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mike carlson

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About mike carlson

  • Birthday 12/21/1959

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    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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    Calibration Technologist

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    Home Automation, RC Helicopters, Quad copters.
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    Christmas, halloween

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  1. Thanks Jim for the feedback.. That's kinda what I'm doing now with S5, Using the Motion Effects row on a group with all my "OLD" stuff to get into Superstar ( no I don't have an old .vis file for my current yard layout as this changes each year) once in superstar I do my thing on the entire group then export Legacy data file to a separate Sequence file, Then manually copy/past Sequence data for each one of my props into another file that has no Motion Effects Row. That is the real file that actually gets put on the Player Computer, Kinda a Royal Pain in the A@@S, to me a huge step backwards??? I have been using Brian's superstar since it was first made public, even before LOR acquired it. I'll stick it out with S5 to complete this year's Xmas, but I might abandon S5 and go back to S4. At least my preview / visualizer will stay current each year.. Happy Sequencing and stay safe.. Mike.
  2. I too have two separate networks, old analog controllers on one line and CCR's, CCB's, Singing Faces, Mega Tree on the fast enhanced line.. Let Me clarify my position. under S4 I was using Superstar to Instant Sequence my entire display with all my "old" controllers, CCR's, & CCB's, Although with not perfect results but it gave me a starting point and I would adjust accordingly. Saved a huge amount of time over sequencing a song from scratch. Even using superstar in non auto mode on the entire display with the old controllers still gave amazing results. Now under S5 you cant even start superstar with out a Motion Effect Row, and these Motion Effect Rows won't touch the old controllers. If I start Superstar manually I don't get a preview or layout, can't even create one.. That is what I meant with Light-o-Rama abandoning their "old" controllers. Going back to S4 and unless this feature includes compatibility with old analog controllers I will never move forward. Sorry about my ranting, but this is causing me a lot aggravation. Thanks Mike.
  3. Thanks for your suggestions guys.. Unfortunately My "OLD" controllers are as follows. 7 x CTB16PC, 5 x CTB16D, all of them running the latest firmware. Replacing these with new controllers just won't happen. Seems like S5 is a huge step backwards, at least for me. Looks like I might be going back to S4 and frantically converting all my sequences.. Way to go .. Light-0-Rama for abandoning your 15 year loyal user .... Not impressed.. Good news.. All my CCB, CCR, Singing faces, and other dumb/smart pixel controllers work just great !!!! Isn't this hobby Great !!! Thanks Mike.
  4. --------------------------- Network Check --------------------------- The following items have motion effects that cannot be played because they are on an LOR network that is not enhanced. Either disable controlling lights, update the Prop Definition, update Network Preferences, or remove the motion effects. Group: Inside Tree (1x7) - Regular Group: Mini_Trees (1x16) - Regular Group: All_Outside_analog (10x9) - Regular --------------------------- OK ------------------------- Hey Guys.. still trying to figure out this New S5, S4 was just so much easier.. I get the above error message when trying to actually play and control the lights. I am using Motion Effect Rows with Superstar auto sequencer. I am running two separate lines one for the old analog controllers not enhanced 57.6k and one for the Digital Pixels 115.4K and Enhanced. Dose this mean I can not use Super Star Auto Sequencer with any of my old controllers on a Regular Network??? Any way to make this work?? To add to this, I sequence all my stuff on a separate computer and run the show on another PC. Both PC are setup the same but the inside PC is not connected to any LOR Networks. All plays with no errors on the inside PC, but will not play on the Outside PC that is connected to all the LOR Networks.. Any help to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.. Mike..
  5. Hi Bob.. Got it to work using the .reg file. However Got another error message when I clicked on "View", not sure if this a show stopper or not.. I also re-installed Papagayo to the default Dir on C Program files.. Now I just need to go through your video to figure out how to used it.. Thanks-you very much... Have a super great weekend.. Mike.
  6. Hi Bob.. thanks for your help.. the only thing I did was double click on the PapagayoToLOR.exe file to run it and then I got the error message, did not give me a chance to do anything else.. Thank you.. Mike..
