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Thanks ChrisL, I'm not a member at that forum. You care to elaborate here?

Jeff and Dale, I checked them out. What a fantastic tree. That is cool but $3000 for one tree. And god how hard must it have been for that programming. I added a color ribbon to my Demo I'm doing and wow is it tedious. It's like adding 50 channels for every 16 feet of cable and that's in RGB mode. 150 if you go to each LED in single mode.

I'm definitly not going that way to start. Too expensive and too hard for a virgin programmer which is what I will be for next years display. Considering I havn't even bought the software or hardware yet.

Just an FYI I have 5000 lights just purchaced this year brand new in the boxes and about 2000 on the house right now. I'm going to jump into an LOR for next christmas and am looking for the best bang for buck right now that is versitile enough for the future. I already made a couple mistakes last year when I bought some (Auto Lights) that twinkle and change color because they aren't controllable.

My thoughts on the color ribon are that it is absolutly perfect for what I'm looking for except for the price. At 10x the price of doing it with 3 individual Red, Green, Blue strands. However you get control over every 5" I think instead of 8' I think it will be a while before I buy it.

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Very Awesome Dennis.

Are you using the LOR programming software?

I've been looking at this function and see some extra macros but not sure what they do does anyone know what they are or could you point me to a tutorial of some sorts?

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Very Awesome Dennis.

Are you using the LOR programming software?

I've been looking at this function and see some extra macros but not sure what they do does anyone know what they are or could you point me to a tutorial of some sorts?

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No, it would be a painful time doing that with the current S2 software, macros can only do what is in the firmware.

LSP comes closer but still cannot do 8 layers of events.

Only SuperStarLights can do that in today's software.

Still learning much on this with future updates to come. The Roll Dice feature gives you almost instant programming in SSL. You can even do both instant and manual while programing.

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I use a CCR to fill the inside of my megatree star. Works great when you want the mega tree to turn one color and have the star match. Programming all 150 channels is a bear sometimes but you can create some neat effects. Stobes, exploding star, twirls, etc, check out my videos, not the best quality but you can make it out. All is done in LOR S2 no expensive special software is needed to do that.

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My previous reply was a question about someting not working on the boards but I got it working.

Awesome Video! At first I watched it and thought "how could they program something this complex with LOR" and then found out about the software that is available. Every year I am blown away with what people do.

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I am new to LOR this year and took the plunge and bought 2 CCR's before Halloween.

I sequenced them in a couple of songs with Superstar software.

I would have been totally lost without Superstar.

Very easy to use once you practice a bit, and now he has added the instant sequencer which instantly gives you a sequence based on the timings in LOR.

He also sells pre-made sequences and gave away one sequence for free this holiday. Thanks Brian!

I used them vertically on both sides of my porch with zip ties to conduit - they shoot up 16 feet in the air - very impressive.

Superstar is the only way for a newbie to use CCR's in my opinion - unless you have a lot of time to program on top of your LOR sequencing.

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didn't mean to hijack either. but there is also a diy version of these comming out from RJ over on the diy-light-animation forum that looks very promising and not too expensive.

Double hi-jack - you can already do these with 6803 boxes from Aliexpress (LT6803s) or with the most awsome, four output (LOR's is one), super small TP3244 from Tabor and Phil over at Aussie Christmas Lighting - paid less than 40$ each for the board, $8 for the power supply and $70 for the 16ft strip - or about 1/2 the CCR price...with more features...though a slightly less shallower color depth.

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My previous reply was a question about someting not working on the boards but I got it working.

Awesome Video! At first I watched it and thought "how could they program something this complex with LOR" and then found out about the software that is available. Every year I am blown away with what people do.

I think that comment alone shows just how important the software side of Holiday Lighting will be on larger, more complex and RGB+pixel displays going forward. The hardware is now childs play - the real majic is in the software.

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How about some links to the things being mentioned?

The DIY groups never cease to amaze me ... they are so cutting edge, its amazing.

I have created a PDF file on using alternative RGB lighting and where to get it (PC only has a limit of 100k for PDF files so i couldnt upload it here). The video in the pdf file show a mixture of CCRs and cheap Chinese imported lighting, you really cant tell the difference and i have been very happy with the Chinese import especially when one 5 metre 6803 strip is $70 and a controller that will run upto 12 of these strips is around $40, so lots of money to save if your keen to go DIY

Here is my PDF on what ive used and where to get it

http://forums.auschristmaslighting.com/index.php/topic,634.0.html

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How about some links to the things being mentioned?.

Since so much of this (excluding CCR's and FireFli's) are DIY - do searches for Pixel, RGB at the Aussie Lighting Forum and here - myself and others have posted throughout 2010 the progress of different RGB/pixel projects we were working on.

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Thanks guys alot of info in the links on this thread. Since I'm just starting out with my first display to be in 2011 I think I'll be holding off on the rgbs for now.

Sounds like a good idea. Two years and they'll be 100% fleshed out.

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So with this Superstar software, can you program what you want in it (Like the color Ribbons) Then import it back into LOR S2 Software?

YES, you basically enter your CCR or Firefly information into the program, then generate the effects, then export to LOR format and then paste back in manually.

The software is very powerful at creating animations and matrix effects is currently pretty specific to CCR, FIREFLY and LOR.

At first glance, I thought the interface looked terrible ... but after watching videos of it and using the demo version (can download and try for free, just not export anything) ...

its really quite good and amazingly powerful for the intended use and scope.

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