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  1. In the S5 Beta released June 29, 2019 there is a new "Auto Sequence Singing Faces" feature in SuperStar. To access the feature bring up the "Image" dialog box and click on the "Auto Sequence Singing Faces" button in the lower right of the Image dialog box. Here is a video tutorial on the "Auto Sequence Singing Faces" feature: Here also is some documentation: Auto Sequence Singing Faces This feature can automatically move the mouth of a singing face to match the singing in a song! To access this feature: Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Auto Sequencce Singing Faces…” or Click on the “Image Setup” button on the toolbar In the “Image Setup” dialog box click on the “Auto Sequence Singing Faces…” button in the lower right of the dialog box Singing Faces on Pixel Matrix In the “Singing Faces” dialog box there are settings for five mouth positions, closed, ¼ open, ½ open, ¾ open, and Full Open. The first time you launch the “Singing Face” dialog box default images will load and those images will appear in the mouth image settings. The images will default to a position at the top half of a 16x50 pixel matrix. There is a field that shows the “Audio File to Use to Auto Sequence the Singing Face.” This will default to the audio file that is loaded for the sequence you are making. If the words to the song are prominent then you can use this song. Merely click on “Auto Sequence the Singing Face” and it will create image effects at the top of the image layers for the singing face. Click on the “Play All” button in the toolbar to play the effects that were created But normally to get the best results you will want to record the words using your own voice. Recording your own voice For best results, make a recording of your own voice by doing the following: Plug in some earphones into your computer Plug in a microphone into your computer Click on “Start Voice Record” While listening to the song in the headphones sing or speak the words of the song into the microphone When the song reaches the end the recording will stop. The recording will automatically become the “Audio File to Use to Auto Sequence the Singing Face” Click on “Auto Sequence the Singing Face” Click on the “Play All” button in the toolbar to play the sequence More Singing Faces At the top of the “Singing Faces” dialog box is a setting labeled “Which Singing Face?” To sequence a second singing face set this setting to “2” The default images for face 2 will appear in the images for each mouth You can record your voice using words to a different singer in the song Click on “Auto Sequence the Singing Face” and effects will appear on the time layers. The effects for Face 2 will appear below the effects for Face 1. Click on the “Play All” button to play both faces To use the default images for more than two faces, click on the “Tools” button and select “Layout.” Set the number of ribbons to 32. You can now do sequencing for face 3 and face 4 If you want to use 6 singing faces using the default images then set the number of ribbons to 48 Standard Singing Faces Standard singing faces have a face with four channels for the mouth. One channel is for the closed mouth, another channel for the half open mouth, another channel for a full open mouth, and a channel for an “O” mouth. How to use the S5 Sequencer to set up an S5 Preview of one or more Standard Singing Faces In Preview Design, click on the “Add Item” button In the list of items, select “Light-O-Rama Props (online)” Select one or more of the singing trees and click on “Import Checked Items” There should be a group for each tree. For example, there should be an “Elden the Tree (RGB)” group Double click on “Elden the Tree (RGB)” make sure “Vertical Stack” is selected for the “Arrangement,” click on “Save” If you have more than one singing tree, you can make a group containg all the trees. Click on “Add Item” and select “Create a new GROUP from existing props and groups” In the “Preview Group Definition” dialog box select each tree group. Then set “Horizontal Stack Align Bottoms” for the “Arrangement,” name the group something like “Singing Trees,” click on “Save” In the “Preview Design” dialog box click on “Save” In the main screen of the “Sequencer” find the “Singing Trees” group, expand it so you can see the motion effects row. Right click on the motion effects row and click on “Select,” then click on “Row” Right click on the motion effects row again and select “Insert SuperStar Effect” SuperStar will launch Sequencing Standard Singing Faces in SuperStar After creating a Preview in the S5 Sequencer and you have launched SuperStar do the following: Bring up the “Image Setup” dialog box and click on “Auto Sequence Singing Faces” Click on the “Load Single Pixel Images for 4 Standard Singing Faces” button. Sixteen images will load and be placed at the bottom of the Image List. Scroll to the end of the Image List and the last four images should be: