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  1. not "running your show and viewing", but if you have LOR loaded before you starter the sequencer, you can play your show on your computer and it will play on the lights outside. I did that a lot the first year i started to get a better feel for what did what.
  2. you can run 2 networks. The older ones on their own (you still have a black adapter?) http://www1.lightorama.com/network-speeds/
  3. I had to add the Griswold drumroll this year, here is my version
  4. This one has been very popular. Willing to share what i did although admittedly, my preview is a bit of mess at the moment. But you just need the basic constructs to paste into your own sequences. Message me with typical disclaimers. Richard
  5. My daughter said I needed to do this one. It was a catchy tune and a lot of fun once I started on it. Welcome to share if you want, as long as you don't plan to sell...
  6. Get well soon Bob. It's my first year with MIIP and still learning the ropes, but a great addition to my program and very popular with those that come by.
  7. depending on the pixie8, it can run 8 X 100 strands. The 12V version i got last year has no issues with 24 X 25 (i went wider than denser) plus a couple of candy canes and the star, just short of 800 pixels. even at 100% but i ran it at less by setting the dimming curve. This year i went to 24 X 50 and added a 2nd pixie 8 to control half of the lights.
  8. One option is that you can swap the show file. Basically have 2, one that has a sequence (sq1) and one that has all off (sq2) . Copy the one you want to show.lss and the show editor will recognize its been changed and switch to the new one. This is what the Miip app does to alter the show sequence.
  9. i don't have a pixcon16 but i recall seeing the dimming curve for it is set in the hardware, the dimming curve in the preview is for devices that don't support it. Intensity is a relative brightness for the sequence, and is basically after any dimming has been applied.
  10. there is a Facebook LOR sequence sharers group that has some versions. I can't share since its not mine, but you can sign up and get from there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1901299436791951
  11. if s5, you can set the dimming curve for the prop in the preview. Just double click to open it. It will then affect every sequence it is in.
  12. a couple more notes, be sure to check RGB on the left hand side, so it sets it to pixels not strings you can select the starting position of the strings (bottom or top). you can also see the exact mapping of the pixels after you create the prop, after saving it, by right clicking and selecting Wiring View
  13. You could do this easily in the preview designer select add new prop from predefined select "stars nested" for number of lights in nest 1, select 30 then for #2 select 20 and for #3, select 10 If all on the same channel, on the right hand side, the defaults are probably ok, but you can adjust them to configure if you a channel per for example.
  14. I just started motion effects last year and I can say i have mixed success. A lot depends on the image. Last year the tree was only 24 X 25 at 4 inches and I got a few images to come out pretty clear, but i found i really had to mess with them. For example, i would go in and make a face all one color. That way, you werent dealing with 50 different flesh shades in 50 pixels. This year i went to 24 X 50 at 2 inches and it makes quite a difference or so it seems. As noted above, with these, I have actually had better success using a larger image and letting LOR scaling it down. But t
  15. agree, if its a new controller, i would contact them. For example, there are various firmware versions, but if its new, you should not have to update it. The only other things that comes to mind to check is that all connections are secure. Something could have shaken loose during shipping?
  16. In the hardware utility, in addition to the controller id is a port setting. Each pixel strip is a different channel id. 16 X 25 is actually 8 channels at 50. You should be able to set port 1, port 2 and then select a color and turn them on and off. When controlling from a sequence, these are channels 41, 42, 43, etc, It should also say 50 pixels per port.
  17. I am in Magnolia, TX. Glad to help out if i can. message me for contact info (or see links in signature for other ways to reach me).
  18. Assuming you want to stay with S5,... in order to control lights, just like in S4, you need the control panel loaded and connected to the right com ports. Check the network utility is setup right. Then launch LOR and make sure it connects before starting sequencer. Of course, make sure your preview channels match your configuration. Hardware utility is a good way to do that.
  19. i would like a copy too. rgnikula@msn.com I agree to not sell or share this sequence with anyone. This request will be used for my private, personal use on my show only. I also understand the mere fact of making changes to the borrowed sequence and pasting it in to my sequence does not make it mine to share.
  20. I use a combination of S5 motion effects, motion effect rows and superstar (separate license). If you just want to do "something" with the tree, the motion effects are the easiest. Add the tree to your preview with a motion effect row for the whole thing. Then in your sequence, select the motion effect row for a part of the song you want to have a specific pattern and press shift A. It will bring up an image of the tree and you can try different effects, for examples "Bars" and select right, left up or down (and others) to see what it does. You can select different ones an
  21. There are some tools and some paid services that split the audio into STEMs which can help. ezstems for example is free for up to 10MB files.
  22. might check the doc http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/RS485_Adapters_Man_Web.pdf
  23. you didnt mention mention which controller you are using or mode, but make sure it is configured to match the number of lights per channel. I had a similar issue at one point using 50 light stings when it expected 100 (or vice versa, I forget).
  24. the new sequence works, but you can lose things like timing grids you might want later. The import with assigning a new grid works pretty good. I use that a lot. With the latest updates in S5, the logic when importing is a bit more obvious but the default all items might not match what you want, but once you export/import the grid you want, you will have what you want. At least worth spending some time to see if you can get what you need without all of the copy/pasting.
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