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Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by Nuzzy, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Nuzzy

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if there is an easy way to have the big W 3 wire led strings do similar to their normal flashy thing through Xlights without having to manually set durations etc?

    Mainly so when in between shows the lights can twinkle but still be controlled during shows.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Junior

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    This will be in interesting. I was planning to loop mine for 2 to 3 hours lol. Thats what my missus reckons. But wouldn't mind having some animations only in between.

    First time I'll use the scheuler tomorrow. Hope mine works.
     
  3. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Generous Elf

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    I've been struggling to find suitable effects to do it in xlights, so ended up creating patterns the hard way and doing lots of copy & paste.

    The effects that I though would do the job seem to only work correctly for RGB lights. Maybe I just don't understand how xlights works yet.
     
  4. Junior

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    You got a vid of your sequences. As I only started 3 weeks ago. And been sequencing since last Sunday. Be interesting
     
  5. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Generous Elf

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    I'd have videos of last years display on YouTube. Link is to the left (red symbol).
     
  6. Junior

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    Man there is only so much we can do with strings hey. So trying my best to kick ass on the difficulty of a sequence. The effects on the AC toolbar is having some good reactions atm. But yeah can't do what you can get from these big boys.
     
  7. Junior

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    Call me crazy? Where's the link?
     
  8. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Generous Elf

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    The red YouTube symbol to the left of my posts.

    It shows up there for anyone who has the YouTube link set in their profile.
     
  9. Junior

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    Oh sorry David. I thought you were the initial poster and had only fairy lights like me lol. Wondering what people do to make it interesting with just big w lights.
     
  10. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Generous Elf

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    My display is mostly Big W lights for strings, but has candy canes and other stuff that's all simple DC channels.
     
  11. Junior

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    Maybe cos I'm on phone I can't see your videos. Love to see ideas around to make our strings interesting.
     
  12. Junior

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    Sorry Nuzzy, we didn't answer your question.
     

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