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  1. I'm having a problem trying to sequence pixels on my house. I created a group that includes my entire house trim including windows and doors. When I add an effect on the line for the entire group, it only adds it to one window and the rest is left blank. I was doing it earlier and it would add it to everything in the group, now it's not. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
  2. Okay, now when I open a sequence from last year it shows that I have new props (the house outlines). However, when I look at the sequence, each one of the new items is filled in with “speckles” on the grid. (See picture) I can’t clear them out or change them in any way therefore I can’t program anything new into those props. What am I missing?
  3. I did exactly that. I did some effects and everything seems good with one exception. I copied an effect from the pixel tree to apply it to the entire house like I did with some others and it wouldn’t work on the house. It was an “up and down” chasing effect. The other “butterfly, shimmer, chasing effects worked, but on that one the house just stays dark. Any thoughts?
  4. Sounds good. Appreciate the help!
  5. Here’s the individual strings and locations of the first pixels.
  6. So as long as the controller is in correct relation to the blue squares, it should display correctly? Let's say I want to put the controller right where the yellow X is. You can see where I have the start of the individual strings...should this work out for my layout? Please note that I have two strings coming to meet each other on the peak and gutter directly over the front door. There are separate strings on each section of the windows and also on the garage doors along with separate strings on the garage roof and gutters as well...
  7. I used 20 and I seem to be in business! Now, I have a question that relates to having everything show up uniformly. If you look at the picture of my preview design, just the house, not the other props...do I have the strings layed out properly? If so, how do I make uniform color displays on the house? For example, let's say I wanted the house completely dark and I want to turn ALL the lights on from the middle out to each end, and display PURPLE...How do I get the individual strings to work together to make that "look" happen? Purple in the middle, extending outward to each end. Make sense? Based on where the strings are on the design, will the software "KNOW" how to make that effect happen? Thanks again!
  8. Okay. So if my Pixie 16 that's running my pixel tree starts at 05 and counts up to 0F, then what number would you suggest I start my NEW Pixie 16 at that will run my house? 20?
  9. Hi Everyone. Using the Pro version of S5. I'm new with this. Wondering how to set the correct UNIT ID to each RGB Prop that I add? I added a Pixie 16 last year and used all channels for an RGB Pixel Tree. I see there's a different UNIT ID for each string in the pixel tree. Now, I have another Pixie 16 that I want to use for the outline of my house and windows. How do I get different UNIT ID's to show up for each "prop" I enter on the Sequencer Preview? It defaults to Unit 1 which is already used. The pixel tree starts at Unit 5 and counts up to Unit 14 then switches to 0A, 0B, and so on up to 0F. That's 16 different ID's. The tree works correctly in my sequences. Am I correct in saying I would want my new Pixie 16 that I'm using for the house to start at Unit 0G? Then count UP 16 spots for each Unit ID number? Any help is appreciated! Thanks! Adrian
  10. Never mind!! Found the color codes on the back of a sheet of paper. My bad!
  11. How do I find out what color on my pigtails goes to the correct input? Here’s a picture of the pigtails
  12. How do I open that preview?
  13. Thanks for the input! I appreciate the suggestions using 2 Pixie 8s or 4 Pixie 4s…however I already have the Pixie 16 so the other setups won’t be happening. In my case I have 2 350 watt PS’s. I wasn’t going to run anything more than 140 pixels on one port so that shouldn’t be an issue. The windows and front door is much shorter than 100 pixels on their ports. I think I will mount the Pixie 16 under the soffit in the center of the house. Having said that, how would any of you divide up the strings for the roof edges and gutters? For example, each window, the front door, and each garage door would have its own port. What about the actual roof edges and along the front gutter? Do I do half to the left gutter on one port and the other half on another port? Then Can I do this…the roof edge on the left up to the peak, then halfway across the peak all on one string/port? That’s about 140 pixels according to its length. Then of course the other half on another string/port. Not sure if that makes sense. Will this display correctly as long as what I put into the program reflects how it’s actually hung on the house? On the attached picture, could I hook each corresponding color’s pixel strings to a different port and have it display correctly? Even the ones that go up the roof edges and across part of the peak?
