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oilmoney last won the day on July 4 2015

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  1. Hi Mr. P, I can get the intensity set and can see it but I can't get the effect to chase through the channels that are 100% on.
  2. Hi everyone, haven't sequenced in awhile and I'm having a brain fart. I'm trying to create a 50% intensity chase across channels that are 100% on. I highlight the first channel and set the intensity to 50% but when I try to execute the chase using that section I just get a straight vertical effect on the selected channels. I remember I have to go to clipboard and change paste to foreground/background or something like that. I guess that is my question, what do I have to change in clipboard to make it work? I've already tried a bunch of various attempts at it with no luck and search queries on the forum aren't bearing fruit. I'm running S4 if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance! oilmoney
  3. Hi James! I'd love to see this! thank you in advance! oilmoney@shaw.ca
  4. Just ordered 20 sets of the 50ct. Considering the fail rate of the xenon strobes I've been using I think these will be a good investment in the long haul!
  5. Did you change your controllers in the sequence editor to reflect the change? You can do this quickly in sequence editor/ tools/channel configuration/change controller. You put the tree on a new network but you haven't told S4 that yet? Also Red rs-485 adapter? make sure you go into network preferences or use the network config tool and see if Aux A is set to Comm 3. I've learned way too much about the HU ( Hardware Utility ) this year, the best way to see what Com port you're really using is to see the results yourself and leave the HU out of equation totally and go from there. From now on I will only be using the HU for testing networks. If you've already done all that and still no luck read this, it will tell you how to go into your device manager and confirm what ports you are using.
  6. Networks or controllers? I'm just curious how many channels and ELL's can be run off of one network.
  7. I second the idea of the 10w floods, get two kits! They're hands down my favorite part of my display, in this vid I've got 20 of them pointed at my house and 12 pointed at the street. Love them! Load more activity
  8. Do you have anything in the shutdown tab? I think you need a sequence in there ( even a couple seconds of silence/darkness ), if you don't I'm guessing that's why it keeps playing your musical sequence over and over. Are you using your animations to " fill in " in between shows? If so then you should have two separate shows created to use in the scheduler. I don't think you can have it included with your musical unless that's part of your show. Once you've set your start times for your musical then it will always cancel the animation sequence and start the musical show.
  9. How many ELL networks do you run for that many houses?
  10. This sounds like a network configuration issue. Just because the HU sees a port at a certain setting COM 4, COM 5 for example it does not mean that that is the port that your PC is actually using to send data. Ignore what the HU is telling you. Try this, open your device manager on your pc and open your port utility. Plug in your rs485 into the port that you're running your networks on one at a time. What port opens? If it's different than the COM you've assigned then go to network preferences and change it, don't use the hardware utility at all. Label the 485 adapter that you used for each port for next year to avoid confusion in the future. Condensed version: I'm on windows 7. Open control panel, choose hardware and sound, Under devices and printers choose device manager, choose ports, notice what is listed before you plug any of your network cords in. When you plug in your first network it will show up with a COM # assigned to it here, use that COM # in your network configuration. Do the same for you other network. Make sure you actually plug into each physical port on your pc that plan to run each network from and do them one at a time. Try the lights afterwards.
  11. Like we said before, ignore the HU, take the cord and RS-485 and plug it in while you have device manager/ports open. If it comes up as comm 5, change your network preferences to reflect this, it will save you tons of headaches.... here's how to do it...
  12. I'm now controlling lights on 5 homes in my hood this year, all of them are already talking about going bigger next year.
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