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  1. To test your sequence you can just play the sequence on the pc connected to the controller. Maker sure LOR com is active and running in the background. Make sure control lights is selected in the sequencer. Note: This is how to perform the task in S4 software. I bet S5 is similar. I always test my sequences and equipment prior to placement in the yard. I usually do this in the summer where I have time to fix if it doesn’t work.
  2. superstar was developed for ccr. It sells in license packages based on number of ccr. A ccr consists of 50 rgb bulbs. The controller for ccr has some number of macro channels as well. This is important only to note that 1 ccr is about 175 channels. 150 for the bulbs There are like 10 macro lines and the SS developer added a few channels on the license just in case...as he put it. Even though it was designed for ccr you can use it for anything. Think of it as controlling 175 channels. You can use those channels for whatever you want. An RGB bulb takes 3 channels. If it is a pixe
  3. I had this issue. For me it was my network speed setting that caused the lag. Even though I thought I had set it to higher speed it was set to slowest. Red USB adapter required but once set to highest speed life was good. Sax
  4. I hope this is true. A few years ago I was hit by ransomware. Dropbox was hit just like every other drive on my network. No rollback. Dropbox said to them it was me changing the files. My backup is now thumbdrive and I burn a dvd with all my data for the year. Show, pictures, files, sequences etc. I no longer trust the cloud. Sax
  5. Ok. It’ll be this weekend when I get home. Thriller will be sent your way. Sax
  6. Here’s the deal with superstar. Once you start using it you’ll never sequence with anything else. It’s easier, faster and just more fun than the sequencer. Especially with pixels. With s4 and superstar you still have to use the sequencer. You export the superstar sequence into the LOR sequencer. Then the show runs these sequences. Never the superstar sequence file Because of this, there are many ways to get around having to purchase a license for a large yard. The limitation of the license is when you export the superstar sequence. So if I have a 5 ccr license then I woul
  7. I use strips. I tie wrap them to 1/2 metal conduit. I then drill 3holes in the conduit as it’s 17 feet long and use s hooks to hook them between the holes in the conduit and the gutter. This allows a truly temporary install with no damage My eaves I use glazing tape to mount strips permanent. This leaves a sticky residue on the roof flashing if I remove the strip. I have 4 strips mounted like this and in 6 or 7 years 2 have fallen off due to hired workers pressure washing my house hit them. Storing is simple enough just placing them in large bike hooks mounted i
  8. That sfx5 laser looks pretty cool. Do you set it up outside? If so how you water protect it?
  9. 5v pixels are also generally cheaper. That said 12v is all I use to avoid injection. Not that injection is hard but it’s another step. Also, I like bulbs over strips in my bushes and trees. I can add depth to the prop by putting the bulbs in places other than just the front. I use my bulb pixeled trees and bushes to control what color rather than to send a message (texts and images). Strips are on the eaves. No depth needed there.
  10. What laser images are you using? I have the standard firefly motion laser that is red and green and I am much further than 15 ft. These are the landscape type that you can find nowadays at Walmart and other stores for less than 40 bucks I bought mine from holiday Coro 4 years ago when they were harder to find. I have the projection images that are not laser that go 5-10 feet as well. I have moving ghosts for Halloween. I would love love to find some lasers with Halloween images......
  11. I use yellow and black storage bins. I roll each cable and place that cable in a plastic grocery bag. Then, I put that bagged cable in the bin. Cables don’t tangle since they are separated. My RGB cables typically stay with the element. I had help this year for tear down and now they are rolled and in bags. Sigh. Setup gonna take longer next year but the tear down went super fast.
