Somewhat new to the hobby, thank you for welcoming me. Over the past several years we have used LED strips and Pixel Nodes for Halloween and Christmas lighting. All LEDS have been controlled by basic controllers like the HC-008. It has 132 built in sequences that has satisfied by decorating fetish up to this point. Now I feel the need to step up my game and dive into computer animation. I'm sure it will be a fun, and sometimes a frustrating journey. I look forward to it, and will greatly appreciate any and all help, even with the STUPID new guy questions.