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Hi Folks,

I was wondering if some of you Seasoned LOR Enthusiast could help out a Newbie? I have 16 Mini Trees and want to know how far to space them. I'm gonna put them in two rows of eight. I have to put them in two rolls because of the way I sequenced my songs. I think if they are to far apart, they will loose the "chase effect".

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Your feedback will be most appreicated.

Thanks Scrubs63
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Well I can't claim I'm seasoned, but I learned some things from last year. You say you have to put them in two rows, but I say it's never too late to change your sequences. If you change the layout of your lights, it can be a simply "copy and paste" operation.

The best videos I have seen with 16 mini trees have them in a triangle layout, with a "left and right" chase effect, a "front to back" chase effect, and a "perimeter" chase effect.

Unless you don't have the room. I put my chasing candlesticks about 18 inches apart.

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Check the viewers perspective.

I generally will mock-up a design and place it in the yard - then walk into the street to get a sense of that my visitors will see

In my yard -using your tree layout, most people would only see 8 trees. I would use 15 trees and offset the back row from the front

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Layout questions always come down to personal preference, but if I can throw another suggestion in there.... Check out the "W" configuration.

Doug Hall in Henderson (Las Vegas) does a terrific job with 16 mini trees layed out in the shape of a "W". It creates a really cool effects. His website is: http://dhall.us/index. Check out his 2008 videos. I have personally driven up to Vegas to check out his display and it is awesome. He synchronizes so well and his layout is clean well built. ... Just my 2 cents....

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Hi Stephan,

I decided to put my mini trees in a straight line. I went back to my sequences and copy/paste em to look better that way. It didn't take me long at all. I saved the first one in export channel config and imported it to my other sequences.

Thanks Scrubs63

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Richard Hamilton

It's probably gonna look good regardlesss of the spacing. I've tried lots of spacing and they all looked good.

My general rule for the best looking spacing on chasing effects is to space trees 3 times the distance of the tree diameter. In other words, if a tree is 12 inches in diameter, then try places them 36 inches apart.

Probably of more importance is how you sequence the trees. I typically like to have an overlap of timing. Example, start fading up tree 3 while tree 2 is fully on, and tree 1 if fading off. It creates a more fluid looking effect than having a tree snap on or off as it is sequenced.

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Richard Hamilton

It's probably gonna look good regardlesss of the spacing. I've tried lots of spacing and they all looked good.

My general rule for the best looking spacing on chasing effects is to space trees 3 times the distance of the tree diameter. In other words, if a tree is 12 inches in diameter, then try places them 36 inches apart.

Probably of more importance is how you sequence the trees. I typically like to have an overlap of timing. Example, start fading up tree 3 while tree 2 is fully on, and tree 1 if fading off. It creates a more fluid looking effect than having a tree snap on or off as it is sequenced.

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Scrubs63 wrote:

Hi Folks,

I was wondering if some of you Seasoned LOR Enthusiast could help out a Newbie? I have 16 Mini Trees and want to know how far to space them. I'm gonna put them in two rows of eight. I have to put them in two rolls because of the way I sequenced my songs. I think if they are to far apart, they will loose the "chase effect".

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Your feedback will be most appreicated.

Thanks Scrubs63
:cool:


Tips in addition to the mock up and viewer perspective...

-Park your car where people will be and sit there awhile to really get the viewers perspective.
-Consider off setting the front row so you don't "hide" the 2nd
-Consider the 2nd row a bit higher than the front. I did this with my 2 rows of singing-pumpkins for Halloween. mini-trees may be much more difficult to do that though.

Enjoy!

rns
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If that is the pattern you want then I would place them on three foot centers and then offset the back row from the front. As far as space between the two rows that is up to you but I don't think I would go much more than four feet.

Oh and the triangle has 21 trees. I did one three years then when WIW became popular I quickly changed. Now I just have 68 mini trees and six other rather large minis, three on each end for total of 74.

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I's say a straight line or a curved line of some sort that traces the perimeter of a garden or the border of your grass and the landscaping in front of your house. I like the elements of my show conform to the natural elements of the landscaping and my house.

...I think that made sense.

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