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SMEIGHAN

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  • Location Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Biography I have been in the software industry for 40 years. I am now working at oracle corporation. I met my wife through the internet 14 years ago. She is from Ukraine. We have twin 10 year old boys and twin border collie puppies.
  • Interests music. I play the flue in four orchestras. Scuba diving, i am a dive master. Christmas and Halloween decorations.
  • Occupation Director , computer programming
  • About my display I built 9 foot custom Nutcrackers to be the centerpiece of my yard display.

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  1. New release 2017.10. We now have 64bit xlights available!! Thanks to Keith, Gil and Dan. New 64bit is faster than 32 bit. Latest releases are found at https://xlights.org/how-to-install-xlights-on-linux/ Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.10 Apr 25, 2017 -- enh (keith,gil,dan) New 64bit version of xLights released -- enh (gil) Add pan and tilt slew limits to DMX model. -- bug (gil) Fix default Skulltronix dmx model values not being saved in XML. -- enh (gil) Add DMX model parameter to control displayed beam length -- enh (gil/keith) Get windows 64 bit compiling reliably -- enh (keith) Add setting to exclude presets from packaged sequences -- enh (keith) Add setting to exclude audio from packaged sequences -- enh (keith) Add xmodel export of star models -- enh (keith) Add Pixlite 16 controller configuration upload -- enh (keith) Add submodel generation -- bug (keith) Make crash log filenames easier to read -- bug (keith) Fix issues with some VU meter effects on single line models -- bug (dkulp) Use buffering to write xseq files. Fixes #845
  2. Release 2017.8 Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.8 Apr 3, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix excessive rendering when pasting effects -- enh (cjd) Add direction setting for lightning effect. Fixes #830 -- enh (keith) Add candle effect -- bug (keith) Fix superstar import picture scaling -- bug (keith) Fix LMS import into data layer off by 1 channel error -- bug (keith) Fix blanking between steps in scheduler -- enh (keith) Add timing event pulse and timing event jump 100 VUMeter effects
  3. xLights release 2017.7, New Liquid Effect! Notice almost entire release is from Keith, Thanks Keith for the continued development! Be sure to watch Keith's video explaining this new effect http://videos.xlights.org/liquid-effect-coming-soon-to-xlights_163471de2.html Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.7 Mar 28, 2017 -- enh (keith) Add prompted recovery of unsaved changes to rgbeffects -- bug (keith) Disable import effects if no sequence is open -- enh (keith) Add liquid effect -- enh (keith) Add ability for picture effect to play GIF files with their encoded timing and loop it -- bug (keith) Fix ArtNET universe 0 not saving -- bug (keith) Fix Glediator effect causing field errors -- enh (keith) Get x64 build working for Visual Studio. -- enh (keith) Get Vamp 64 bit working -- enh (keith) Scheduler - Add support for animated GIFs to image playlist item -- bug (keith) Scheduler - Fix crash on exit when using PJLink -- bug (keith) Scheduler - Fix matrix start channels not saving or able to set to > 100 -- enh (keith) Add export/import of matrix, tree and dmx models -- bug (keith) Fix render progress bar not pressing properly -- enh (keith) Add value curve displaying value of point under mouse even when model isnt custom -- bug (keith) Fix schedule queueing -- bug (keith) Fix schedule blend modes -- enh (keith) Code SSE instructions for scheduler blend mode. Currently disabled. -- enh (keith) Enhance FPP connect to remember multiple FPP connection details -- bug (keith) Fix bug in model state corrupting rgbeffects file -- enh (keith) Enhance schedule api to allow playlists, steps, items, schedules and buttons to be identified by id -- enh (keith) All multiple model delete on layout tab. Only prompt to confirm if sequence is open with effects on that model -- enh (keith) Add support for xschedule web API using web sockets -- enh (keith) Let user decide if background playlist should play if nothing else is playing -- enh (keith) Add spatial color curve to shimmer effect -- enh (keith) Add model size matching to layout panel model right click menu -- bug (keith) Add missing text controls to fireworks and strobe effect settings. -- enh (keith) Add new implementation of shimmer effect algorithm which is more controllable and predicatable. The old algorithm is also available. -- enh (keith) Add support for the DDP protocol http://www.3waylabs.com/ddp/ - a very light weight ethernet protocol -- enh (keith) Add model export to Minleon Network Effects Controller file which can be loaded onto SD card -- bug (keith) Fix video display in xSchedule on OSX -- enh (keith) Add custom frame rates to new sequence setup -- bug (keith) Fix triangle wave left to right not working -- bug (keith) Fix some rounding issues that was throwing video timing off when aligned to audio track. -- enh (billy) Enhance scheduler web interface. More functionality. More responsive. 