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In the Instant Sequence dialog box click on the Timing Map button. In the Timing Map dialog box it shows what Freqs are assigned to each row. If all rows don't have Freqs then you can manually add Freqs or you can click on the "Set Frequency Spectrum" button in the lower left of the dialog box.

Also, to get a different look to your Instant Sequences, you can try using the "Rapid Fire" trigger type. But it would be best to watch the tutorial on the "Rapid Fire" trigger type. Go to the LOR main website, click on "Support" then click on "Tutorials and PDFs", scroll down, and the superstar tutorials are near the bottom. Look for one about the "rapid fire" trigger.

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is it that the sequence is playing differently on the actual lights that when played to the screen on superstar?

If so, then the order of the ribbons is probably different on your actual display than how you have it defined in superstar. If you are in CCR mode, then click on the Tools menu and select Layout. Near the bottom left of the dialog box is a setting that says "position of controllers." If it is a vertical display then the two options will be "bottom" or "top." 

And in CCR mode superstar requires that the unit IDs of the strings/ribbons be ordered from left to right as you are facing the display.

If the image is appearing the same on the lights as it is on the computer screen in superstar, and you want to know how to get the image facing right instead of left, do the following:

launch superstar

get the image dialog box to come up

In the list of images, click on the image you are dealing with

Click on the "Add" button in the image list so that you get another copy of your image

Then click on the "manipulate selected image" button, in the dialog box that pops up you can flip it left-right

You now have the original image and one that is facing the other way

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On 11/30/2017 at 11:44 AM, namecipS said:

It may just be me, but I've never been able to put together an instant sequence that looks good or remotely "dances" to the song beats I'm using.  

I am having no luck at all... just pixels falling from the top or horizontally one strand at a time. Some shooting up from the bottom.  

Not sure what I am not doing, but I am new to SSS and I was going to use Instant sequence to be a stop-gap until I can do mega tree sequence for all of my AC sequences. One example that may not make since is a wash of pixels from up to down right to left or the opposite of those. Like you can do with Morph.... 

 

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You can try using the "Rapid Fire" trigger type. It will give a different look than the standard trigger type. But you will first want to watch the tutorial on it. Go to the lightorama main website, click on Support, then click on "Tutorials and PDFs". The superstar tutorials are near the bottom. Look for one about the "Rapid Fire trigger type"

There are also several other tutorials on Instant Sequence. 

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14 hours ago, zeighty said:

I am having no luck at all... just pixels falling from the top or horizontally one strand at a time. Some shooting up from the bottom.  

Not sure what I am not doing, but I am new to SSS and I was going to use Instant sequence to be a stop-gap until I can do mega tree sequence for all of my AC sequences. One example that may not make since is a wash of pixels from up to down right to left or the opposite of those. Like you can do with Morph.... 

 

That's pretty much what Instant Sequence does.

I am also not a big fan of Instant Sequence.  My suggestion would be to purchase a sequence or two from one of the several sources and use those.  One advantage to doing so is that you can examine how the people who are good with SuperStar did things.  That's how I learned a lot about SuperStar.  First year, I bought five sequences from Brian (if anyone knows the software it's Brian).  Later I bought several from HolidaySequences.  They do many things quite different from Brian, so I learned some other things.  Here's a couple of the well known sources (Brian is first on the list).

http://superstarlights.com/

https://www.seasonalsequences.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

 

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It is possible to get good sequences with Instant Sequence if you do "sequence by selection" and change the themes etc every 20 seconds or so. This sequence below was done entirely with Instant Sequence:

 

 

 

Also a favorite of mine that I use for 10-20 seconds in several of my sequences is to set all rows to TCM 1 and set TCM 1 to the following:

Theme: Star burst

Color: Native

Color by time: Not by time

Movement: None

Intensity: 100%

You will get patterns that move across the ribbons according to the music.

 

Below is "Rock Ye Merry Gentlemen", 3:06 - 4:00 is done all with Instant Sequence. But I admit it takes some time to get settings that do what you want. But in this sequence much of it was done by setting all ribbons to the same TCM.

 

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“Also a favorite of mine that I use for 10-20 seconds in several of my sequences is to set all rows to TCM 1 and set TCM 1 to the following:   Theme: Star burst -Color: Native-Color by time: Not by time-Movement: None-Intensity: 100% - You will get patterns that move across the ribbons according to the music.”

Brian, thanks for this suggestion. I used it on 5 songs for which I did not have time to do a mega tree sequence. Way better than a dark tree. 

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i had to change the directory of my external hard drive now SS cand find the cipboard, how do i change the directory to the new location so it can find them.

 

 

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Unfortunately there is not a random color option. Though you can do "color wheel by effect" and it will step through more colors and step through them more rapidly.

As for only being able to control one pumpkin, check the Unit ID and channel for each pumpkin fixture. You can also check the unit IDs that are being used in the exported file to see if it is using what you expect for the Unit ID and channel of each pumpkin.

As for the big space in the sequencing grid, check the coordinates of each prop and fixture. It should be possible to move them down so they are all together.

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I had to delete all my props in my viz file in order to get a good sequence. When i had the props, it would only sequence the first item in the prop and not any of the other models. Any idea why that was?

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I am trying to program smart pixels roof outline.  I have created 3 stings in a group called roof outline.  I select the row of roof outline and try to choose superstar and it gives me a warning "SuperStar supports a maximum width of 360. However, 'Roof Outline' is 700 nodes wide."

How do I get the entire roof outline to be programmed as one unit instead of 2 or 3 different pieces?

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