DIY Coro Props

stooged

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this will be a bit of a journey but i will be making videos which will show how to design and make props using lightburn, xlights etc.
the video i am posting here just shows how to use lightburn and my laser to make dual row pixel stakes but i will get around to showing how to make larger props and print them out onto paper to make templates so you can use traditional tools to cut the prop out.

i know props are not that expensive in this hobby but i love the "diy" aspect of it so as i create these things i will record them and share to hopefully empower other people to do the same.



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hySJ92fs_2o
 

MikeKrebs

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Very nicely done. Loved that you showed quickly and easily how to map custom props in xLights. I knew that was there but didn't realize how easy it was to do. A little off topic but could you talk about your laser in general. I saw you had a NEJE Max 4 with the E80 in your videos. Is that what you used to make these with?
 

Johnnyboy

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Very cool post! thanks for sharing!

If i get in to custom props, this will be a big time saver

Cheer!
 

Mark_M

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It's good to see someone using the automatic pixel mapper in xLights!
I think it's an under rated feature of xLights, I don't see mention in the forums, Facebook groups or other videos on it being used very oftern.
 

stooged

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Very nicely done. Loved that you showed quickly and easily how to map custom props in xLights. I knew that was there but didn't realize how easy it was to do. A little off topic but could you talk about your laser in general. I saw you had a NEJE Max 4 with the E80 in your videos. Is that what you used to make these with?
The spinner was cut on the max 4 with e80 and the frame extension to increase the working area to 750 x 1030

The pixel stakes were cut on my max 3 with e40


It's good to see someone using the automatic pixel mapper in xLights!
I think it's an under rated feature of xLights, I don't see mention in the forums, Facebook groups or other videos on it being used very oftern.

That feature in xlights is awesome, i have mapped a few custom props with it.
It took a bit of experimenting with it at first to figure out the best way to record the prop but once i worked that out it pretty much nails it first time every time.
 
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