  12. I would be interested in the Sans controllers. PM me when you get ready to sell
  13. sax

    Rgb in SE

    Programming of RGB is possible in SE. All you have to do is add the device...then you will have 50 to 100 RGB lines to sequence. This will create a group of 50 to 100 RGB lines you can expand or compress. Using the colorfade tool you then select a color. You can twinkle or shimmer as well as have a solid color. Leaving the device or all the seperate RGB channels unexpanded will allow you to sequence all the RGB lines of the device as one unit. So, for example, if you want all the channels to fade from off (black) to red, you can do this by sequencing just the one line. Expanding the devi
  14. 1. Ccr is 16.9 ft. Pixel tree is 9.5 ft. 2. What to buy depends on what you want to do. My yard is almost all smart rgb..or pixels...with a few static and animated ac things that my LOR ac controllers trigger. Smart pixel is my recommendation to anyone for the last 5 years. Any color on each bulb anytime....strips excluded. (Strips are 3 bulbs each pixel if you get the 12v version). Several choice for controllers if you want to go pixels....LOR, Sans devices or falcon. But, I still use dc and ac LOR controllers . My floods are controlled by LOR dc. 3. My arches are dumb rgb
  15. I use bullets for my non ccr 2811 pixel strips. Ccr cannot handle a null pixel as far as I know. Ccr 2 might.... Sax
  16. It can get expensive. I purchase my LOR products during the mad grab sale in March / April. You are signed up to receive LOR emails aren't you? Huge savings. And even tthough some people don't participate in the mad grab sale and just buy from the summer sale I have only missed out on one item....CCRs 5 years ago. I joined the sale 15 minutes after it started and they were gone. But the 8 pack flood kit...the servo dog....AC controllers....spt cable...yeah, I get those almost every year. Eyeballing the pixel tree kit for next year..if only for the tree hardware and pixels.
  17. Pixels are known by the controller by how the go out....so I can have any distance between the pixels on the strand and it will just continue counting. Example....controller-5' cable- first pixel (pixel 1) - 12" cable - second pixel (pixel 2) - 10' cable - third pixel (pixel 3). The only limiting factor is pixels lose their data signal after some distance. The pixel refreshes this signal. But if you loose the signal between pixels then you just get random flashing lights. How far before the signal is lost? That depends on the voltage used and the controller. The data signal
  18. Your music selection is always on point. The setup makes me feel like I'm entering the living room and I just want to hang out with the skeletons and crew. Great job again this year.
  19. The Sans devices controller does not run on the LOR network. You will have to have another new network that goes from your pc network card to the Sans controller. This is known as e 1.31. And setup is super easy...you connect it just like another computer to your network. Example... I have a seperate show pc. I connect my LOR network using the USB hub purchased from LOR. I then daisy chain using cat 5 cables all my LOR controllers together...6AC controllers...2DC controllers...3CCR controllers. I have an entec pro USB device that I use for my dumb rgb. It uses another USB
  20. Control panel on. Hardware utility off. Sequence editor off if running a schedule...schedule off if running from the sequence editor. You can left click the LOR light bulb icon in the tray and it will bring up a box that shows what is happening. For example....I sequence on a seperate computer than my show uses. On my sequence pc I use drive D. On my show pc I use drive C. When I start the show it says it starts but nothing plays. Opening the box using the LOR light bulb icon I can see that nothing started due to failure to find the files...it was looking for them on the D drive.
  21. How do I connect my pigtails? Which color cable goes where? I used this guide....since I use Sans devices for my controller I adapted to the scheme created here so I could purchase pre soldered pigtail pixels. Plus the 4 pin fits into my scheme of sharing extensions with dumb rgb. I reversed the pigtails on the dumb so I can not plug a pixel strip into a dumb controller by accident. Instant death to pixel one of that string if you do....so it is bad. https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2-5m-DC12V-60leds-m-20pcs-ws2811-ic-meter-20pixels-led-digital-strip-in-silicon-tube/70
  22. Extensions are what I use. Ray offers 5', 10', and 25' extensions. Make sure you get extra pigtails in your order...I always seem to need more. Be sure to look at the qty per order...I believe it is 10 per order......I found 50 5' one year for $15-20 in the clearance section. Point is be careful not to order too much...not that it is possible because any extra extension cable is eventually an extension cable in use. Fill your cart and contact Ray for shipping costs.
  23. Changing faces this weekend. Pixels up from Halloween so I know they are ready. Will change the AC props thanksgiving weekend for early December start. The rains have started which makes me not want to go into the swamp / yard. Show was ready a few days ago but decided to add one more song (something just like this by the chainsmokers and Coldplay) and completed it in a couple days. Love superstar...sequenced yard in about 6 hours. Did faces in 1 hour. Did the yard one day and the faces the next. No hurry. Thinking of adding one more...
  24. Sent PM to OP so that I don't break any LOR forum rules. Others can PM me if you want links. Sax
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