rgb order in groups of 4 ports, falcon can set yhose on a per port basis. Falcon has a built in oled display and e1.31 monitor, this spring falcon has differential expansion biard allowing lights to be 400' away. If i dpnt need the extra stuff and will be under 12k channels the e682 is rock solid. Did u also look at pixcon controller (16k channels)? I have a website showing controllers http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/rgb_controllers/
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