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Crimson Lane Lights Etown

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  1. Hello, I got the first set of four sets finished and tested. These will be stacked with the smaller one on the top window and the larger one on the bottom window. 1/2" cpvc pipe with tees and elbows. Small window is 135 12v HC Hobby bullets in 5 strips of 27 each, 2" spacing. Large window is 155 12v Hc Hobby bullets in 5 strips of 31 each, 2' spacing. Powered by the LOR Pixie II with adapter, LOR to HC. Can't wait to get them all done! https://www.brighteon.com/0e5d6e87-30e7-4cc9-b950-12b119f63985
  2. First, I created a prop called 'Window 2 Upper String 1 of 5' with the exact number of bullets and ID number. Then told it to start at the bottom. Saved it. Then positioned it over the window frame. Second, and etc, I created a prop for each string and moved them into position over the window lining them up vertically, like bars. Now this is where in practice, I had to flip in the preview Prop 2 of 5 & 4 of 5 to get the data flowing in the vertical direction. I could only achieve flipping or rotating in the preview by creating a prop for each string. Thirdish, I grouped all 5 props together as "Window 2 Upper' and created a ME row. Fourish, I added the Window 2 Upper ME row to the whole house ME group. Fiveish, I drank a beer.
  3. Very interesting, thanks to everyone. No one mentioned cutting the string at the top of each strip and adding a 3pin wire to reach the bottom of each strip, therefore keeping the data flowing in one direction over all 155 bullets, no skipped ones. I have those heat shrink solder ones. I will try different ways to preview the prop and see how it acts in real life. Thank again. I don't know how to screen capture yet, sorry. Ross
  4. This would be one of eight, or one of the four sets. There are four upper windows and four lower windows. The lower and upper windows , above and below, are connected to the pixie II port one bottom window, port two top window. Bottom left strip one start pixel one, ending strip five top right end pixel 155. Total pixels in the string are 163. Skipping 26, 27 at fold one, 53, 54 at fold two, etc. S5 prop setup is as a vertical matrix with 5 strings, no fold, 31 per string. That allows me to black out or null the two bullets on each fold (there are 8 dead bullets). The preview shows exactly what I want to see. sequential up from the bottom to the top on each vertical strip. However; in practice, strip two and four are opposite flow. (I guess following the data flow from left to right) Is there a work around in the software? Do I have to add wire from pixel 31 (top of strip one) to pixel 32 (bottom of strip two), and so on?
  5. I don't have a facebook account or want one. But I did enjoy reading what was publicly posted on that page from time to time. I did learn some things and enjoyed George's humor. Please reconsider your PRIVATE move. Thank you. RIP
  6. Well i believe i am using the white box Pixie2D's 12vdc according to the user manual Sept, 28, 2017 V1.03 page 22. On the back cover of the book the Total Amps are rated at 10, probably 5 each port. But a .52amp draw for 150 bulbs per port all white, I 'm not worried! rack 'em and stack 'em!
  7. it's next to Show All Items. Looks like connect wires or something.
  8. You need to create a new configuration and export it. There's a little tiny button next to the window that has the channel name in it. Click on the drop down and go to the bottom where it says Grid Configuration, then import or export from there.
  9. I use Pixie II controllers and I am moving props around to maximize the per port output of 170 instead of buying additional controllers. (at least that is what my wife thinks). So I hooked up 150 LOR bulbs WS2811 (3 strands of 50) on each port one and two of the Pixie II. At 100% white, each port was .52 AMPS per my Kilawatt meter. so 1.04 AMPS total for 300 bulbs. so on a 15 amp store bought extension cord I could plug at least ten of these Pixie II into my home 15 amp outlet? Ok, tell me I am nuts! is my Kilawatt meter broke?
  10. I had time to upgrade to S5 and everything is working great. Adding Peace Pixel Stakes with 5 bullet nodes to a preview was tricky. I have 60. I added 60 props with each their own channel assignments as RGB, one motion effect row. I created separate previews and copied them. I exported props, then imported props. When creating a sequence, it added one motion effect row per pixel stake. (I also use channel level) per stake for other effects like the candle effect mentioned above. I created a nice bounce effect across the stakes by using the "wave" motion effect on the first (top) motion effect row, then 'Chased' the motion effect down across the others. That worked.
