Horizontal matrix

vincerules

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

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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vincerules said:
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.

you need a model that is
1) horizontal
2) starts wrapping in upper right corner
3) has two strands (folds) per string





thanks
sean
 

vincerules

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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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vincerules said:
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?

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
 

vincerules

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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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vincerules said:
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

you need 14
90
1
 

vincerules

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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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vincerules said:
14,90,1 makes a matrix in nutcracker that goes like this

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

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
 

vincerules

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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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