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Light-O-Rama version 5.6.8 released


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Today we released production version 5.6.8 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite.  This is an official production release, not a beta release. 

This is a feature release and contains new and exciting features for Sequencer and Superstar, along with normal bug fixes and improvements.  More information is found in the 'What's New' section of the help file.

If you are experiencing one of the problems corrected by the bug fixes of 5.6.8, you should download the new version. Otherwise, you can remain on 5.6.6 for the season, especially if your show is working.

S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages.  S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing.  For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs page on our main website.

The latest S5 help can always be found online here:  https://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.6.8/help/

How to check if your license covers this version

To check whether or not your license covers this version, please go to the license retrieval page, and enter your email address (the one you purchased your license with). An email should then be sent to you with information about your license. The "Summary" section of the email will tell you whether or not your license covers the latest version.

If the email says...


Your license covers the latest version, 5.6.*.

  • ... then your license already covers this version.  You can use it without making any additional purchase.  Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode.  In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version.

    On the other hand, if the email instead says...

Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.6.*.

  • ... then your license does not cover this version.  In that case, you have several options:


    Upgrading or Renewing Your License

    (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1).

    (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade.  This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too).  So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal.

    (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar.  This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal.  Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option.

    (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal.  Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does.  For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software.

    What's New in Version 5.6.8

Sequencer Changes

Added Create Playback Files to the File menu. This will create playback files for the current sequence which can be utilized by the Show Player. This normally happens automatically in the Show Player; however, it can fail with an "out of memory" error for large sequences. In those cases, you can use this new menu item to create the necessary files.

Bug Fixes

The PictureXY motion effect in version 5.6.6 was sensitive to the DPI setting stored with the image being used. This could cause images to  scale unexpectedly.

Under certain conditions, the 5.6.6 Sequencer would not control lights, even though the Control Lights box was checked.

In SuperStar, fixed a bug where the sequencing grid was limited to 16,384 pixels (65,536 channels). You can now do any sequencing grid that is 360x360 or less

In SuperStar, fixed single click on a pixel in the SuperStar Preview when launched from S5 sequencer

In SuperStar, fixed it so you can use DMX addressing for 16 channel LOR controllers

In SuperStar, after doing a copy/paste from another instance of SuperStar. If you then attempt to move some effects it can crash.

In SuperStar, fixed a bug in scaling of sine wave effects.

How To Get the Latest Version

You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button.

Thank You!

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