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Ron Boyd

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  1. We need a nested stars option.
  2. This is for Brian, When double click on an older .sup file to open, when Superstar is not open, it kills the program. (Screen Snip is attached. These are last year's files. It may be that I'm trying to open from Dropbox. However, when I open these from within the LOR folder, they open fine. It may just be that the software is looking for the LOR folder. It did not do this last year when the same procedure was used. It's not a problem, I can open it fine from the SS menu, it's just annoying. Just something to look at for next year. Yes, I'm still using 4.4. I might t
  3. Question, S5 related. I will have a minimum of 3 sup files to get into the S5 Sequencer for each 2018 sequence. Copy and paste did not work as expected. Have I missed something? When I create a blank sequence, I import the lms file from the SS export. How do I get the other data in the blank sequence?
  4. Thanks. My P10 Panels are complete except for the enclosure. I used Darrell Pelligrin's, CFOL P10 PiHat. I have one of Ron's for a backup.
  5. My SS is at 160 License. I can actually use SS, but mostly for Tune To info. I was thinking of doing a 2 panel x 2 sides using P5 panels for Tune To info and using the P10 for effects and maybe Video. All but the Tune To info will need to be done in the S5 sequencer though
  6. Will this work? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cduiclqsk4kbvm1/AACZG9mGHkKCsZo1HJe5cW2Wa?dl=0
  7. That's how I was planning on doing it Doug. Sequence in Superstar, Export to SE, then import to S5 Sequencer. Tweak, Save and Run. The P10 panels are going to be where I need either S5 or xLights. You know me though, LOR through and through. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  8. Yeah, that seems to be where I'm going to be stuck. Since my display will change for 2018, either I can't figure out how to convert multiple files in one sequence, or the program just won't do it. Plus, I can't seem to get the effect I want on the ChromaFlake Tree/Pyramid. I will probably stay with S4 and go to the PE to do a few things that I, either can't accomplish in SS or want an element level effect. Jim, when I opened my ChromaFlake Tree/Pyramid in S5 and SS, it didn't look right. Maybe I was doing something wrong, I don't know.
  9. OK Doug, I'm installing S5 on the PCs. I may be giving you a call when we get our displays down. I might even make a road trip down on a Saturday to get some one on one help. We'll need to set something up. I'll have a few questions to start, then try to dig into it.
  10. When I installed 4.3.26, I cannot get the pixel editor to open. Is it still included with 4.3.26? My 2 other machines have 4.3.24 on them and the pixel editor opens just fine. Going to drop back down to .24 on this machine and see if I can open it then. I will report back here either way. Un-installed 4.3.26 and installed 4.3.24. PE will still not open on this machine. Everything else starts opens up fine. Any Ideas?
  11. So I've sort of kept up with this thread. I will be erecting my 12 x 50, flat tree this weekend. I'm not going anywhere near as elaborate as the aluminum stuff. I am using nodes as opposed to strips, so that was the major element in the way mine will be set up. My tree consists of: Brian's CCR Tree Star WS2811 Bullet Pixels Portable Hole II A length of Unistrut 1 1/4" center pole and Boscoyo Studios Pixel Strips I'll get some pics after set up to put a bit of a different spin on the aluminum frame style discussed here. I thought long and hard on the design you guys have done. It's solid
  12. Label both ends of your connection wires. With bundled wires for mega trees and such, it's less of a headache.On the subject of Mega trees, if using a crank up head, make sure you spread all strings out in somewhat of an order as they will be on the tree. If you leave them in the middle, it can take hours to untangle the birds nest you will have.Test, Test, Test. Test your lights, whether they be Incans, LEDs or RGB. Test the controllers, especially if they will be elevated. There's nothing worse than trying to solder something when you're 15' high on a ladder.Try to have your controllers as c
  13. You and me both. I read up on how he did it, but I can't remember where the post was, here or another forum. If memory serves, the spots were quite expensive.
  14. Once our sequence is complete, after Migration, (if a migration is done), do we need to keep the AVI files or do we need to keep them until the sequence is tested in November? lms, lms.bak, lms.lsv, lms.pe.lid, lpe lpe.bak files are in the show folder. Are these the only files I need for the show? If the AVI not needed after the sequence is complete, can we delete them or should we not? The sequence plays in the visualizer just fine.
  15. Brian, Since I've already purchased 2 of these stars from you, would you be able to offer the molded back piece separately? I do see that you have the drop down piece to buy separately.
  16. Most all of my pixels are 5v including the 180° tree. I don't have any pictures of the build, but everything was done as Walter Montrose designed. Go to magicchristmas.com or do a search for color motion tree. Really the only thing that's different on my tree, I used square WS2811 Pixels and I used a dab of hot glue under with 2 zip ties per pixel. I tried the taping deal, and my way was simple. My topper is a bit different than his too. I had a 12" diameter circle made out of 1/4" aluminum. I also have the JUMP (Jack Up Mega Pole) and Portable Hole II. Let me get to a pc and I'll link you to
  17. The right one is a 180° tree with 16 strings of 50 WS2811 flat pixels. The left one is a 360° tree 24 x 25 WS2811 Bullet pixels. They are wrapped in a clear, 1" split wire loom. I did the 360 this year for the first time and was none too impressed with it. I wanted something different for the second pixel tree, so this was a test. Plans are to convert it to a 2D Ray tree, 12 x 50. I'll still have the 180° in 2015. Everybody loves that one.
  18. I spoke with Andy when he visited and ask if we still were doing a Mini in March, "Absolutely" he said. Sounds great to me.
  19. Well another year in the books. We had a great turnout after it finally got started a week or two after Thanksgiving. I am in the process of loading videos to the show and they will be on my Vimeo page and my website. Plans for next year are already in the making and almost complete. I'm going to try my best, not to add anything after March of this year. (I think I can do it this time) Anyway, if you care to peek at the videos, they will be here: www.boydchristmasinlights.com/videos I do plan on a better camera for next year, just as a side note. For those that wonder, everything in th
  20. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=BAF04DFFE8AC1BAA!12359&authkey=!ABpSRxvTCj5Dvsw&ithint=file%2clee Here is a RGB star that matches Brian's original star. You can change it over to non-RGB and change everything to white pretty easily. Edit: The star in the samples folder is much prettier than this one though.
  21. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qp3pmudv3eebq6y/AAC-ib2Hn2TjVtEiUMpO-zU9a?dl=0 This is the topper for mine. The larger flange is 1 1/4" and the smaller one is 1/2". The larger one goes to the tree pole of course but the smaller one is for this star. I took the back off of the star and drilled 4 holes to fit 2 "c" clamps or pipe clamps. I then added a small strip of plywood to the inside (for support of the HDPE) and attached the clamps, then attached a 1/2" threaded pipe and cinched everything down. Next, I re-installed the back portion of the star and it in turn screws right into the small fla
  22. TonyD, if you have a Dropbox account, It will download straight to it. If you don't click here and sign up plus using this link I get a bit more storage: https://db.tt/SL3Gwz6g By the way, I downloaded to mine and it is fine. IE will download it and not give you the "Malicious" warning.
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