i have it on my list.
i have it on my list.
2009 - 48 channel MegaTree 4800 lights
plus 3200 lights static display.
2010 - 6 Snowflakes on heavy equipment stored in front yard :-(
2011 - 72 channel Megatree 7520 lights,
120 channel total about 10k lights total
BTW, the video you posted of LOR's software doing the TSO song shows how a wonderful sequence can be created with very few strings.
whomever did the sequencing, is very artistic.
The real challenge in our displays is how to make something look good when we are dealing with such small pixel resolution.
I plan on having a 16x50 mega half tree. That is such a small resolution, you need to be creative to make each pixel count.
I like the idea of being able to take 2D art and cycling it through the half tree (or whatever design is being implemented through Nutcracker). Basically taking any 2D flat art (perhaps GIF file) and cycling one or more of the files through the RGB matrix. Options to drop it from the top, push up from the bottom, left to right, right to left, and maybe some angular possibilities. Of course changing how fast it moves through so it can be "timed." This also seems like there needs to be some kind of architecture involved so the flat art can be more accurately scaled to fit within the matrix of the Nutcracker shape.
As I am writing this, it sounds to me like something the LOR, LSP, Madrix <etc> need to be handling. And not necessarily through the Nutcracker source. I am not an LSP or Madrix user - - perhaps some of what I am talking about already exists ?
Last edited by kidcole; 05-08-2012 at 11:08 AM.
Denny Cole, Cary N.C.
224 Channels LOR, 42K Lights - Mostly Incandescent, 4 Mighty Mini RGB Spots,
9 TIR Destiny RGB Spots, "Hopped Up" Blowmolds, Wireframes, Inflatables with External Light Control
2012 Adding 2 E681s, 2 Ren SS24 DMX, 18 3-Ch DC DMX, Pixel Strips, 2 CoroFlakes with 100 Smart Modules, 10 large RGB Ornaments
One thing I haven't figured out: is there a way to set Nutcracker to build the effects for just a single string of pixels? I have a project where I'd like to use pixels on a regular in-the-living-room tree. Everything I've tried at the Nutcracker site to create a single stranded "effect" seems to blow up on me, usually with "division by zero" errors. Any suggestions?
On the other forum i stated that i will be making a new effect where you can give a list of gif,png files. for each file you will be able to pick a vector (direction and speed). Each image will be able to move independent of the others.
permutations will become great. I look forward to how creative people might become.
I will be releasing a new nutcracker (within the next month), that will allow effects to be synched to your music track. I will also be releasing layers.
Thankyou Sean for making this possible .
Your effects generator and the ability to easily use them with Hls is awesome.
So besides creating the sequence, are u driving your hardware directly from HLS? What hardware do you currently have?
This is directly with Hls and 5 different Nutcracker effects, using the e681 and 4 *50 strings of 3001. Between Yourself and Joe , pixel sequences are simplified so a novice like me can achieve this within a very short time .
Think I mentioned somewhere Id like to see basics. I spent 30 mins or so creating these in plain colors . Is it doable with Nutcracker ?
All the effects are fantastic but for raw sequencing I personally still like to use basic fades etc .
Last edited by Henedce; 05-23-2012 at 07:31 AM. Reason: because I can
1 J1Sys ECG-P12R Controller and 2 ECG-P2 Controllers
1 Pixel Megatree (Finished)
3 Pixel Arches replacing my 2011 clear arches (cant decide on design)
20 x 3D Mini Trees
40 x Mini Roof Stars (Finished)
Columns (Qty to be decided)
Pixels Pixels Pixels
3 x RGB arches
6 x RGB Window Display Trees
2 x RGB Window Display Bells
6 x RGb Window stars
5 X Mini arches RGB
1 x RGB Bethlehem Star
14metres of Eave Lights