2017.6 Feb 27, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix xScheduler logging on OSX -- enh (keith) Add duration treatments to glediator effect -- bug (keith) Include iseq files in package sequence -- enh (keith) Add a scale but keep aspect ration option to Pictures effect -- enh (keith) Add HSV adjustment to the colour panel ... this is applied after the effect is rendered. -- enh (keith) Let the user turn on/off color panel reset when changing effects. This setting is not saved when xlights is closed. It also does not control the pallette itself -- bug (keith) Fix spatial colour curves on pinwheel using old render style -- enh (keith) Add a new sweep 3d style to pinwheel -- bug (keith) Fix projector details not saving correctly in xSchedule options -- enh (keith) Default color curves to the colour of the swatch (instead of black) 2017.5 Feb 23, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix Pinwheel effects created before June 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Re-allow use of hostnames instead of IP addresses for outputs -- bug (dkulp) Fix nullptr crash if master view has models that don't exist -- bug (keith) Fix incorrect Property value count in e131 packets -- bug (keith) Fix not handling inactive controllers correctly -- bug (keith) Fix handling of Not Connected serial outputs -- bug (keith) Fix xSchedule not applying global brightness correctly -- enh (keith) Add arduino code for physical button control of xSchedule - this is available from GitHub only ... it isnt installed. -- enh (keith) Add a run process to the scheduler that does not interrupt current playlist 2017.4 Feb 18, 2017 -- bug (sean) Include latest xSchedule.exe in release. 2017.3 had old version. -- enh (dkulp) Add a couple "Per Model" render buffer styles to the ModelGroup render styles -- enh (gil) Fix effect backgrounds so that they default to first color of a gradient instead of black. Fixes #823. -- enh (keith) Let the user turn on/off buffer and timing panel reset when changing effects. This setting is not saved when xlights is closed. -- enh (keith) Add option to video effect to automatically synchronise with a video file that has been used for the sequence audio track. -- enh (keith) Remove the old scheduler -- bug (keith) Fix universe dropdown in start channel dialog did not show all universes available on an ip address if they were grouped under a single output -- enh (keith) On value curve dialog show a tooltip when manipulating a custom curve showing the real value that will be returned by the curve at the chosen point. -- enh (keith) Complete FPP Master mode in xScheduler -- enh (keith) Complete FPP Remote mode in xScheduler
  4. I suggest people to always use the latest. there have been almost 400 items released since the "Production" release. until you com einto November/december , always use the latest xlights code.
  5. New release 2017.3 Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.3 Feb 13, 2017 -- enh (gil) Add new Skulltronix skull display option for the DMX model. -- enh (gil) Add new 3D DMX head display option for the DMX model. -- enh (gil) Add new Servo Effect mainly for 16 bit servos but also works with 8 bit channels. -- enh (gil) Add capability to import a VSA file. -- bug (dkulp) Don't stop the timer when flipping pages. Fixes #817 -- enh (keith) Add list of referenced files to export effects -- enh (keith) Add text output to xSchedule allowing run time countdowns and text overlays -- bug (keith) Fix #814 Make video start time editable -- bug (keith) Fix #820 Fix triangle wave form in wave effect -- bug (keith) Fix end channel not updating on layout tab -- enh (keith) Add documentation of xSchedule web api to the source repository -- enh (keith) Add colour reordering as an output process in the scheduler. -- enh (keith) Add pixel reversing as an output process in the scheduler -- enh (keith) Add import to xSchedule to allow importing of xLights 4 schedules. -- enh (keith) Make LOR import more like xLights import ... using a tree rather than a grid. There is some risk this breaks "CCR" import mode in which case someone needs to send me a sample file. -- enh (keith) Make Vixen 2 import more like xLights import ... using a tree rather than a grid. -- bug (keith) Fix erasure of outputs on setup when changing to a new empty folder -- enh (keith) Give mapping files an extension (*.xmap) to make them easier to locate -- enh (keith) Allow user to specify the local IP address to use for e131/Artnet output -- bug (keith) Fix #753 Preset not showing the correct number of layers
