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    This Classroom will contain guide for new users to get started using LightShowPro
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    <font color = "red">New User Guides</font> Description
    Scheduler <a href ="http://lightshowpro.com/content.php?r=260-Scheduler-First-Steps" target="_blank">Scheduler Getting Started</a> This will give the new user a basic understanding of the scheduler by stepping through 11 steps.
    Sequencer <a href ="http://lightshowpro.com/content.php?r=259-Sequencer-First-Steps" target="_blank">Sequencer Getting Started</a> This will give the new user a basic understanding of the sequencer
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Feel Good Lights's Avatar
      Feel Good Lights -
      I have just jumed head first into the world of PIXELS. I am setting up a 32 pixel strip 150 nodes per pixel 360 degree mega tree. What is the best way to set up the controllers, channels, etc.

      Do I just set up one controller or do I set up 32 separate controllers... Lokking for the best way to set up to allow for ease of sequncing
    1. arw01's Avatar
      arw01 -
      Using layers you can slice and dice the strings any way you want to. The most advanced users seem to set up a separate controller for each strand.
    1. Feel Good Lights's Avatar
      Feel Good Lights -
      So, I have my main "BASE LINE" sequence set up for one MEGA TREE.

      I have spent the last three night becoming familiar with Light Show Pro.

      Here is what I have, and what I have learned.


      1. Save early / Save often.
      2. Working with Pixels vs Dumb strips is going to be an exercise in brain power
      3. My way of getting the beats:
      - Import into Audacity
      - Mark the song
    1. Feel Good Lights's Avatar
      Feel Good Lights -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feel Good Lights View Post
      So, I have my main "BASE LINE" sequence set up for one MEGA TREE.

      I have spent the last three night becoming familiar with Light Show Pro.

      Here is what I have, and what I have learned.


      1. Save early / Save often.
      2. Working with Pixels vs Dumb strips is going to be an exercise in brain power
      3. My way of getting the beats:
      - Import into Audacity
      - Mark the song

      UGH... Just typed a hole page of stuff, and it timed me out and I lost it... refer to step 1.


      Anyways, looking for ideas for laying out MEGA tree. Right now, I have one controller, and probably 40 different layers for it. Macros are good, but feel I will have to completely reconfigure my one controller and re layer it with 32 controllers and redo all my layers. Is it worth the hours of work to save time don the road during sequencing?


      sean
    1. robert's Avatar
      robert -
      I would set up a controller, per strip, renaming the controller, to the string its set up for. You can have a mega tree layer, linking all controllers to that layer. You can use layers and transitions on that layer.

      I would also, expand each controller, linking even pixels, and linking odd pixels. Also creating a layer for evens and odds. You could also break the tree into halves,thirds,quarters. You can create some really neat effects like this.

      It's much easier having a controller per strip. Breaking things down is simple this way. It beats expanding the controller, going through 4800 pixels or 14,400 channels 😁 just my 2 cents.
    1. Ron D's Avatar
      Ron D -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feel Good Lights View Post
      UGH... Just typed a hole page of stuff, and it timed me out and I lost it... refer to step 1.


      Anyways, looking for ideas for laying out MEGA tree. Right now, I have one controller, and probably 40 different layers for it. Macros are good, but feel I will have to completely reconfigure my one controller and re layer it with 32 controllers and redo all my layers. Is it worth the hours of work to save time don the road during sequencing?


      sean
      I do tons of pretty precise timed to music sequences and though importing to audacity could help it is certainly not necessary. In the end it comes down to what your comfortable with and what you need the software to do. I could draw a 40 controller mega tree in a pretty reasonable amount of time and its always then complete. The amount of time you save long term is well worth it but I guess I do not see maybe 20 minutes to name/number the controller that time consuming.What are the other options you have??

      Ron
    1. Feel Good Lights's Avatar
      Feel Good Lights -
      thank you for your help and 2 cents