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  1. Agreed. Should have standard post title naming conventions to make it easier to find items Prop Vendor, Prop Name or description if vendor has a name use it. Sizes if applicable, node count, wiring diagram? Example post title in the forum. Boscoyo, CoroAngel Mini, 16", 8mm nodes or mini lights. CoroAngel Mini.png Thoughts?
  2. JA, Just an FYI from something I learned in this test. You can group channel(node) level channels together, but only am ordered range. This may help simulate some other props.
  3. JA, This is what I found when testing the brute force method. I call it a brute force due to all the steps involved, but may give you the effect you desire. I would think a more elegant method would be for LOR to add a "CHASE" effect that does the exact same thing the SingleBlock does except that it fires each prop node in sequential order by number labeled in the prop definition. Direction would only need to be ascending and descending. I believe this would work for all organically oriented props and not those that are oriented vertically or horizontally. I hope this is helpful.
  4. J. You may already be aware, but one other thing to be mindful of when building the frame and working with white props. Depending on the quality of your RGB flood, if you desire to wash the prop with white light, you may get the Red, Green Blue, rainbow effect if the flood is too close to the prop. You will want to test that before placing you lights and finalizing design.
  5. J. Nice looking display. The obvious first thought would be white garland on wreaths frames. You can find many different samples on Amazon and Google. The fuller garland the better. The only downside would be that uplighting may cause some shadowing on the top. That may be an effect you like, but it is something to consider. If you had a way to light from top and bottom with floods you will get a more even wash, but again more lighting required and a light bar or truss would be needed.
  6. JA, I'll fire up S5 tomorrow morning and try what I am thinking. I'll let you know what I find. It may not work, but at least we'll both learn something.
  7. I appreciate the feedback from all. I hear the passion in the responses which is very cool. That said, I can't even carry a tune in a bucket so I have no dog in the fight over whose meter is good or not. We'll continue to work toward the solutions y'all suggest and eventually we'll get there. Thanks for the great response.
  8. Jim, your response also reminded me of something else I had been thinking about with LOR. As a high end user, I would like to get your feedback. In my career, I was able to work directly with some major software companies and provide input into their development. One of the things SAP had that was helpful with some of their latest cloud based software was a change request board where high end customers ( users) and beta users would have access to their development change requests. It was not a forum or bug report and was specific for change requests. The users and SAP would be able to po
  9. Appreciate the feedback. Points taken. We are a mid sized church and our band does use in ear monitors for all of our inside shows. I don't believe however that we feed an instrumental track to the drummer at this point. However I will ask to be sure. However since we were doing a road show with fewer resources than a big production, we did not carry all our technical gear. I do however know we still use stage monitors for everything we do live. In our live services we use haze, moving head RGB lights and gobo. Currently, all the lighting they do internally is done manually at t
  10. JA, I'm not at my S5 Computer right now, but there is an effect I think it's called "single block." Have you tried that? Thats how I do chases on arches in S5. Also, a brute force way may be to go into the prop element in the sequence view and right click to expand each prop element. If I recall, I think this expand each node as a separate channel and you may be able to complete a typical color wash chase on these. Just trying to think of things I would try.
  11. k6ccc, thanks for responding. I suggested in ear monitors or click tracks early in the process, but the drummer is old school and has difficulty with click tracks. Santas Helper, we tried setting up a beat timing light in the back of the room to practice and test the idea. The drummer who sets the beat was doing well for a while then started losing the beat as his own "internal beat" took over. Since the show was two days later we scrapped the idea and went as is. I adjusted the show to make more subtle lighting changes and removed much of the detail lighting queues. It went ok and o
  12. Just wanted to share my thoughts. Sorry about the length, but I've been thinking about this same thing the past week as I've been storing and reorganizing my display components. The tubs make it very neat so you don't have to see the cords if they are only used once a year for your lighting display. Also, they are stackable and inexpensive compared to most other options. The down side is they get extremely heavy. In our large display for the church we have 176 AC channels most of which are still traditional lights. Dozens of 80 ft and 40 ft cables are used. It takes two of us to safely
  13. A friend of mine uses the neon rope and likes it very much. The one caveat he has encountered is the delay in activation of the rope from the desired "On" timing. He had to skew his timing. That said, his neon rope is several years old and the tech may have improved in that time. I would be very interested in hearing your testing on timing of the On command in a sequence and the actual On state of the rope.
  14. Looking for some input for 2018 show as we continue conversion to RGB. I have a vertical AC prop that we have been using for quite some time in our show. Not certain what the std prop name would be, but it is an 8 segment vertical pole. As i'm sure you guessed, each of the 8 segments is currently on a single AC channel. I've decided to replace it this year with an 480 node, (6 strings of 80 nodes each,) RGB prop. I've purchased the Boscoyo Pixel Pole and Mounting Strips to use as the framework. This will allow me to mount (80) 12mm RGB nodes each into 6 mounting strips and then creat
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