Basic on/off and Fade Settings

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    djohnson1810 Apprentice Elf

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    I love what you have done with Nutcracker. The fact that you can do these complex patterns with little effort is awesome. Unless I am missing something however, I don't see the more basic on/off and fade up and down settings.


    Coming from the LOR S3 world I like the new function that Nutcracker provides, but the fact remains that the foundation of any sequence is going to be the basic on/off and simple fades (in my opinion). Is this function available and I am just missing it?


    What I did this year was to use Nutcracker to make a couple of complex effects and then just paste them into S3. I t would be great if I could do this all in Nutcracker. A one stop sequencer.


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    There is an effect called "On" and another called "Off" and there are "Fade In" and "Fade Out" times you can specify for any effect. The downside with version 3 is that you needed to create a different model for every A/C strand if you wanted to turn them on and off or fade at different times but it was possible. We hope to have a better method before next season.
     
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    Cool. I did not see that. I saw the video of the V4 alpha and it looks exciting. I hope to be able to use this exclusively.
     
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    After the 4.0 release in the next 4-8 weeks, Dave Pitts has said he is going to release a grid editor. What he means by that is the traditional editing of data across all the channels. So if u have 200 ac channels and 2000 RGB channels, u can edit those 200 channels, create ramps, fades, set them on or off. Shimmer, twinkle them. In other words there will be a new editor screen that looks like vixen,lor. Probably will come out in April/may timeframe.
     
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    If thats the case with fade up, fade down, twinkle etc it makes it a tough decision to head towards Light Show Pro as I was considering, unless Light Show Pro is a big step above what it can achieve now for the money
     
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    That sounds great. That will be the best of both worlds. I am hoping to then output that to my new FPP.


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    Any updates on a grid editor. I need to get started. I always wait until the last minute and I am trying not to do that this year. :D
     
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    Grid editor will not be in 4.0(next few weeks), 4.1 (release ape/may). Target is jun/jul. If u need single ac channel stuff now, I would go lor,Hls or vixen.
     

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