  6. Yeah! Release 2017.1!! Thanks to Dan, Keith and Gil. Awesome job guys! This release will install two programs, xLights.exe and xSchedule.exe. Each have their own shortcut icon, if you choose to install with them. I am NOT including the 64bit xLights with this release as I am having an issue on Windows 10. It is working fine on my Windows 7 machine as 64 bits. Ill figure it out and include it in next release of 2017.2, Enjoy the new stuff from our developers:: Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.1 Jan 31, 2017 -- enh (dkulp) Support groups within groups. Preview should be correct with groups within groups -- enh (dkulp) Add sequence option for allowing blending of effects between models/groups -- bug (dkulp) Fix problem in JobPool where not enough threads may be created -- bug (gil) Fix import of LOR timings during new sequence wizard. Fixes #805. -- enh (gil) Increase DMXModel selection area hotspot. Fixes #795. -- bug (gil) Fix blue screen crash when turning off outputs while using LOR USB dongle. Fixes #797. -- bug (gil) Fix forcing of color for RGB nodes in LMS import. Red and Blue were swapped. -- enh (keith) Add xSchedule -- enh (keith) Refactor output processing. This should generally be invisible other than some performance enhancements and useability enhancements on the setup tab. This includes Fix #789, #808 and #812 -- fix (keith) Fix #760 - ESEQ elispses doesnt open dialog -- enh (keith) Fix #796 - disable export effects if no sequence open -- fix (keith) Fix #785 - mac crash due to UI update on background thread in Fireworks effect. -- enh (keith) Optionally allow backup to backup xml files in subdirectories for users that dont keep their xml files in the show directory itself but a folder underneath it
  7. New web page for xlights.org! Chris Debenham got tired of my old , plain web page and built us a new one. Thanks Chris! Web page is much better organized. http://xlights.org/
  8. xLights release 2016.54 NOTE! If your show is running fine and you dont have any issues, stay with your current version.Many people (including the xLight developers) always run with the latest code. If you do upgrade to 54, you can always revert back without losing changes. Please, Please! Always do a F10 before installing any new version of xlights so you have a full backup of all your xml files. I will be using this version (If?) I get my show running. Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.54 Dec 14, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Make sure we have a valid show directory at startup... too many crashes occur without one -- bug (dkulp) Fix bugs with file based dimming curves -- enh (gjones) Add ability to time shift all effects in a sequence under Edit menu. -- enh (dkulp) Basic TouchBar support on latest MacBookPros -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if an invalid model or submodel causes a buffer to be size 0 -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if special characters are using timing track labels. Fixes #762 -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if sequence has % in name -- bug (keithsw) Fix video effect crash on Mac -- bug (keithsw) Strip leading zeroes from ip addresses to prevent issues -- bug (keithsw) Fix video looping -- bug (keithsw) On piano effect fix reset of timing track when note range changed -- bug (keithsw) Fix updating of start/end time in the status bar when an effect is moved -- bug (keithsw) Fix export models to export all models not just those in current preview 2016.53 Nov 17, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Fix overlap of icicle drops when using multiple strings -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash when Undo is used after closing a sequence and opening another -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on OSX if numpad enter is used in certain text boxes -- enh (gil) Add wrap option to Fill effect to allow turning off wrap feature. -- enh (gil) Add ability to flip the channel numbers in custom model horizontally and vertically. -- enh (dkulp) If the OpenGL driver didn't double-buffer, try again. Should help on GDI driver -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if right click on setup tab when no controllers are defined -- bug (dkulp) May not be able to import xLights effects onto submodels without first viewing the submodel layers on the grid 2016.52 Nov 09, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Allow using @ModelName:# for individual strands where ModelName is the current model -- bug (keithsw) Fix picture effect image scaling -- bug (keithsw) Set default FPP user to fpp instead of pi -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if node effects are on nodes that don't exist -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on scheduler page on OSX due to obsolete code -- enh (jwylie) changed minute : second counter to accept prepended and appended text -- enh (dkulp) Add ability to import custom timing tracks (and lyric tracks) from other xLights sequences -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on drag/drop if no sequence loaded -- bug (dkulp) CreateCustomModel dialog would not allow selecting node type on OSX 2016.51 Nov 04, 2016 -- enh (chrisD) Update sequence checker to handle start channels in #IP:UNIVERSE:CHANNEL format -- bug (keithsw) Performance fix for animated GIFs. Example: "This is Halloween" went from 300 second save to 65 seconds. -- bug (dkulp) Fix mac<-->windows pictures effect filename mapping -- bug (dkulp) Fix mapping onto nodes if nothing is mapped to the strand -- bug (dkulp) Fix "Create Random Effects" taking forever to complete -- enh (dkulp) Get the FPP Connect via FTP stuff working on the Mac, also allow named based FPP -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF scaleing not