  11. Coop, I went to the garage and hooked up the floods and added them as strobing in a sequence on channel 4 & 5. They work and strobe as needed. You are correct that is does not show in the Preview Playback Window. My floods are set up as RGB not traditional in the preview.
  12. I opened a preview and added more bulbs to a pixie 2 port. It only allowed me to add 170 bulbs per port or max circuit 510, then carried over that others. Since I don't like cutting bulbs stings, I'll max out at 150. When I opened the channel level all 150 were there to program!
  13. Matt, every time I hit save on a preview, it adds a higher version number to the preview. I always compress to save time between loading sequences for shows. My shows have no repeat songs because I have many sequences. Is it okay to go into the L: file and delete the older version of compressed files with the lower preview number? Seems like a large amount of data storage just sitting there. Of course you already know all this. Thank you
  14. Phil this happened to me. I changed the Master Preview, then opened a sequence. A box came up with all the information that had changed since the previous opening. I clicked the revert back to previous version #. Obviously that choice was wrong. It changed all sequences back to the older preview version and messed with my grid view. I didn't select save and was able to do it again with the current preview version which just happened to be .172 I found files in L: with all the compressed versions and cleaned them up BTW. Thanks for the back up tip!
  15. Jay, at first upgrade from S4 to S5, my show editor was still pointing to the S4 .lms files in their home folder (sequences), even though I created S5 .loredit files in the sequencer and saved them to the sequence folder. I had to recreate each show with the new S5 .loredit file so it would play in my schedule. Even if it is the same sequence name, the file extension was .lms and should be .loredit S5 will still play your S4 .lms file but if you created S5 .loredit files with Motion Effects or whatever, you probably want to see those in your show not the older S4 sequences. Just my thought...Good luck
  16. by the way, did you fix your 100 pixel problem? I see you are 5.5.6 now.
  17. Where are your .loredit files kept? Look in there and open that one not the .lorprot file that was created when you exported as protected. Both files are now in where you store your sequences.
  18. Your original .loredit file is still there. The software has created a second file that is protected. I don't use protected files anymore. I do compress files so they load faster.
  19. Looks like you are on the right track. Set the port to 100 pixels per port. Since you have a Pro license, upgrade to 5.5.6, it fixes some bugs.
  20. I just went through the upgrade from S4 to S5.5.6 & went through the compression steps and show runs using "show on demand." After all your sequences are completed (seems to never end) and you have loaded each sequence in an order you like in your "show", then I compress everything using the "Sequence Compressor" Of course you can load and compress different options. I've tried them all and my favorite was the "compress entire schedule" It took 45 minutes, but got it done. Now I don't have to compress again, but it's not going to hurt if you do. Then I began running shows on demand to create that first run through file. The next time the show was played, it loaded compressed sequences and played perfectly.
  21. Thank you for fixing this issue in 5.5.6. I really appreciate it. It's the first thing I checked after the update. All the dmx data on the sequences, came over. oh, and the save close and reopen at the last grid view is cool, too!
  22. in S5, My S4 Shows are still pointing to the S4 Sequences because I did not move any files or folders. My Schedule is still pointing to the S4 Show names. If I open the S4 Show, then I can "add" or insert the S5 sequence and "move" it up to the matching S4 sequence. Then "minus" or delete the S4 sequence from the show and save as the same Show name. That migh be easier then creating new shows and schedules. Like a DJ knows, there are certain songs that follow each other and blend nicely. I my different Show's song order. I don't want to start over!
  23. I recently upgraded to S5. I am looking at Shows in the Show Editor section that are complicated and change daily created in S4 Scheduler. They are are still there. When I upgraded S4 sequences to S5, they did not replace the S4 sequences in the Show Editor, (lms vs loredit file). That's alot of manual swapping of sequences so the Show Editor points to the newly upgraded S5 file. Oddly enough, when I insert a S5 loredit file into an already formed S4 Show, it plays both file types (lms and loredit). p.s. I keep my S4 files in a folder under Sequences and my S5 files in a different folder under Sequences
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