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About James Hill

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  • Birthday 05/13/1970

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    Thunder Bay, ON, CANADA
  • Occupation
    Dual Rate Floor Supervisor - Casino

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    Travel, hockey and MORE LIGHTS!!!
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    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    5.5.16
  • License Level
    Pro

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  1. I'll probably pick up 2 250w psu's. That way if I change things I already have the power. You are right though....for the price of a 250 psu...you might as well.
  2. Not sure what you mean here. On one bank I'd only be maxed out with almost 116 watts if all were full on white. Thanks for verifying my calcs. I feel better :) Also, thanks for the shopping list for the box enclosure. Is there a rack for multi psu's or do they bolt to the plate from the side of the psu's? Also, I'd want 2 x Cat5 Extensions, no? to daisy chain later? You mentioned you have a build message string? How do I get there? Just wanting to educate myself. Thanks again.
  3. Hello everyone. I purchased an LOR Pixie 8 and want to verify my calculations. I plan on having 120 ws2811 per port with a dim curve of 30% If the pixels draw at MAX Power 0.8W....... 120 x 0.8W = 96W per string (@ MAX) 96W x 30%(dim curve) = 28.8W (approx.) per string Since.... Watts / Volts = Amps 28.8 Watts / 12 Volts = 2.4 Amps Since the Amps are 2.4 and the Pixie per port is 4A fused....I am good right? or did I calculate wrong? Thanks for the help.
  4. They are defined as Dumb RGB in prop def that is why I was unsure what happened...but I think I fixed it by above post - deleted file and started over...but now have another issue with motion rows....see above post. Thanks for the help and info James
  5. Hello Matt, When in doubt, start over. I deleted my channel order file in Import/Export and built another. Made sure the Condensed was checked and seems to be OK...However, I created my pixel props and assigned 2 Motion Rows for each in Prop Def.(Mini Tree 1, Mini Tree 2,...5)(Star 1, Star 2,...5), grouped them (All Trees)(All Stars) and assigned 2 Motion Rows in Group Def. and grouped them again (All Trees and Stars) and assigned 2 Motion Rows to that. All Motion Rows show up except the ones defined in the original Prop Def.. I can add them manually but don't understand why they don't sh
  6. Hello Matt, What I don't understand is my singing light bulbs are created with dumb RGBs controlled with 2 x CMB24D cards...why have just the outline of the singers using RGB to change their colours have the XXXX and not the rest...is it because it is assigned 3 channels? Also I thought in prop def or group def I could assign Motion Effect Rows so I would not have to add manually every time a new Sequence was started...but when I click on the prop and expand...there is no Motion Effect Rows?
  7. Do not know what I did. Just moved into Pro and was playing with pixel programming. I have set up a few simple props just to play around. Today I wanted to play with a song. Noticed on my channels - my arches (traditional mini lights - 5 segments - AC controller) now has the XXXX field but does not have any motion rows attached when expanded. Also my dumb RGBs for the outline of my singing light bulbs have the same thing....if I click on the tree icon beside "Show All" (or other grid formation) and select Condensed View the XXXX is gone....but the other issue I have found is...in Preview Group
  8. Hey there everyone, I am jumping off the deep end into pixels. Curious where everyone gets their enclosures? I am starting with an LOR Pixie8 and want to get an enclosure large enough for a 12V 350W power supply and the Pixie8 controller. Thanks in advance.
  9. So, what I understand is yes - the LOR Pixie 8 can be dimmed in Prop Def / Preview. The dim %, if I choose 30% drops the output by that amount....so instead of full on 100% (in Sequencer) it really is 70% at the pixel?...would that not mean 50% (Sequencer) be 20% at the pixel?...or would it be 30% drop of the 50%....35%. Trying to keep my head up. Sorry.
  10. You guys lost me. I understand you all are further along than I am and that is why I started this thread in the first place. What is this dimming 'Curve'? My lights are far to bright and thinking I could probably cut them down to at least half! Some pics/videos are washed out (especially my singing light bulbs) and in SE dropped the 'full on' white down to 40% for them and that seems to work....if there isn't much of a difference (for the individual colours - red, blue, green) then I could change the 100% output to 40% without visual difference and that would also cause less work for the 12V p
  11. Thanks DibblerJr. I was planning on moving to Pro and picking up a Red USB and setting up another Network just for pixels. I was just concerned about the pixel count. Now I can start working on the next step. Good tip about the intensity settings but I really only need to drop it down when full on white...individual colors should be ok. Have never worked with motion rows yet...jumped from S2 to S5 last Feb and still getting to know the new program. Gotta figure out grouping channels as I have a 16ft. snowflake comprised of 19 pieces controlled by two and a half CMB24D cards...eventually I will
  12. Hey there 'Light Guys' Considering jumping into pixels...thinking of adding mini pixel trees with double star topper. Thinking of 6 runs of 15 pixels with a star of 10 pixels surrounded by another star of 20 pixels (total 120 pixels per tree)....Thinking of 5 trees like this and 3 posts with stars. Looking at the Pixie 8. However it says "Each port can control up to 100 smart RGB pixels over a standard LOR network"...but later states "Each Pixie4/8/16 controller port is fused at 4 amps and can typically power up to 100 pixels. More pixels on a port requires power injection that Light-O-R
  13. That is what I was thinking...different network - could start over. I like k6ccc's idea of "blocked out Unit IDs 01 - 0F for my Regular network, Unit IDs 10 - 1F are on my AuxA network, and Unit IDs 20 - 2F are on my AuxB network". Not like I would ever need more....on our small house...not! Will ask more questions soon enough, I am sure....Thank you very much.
  14. If I set up my pixels onto another USB adapter (red) do I start all over with unit 1 or do I continue on with the numbering from the other units? I am planning on having my pixels separate from my dumb RGBs. Anything else I should think of? Thanks in advance.
  15. I haven't played on the computer with the program and although I have "Advanced" not "Pro", can I play with programming pixels and get the learning process started...then if I am feeling ok, splurge for "Pro" and already have things done? or do I have to upgrade to "Pro" first? I'm OK with not being able to CONTROL the lights, I just want to see if I can do this first. I can see you all laughing, thinking "He's going there anyway!".... Thanks and Merry Christmas
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