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I'm jumping into RGB this year on a small scale.  I'm going to build two * shapes, I think they're called starbursts?  It's basically going to be 2 + signs rotated at 90 degrees.  So I can just run 4 straight lines all the way across.  They'll be mounted on PVC pipe, about 3" down from the top.  I'm then going to have an arch at the top that will connect the two. Each star will be 120 pixels (4 strips of 30 each going end to end) and the arch will be 60 pixels.  That gives me a total pixel count of 300.  I'm going to use WS2811 strips.  I need help drawing this in Visualizer.  I'm trying to draw the 4 straight lines and running into an issue.  Unless I'm wrong...which I may well be since I'm new at this...the first line is pixels 1-30.  Second line is 31-60, and so on.  Worked fine for line 1 and 2.  For line 3, I need the first pixel number to be 61, but it won't let me.  Highest it allows is pixel number 50.  I'm confused.  If I'm right, they should be pixels number 1-300 for my entire design, correct?  I'm only going to use one controller...likely SanDevice 682

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Jim,

I'm not sure.  I'm looking for a way to draw my design in Visualizer.  I could be mistaken, but if I'm using an E682 and pixel strips, wouldn't I have all the strands plugged into the controller and the pixels numbered 1-300?  I just don't know how to lay that out in the Visualizer.  Do I need to trick it?

 

Ultimately what I'm trying to do is learn how to sequence RGB.  If I'm right, SuperStar is the easiest way to do it.  I'll probably add some effects from Nutcracker, but the majority will be from SS.  I need to import my visualization into SuperStar in order to be able to sequence it, yes? 

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Jim,

I'm not sure.  I'm looking for a way to draw my design in Visualizer.  I could be mistaken, but if I'm using an E682 and pixel strips, wouldn't I have all the strands plugged into the controller and the pixels numbered 1-300?  I just don't know how to lay that out in the Visualizer.  Do I need to trick it?

 

Ultimately what I'm trying to do is learn how to sequence RGB.  If I'm right, SuperStar is the easiest way to do it.  I'll probably add some effects from Nutcracker, but the majority will be from SS.  I need to import my visualization into SuperStar in order to be able to sequence it, yes? 

Draw out your design and send it to me along with pixels per arm, number of arms and Universe numbers and channel numbers.

I have a 10 arm, 25 pixels per arm starburst. 250 pixels total. If its close to your design, I can modify mine and justbsave it as yours. I think you still have my email, if not let me know and ill send it

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Yes you can combine props as long as you dont go past 64 fixtures. Double click on one of the props and start adding the fixtures from the other props into that prop.

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