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James Hill

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  • Birthday 05/13/1970

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  1. Thanks PhilMassey, Don't know how I updated the last time but clicking on unload helped. All good now. Again thanks.
  2. Thought I'd update my software. Got the download and started to install. Only got so far when I got a message..."some files that need to be updated are currently in use"...clicked on 'automatically close'....it seemed to close the LORCommListener but the LORTray(Process Id:2196) would not close. Tried 'retry' with no success. I do not know how to shut down the Tray. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
  3. I was thinking of keeping any future pixie controllers on one network and the other network for the old controllers....just wanted to make sure I set it up correctly. Thanks
  4. Hello everyone, I recently purchased a USB HS adapter (red) and making sure this is set up correctly. I have the older black USB adapter on Reg Network. Opened 'Network Preference' and selected Aux A for the HS adapter and 500k for the speed. Clicked on Advanced and selected Enhanced. Correct so far?... The "computer" stated only 3G controllers can be used on the Enhanced network...I purchased at the same time a Pixie8D from LOR. From the picture in the manual it appears to be a 2G controller. Am I OK, this controller will work,did I set things up right? Anything else I need to be aware of? Thanks for all the help (past, present and future!)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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 show up at all?.
  10. 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?
  11. 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 Definition...my props have Motion Effet Rows of 2 but when you click on the channels in the grid there is no Motion Effets...but I can add them manually...this wasn't like this before....anyone out there figure what I did? Would like to clean this up. Thanks in advance.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 power supply, no? Is there a way to set this once then it would be set for every Sequence moving forward? Keep in mind I jumped from S2 to S5 and wanting to understand while learning the new features at the same time jump into the deep end with a few pixels. Not sure if it makes a difference...was considering LOR's Pixie 8 for the first crack at pixels. Thanks everyone. Much appreciative for this forum!
  15. 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 switch it over to pixels but want to learn some with these new props before starting that. If you have any tips or tricks I should learn to make things easier...I am all ears!
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