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    Default Tha addition of "z" and the capabilty for HLS to process imported 3d files for PP's

    Yikes , that was a mouth full to spit out .

    Joe

    You know where I am heading with this request

    I know it is probably wish full thinking but this would be a power full addition if possible .

    But maybe ...........jusssst maybe , you could ponder the Idea !

    cheers
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    Sorry.

    HLS will NOT have Z or 3D preview.

    Actually my MegaTree element IS a 3D tree -- fixed with a view from one location.

    I saw a lot of fuss about a 3D visualizer in LOR threads and others sequencer's threads. People saying YES, I want it.

    HLS's Preview is a DirectX gaming engine for speed and low resources. Most people don't understand the math and the amount of data calculations that goes into painting a little light (Pixel) on a screen and attempting to update that light at 25msec, 50msec, or 100msec. It's not bad with incans or leds strings -- it grows exponentially with pixels --- and I believe it's the pixel guys who want 3D.

    I shake my head -- if someone spends the time getting a 3D preview running -- most, if not all users will be disappointed. It won't handle 25msec timing -- may not handle 50msec.

    At times I wonder why people want to do Christmas lighting -- to have a show outside or watch it on a computer screen as a preview or visualizer.

    To me, a Preview is a tool that lets you see what your display may look like (not exactly - but close and not to scale). What will someone learn from their sequence by looking DOWN on a MegaTree or moving inside looking up.

    3D Sounds cool -- but to me -- it's a waste of time.

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    I do not want this for preview Joe

    I was hoping you could incorporate z into the x-y matrix just as Madrix has it .

    Sorry for not being clear .

    You know full well I could give a rats A$$ about preview

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    Don't understand.

    A 3D model as seen from a point in space produces a 2D image --- you can place that 2D image into a PP today.

    I would assume that the software that produces the 3D model would also produce the 2D image.

    So ... I'm lost as to what the request is.

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    I too think a 3D preview is a waste of time and resources. the 2D preview today gives a good idea of your layout from the audiences point of view.

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    Default Re: Tha addition of "z" and the capabilty for HLS to process imported 3d files for P

    Quote Originally Posted by JHinkle View Post
    Don't understand.

    A 3D model as seen from a point in space produces a 2D image --- you can place that 2D image into a PP today.

    I would assume that the software that produces the 3D model would also produce the 2D image.

    So ... I'm lost as to what the request is.

    Joe
    I have sent pm to shed light on what I have in mind

    Thanks for your ear
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    Default Re: Tha addition of "z" and the capabilty for HLS to process imported 3d files for P

    I can see a need for 3D when mapping cube type elements, but madrix does a great job of this and getting any of our sequencers to do it is imho a waste of valuable resources as will only be used by a few.

    Now to start learning HLS as it will be the sequencer of choice this year with nutcracker elements and all being run on the FPP

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    I want to be a member of the Few .

    The sheeps path is to well beaten in my view !

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    Default Re: Tha addition of "z" and the capabilty for HLS to process imported 3d files for P

    Btw Madrix grid is far better than having any preview , the z ability trumps all .

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    Default Re: Tha addition of "z" and the capabilty for HLS to process imported 3d files for P

    The 3D previews will come in the commercial side just as Madrix has pioneered and perhaps someday trickle down. With the release of the "free" gaming 3d engines this week, perhaps it would not be such a big leap that they can handle thousands of points of light in a black space sometime soon. After all rendering 60 frames a second 2560x1280 resolutions is not easy. Cutting down to 1080P or a bit less for a visualizer with no running players, no shifting near photographic backgrounds, while adjusting your perspective on the fly in 3 dimensions.

    There was a fellow on diyla that has a independent visualizer that listens to the e1.31 traffic directly and had different views into the same display. Personally a neat hack would be full support of VR gear so you could walk your display, stand under your megatree, etc, get the drone's eye view, just for fun.

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