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    Default Mini Spiral Trees

    I have 15 2 foot tall mini trees that are going to get wrapped in pixels. Probably one single strand, 100 count, but several (8 or 9) turns around the trees.
    Are there any special settings that you could suggest to model them in Vixen?
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    Default Re: Mini Spiral Trees

    I just made an approximation of them using the string drawing tool making a zig zag in a small tree shape.

    Then I adjusted the lights per segment to roughly approximate the pixels on each section.

    By no means perfect, but I think it works pretty well.

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    Default Re: Mini Spiral Trees

    I modeled my spiral trees as straight vertical lines


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    Default Re: Mini Spiral Trees

    Thanks folks. I'll try each of that.
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    Default Re: Mini Spiral Trees

    FYI - I have a work-a-round, but it is based on the fact that we do sequencing in both Vixen and xLights. Read - not for everyone.

    xLights has the ability to create a tree using a single strand of lights, then spiraling that strand around the frame as many times as you desire. I have created that tree for my xLights using folks, then exported it to an xModel. Using the prop editor, I have brought it into Vixen. Once converted to a Vixen "prop", then I can Import the prop. It works great! My preview configuration (and therefore pixel placement) is identical in both sequencers.

    The only thing I'm working on now is how to get the prop's Linked Element names to be what I want them to be. That is first on today's list of things to do.
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    Default Re: Mini Spiral Trees

    Quote Originally Posted by algerdes View Post
    FYI - I have a work-a-round, but it is based on the fact that we do sequencing in both Vixen and xLights. Read - not for everyone.

    xLights has the ability to create a tree using a single strand of lights, then spiraling that strand around the frame as many times as you desire. I have created that tree for my xLights using folks, then exported it to an xModel. Using the prop editor, I have brought it into Vixen. Once converted to a Vixen "prop", then I can Import the prop. It works great! My preview configuration (and therefore pixel placement) is identical in both sequencers.

    The only thing I'm working on now is how to get the prop's Linked Element names to be what I want them to be. That is first on today's list of things to do.
    Seek and yee shall find.
    I just finished redoing my Mini-Trees in a spiral wrap. I had already found out how to do the spiral in xLights and had just sat down to get them reconfigured in Vixen3. My first search was a dud so I went page by page here and 7 pages in I found my answer. Thanks for following up and posting Your answer to your quest for others to find one day and be able to use. Anyway, I got to get busy. Copying, pasting, linking elements oh and redoing my sequences.
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