How to setup timing marks for multiple targets

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  1. smeighan

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    Here is a short video tutorial that will explain the process of being able to enter timing marks into a file without having to go through the GUI. I find it faster when I am i am reading timing marks from Audacity and loading them into Nutcracker


    https://vimeo.com/69479085


    One thing i forgot to mention in the video, spaces and new lines can be in any order. I find if i make a file with one line per row, it goes the fastest.


    For example, using the video's example of 3 models per timing mark


    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>


    instead of


    <tr>
    <td>11.5</td>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
    </tr>




    So I would edit the file and add say 20 new lines
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>
    <tr><td>11.5</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr>


    Now i go through and edit the old value of 11.5 seconds and put in what i really want. makes editing very fast. Save the xml file and reopen it in xLights and you will see all the new rows show up.


    As I mentioned in the video, i will be building some utilities to help do this for you. I am not sure if i get it done before the Academy July 12th.


    thanks
    sean
     
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    Sean, so a blank table column data <td></td> will let the effect that was set on a previous timing mark continue (without restarting the effect) and if so how do you set the effect to null/stop for a element on the timing mark.
     
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    Select the effect "None" and update the cell with that. None will turn everything off.


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