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  1. Do you have them defined as Dumb RGB in the Prop Definition? If so, then no motion rows should be needed (or created). Just use RGB channels. Matt
  2. The XXXX rows are expected when Condensed View is turned off. See the "Condensed Mode" topic on this page: http://www1.lightorama.com/help/item_list.htm The motion rows defined in Prop and Group Definition are treated as defaults to be used on *new* sequences. If you want to use the defaults in an existing sequence, right click on the prop name in the sequence grid, then select Add/Modify Motion Effect Rows from the menu. In the dialog that opens, there is a "Merge Defaults" button on the toolbar that will bring them in. http://www1.lightorama.com/help/motion_effect_rows_dialog.
  3. Thanks Jim for the detailed instructions and feedback. One way to handle this would be to convert File > Save As to a submenu with 2 items on it: 1) Sequence 2) Sequence and External Files. If you choose "Sequence and External Files" then all file references for motion and SuperStar effects get copied to the destination as well. This should handle your case where each song is in a separate folder, as well as where all songs share the same folder. What do you think? Matt
  4. Also, think about where your audience is. My viewers are on the sidewalk or in the street - too close for the eye pick up most whole house effects. If your audience is farther away, then whole house effects make more sense.
  5. Download the sequence attached to the first post in this topic. When you open the sequence file, the preview will be imported at the same time. Open the preview and see how the stakes were modeled. Matt
  6. In Preview Design, click on the gear icon at the end of the toolbar, then select Pixel Labels > Pixel Numbers. This will allow you to see where each pixel is physically located. You will need to zoom in to read the labels. See the "Pixel labels" topic on this page: http://www1.lightorama.com/help/design_tab.htm Matt
  7. We do hope to add this feature at some point, but can't promise a date. Matt
  8. @Steven I'm glad you like the feature. The zoom level of the playback window is saved with each grid view in the sequence file. In the next release, a change to the zoom level will mark the sequence as modified (asterisk in front of the file name shown on the tab), and you will get prompted to save the sequence when you close it. Matt
  9. The list of items shown in a grid view is actually organized as a tree. By default, when you expand a branch of the tree, the higher level branches are hidden, leaving just the lowest level visible. In S4, this was the only way items were displayed. In the S5 Sequencer, you can choose to hide the upper branches (like S4) or not. Sometimes displaying the higher level branches makes the hierarchy clearer. You can toggle between the 2 display modes by selecting "Condensed View" from the grid view menu. http://www1.lightorama.com/help/grid_view_menu.htm Hope that helps, Matt
  10. If you use "Hide item", then the selected prop or group is removed from the current grid view. To add it back, either: 1) right click on any name to the left of the grid and select "Insert Preview Props and Groups", or 2) click the grid view button and select "Append Items to View". http://www1.lightorama.com/help/grid_view_menu.htm Matt
  11. See the "Creating a Custom Subsection" section on this help page: http://www1.lightorama.com/help/motion_effect_rows_dialog.htm Matt
  12. I have certain items plugged into a USB-controlled relay (you can find them on Amazon). I have an "Equipment On" sequence with a Windows command that turns on the relay when my show begins, and a corresponding "Equipment Off" sequence at the end of the show. Just another approach to go along with the suggestions already posted. Matt
  13. Another option is to create your show and schedule using Hub. In Hub, click the "Simple PC Show" button, select your songs, and you are done. http://www1.lightorama.com/help/computer_shows.htm Matt
  14. @cbelt4 have you created a ticket with the LOR Help Desk? https://helpdesk.lightorama.com/ Matt
  15. Another thing to check is Windows search indexing - should be turned off. https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/simple-ways-to-increase-your-computers-performace-turn-off-indexing-on-your-local-drives/ Matt
  16. Create a show with just those 2 sequences, then play it with Show On Demand. Are they still failing? If so, try opening the 2 sequences in the Sequencer. Can it play them? If not, try opening the media files in Windows Media Player. Can it play them? Matt
  17. Is the computer connected to the Internet? Is it sync'ing to cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox)? Is Microsoft OneDrive enabled? What AntiVirus software are you using? Just thinking about activity that could interfere with Windows Media Player, which is used to play the audio/media file. Matt
  18. Yes it does. The logic is the same whether you are using DMX or LOR protocols. It sounds like you already found it, but for others reading this, the Carryover column is described at the bottom of this help page: http://www1.lightorama.com/help/prop_definition.htm Matt
  19. Running E1.31 over WIFI is not recommended. Imagine someone in your house watching a YouTube video over WIFI and suddenly your display is lagging. Matt
  20. I know I've loaded LMS files into S5 that are larger than 1GB, but nothing as big as 2 GB. Matt
  21. With our G4 MP3 Directors, one port can be used to sync up with additional G4 MP3 Directors. So if each yard has a G4 MP3 Director, then you can use our Light Linkers to send the sync pulse wirelessly. No wires have to cross the road. Matt
  22. Create the help desk ticket and attach the photo to the ticket. Thanks, Matt
  23. 4.6 GB is more than the Sequencer can read in. Is it just for a pixel tree, or does the LMS file contain data for other props? If just for a pixel tree, then I believe xLights has an AVI export. Then you can use the AVI file in a Movie effect on your tree. Matt
  24. Great video. In fact this video was taken into account when S5 was created. Some parts are MUCH easier in S5: The label files created by Audacity can be imported directly into a timing grid. http://www1.lightorama.com/help/toolbar_timing_grid_menu.htm When he is creating fade downs at 12:24, this can be done in one step by selecting the row, then right-clicking and choosing Advanced Tools > Fade Down Each Cell. Matt
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