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    vincerules Full Time Elf

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    I have my matrix made and added into nutcracker. It starts in the top right and goes like this:
    <-----------------------------------
    ------------------------------------>
    <-----------------------------------
    ------------------------------------>
    <-----------------------------------
    ------------------------------------>
    <-----------------------------------

    I tried to do text in nutcracker(from left to right) and rows 1,3,5,7 all start/go the correct direction but rows 2,4,6 start on the left side and move right instead. How do I tell nutcracker that my matrix wraps the way it is above?

    edit: Just wanted to add that everything works fine in the Test tab. If I do rgb cycle it goes through each pixel correctly.
     
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    you need a model that is
    1) horizontal
    2) starts wrapping in upper right corner
    3) has two strands (folds) per string


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    thanks
    sean
     
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    Thanks Sean, I'll try that out later today.

    My matrix is 14 rows of 90 pixels each, so I should do:
    Actual # of Strings: 7
    # of RGB nodes per string: 180
    # of Strands per string: 2
    Starting Corner: Top Right

    What if I had an odd number of rows, like 15?
     
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    14 rows of 90 pixels, is this 14 strings (You have 14 connectors)?


    or do you have 7 strings of 180 pixels?


    when we prompt you for number of strings think how many connectors you have.
    if you have 7x180 strings then you would enter


    strings? 7
    nodes per string? 180
    strands per string? 2
    starting corner? Top right
     
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    Yes, I have 14 connectors. Last night I tried
    # of Strings: 14
    # of RGB Nodes: 90
    # Strands per string: 2

    and it gave me rows only 45 pixels wide...im guessing because the 2 "folds" would cause it to be folder in half... so what I need is 14 rows of 90 pixels, thats why i figured I should try 7x180/2 folds


    Here is my raw setup without my confusing interpetations :)
    I have 14 individual strings each with 90 pixels
    90-----------------------1
    91-----------------------180
    270----------------------181

    etc etc
     
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    you need 14
    90
    1
     
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    14,90,1 makes a matrix in nutcracker that goes like this

    90---------------1
    180-------------91
    270------------181


    Some more info that I left out. I am running this off a p2. So 7 rows are on one port and 7 on the other. I think that is where I am screwed up.

    So should I have 2 strings of 630 with 7 folds. I'll try that when I get home
     
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    ok, i see. i am not sure why you wrapped them that way. 14 individual strings, the odd strngs you wrapped right to left, the even strings you wrapped left to right. We dont have a model that matches this.


    i think you need to do what you were trying
    7 strings of 180 nodes with 2 strands per string. that should get the channel layout in the right place.


    thanks
     
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    Thanks Sean, I got it going. I misunderstood how the program wanted the settings. I understand now.

    I am using a p2 for my matrix which allows 4 universes per port. So it should be 2 strings, 630 pixels 7 folds. But nutcracker only allows a Max of 300 pixels. I ended up using 7/180/2 to make it work.

    Thanks again for your help.
     

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