Mouth-4 Closed Mouth-4 1/2 Open Mouth-4 Full Open Mouth-4 O Scroll the list up until you see the four images that start with “Mouth-1” Select “Mouth-1 Closed” and then click on the top “Set” button in the “Singing Faces” dialog box Select “Mouth-1 1/2 Open” and then click on the second “Set” button in the “Singing Faces” dialog box Keep “Mouth-1 1/2 Open” selected and click on the third “Set” button in the “Singing Faces” dialog box Select “Mouth-1 Full Open” and click on the fourth “Set” button in the “Singing Faces” dialog box Keep “Mouth-1 Full Open” selected and click on the fourth “Set” button in the “Singing Faces” dialog box We will not be using “Mouth-1 O” because the O is intended for “oooo” sounds and the SuperStar code has nothing in it that detects “oooo” sounds. So it works best to not use it Your screen should look like this At this point if you want to see what is generated using the audio file you can click on “Auto Sequence the Singing Face” and effects will appear in the time layers. Click on the “Play All” button to play the sequence If the voices in the song are prominent you may be happy with using what you see. But for best results you should record only the words of the song using your own voice using these steps: Plug in some earphones into your computer Plug in a microphone into your computer Click on “Start Voice Record” While listening to the song in the headphones sing or speak the words of the song into the microphone When the song reaches the end the recording will stop. The recording will automatically become the “Audio File to Use to Auto Sequence the Singing Face” The Singing Faces dialog box should look like this: Click on “Auto Sequence the Singing Face” Effects should appear in the first 5 layers of the time layers Click on the “Play All” button in the toolbar to play the effects that have been created for the singing face If the mouth is not responding well to the voice, you can increase the sensitivity or increase the number of Freqs selected but normally you can leave Sensitivity set at 5, and Freqs 8-16 selected. Set Images for the next Singing Face In the Singing Faces dialog box set “Which Singing Face?” to “2” Using the same steps you used for Tree 1, you can add images to the image list for Tree 2 and set them into the “Singing Faces” dialog box. You can record your voice again and this time you can speak words that match a different singer in the song. Click on “Auto Sequence the Singing Face” and effects will appear on the time layers for Tree 2. The effects for Tree 2 will be below the effects for Tree 1 Click on the “Play All” button on the toolbar and both singing faces will play You can do the same for tree 3 and tree 4 Also, here is a zip file that contains the two default image files which are "SingingFacesImages.scb" and "SingingFacesSinglePixelImages.scb" Unzip the two files into c:/ (your lightorama folder) / SuperStar / Clipboards / System SingingFacesImageFiles.zip
  2. How to fix Visualizer files imported into an S5 preview Hosted by Matt Brown S5 Preview provided by William Harrison - thank you William! Fri, Aug 14, 2020 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://www.gotomeet.me/lightorama/how-to-fix-visualizer-files-imported-into-s5 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3112 Access Code: 261-393-285 New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/261393285
  3. Thought I would throw this out there in case someone else ran into the same issue.... I upgraded to 5.3.12 last night and today all of my controllers that are CTB32LDg3 boards and were running firmware version 1.12 stopped working in sequencer and show mode. They worked fine in the hardware utility. I flashed the latest firmware (V1.15) on them and they all work fine now.
  4. In version 4.3.32 released June 29, 2018 SuperStar now has a new "Auto Sequence" Feature. Auto Sequence is a mixture of standard sequencing and "instant sequence." It allows you to create impressive sequences quickly while still allowing a lot of control and creativity in the creation of your sequence. Here is an "Introduction and Preview" video:
  5. 16 CCR, 160 CCR, and 320 CCR licenses have been added to the online store! The 16 CCR license makes it so you don't have to get the 24 CCR license to do sequencing for 12 and 16 CCRs The 160 CCR license allows for exporting sequences of up to 8,000 pixels or 24,000 channels The 320 CCR license allows for exporting sequences of up to 16,000 pixels or 48,000 channels Note that to be able you use the new licenses you will need to download the latest version of SuperStar which is version 4.3.24 If you are using an older version of SuperStar and you purchase the 16 CCR license, your software will show that you are using the 8 CCR license. And if you purchase the 160 CCR license or 320 CCR license using an older version of SuperStar, the software will show you using the 80 CCR license because that was the highest license the software was programmed for.
