2.5 to 3M Ray tree

DrNeutron

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Hi Guys:

Wondering if anyone has created a 10 - 12ft ray tree and how it looks? I am looking at building one next year and wanted the height to be roughly 1/2 a strip of the 5M strips from ray or 3M max.....I wanted to make it 12 strips wide for a 180 degree tree. Anyone have one around this dimension that I could see in action? Most everyone keeps it a full strip length and just wondering how a smaller one would look.
Thanks.
 

Robert

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Here is a pic of my mighty tree. It's only 6 strips, 2.5M of flex strip, on 10ft, 3/4" PVC. The spacing at the top is 2", the bottom spacing is 12"

 

DrNeutron

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That looks very nice!
Do you have any video of it doing text and such?
Thanks for sharing.
 

Robert

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Thanks:) I didn't use any txt on the tree. The spacing on the tree would null the effect, I believe. I'm just starting to delve into pixels and software(LSP), so i kept it simple this year, lots of macros,fades,chases. in hopes of wrapping my head around things. Which I think worked out well for me
 

Habbosrus

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Yep, I have one that is 12 strips x 3mtr (I got Ray to cut & put pigtails on each of them) and it looks great. I have had trouble trying to get video but will try again this evening. I was going to try last night but I had a lot of cars coming by and I didn't want to get in there way.
 

abundy

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Hey Robert, i like the effect.
1 question, is your "tree" semi circular at the bottom, like a half cone, or just flat 2D.




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Robert

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abundy said:
Hey Robert, i like the effect.
1 question, is your "tree" semi circular at the bottom, like a half cone, or just flat 2D.




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Thanks,

It's a flat, 2D tree. I personally like it flat, better. I just added 6 more strips to the tree. Should be able to get some, really clean effects now.
 
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