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Denny

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I am building a 36x50 matrix and using an ECG-P12S to control the grid.  I would like to connect 3 strings of 50 pixels together for a total of 150 pixels per universe.  I would like to zigzag this 150 pixel string back and forth to give me three rows of 50 pixels.  Can I set up either the P12S or set up Nutcracker to control each string in this way?  I have done up and down with 100 pixels on a pixel tree, but not sure how to set up three 50 pixel strings.

 

Next question, Nutcracker refers to strings and strands.  In this case of 150 pixels per universe, is a string 150 pixels and the strands are 50 pixels or is it the other way around? I can't remember how I classified it on the pixel tree.

 

I am over analyzing this and confusing myself the more I think about it.

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I would setup the P12S to do the zig zag.   In Nutcracker that would then look like 36 strings of 50nodes with 1 strand per string all going the same direction.   That simplifies the Nutcracker setup a lot.   

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I would setup the P12S to do the zig zag.   In Nutcracker that would then look like 36 strings of 50nodes with 1 strand per string all going the same direction.   That simplifies the Nutcracker setup a lot.   

Thanks, sounds like a plan to me.  

Is a string considered 50 nodes and a strand is 150 nodes?

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if you connect three strings together of 50, then the result is 1 string of 150.

 

You can setup as either

12 strings of 150 with strands (folds) set to 3. This is so xlights does the zig-zag (which is anytime strands are greater than 1)

OR as Dan says

36 strings of 50 with strands = 1. This is if your controller does the zig-zag

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