working. -- bug (keithsw) Sequence Checker issue for Stars layers #721 -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if polyline is set to singlechannel and start at right -- bug (keithsw) Fix #612 ... missing effect settings scroll bars -- enh (keithsw) Optimise logging in render loop ... means you cant turn on logging -- bug (chrisD) Avoid crash if pasted data is empty -- bug (chrisD) Fix github issue #709 "Fire effect height textbox entry" -- enh (keithsw) fixed change the link button image and hover text in the Setup screen #342 -- bug (dkulp) Make sure picture effect is re-initted at start of effect -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on toggle strands when clicked on a strand instead of model -- enh (gil) Add shutter support to DMX model. -- enh (dkulp) Allow 180 trees to rotate and make sure they display as 180 -- enh (dkulp) Start all jobs that don't depend on anything above them first, then start the rest. 30% performance improvement -- enh (dkulp) Make sure the list box is growable -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on render on some sequences -- enh (Jennifer)added tool tips for countdowns -- enh (Jennifer)New enhancements for countdown timer in text effect -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (keithsw) Fix video effect start time bug. -- enh (keithsw) Allow VU Meter to use Papagayo layer 0 as a timing track -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (chrisD) Fix rounding issue leading to unwanted gap between spirals -- bug (gil) Fix model staying highlighted when removed from group. Fixes #707. -- bug (gil) Prevent creation of unnecessary layer when promoting effects from only 1 strand. -- bug (gil) Fix exception when opening Lyric Dialog. Fixes #710. -- bug (keithsw) More animated GIF fixes ... all should work now -- enh (keithsw) Add right click menu to controller list on setup tab including: - Inserts controller(s) at a point in the list - Bulk update IP address, channel count and description - Bulk delete - delete key and control-A to select all - activate and deactivate are now available as right click menu items. Double click or ENTER key open the controller to edit it - grey out inactive controllers - open controller in your browser -- enh (keithsw) Allow rubber band selection of models on layout tab without holding down shift key -- bug (keithsw) keyboard nudging of multiple selected models now works -- enh (keithsw) Add multi artnet universe adding -- bug (keithsw) Fix seven segment states not sticking -- enh (keithsw) Add FPP Connect which will upload universe configuration, fseq and media files. -- enh (keithsw) Add start channel checks to check sequence -- enh (keithsw) Fix #342 - add a tooltip to show dir/media dir link button to make it clearer what the button does in each state
  9. xLights Release 2016.53 Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.53 Nov 17, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Fix overlap of icicle drops when using multiple strings -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash when Undo is used after closing a sequence and opening another -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on OSX if numpad enter is used in certain text boxes -- enh (gil) Add wrap option to Fill effect to allow turning off wrap feature. -- enh (gil) Add ability to flip the channel numbers in custom model horizontally and vertically. -- enh (dkulp) If the OpenGL driver didn't double-buffer, try again. Should help on GDI driver -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if right click on setup tab when no controllers are defined -- bug (dkulp) May not be able to import xLights effects onto submodels without first viewing the submodel layers on the grid 2016.52 Nov 09, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Allow using @ModelName:# for individual strands where ModelName is the current model -- bug (keithsw) Fix picture effect image scaling -- bug (keithsw) Set default FPP user to fpp instead of pi -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if node effects are on nodes that don't exist -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on scheduler page on OSX due to obsolete code -- enh (jwylie) changed minute : second counter to accept prepended and appended text -- enh (dkulp) Add ability to import custom timing tracks (and lyric tracks) from other xLights sequences -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on drag/drop if no sequence loaded -- bug (dkulp) CreateCustomModel dialog would not allow selecting node type on OSX
