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Ok so this thought just came to me. LOR has some trigger features and all, and I know well I think I saw this before, but has anyone done or anyone have an idea how to do a part of a show that is like guitar hero? Basically how cool would it be to have a small part of a show that can be controled by someone with a few buttons... You could do a free style mode or make a game of it with the colors you want them to turn on showing up... Just a crazy thought I had. That may have already been done hahaha.

Ryan

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Ok so this thought just came to me. LOR has some trigger features and all, and I know well I think I saw this before, but has anyone done or anyone have an idea how to do a part of a show that is like guitar hero? Basically how cool would it be to have a small part of a show that can be controled by someone with a few buttons... You could do a free style mode or make a game of it with the colors you want them to turn on showing up... Just a crazy thought I had. That may have already been done hahaha.

Ryan

Cool idea ......If memory serves me right Light show Pro software lets you control lights with the Wii video game controller

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Ok so this thought just came to me. LOR has some trigger features and all, and I know well I think I saw this before, but has anyone done or anyone have an idea how to do a part of a show that is like guitar hero? Basically how cool would it be to have a small part of a show that can be controled by someone with a few buttons... You could do a free style mode or make a game of it with the colors you want them to turn on showing up... Just a crazy thought I had. That may have already been done hahaha.

Ryan

LightShow Pro has this ability. You can connect up your Wii guitar and drums to your computer and use lightshow Pro to map the buttons. I used this last year for a 21st birthday party and used my rainbow floods for controllable dance floor lighting. Was a great use for my lighting outside of christmas

Here is a how to video from the developer

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That is pretty much what I had in mind! But I see it a step further... Lose the whole guitar thing and make more just a game. Recently an Art company in Ohio launched an online claw game (yep like the ones you can win little stuffed animals from) Of course it was huge and filled with unwanted christmas gifts like Nacho falvored lip balm. Users would get in line and when it was their turn paly the game from their home computer... If some one had the time and knowledge how cool would it be to set that up. I would do two modes. Free style where you could just have fun with 5 or so channels in part of the display and then GAME MODE. Where the main programmer has a look they want for each song and just like the guitar hero it shows them when and whats next. Instead of doing the display in the guitar hero motif, I would just do it as like a mega tree or arches or something. Of course I am no where near tech savy enough to do that, but I know there are some here who are AND it was just a wild thought that I came up with. Seeing that someone has almost done the full thing I am talking about it cool... NOW WHO WANTS TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT STEP? :rolleyes:

Ryan

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NOW WHO WANTS TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT STEP? :rolleyes:

A few people have dabbled in making their displays interactive online, so there is an interest. Early on, there was Komar's display, but I read that this proved to originally be a hoax, as the apparent control was pretty basic and therefore easier to emulate than to actually implement. I do not know if he eventually succeeded in offering some form of online real-time control.

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Ryan, As Eddy has already stated Light Show Pro has this ability and you have the choice to do it in game mode as you stated or not, it will also send the score to your computer if you want it to be a contest. I opted to not have it in game mode because I didn't want teens hanging out in front of my house all night. I did 3 out of the 16 songs I programmed to be Guitar Hero songs in case no one was around to 'play' my lights. The Wii guitar controlled my Mega tree, arches. mini trees, a mini-mega tree above my front door and LED fences I had bordering my display as well as the trees,bushes,strobes and star above the mega tree, you do the channel mapping yourself for whatever you want to be controlled. There are approximately 19 different button effects on the Wii guitar and you can use it alone or with the Wii drums as well. I had a very positive reaction to it, most people were in disbelief that it could be done, except for the kid who showed up EVERY night. LOL If there is any way I can help you with it I would be more than happy to. Sincerely. George

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Well that is wicked awesome it has all those features. While my personnal display is now all static and way trimmed back because of my job (on the plus side I get to work with a huge budget at theme park and have almost free range!) I could see us doing an interactive show there for sure. doing it in game mode of course would be ok cause theme parks want lines of teenagers :lol: . It is so awesome that this has already been done and is out there. After seeing your video and you giving a bit o back ground it sounds like it is something I could pull off. I was fearful I would have to start from the ground up which I don't have the skills to do, but with a plattform already in place that does most of what I was asking that is great. I just have to talk some people into the idea of adding a "show" to the park because that is what it would become

THANKS!

Ryan

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