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James Hill last won the day on October 17 2019

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  1. Hello everyone, I have 5 mini pixel trees with 120 pixels each. I will have the controller and PSUs about 12-14 feet away from the trees. I have lots of 16/3 Outdoor Extension Cord that I was going to use to make extensions to reach the controller. New to pixels this year and learning as I go....with the difference in guage of wire from that used with the pixels...will there be any problems? Thanks in advance.
  2. Also, if you are using dumb pixels and using something like the CMB24D, and you are using white for the eyes and mouth, you can use Port 1 - 1,2,3 for three sections, Port 2 -1,2,3 for another three. etc,etc. I have singing light bulbs and use the first Port for RGB light bulb outline so I can change their colour. The next Port I split them up into individual channels for the bottom of the eyes and top of the eyes - so I can make them blink and the next for the mouth shapes, etc...to get the white colour I just twisted the red, blue, green wires together. A little more perhaps than smart pixels...but it was what I did before getting into smart pixels...
  3. I recently purchased my first pixel controller from LOR...pixie8...I believe it's the same...170....but thanks....will do just that.
  4. Thank you The Ducks, your suggestion was correct. My heart is beating easier now. k6ccc - you are correct in the way I am wiring up the trees and ports. Question now is....Since I am using 5 of the 8 ports for my mini pixel trees...when I get around to using the other 3 ports...and...if the next prop has 130 nodes...when I go into HU to change the count...is there a way to change a specific port? or do I just change all ports to 130 even though the first 5 don't use the added nodes?L Learning along the way...thanks everyone.
  5. Hello everyone, Not sure if I set up my new props correctly. I'm venturing into pixels and adding 5 mini pixel trees with stars on an Aux network. The first tree I set up: Actual # of Strings 1, Exact # RGB Nodes/String 90, # of Folds in String 5....in Aux A, Unit 1, Start Circuit 1, End Circuit 270. I then added a double star using the star presets....Exact # RGB Nodes 20, Exact # RGB Nodes 10....in Aux A, Unit 1, Start Circuit 271, End Circuit 330...Aux A, Unit 1, Start Circuit 331, End Circuit 360. I thought if I told the program this, it would understand what I wanted. Can I do this or do I have to create a custom prop with all 120 nodes? Also when I connected my RGBs to the Pixie 8 for a test....only 50 nodes light up. What have I done?.....or haven't done? Need help setting this up. Thanks in advance.
  6. Thanks PhilMassey, Don't know how I updated the last time but clicking on unload helped. All good now. Again thanks.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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!)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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?.
  15. 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?
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