  10. Yeah! 2016.51 released, PRODUCTION Major performance improvements. Example: "This is Halloween". Ver 50 300 secs, Ver 51 65 secs "Thriller". Ver 50 541secs, ver 51 212 secs Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.51 Nov 04, 2016 -- enh (chrisD) Update sequence checker to handle start channels in #IP:UNIVERSE:CHANNEL format -- bug (keithsw) Performance fix for animated GIFs. Example: "This is Halloween" went from 300 second save to 65 seconds. -- bug (dkulp) Fix mac<-->windows pictures effect filename mapping -- bug (dkulp) Fix mapping onto nodes if nothing is mapped to the strand -- bug (dkulp) Fix "Create Random Effects" taking forever to complete -- enh (dkulp) Get the FPP Connect via FTP stuff working on the Mac, also allow named based FPP -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF scaleing not working. -- bug (keithsw) Sequence Checker issue for Stars layers #721 -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if polyline is set to singlechannel and start at right -- bug (keithsw) Fix #612 ... missing effect settings scroll bars -- enh (keithsw) Optimise logging in render loop ... means you cant turn on logging -- bug (chrisD) Avoid crash if pasted data is empty -- bug (chrisD) Fix github issue #709 "Fire effect height textbox entry" -- enh (keithsw) fixed change the link button image and hover text in the Setup screen #342 -- bug (dkulp) Make sure picture effect is re-initted at start of effect -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on toggle strands when clicked on a strand instead of model -- enh (gil) Add shutter support to DMX model. -- enh (dkulp) Allow 180 trees to rotate and make sure they display as 180 -- enh (dkulp) Start all jobs that don't depend on anything above them first, then start the rest. 30% performance improvement -- enh (dkulp) Make sure the list box is growable -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on render on some sequences -- enh (Jennifer)added tool tips for countdowns -- enh (Jennifer)New enhancements for countdown timer in text effect -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (keithsw) Fix video effect start time bug. -- enh (keithsw) Allow VU Meter to use Papagayo layer 0 as a timing track -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (chrisD) Fix rounding issue leading to unwanted gap between spirals -- bug (gil) Fix model staying highlighted when removed from group. Fixes #707. -- bug (gil) Prevent creation of unnecessary layer when promoting effects from only 1 strand. -- bug (gil) Fix exception when opening Lyric Dialog. Fixes #710. -- bug (keithsw) More animated GIF fixes ... all should work now -- enh (keithsw) Add right click menu to controller list on setup tab including: - Inserts controller(s) at a point in the list - Bulk update IP address, channel count and description - Bulk delete - delete key and control-A to select all - activate and deactivate are now available as right click menu items. Double click or ENTER key open the controller to edit it - grey out inactive controllers - open controller in your browser -- enh (keithsw) Allow rubber band selection of models on layout tab without holding down shift key -- bug (keithsw) keyboard nudging of multiple selected models now works -- enh (keithsw) Add multi artnet universe adding -- bug (keithsw) Fix seven segment states not sticking -- enh (keithsw) Add FPP Connect which will upload universe configuration, fseq and media files. -- enh (keithsw) Add start channel checks to check sequence -- enh (keithsw) Fix #342 - add a tooltip to show dir/media dir link button to make it clearer what the button does in each state
  11. New Release 2016.50 One thing in this release I like is Dan Kulp's feature to launch xlights from a DOS prompt. Many bug fixes and enhancements. Thanks Dan, Gil and Keith! Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.50 Sep 27, 2016 -- enh (gil) Allow arrow key to be used to scroll in model list in Layout. Fixes #582. -- enh (dkulp) Add -r command line switch to render and save the fseq file and then exit -- enh (gil) Modify value curve icon so its clear when its not selected. Fixes #675. -- bug (gil) Fix crash when pasting bad data. Fixes #693 and fixes #694. -- bug (gil) Fix extra preview windows not holding their saved position. -- bug (dkulp) Fix node names used for HLS imports truncating the last character -- bug (keithsw) Fix animated GIF files which were not rendering correctly -- enh (keithsw) Make import and export of effects remember the last type used under assumption user is likely to want to use it again next time -- bug (keithsw) Fix contrast on oversized sub-buffer. Yellow on light grey -- enh (keithsw) Add links to common web resources to the help menu -- enh (keithsw) Add palette reversal and deletion -- enh (keithsw) Add multilayer insertion -- bug (keithsw) Make output and model descriptions XML safe -- enh (keithsw) Make garland lights on tree effect optional -- bug (keithsw) Fix start channel check in check sequence calculating start channel incorrectly -- enh (keithsw) Add custom model checks to check sequence -- enh (keithsw) Add model checks to star and circles models to ensure all nodes correctly allocated -- bug (keithsw) Fix some preset layer counting issues - string v3 presets from display as they cant be applied -- enh (keithsw) Fix #340 - Add key model stats to model export -- enh (keithsw) Add effect decriptions and effect export to get easy list of your effects in sequence and analysis of effect frequency. -- enh (keithsw) Add check sequence check to highlight the network adapter we will output lights data to. -- bug (keithsw) Increase maximum time offset for effects import from 10 seconds to 10 minutes -- bug (keithsw) Fix model channel overlap checking in layout panel
  12. i changed your password to welcome1 on www.nutcracker123.com/forum

