As some are already aware been playing with the a bit and have got it to a point it may be useful. Attached in the ZIP you will find two vbscript files, they have some internal documentation so people can see what they do. Also a sample pixelmap.csv is include. This is based on my own proposed mapping for the megatree. Requirements: This has been tested with the latest version of ImageMagick, the portable version. Getting started: Choose a location with plenty of space, though with todays HDD's this shouldn't matter. Create a folder and name it something sensible to you, mine is called TigerVMS (Tiger Vixen Matrix Scripts) Unzip the attached scripts into this this folder Create a subfolder called IM6, download the portable version of imagemagick and unzip into this folder. Create the vixenvir folder, this is not yet auto-created if missing Create the imageinput folder, this is the default location for image sequences. ImageMagick download page http://www.imagemagick.org/download/www/binary-releases.html#windows Once you have down all that you need some image files to actually process. There are many options but for the Windows world VirtualDub is what i am using. http://www.virtualdub.org/ Sorry can't run through a how to use but the goal is to open a mpg file and then export as Image Sequence into the imageinput folder above. Once you have a set of images in the folder, it's time then to get your hands dirty at the command line. Open a CMD window and change to the drive and folder you created in the beginning. Here is my full command line with all options cscript imageprocess.vbs /inputfolder:imageinput /width:40 /height:56 /imagetypeng /nogif:false Check the images folders and see if it worked if so, you can now run the ppmprocess.vbs file here's my command line cscript ppmprocess.vbs /outputfile:mymatrix.vir /mapfileixelmap.csv The pixelmap file was generated in excel and exported as a comma separated list, if no pixel map file is provided a 1:1 mapping is done. -------------------------------- Here's the headers from both script files '............................................. 'Script ppmprocess.vbs Version 1.1 ' 'Purpose: Convert a selection of PPM files into a Vixen Routine file ' Primary use for RGB Matrix sequencing. ' 'Author: Aussiephil from forums.auschristmaslighting.com ' 'Requirements: ' Script must be located in a parent folder to the PPM files, the ppm folder must be called outputppm. ' output folder vixenvir MUST exist. ' 'Copywrite: Aussiephil 2010... with credit to mrpackethead for the original perl scripting (that made little sense to me) ' 'Aurguments accepted by script ' /outputfile:<name of file> ' /mapfile:<name of file> ' 'Version 1.0: Released 16 Oct 2010 'Version 1.1: Released 18 Oct 2010 '............................................. '............................................. 'Script imageprocess.vbs Version 1.1 ' 'Purpose: Convert a selection of image files into PPM files that can be processed ' Primary use for RGB Matrix sequencing. ' 'Author: Aussiephil from forums.auschristmaslighting.com ' 'Requirements: ' Script must be located in a parent folder to the image files, the image folder defaults to imageinput. ' Output folders are created if they are missing ' The ImageMagick convert.exe MUST be located in a subfolder called IM6 ' 'Copywrite: Aussiephil 2010... with credit to mrpackethead for the original perl scripting (that made little sense to me) ' 'Aurguments accepted by script ' /inputfolder:<name of folder> no trailing slash and defaults to imageinput ' /width:<pixel width of matrix> ' /height:<pixel height of matrix> ' /imagetype:<file extension of images> defaults to png ' /nogif:<true/false> only true required, defaults to false and outputs gif files to assist. ' 'Version 1.0: Released 16 Oct 2010 'Version 1.1: Released 18 Oct 2010 '............................................. -------------------------- Cheers Phil UPDATED File Version 1.2 Pixel Map now used correctly. NOTE: after saving your csv file please open in notepad and remove the QUOTE marks around the text data especially the RGB entry. The default output file is a pastelog file open this file select all, copy to clipboard and then just paste in Vixen. NOTE: For larger matrix sizes this file can get quit large and have examples over a 100Mb. I would seriously recommend installing Notepad++ it's free and handles large files quite well. Another file is created that contains a Channel Order for vixen, this can be pasted into a sequence file or a profile file, i would suggest the profile be used.