  7. Is there a newer version of the PapagayoToLOR.exe program, just tried to run it and crashed. The Directory I'm running this is the same dir. of the error message. If the source code is available maybe I can fix this error. I do have experience with Visual Basic and VB.net.. I have the Light-o-Rama singing faces and would like to try and learn how to sequence these, I am aware that there is a function is superstar that will auto sequence these, I have tried this and ... well .. in my personal opinion ... Not great results, the "Oh" mouth movement is totally ignored. I am running the newest ver. for LOR on Windows 10. Any help, hints, or tricks would greatly be appreciated... Thanks Mike.
  8. I would like a copy sent to carlson.mike@shaw.caI 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.. Thank-you very much and have a super great day !!! Mike..
  9. I would like a copy sent to carlson.mike@shaw.caI 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.. Thank-you very much.. Hopefully some day I can learn how to do this and also share my work . Have a super great day !! Mike..
  10. Hi There.. Dang I just found out about this, I would have liked to attend, any way to get a video of this session so I can watch it on my own.. Thanks and have a super great day !!! Mike..
  11. I would like a copy sent to carlson.mike@shaw.caI 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 Thank-you very much... I was going to try and do this one myself, but why re0invent the wheel... Have a super great day !!! Mike..
  12. Hi Alan.. Thank you very much for your help and valuable tips.. The problem I have and yet to figure out. My entire display will not fit in the current preview size, yes I do know that it can be made bigger, and can be viewed as a separate window. If I did manage to put "everything" in the "Mater preview" it would be so small that I would not be able to see what's happening, hence the reason I created separate S4 visualizer files for each section. But thinking outside the box, the master preview could be used for just a holding area for everything, a place where S5 has all the link data and network connections for the many different controllers and their channel.. Hmm, as the light goes on... I like the idea of "views" and will indeed investigate this. In the past I would create small S4 visualizer files for each section, then sequence just that section, when done, save that sequence, move on to another section with a different visualizer file and sequence file. when I have completed that song with all the sections, I take each sequence file for that song and copy / past into a master sequence file and that master is used on my separate player PC. With this master loaded on my editing PC, I can bring up each visualizer file and see just that section, or I could wait for darkness and run out side and watch the actual show, this is way more satisfying anyway.. Wish their were more / better tutorials on S5, but half the fun of this hobby is play and discover.. Thank Alan.. Have a super great day.. Mikey..
  13. Ok here is an update.. Good news.. Finally got a working S5. Not sure if I like the new Layout, but at least I can see something and start learning this new system.. How did I fix my problem you ask?? I have been using LOR since 2008, not sure what version I started out with. Every update or new Version always gets dumped / installed in the same directory, up until a few days ago I have never actually done a "clean" install, nor have I done a "complete" registry clean out of any LOR software. This Morning I backed up only my stuff that I created. Uninstalled S5 and deleted any and all directories linked to LOR. then used the Light-O-Rama Registry Wiper tool, ( Thanks Alan for pointing me to this) Shut down the desktop, unplug the power for long time ( something I don't normally do) re-started the desktop and proceeded to do a fresh clean install of S5 to a new directory. Before I did anything else, opened up S5 Sequence editor and re-entered my registration number. Then proceeded to create a dummy preview and a dummy animation sequence. all appears to work. closed all files and imported my S4 visualizer file, then opened up an old S4 music sequence, software complained about items in the sequence that were not in the preview ( in the past I had different visualizers files for different section of my display, inside the house, right side of the yard outside, front of house outside, etc. etc.. ) started the play sequence all looks normal.. Many Thanks to Alan for his help.. I will close the helpdesk ticket..
  14. Hi Alan.. Thanks for your reply.. to answer your questions.. I have created two more screen captures. The first is a new S5 animation sequence with my imported S4 Visualizer file. The second is a new S5 animation sequence with a new S5 preview file that has a few test props. Please let me know if you need any more info.. Thanks Mike.
  15. Thank you for your reply.. Mirage driver is used for remote connection / control of computer from internet. Never had an issues with it before, but just to be sure I removed it from the system and tried S5 again.. as I suspected no change. I did update the info from the help about to reflect this .. Might need to wait for a response from the helpdesk unless someone can clue me in on what I can try next.. Mike..
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