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    what does your preview look like in vixen for the ones that use Incandescent or led string lights

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    Not sure how to answer this. My preview looks a lot like the lights out in the yard.


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    Default Re: Incandescent Lighting

    I agree with Jon. What are you looking for? There are ways to make a long string of AC lights look just as good, yet only represent one channel.
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    I guess what I was asking if some would share there display as it looks in vixen

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    Default Re: Incandescent Lighting

    Every setup is different and every show preview will be different.
    You may want review 'Vixen 101' youtube video link,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv_Z18s4q2c

    The previewing setup starts at ~5:20 mark. Hope that helps.

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    In this video you can see part of mine. I have a line of led string trees bounded by a couple pixel trees.

    https://youtu.be/2xzgo3Erxo4

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    awesome video

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffu231 View Post
    In this video you can see part of mine. I have a line of led string trees bounded by a couple pixel trees.

    https://youtu.be/2xzgo3Erxo4
    Awesome video!!! So I have 7 trees each one has 300 red 300 green and 300 clear standard led strings I'm getting confused on patching my controller to the elements I've been playing around with it and had the first 7 channels patched to all the red strings another 7 patched to the green is there a simpler way to do this ? Thanks in advance

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    It depends on how you want to manage it on the controller side. I patch mine in by prop. Each of the mini trees has strings of Red, Green, Blue on them, so I them wired on the controller as RGB 123, RGB 456 so each tree is together as a group of 3. Then that also ends up being the easiest to patch in the sequencer as each tree is modeled as a single element that has 3 outputs. One for each color. Then I just patch them sequentially. The big tree in the middle is 12 super strings with Red, Green, Blue. I do it the same way. Each leg is together on the controller sequentially. Each leg is an element in the sequencer under the mega tree group. It patches out sequentially as well.

    The patching allows you to do it however makes sense for your layout. So if having all the same colors together on the controller works best, you can patch it that way, but it may take a little more effort to do so.

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    Here's an old video of one of my sequences in preview. All those trees are LED, but they're standard AC strings. Red Green Blue and white strings. Back when I made that video, they may have been just white and red.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xhtYGqyguY

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