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    Default How fast can you put a show together?

    I'm just being curious here with my question.

    If I gave you 3 Christmas props (where each one had 10 pixels), a simple 2 minute Christmas Wav/MP3 file.

    What would you use to create your show with? And how long would it take you?

    Thanks for any comments!

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    for me, sequencing that would be 30 minutes/10 seconds of music. 12 x 30 = 360 minutes. for a hack job: 60 minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMueller2003 View Post
    Come to the dark side Dirk. I bet even your engineers hiding in the basement have had enough of Vixen 2.1, but are too afraid of you to say anything

    Even with only 90 channels this is easier to do using Vixen 3 or xlights. The built in pixel support alone makes the patching simpler. Add in the ability to apply effects to the props and there is where Vixen 2.1 shows its age.
    Yes, Vixen 2.1 is "old" now, but how many of us still use old versions of Microsoft Word and Excel because they do everything we need them to do? And from a dead scratch posture, there's no way you can define all the things for V3 or XLights as quickly as you can tell Vixen 2.1 to create 90 channels, import the music and bingo, you're sequencing in moments, not minutes. Oh sure, fine-tuned sequencing of pixels is no picnic with V.2.1, but that's a different issue. For basic blinky, you can't beat the old 2.1.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristmasBuddy View Post
    Oh Pug Poo!

    My computer with Vixen is officially dead. I can't point fingers at Dirk as I was using Vixen 2 as well. I'm so embarrassed

    Well, Vixen 3 here I come.

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    Vixen 3 is a fine sequencing tool. Spend time with it NOW and give yourself some time to kick the tires well before crunch time (which isn't that far off!)


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    Default Re: How fast can you put a show together?

    Interesting. What's up?
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    Default Re: How fast can you put a show together?

    I would program it in as long it took to listen to the the music about 10 times. So about 20-30 minutes. The first time just to feel it. The second time to set some marks. The third time to adjust the marks. Then random effects. Then edit the effects. One problem with your question would be that with only 10 pixels in a prop and only 3 props, most of the random effects would really need some work to look okay. But not long to get 'er done.

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    Default Re: How fast can you put a show together?

    It wouldn't take long to create the show. Fifteen or twenty minutes to make the models and drop effects. But to actually set up a show to run those models, push pixels, place and wire them, set up the controllers and music...., all of that would take much longer.
    That's a feature not a bug.
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    Default Re: How fast can you put a show together?

    Four minutes. Once to listen to the MP3, then 2 minutes to sequence it. The sequence would be crappy, but quality wasn't part of the requirements.
    And I'd use the old Vixen 2.1 because there are only 90 channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    Four minutes. Once to listen to the MP3, then 2 minutes to sequence it. The sequence would be crappy, but quality wasn't part of the requirements.
    And I'd use the old Vixen 2.1 because there are only 90 channels.

    Come to the dark side Dirk. I bet even your engineers hiding in the basement have had enough of Vixen 2.1, but are too afraid of you to say anything

    Even with only 90 channels this is easier to do using Vixen 3 or xlights. The built in pixel support alone makes the patching simpler. Add in the ability to apply effects to the props and there is where Vixen 2.1 shows its age.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMueller2003 View Post
    Come to the dark side Dirk. I bet even your engineers hiding in the basement have had enough of Vixen 2.1, but are too afraid of you to say anything

    Even with only 90 channels this is easier to do using Vixen 3 or xlights. The built in pixel support alone makes the patching simpler. Add in the ability to apply effects to the props and there is where Vixen 2.1 shows its age.
    Dave let the Engineers go about a year ago, and he's still trying to clear the slime out of the Lab!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruppro View Post
    Dave let the Engineers go about a year ago, and he's still trying to clear the slime out of the Lab!
    Do you really think they left? I'll place money on them still hiding under the stairs which is why the slime does not seem to go away.

    Martin


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