    login name is ccrowder

     

    your secret question

    "What does r mean in rgb?", answer red

     

    change your password after you log in.

    it shows you registered on 9/16

    thanks

    sean

  13. best place to post this is eithe rin the xlights forum (www.nutcracker123.com/forum or the xlights facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/628061113896314/ I do not think any of the xlights developers read this group. I am not a LOR user but many people run their LOR dongle directly from xLights and do all of their sequencing for AC lights directly from xlights. Richard Renn and Clyde Lyndsey are two power LOR users who now use xlights. Both had 200-300 channels of AC.
  14. New Manual Released for xLights 2016.45 Great job by our manual writers. http://xlights.org/xLights_User_Manual.pdf With this release i am making the link generic so you can bookmark it and it will always point to latest. Thanks to Gerard Machado, Kevin Pankratz and Steve Giron
  15. 2016.46 released. This is another BIG release. If people wonder why we do releases every 1-2 weeks it is because our three developers Dan, Gil and Keith, produce so much content. - New TreeList in LAYOUT tab from Gil, nice!. - Sub models. Look under a model and see new option. This allows taking a snowflake and then defining more models under it. We will prob need a video tutorial on all that this can do. - The text effect, that used to have 4 text lines, now has 1. When you open a sequence your text effects will be put on separate layers. This give you more capability than before (for example you can do masking between your individual lines of text now). - Lots of SuperStar fixes from Gil. - Many bug fixes Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.46 Aug 17, 2016 -- enh (dkulp) Add SubModels for defining effects for specific parts of a model -- bug (dkulp) Check for invalid models before adding the models associated with the current view so those models can be selected for mapping -- bug (dkulp) Fix node level effect broken in .45 -- bug (dkulp) Add some null ptr checks and logs to try and prevent/diagnose various crashes -- enh (dkulp) More work on enabling sandboxing on OSX -- enh (dkulp) Update ffmpeg to new version that doesn't make calls to private API's -- enh (gil) Text effect is now 1 line only. Old effects have been split with new layers added when necessary. -- bug (gil) Fix window frame rendering when top and bottom sizes don't match. Fixes #599. -- bug (gil) Fix arch selection when rotated upside down. Fixes #645. -- enh (gil) Support mask settings for Text effect imported from SuperStar. -- enh (gil) Add Shimmer option to Pictures effect to support Scene imports with shimmer from SuperStar. -- enh (gil) Fix SuperStar import that created upside-down color wash effects. -- bug (gil) Fix scene import from SuperStar. Scenes should never be flipped vertically. Also remove FlipY option. -- bug (gil) Fix the flipping issue for vertical sequences for SuperStar import. Got broke when fixing horizontal sequences. -- bug (gil) Fix copy/paste row that was broken by 2016.43. -- enh (gil) Modify row copy/paste to work cross sequence and when Paste by Cell is active. Fixes #650. -- bug (gil) Fix Pictures WrapX to wrap at model size instead of image size. -- enh (gil) Make the transition smooth if you cancel a model Import. Fixes #647. -- enh (gil) Enhance the Layout page by combining the Model Groups and Models. -- enh (keithsw) Add model preview to face and state dialogs to make setting channel ranges easier -- bug (keithsw) Fix crash when importing fseq when creating a new sequence -- bug (keithsw) Fix oversize LCB export. Fixes #648 -- bug (keithsw) Fix display of tooltips on test tab to display models against channels. -- enh (keithsw) Remove all but timing track option for piano effect -- bug (keithsw) Strip out video export for models that dont make sense or model groups. Fix colour handling for non RGB colour orders -- enh (keithsw) Add simple way to add 7 segment labels to model state definition -- enh (keithsw) Add a view from rear option on custom model dialog to help you insert pixels correctly into your coro models Fix #646 -- bug (keithsw) Fix #u:ch format calc when non e131 controllers are present. -- bug (keithsw) Fix accidentally disabled prompt for missing media file. -- enh (keithsw) Add state and submodel settings to xmodel files. -- bug (keithsw) Fix channel count on models export when channels are not contiguous -- bug (keithsw) Trigger start channel recalculation if setup tab is changed ... this helps if you are using o:c or #u:c formats for start channel -- enh (keithsw) Add model wiring dialog for custom models ... shows you a reverse view of the model with the wiring.