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Hi All, :)

 

Has anybody out there also purchased a "ready to go" 12 CCR screen sequence from WowLights and had trouble converting it into Nutcracker? I have tried everything I can think of and I cannot get it to work in xLights/Nutcracker.

 

PLEASE help if you can, Thank You!

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Can you describe the problem you are having?  I recently purchased sequences from them, I had to take into account they use a number of macro channels doing an import.

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Not sure if I can describe the problem, but I will try  :wacko:

 

When I try to convert the lms file "as is" into xLights/Nutcracker it complains there are tons of unmapped channels. I've read somewhere that you need to remove the 7 extra "ghost" channels they add for CCR's. When I do remove those in LOR sequence editor I can usually get it to convert without the unmapped channel warning. However, when I go to the preview screen to play the sequence its just a total mess. I spoke with Sean the Nutcracker developer at Christmas Expo and he advised me that I needed to make a custom model for my matrix in Nutcracker because the channels are upside down. When I did that, I now have 4 of the 12 RGB strings for the screen/matrix working perfectly, but the other 8 are not working at all :(

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The latest version 3.4.5 fixes the 7 macro channel mapping problem.

 

When I try to convert the lms file "as is" into xLights/Nutcracker it complains there are tons of unmapped channels. I've read somewhere that you need to remove the 7 extra "ghost" channels they add for CCR's. When I do remove those in LOR sequence editor I can usually get it to convert without the unmapped channel warning. However, when I go to the preview screen to play the sequence its just a total mess. I spoke with Sean the

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Thanks Colonel :) I didn't know about 3.4.5

 

I have updated now and that does take care of the unmapped channels warning when I convert the CCR Screen sequence from WowLights into xLights/Nutcracker. However, I still only have 4 of the 12 RGB strips working in the preview screen. If I make effects in Nutcracker all 12 appear to be working fine on the preview display. Just not for this sequence from WowLights.

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Hi flyinverted,

 

I'm not sure what exact issue your having? And I can't say that I have exactly resolved anything. However, I was finally able to get the screen sequence I purchased from Wowlights to work in Xlights/Nutcracker  :)

 

First off, I had to make a custom model in Nutcracker to match the way it comes from Wowlights. The great Nutcracker himself advised me that I needed to do that, Thanks Sean! I was able to easily create this in Microsoft Excel using the fill feature and then copy and paste into Nutcracker. The custom model for Nutcracker looks like this

 

551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

 

Then all I had to do (hahaha) was label each and every one of the 1800 channels in LOR sequence editor, channel configuration screen. One at a time to match the exact same way I setup the universes and channels in Xlights/Nutcracker. LOR channel config Ex. - DMX Universe - Universe # - Channel #.

 

Note: I just deleted the 7 macro (empty) channels they add to each CCR (RGB Strip) in LOR sequence editor. You don't "have too" but that part only took a few minutes and I just figured I'd get rid of those to keep things tidy since I don't have CCR's.

 

Then you do a simple convert in Xlights/Nutcaracker and you should be all good :D

 

Hope that helps! If not, let me know and I will certainly help if I can! There may be an easier way out there? But I certainly don't know it!

 

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Oh bummer, it didn't copy/paste that custom model correctly in my above post :( It looked right before I actually posted :wacko:

 

Anyway, that still gives you the idea but it's only 12 rows in the actual Nutcracker custom model...

 

551 to 600

501 to 550

451 to 500

401 to 450

351 to 400

301 to 350

251 to 300

201 to 250

151 to 200

101 to 150

51 to 100

1 to 50

 

Sorry about that!

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