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Rick Creed

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  • Birthday 04/08/1959

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    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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    Building Automation

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  1. I second the wmv extension. I believe the software supports other formats, I would suggest though that you do a small part of the sequence then test it. Back in 2009, I did my first show, I hit play and nothing happened, my neighbors across the street were wondering what was going on with me stomping my feet like a little kid, it took about 30 minutes to convert my 5 videos to wmv, and I haven't tried anything else since then :-)
  2. Thanks All, Ken had mentioned about the 'Jukebox' option, I then found the video on it, the video describes exactly what I'm looking for.
  3. This last year I did two shows, the one at our home would last about 1 1/2 hours if you watched it from beginning to end, this was broken into 4 sets. Each set began with a 'Vacation' intro, a bit by the Demented Elf, then 3 Christmas Sequences, next would be a patriotic intro from Kevin, then 2 patriotic sequences where we have slide show of the military banners from around the city, the last two sequences repeat at the end of each set are dedicated to a few of the men who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The second show is at a local military base, where it was a 20 minut
  4. The show I want to create will need to be completely self sufficient, because the display will be about a 2 hour drive from my home. The biggest part would be the system working like a Juke Box, when some one pushes a button connected to an input on the DIO32, it will trigger a sequence associated with the button. Inbetween the selected sequences there would be either an non musical sequence or I would prefer some way of have a preselected musical sequence occur. What is the best way, if possible, to make all of this happen. Thanks Much in advance,
  5. I really agree with Dev Mike's reply, this is the first year, I have added CC devices to my display. The biggest thing I noticed is my laptop started bogging down ALOT, I bought a cooling pad to place under it when I'm running LOR, it was overheating this year with the additional 300+ channels. Kept the laptop cool and my own also. LOR's help is top notch, which I can say is as good or better than the folks I deal with in the commercial automation industry.
  6. The first question you have to ask yourself is 'What are my conditions?', Environmental, winds, rain, snow, all that fun stuff that is unique to each region that we live in, even the neighborhood. Every Mega Tree is going to be unique also, each of us will build the same tree differently dependant on our wants and skills. Here's what I can tell you about my Mega Tree: It's a total of 25' to the top of the 3' star, with 64 strings of minis, we get some rain, though generally not bad (I love Southern California), winds are a different story, during a normal season we will have 2-4 days/nights
  7. I can't say that this might be your issue, but have you looked at your PC. I know that I had to clean my machine this summer because as it warmed up it slowed down while running the visualizer, so as we ask our machines to do more work we depend more and more on the resourses of our machines. In my professional experience where we sometimes tax the machines we use, make sure you have all of the memory that your machine will support, if you are looking at a new machine in the future get as much CPU and memory as your wallet will support. Good Luck
  8. Thanks Mike, last night about 11:00 I figured out about actually putting together a bunch of individual light bulbs, I was able to click anywhere I needed then made them as part of a prop, amazing what happens when you go through the tutorial a few times then also look at some of the props that others have created; plagiarism a programmers best friend. When I get done I'll post it so it can be added with the others.
  9. I want to be able to simulate having strings of lights hung on a tree hopefully the strings can be arched vs straight, I want to end up with a large tree, with 8 channels (2 each RWGB). Thanks Much,
  10. Welding Shop Sheetmetal (Air Conditioning or Architectual) Local Community College
  11. Try this for tutorials http://www.lightorama.com/S3TutorialLinks.html
  12. For my two cents worth, I found out about this hobby in November of 2008, I realized that putting something together would be impossible for that year so I found a couple of displays in my area and saw what they did. As a part time college instructor I have to tell my students that plagiarism is BAD, but as a programmer and animated lighting hobbiest, it's imparitive. I spent most of 2009 figuring out what product to use, then based on what I saw other folks had in their display, what I wanted. I started sequencing the first part of November 2009, VERY bad idea. I now start planning in Jan
  13. Let's face it, we all love Light-O-Rama, Dan, all of his employees, and of course the product that they produce for all of us. When the product, website and sale is ready for us Dan will let us know. So, in the mean time, let's allow Dan and his all enjoy the upcoming weekend, and let us enjoy ours. Respectfully submitted for your consideration,
  14. I definately like the pole pin, now that I've seen it. I still recommend Galvanized pipe over Black though.
  15. Me and my two sons in Barstow, outside of Ft Irwin where we were all able to get with Matt before he was deployed to Iraq.
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