  6. Version 4.3.22 has the most recent SuperStar code and includes the features and bug fixes mentioned below. Please download and give it a try! New Features: Added Preferences dialog box, Added Layer Priority Feature to the Preferences dialog box Added Transparent, Semi-Transparent, and Solid in the Effect dialog boxes Added "Move or Scale Selected Effects..." dialog box (accessed through the Tools menu) Improved Image Group Modify dialog box so that moving text actions has the same interface as the other Group dialog boxes Added speed control for twinkle and shimmer in the scene and morph dialog boxes Added Silhouette Mask feature to images Added ability to change and create folders in the Load/Save Clipboard dialog box. (Also, Theme clipboard files are now in the System folder.) In the Manipulate Image dialog box, added the ability to increase or decrease the brightness of and image In the Morph Group Modify dialog box, added "Shorten/Lengthen Tails" option If your license level does not support the number of channels you are sequencing then the sequence must be saved as an encrypted file and the encrypted file can only be opened from the computer it was saved on. Bug Fixes: Fixed a bug where the number of rows in the Timing Map for Instant Sequence was being set to 3 Also, the code was not seeing when the number of rows changed, and after the number of rows changed the Timing Map typically did not match the actual number of rows. Fixed a bug where if it is a CCR wedge tree with lots of strands and it is counter clockwise, the code thinks it is clockwise and the order of the strands is reversed. Superstar was using an audio centisecond length that was 40 centiseconds less than the real centisecond length.
  7. LOR S4 4.3.18 has been released. It fixes the adding Pixie 2/4/8/16 to Sequence Editor. As of now the update is not listed on the Important Announcements Thread. Here is the link. Maybe this has been out for awhile but I missed it. http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-software-download/ A link to the entire What's new Page here http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/4.3.18/help/whats_new.htm#4-3-18 Some Highlights. Bug Fixes • When writing an SD card with the Hardware Utility, in some rare cases where the first sequence only had REGular LOR commands and a non-G3MP3 director was selected, a blank Enhanced file could be written to the SD card instead of regular commands. • In Superstar, when importing a visualization that forced a fixture to column 64 an error was incorrectly reported. This error should occur only if the column if 65 or greater. • In the Hardware Utility, the 'Channel Mode' for Cosmic Color Ribbons was being incorrectly set. • In the Sequence Editor, if the user added a Pixie Device with Insert Device, in many cases the Unit IDs of the created channels were not incremented properly. • In the Hardware Utility, the progress bar when writing an SD card was not correctly reflecting actual progress. What's New in Version 4.3.16 • Hardware Support for Pixie Controllers • Hardware Support for New 4 port MP3 Director • Insert Pixie Device in Sequence Editor • New SD Card Wizard for writing MP3 Director SD cards in Hardware Utility • Bug Fixes Alan...
  8. A pre-beta release of SuperStar is available. New in this release are: 1) You can now import image files such as .jpg files and .gif files and pretty much any other format of image file. 2) You can now compress effects into a group. After making a group, all the effects get represented by one "group" effect on the time layers. This frees you from the limit of 40 layers, because now you can have put groups on any of the 40 layers, and each group can contain effects in 40 layers. So this effectively gives you 40 x 40 = 1600 layers. This feature makes it much easier to create complex sequences because you will no longer be limited to 40 layers. 3) You can now select one or more rows. This is a pre-beta release. The purpose is to allow folks to test out the new features before they are put into a beta release. Please post any problems, or suggestions you might have. You can get the pre-beta release by doing the following: 1) Shut down SuperStar 2) Look for SSEdit.exe. It will be in one of the following two places: c:\Program Files\Light-O-Rama\SSEdit.exe c:\Program Files (x86)\Light-O-Rama\SSEdit.exe 3) Rename it to something like SSEdit_original.exe 4) Use the link below to get the new SSEdit.exe and copy it to the same place where you renamed the original SSEdit.exe http://superstar.synchronizedchristmas.com/SSEdit.exe 5) Launch SuperStar. If you have done everything correctly, it will say v0.1605.16 in the title bar in the upper left of the program. 6) Test out the new features Instructions on How to use the New Features: 1) Import Image On the right half of the Image Setup dialog box is the Import Image section. This section is used to import image files such as .