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Everything posted by k6ccc

  1. That's better. JR Dibble is the resident Pixie expert. He'll pop in soon enough with the answer. BTW, if you think Don was being overly picky about the Director type, please understand that people often ask questions where the details are very important to get the correct answer. And you would be amazed at the questions that get asked some times....
  2. There is and that works to get them closer. BTW, none of this applies for anyone still running Windows XP.
  3. You can turn other software down some so that LOR can match it.
  4. Software piracy is not appreciated on this (or most) forums. However with that said, as I understand it, the pro versions require a dongle to run.
  5. As long as you build the preview to match the way the actual props are built, it will work.
  6. I enjoyed the show and glad I attended. Yes, the classes were where to spend your time. I agree that there was not that much on the exhibit floor. I was very glad to be able to spend close to an hour each with Brian and Matt of one on one time. Also met a number of people I wanted to meet including Dan Baldwin, Aubrey Kall, Don, and others. Was able to make a product suggestion to Dan. Outside of LOR, there were several others I was able to meet. The hotel was very nice in my opinion.
  7. Holiday Coro - a supplier some of us use.
  8. I realize this does not help you now, but for future reference, making that change in either SuperStar or as Motion Effects would be much easier.
  9. Off hand, most likely the cable you are plugging into LOR #1 to go downstream to other controllers is either wired wrong, or shorted. That or the pins are crossed over in the connector of LOR controller #1. First step is to very carefully visually examine the pins in BOTH connectors of both LOR controllers. Next step is to test your cables with a cable tester (if you have one)
  10. I run year round landscape lighting, so should be able to help. Depends A LOT on what you are trying to accomplish. Yes, much lower price, far harder to deal with a warrantee issue. The vast majority of my pixels came from Ray Wu. If you do place an order with Ray, DO NOT simply order through the Alibaba ordering system. Contact Ray with exactly what you want and request a quote. May not save anything on the order, but you will save substantially on the shipping cost. Yes, one LOR controller with a standalone sequence can drive other LOR controllers on the same LOR network. There are limits as to how much sequencing can be saved in a controller.
  11. Thank you. At least on current schedules, I will almost never be able to attend except via phone
  12. Guess I won't be there since no one has responded about there being dial in capability... Somehow, I think the California Highway Patrol would not appreciate me trying to watch a zoom session while driving down the freeway in rush hour traffic...
  13. You're an hour early. Until the room is opened by the host, you can't get in.
  14. Link please? Also, does the room have a dial in capability? II will be driving home from work, so video is not an option...
  15. My standard advise about computers. If you NEED a laptop, buy a laptop. If you don't NEED a laptop, buy a desktop. You will get far more computer for the money, and a desktop is FAR easier to upgrade or repair if needed. Less likely to overheat when running 24x7 too. Couple year old desktops are perfectly capable of running even a fairly large show and are almost give away items these days.
  16. Similar situation to Phil. For year round landscaping, I run two LOR networks, and for Christmas I add a third LOR network. I also have multiple E1.31 controllers all the time. I run my show from a computer (a dedicated show computer from mid October through early January, and my file server the rest of the time). In my opinion, you lose WAY too much capability running a director. For example, I can remote into my show computer via TeamViewer or VNC and see what the computer is doing from anywhere in the world that has Internet access. I can make show or schedule changes from anywhere. I can edit a song and put the edited version into a show. I have created sequences, created a show for those sequences, and scheduled them all from a remote location. My computer can send me an E-Mail when a show starts or ends. Lastly, for Christmas, I run MIIP which lets my viewers select which song to run next.. None of those can be done from a Director.
  17. You have very little excuse for not being there. I see that they posted the class schedule finally. Now to figure out which classes I want to attend.
  18. My arches are 50 pixels per arch with the pixels pointed into the middle of the PEX pipe. Works very well. http://newburghlights.org/CCP_Arches.html
  19. I do remember. Some are in service and some still in a box in the garage. Most will eventually get used, but not on a matrix. My pixel tree is 2,600 individual pixels (26 strings of 100), but that is the only matrix I will ever build that is not P10 or P5 based. So much easier to build and looks far better.
  20. I bought my P10 panels from Ray Wu and the P5 panels from https://cfolights.com/ ALWAYS buy spares because just like pixels, there are color variations between batches. And yes, I am sequencing my 12,288 P5 matrix and my 6,144 pixel P10 matrix in S5.
  21. Yes, I am going to Expo in a few weeks. I am a member of the forum. BTW, I see you are in Denver. After I leave Expo, I will be going to Denver for the Dodgers / Rockies game on Sunday, then down to Colorado Springs to spend a week with my sister there.
  22. JR is not a fan of P5 / P10 matrix panels, but I am very happy with mine. No way that you can get the resolution of even a P10 matrix with individual pixels. And would you really want to hand stuff the 12,288 pixels that are in my P5 matrix if you were trying to do it with individual pixels? If you ultimately want to look into P10 or P5 matrix panels, feel free to ask.
  23. Everybody has their own ways of doing things. And we all have things that we try to do or to avoid. Here's my take on it. I don't like creating tripping hazards, and I don't like long strings of pixels or wire length from controller to first pixel. Part of this depends on your strings lengths. I would do it with two Pixie 8 controllers rather than one Pixie 16. I would mount them right next to the house on the underside of the eves at the locations marked with the green 1 and 2. The strings are as follows: 1-1 and 1-2 and 1-5 are strings all the way around the three windows. Does not matter which way around each window, just make sure to map it in your Preview so it matches the way it's built. 1-3 and 1-4 is the front door. I did that as two strings so there is no wire running across the bottom of the front door to avoid the tripping hazard. If you were short on ports, you could run wire down from the controller to the lower left corner of the door, and then pixels up the left side, across the top, and down the right side if desired. 1-6 and 1-7 are each about half the roof edge and then down the left and right side respectively of the house. 1-8 runs wire from the controller to the west edge of the house and follows the edge up and then the roof peak to the right. 2-1 and 2-2 are the same concept as the front door so you are not driving over wire. Just like the front door, if you are short of ports, you could do each garage door as one string. 2-3 and 2-4 is the same as 2-1 and 2-2 for the right garage door. 2-5 is most of the eves over the garage and the roof edge at the right side of the house. 2-6 is the rest of the garage eves and down the corner of the garage. 2-7 is the garage peak 2-8 is the garage right side and top peak. Here is an annotated drawing. If you are using a recent version of one particular browser, you will not see my embedded image, but there is a link to the image below. http://www.newburghlights.org/images/kzziboy_house.png
  24. And if you ever need to change it, you can do that in Network Preferences.
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