Welcome aboard ..
I know you will do well once you get your head around it all .. Big step from non computer animated to full on pixels etc . But you know where to find me .
I hope everyone here gives you as much support with your journey as they did me ( A Lot) .
As I told you the main thing...
Just a quick not to say
THANK YOU Eddie / Phil
Ive had a problem with my Comm port/Windows7/HLS for over a week . Finally decided debugging was not the answer Sunday night .
Sent Eddie an email to enquire about a D2 and Phil posted Tuesday , Recieved today made the cross over cable and BINGO no...
Never mind I solved it.
When I was updating in string effects it wasnt writing the xml correctly.
This is what it should have looked like
<network e131='1' ubl='1'/>
<string num='1' act='1' type='WS2811' speed='3600' univ='111' slotstart='1' pixcount='170'/>
<string num='5' act='1'...
I just cut the tube to length and capped each with acrylic sheet . They are glued to a piece of timber that was routed so everything stayed in place.
Sorry I dint take build photos as I was too keen to get this done :)
When I worked out my tree I based the strings on the same spacing between strings at the mid point of the tree as the pixel spacing of the strings.
But in saying that more is better in my opinion . You could never look stupid with too many lights.
There is no such thing as too many :)
Now that I have a few more small arches to play with I cant decide how to lay them out for this year. The more I play the more ideas keep popping up.
My 2 favorites so far.
Arches 2012 option 1
Arches 2012 Option 2
Then of course the more traditional side by side .
Got 2 1500mm tubes bent today. A lot harder than the bigger arches. I succeeded 2 out of 3 attempts.
I didn't quite get the form 100 % correct as you can see below the legs are not at 90 degrees. But I am still happy with them.
And a quick show off :)
2012 Mini Arches