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png, and .ico files. To import an image file do the following: Click on the Tools menu and select “Images…” In the Import Image section, click on the “Import image File (JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, ICO, etc)” button If you are in CCR Mode the sequencing grid will become larger and will be 64x50 pixels in size. This is to allow you to define a large image if you want. You can manipulate the image by using the following controls: Move Origin X Y – This control will move the origin of the image. Use the arrow buttons to move it left, right, up, or down Squish/Stretch X Y – This control will squish or stretch the image in the X or Y direction. Using this control will change the aspect ratio of the image. Rotation Angle – Use this control to rotate the image. A positive angle will rotate the image clockwise. A negative angle will rotate the image counterclockwise. Enlarge/Shrink – Use this control to enlarge or shrink the image. Clip Grid Bitmap – While manipulating the image you can click on “Clip Grid Bitmap” and set a clipping rectangle on the sequencing grid using “Shift + Left Mouse Button”. Then when you click on “Set Grid Bitmap from Image File” only the pixels within the clipping rectangle will get set. After you have manipulated the image to the location, angle and size that you want, click on the “Set Grid Bitmap from Image File” button. This will set the pixels on the sequencing grid to represent the original imported image. At this point you can manual edit the image if you wish. Note that you can set the color controls to the color of a pixel in the sequencing grid by moving the mouse to a pixel and then do Shift + Left mouse click. To set a pixel, set the color controls to the color you want and then click on one or more pixels. After you have the image the way you want it, type in a name in the Image section and click on the “Add” button in the Image section. Images on a Small Grid For example, if you have 12 CCRs and you are in CCR mode then you have a grid of 12x50 pixels to work with. However, when you import the image the grid will become larger and will be 64x50 pixels in size. If you want your image to fit within your 12x50 pixels that you have, then you will need to shrink the imported image and move it to the left so that it will fit within the first 12 columns of pixels. Then you can click on the “Set Grid Bitmap from Image File” button. You can then set the Grid Mode to “Standard” and the sequencing grid will become the standard size of 12x50 pixels. Images on a Grid Larger than Your Actual Lights For example, if you have 12 CCRs and you are in CCR mode then you have a grid of 12x50 pixels in your actual display. However, when you import the image the grid will become large and will be 64x50 pixels in size. Even though your actual lights are only 12x50 pixels in size, you can create a larger image and move the image through your 12x50 pixels. This allows you to display large images on a small grid. To do this, do the following: In the Import Image section, click on the “Import image File (JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, ICO, etc)” button The sequencing grid becomes larger and will be 64x50 pixels in size. Manipulate the image but keep it large so that it uses most or all of the 64x50 pixels Click on the “Set Grid Bitmap from Image File” button If you want, manually edit the pixels further In the “Image” section type in a name and click on the “Add” button Now you want to add an image action that will move the image through your 12x50 pixels, so do the following: Set the Grid Mode to “Standard”, this will change the grid to be the size of your actual display In the time ruler at the top of the screen, set the time length to something long such as 4 seconds In the Image Action section set Start x, y to 12, 0 and set the End x, y to -64, 0 In the Image Action section click on the “Add” button Click on the “Play 8 seconds” button to play the Image Action. You should see the Image move through your 12 CCRs from right to left. To make the image move from left to right, set Start x,y to -64, 0 and set End x, y to 12, 0. Note that these values assume your image is 64 pixels wide. If it is not that wide, then you would use smaller values. 2) Make a Group of Effects Make a Group Do a right mouse click and drag to select a group of effects. (You can add or remove effects from the group by doing Ctrl + Right mouse click) After doing a right mouse click and drag, a pop-up menu will appear In the Popup menu choose "Grouping" and then choose "Group Selected Effects into a Group" The selected effects will be compressed into one "Group" effect Ungroup Do a right mouse click on a group effect. In the Popup menu choose "Grouping" and then choose "Ungroup Selected Group into Separate Effects" Expand Group Do a right mouse click on a group effect. In the Popup menu choose "Grouping" and then choose "Expand Selected Group" All the other effects in the sequence will be hidden and only the effects in the group will be displayed. You can now modify the existing effects, add new effects, or delete effects. Anything you do will become the new state of the group. Compress Group While a group is expanded, do a right mouse click anywhere in the time layers In the Popup menu choose "Compress Group" All the effects currently displayed will be compressed back into the group. You will now see the group effect displayed with all the other effects in the sequence 3) Select one or more Rows Open a sequence or create a bunch of effects. Do a right click on a row, for example you could do a right click on Row 3 in the Time Layers. In the Popup menu that appears select "Row 3" and then select "Select All", "Select All Left", or "Select All Right" You can also do a right mouse click and drag across more than one row. For example you do a right mouse click and drag across Rows 3-6. In the Popup menu that appears select "Rows 3-6" and then select "Select All", "Select All Left", or "Select All Right"
  9. How do we add our signature back with our channel count, light count etc? I did see that no ones is showing up in the forums like they were in before the upgrade or is that something that was CUT OUT by the new upgrade in the forums format? Also WHY IT TAGS NOW A REQUIREMENT to Post in the forums when it has limited choices
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