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    Default Windshield Wiper Effect

    Saw another members display using X-lights. At 22 secs in the video both the mega trees do a wiper effect. Is there a way to do this with Vixen?
    Not positive this link will work.

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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    The effect that they are using is a "spiral" to which they are applying a value curve that goes forward, then reverses the spin direction (ramp up/ramp down). I'm sure someone here can give you the Vixen equivalent.
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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    Yes there is a Wipe effect in Vixen, but like Al said you could probably use a Sprial effect also
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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    I've played around with spiral effect and made some very interesting things. I'll try both and see what turns out best. Thanks guys.

    Off subject, is there a way to revert to a backup file from the day before on a sequence? I was playing around with a sequence today and forgot auto save was on and now the original has changed.
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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    Use the spiral effect and in the effect editor, go to the Rotation box. Double click on it and either load a curve that ramps up and then back down, (a upside down v) or draw one using your mouse then apply it.

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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    You can also use a simple chase with the group level set to work on the whole strings of the tree.

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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jchuchla View Post
    You can also use a simple chase with the group level set to work on the whole strings of the tree.
    The problem with the simple chase is single color. I need a 3 color effect. Is there still a way to do this without pasting 3 different color chase effects with slightly timing differences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayhjr View Post
    Use the spiral effect and in the effect editor, go to the Rotation box. Double click on it and either load a curve that ramps up and then back down, (a upside down v) or draw one using your mouse then apply it.
    This should get you started on what you see in the video. Experiment with the curve and I think you should be able to get very close.

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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    As Jeff says, try the spiral and manipulate the rotation box.
    BTW - I'm looking directly at the sequencing in xLights and that is exactly what the sequencer did.
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    Default Re: Windshield Wiper Effect

    Thanks. So I was able to get there using pretty much a spiked sine wave.

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