  14. I’m not a newbie to Lightorama but I am somewhat to RGB. I added a Pixie 16 last year for an RGB tree. That wasn’t too difficult. BUT now I’m adding another one to use on the outlines of the house and windows. Not sure of the best way to lay this out. So I have to ask a few questions. I included a picture of my house with lines drawn where I would like to outline with pixel strings: 1. Where is the best place to put it so I can reach all the areas I want to reach? 2. On the roof line for example…do my pixel strings have to be separate on the edges from what runs on the peak or can they be a continuous line? Same for along the gutters. How does the program know how to differentiate what direction the strings are running so it all looks the right way when running a sequence? I did watch some tutorials about this but I’m not sure it’s as simple as it seems. I would think a Pixie 16 would be enough to run everything I have marked with red lines in the picture. If anyone has a video suggestion for me to watch, that would be appreciated or any other instructions they may have to throw my way. Thanks so much!
  15. Would a 12 volt 40 amp, 500 watt power supply be sufficient to run a Pixie 16 with 16 12 volt 50 pixel strings attached to it at 50%?
  16. Sweet. I actually already have 1 Pixie 16. I have it to run a mega tree. This would be to replace a traditional controller for the house. I have to practice more with the software to get used to it. Thanks for the help!
  17. Sounds good. I'm not too stressed about losing the controller to a failure. If I enclose it and keep it dry, I should be just fine. I just didn't want to have it all set up for one controller and then find out that physically, because of distance, it wouldn't work. I didn't realize that you could go that far with an extension.
  18. Wasn't sure if that was best or not. Considering reaching each end of the house and of course reaching each window. There could be as much as a 25 foot run of wire BEFORE I reach a window or two. Will I encounter a problem with that long of a run (drop in voltage/brightness)?
  19. Hey Everyone! Looking for advice. I want to outline my house with RGB Pixel Strings along with the front windowns too. What would be best, 5 volt or 12 volt pixel strings? How do you lay it out? Meaning, where's the best place to put the pixel controllers? That will help me decide if I buy Pixie 4 or Pixie 8 controllers and how many of each. I realize you can only go so far with wiring leading up to the strings. Will I run into any problems programing the layout into the Lightorama software? In other words, is it best to keep all the house outline strings on one controller and all the window outline strings on another? Or doesn't that matter? My house is about 65 feet in length. Probably 25 feet along the edge of the roof up to the peak. Am I pushing it to run 100 pixel strings on each port? I don't want to deal with having to do any power injecting. Thanks everyone!
  20. Sounds great. Thanks for the pictures. Here's what I was potentially looking to order... https://ar.aliexpress.com/item/32949663591.html?src=google&albch=shopping&acnt=708-803-3821&isdl=y&slnk=&plac=&mtctp=&albbt=Google_7_shopping&aff_platform=google&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&albagn=888888&isSmbAutoCall=false&needSmbHouyi=false&albcp=9760820159&albag=99451607003&trgt=894486322073&crea=en32949663591&netw=u&device=c&albpg=894486322073&albpd=en32949663591&gclid=Cj0KCQjwgtWDBhDZARIsADEKwgOBBEIscPveUUSzxpUW2laxnoKhnlhb3JkDdEkLnZElaryog3BZ4f8aAp3WEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  21. Hi Everybody, I'm going to order some 50 node SQUARE pixel strings but I wanted to get some feedback on the actual lengths of them. I was looking at ordering from Ali Express. Their descriptions aren't very precise. I'm pretty sure many have ordered these before. Just wondering what length I can expect a 50 node string to be? There's confilicting descriptions that show 100 mm and 120 mm in between pixel nodes. That equals about a 3 foot difference in the overall length of the strings. Perhaps some lots are different lengths than others? Either way, if anyone has ordered lateley, can you let me know how long they turned out to be? Thanks!
  22. Dibblejr, you have it right. I should have explained further. I want to copy/paste from a doner sequence to my own. Yes, it would be from the SAME song to a sequence of mine. Obviously, it would line up and make more sense. What I have is a pixie 16 controller running a 180 degree, 16 string of 50 lights pixel tree. I'm new to S5 this year so it's a little tough. Some of the sequences I have that I'd like to transfer to mine have RGB included in them. I'm just not sure how I would get that info into my tree. Do I have to somehow breakout all the channels in the grid view then paste from the old to new? Maybe there's a good video out there I haven't found yet that addresses this? Usually I can pick this stuff up quick if I see it done once or twice. Thanks so much!
  23. Hey Everyone. Is there a way to copy an RGB Pixel part of a sequence from one sequence to another? Same song, just a different set of sequences. I'm guessing it's not that simple...but in case there's a way, I would like to know. Thanks!
  24. Just an update for you...I did update the firmware on all the controllers and BAM! It works like a champ! I did update the network to run the 500k Enhanced network. I updated from firmware 1.06 to 1.11 with no problems... Thanks!
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