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Nutcracker: bug fixes, gif window

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, May 21, 2012.

  1. smeighan

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    Thanks to the testing Henedce did on the nutcracker, i have found an omission and a bug.
    omission: for the gif effect, it was not prompting for the window degrees. All my effects should have this prompt. Fixed.
    bug: My 180 degree window was taking strand 1 +/- 90 degrees. I wanted the half tree to go from strand 1 to 1/2 of maxStrands. It is now fixed.


    You may be interested in how Henedce (down Australia way), built his megatree. I have been thinking of how to get the rigid spacing that will make the Nutcracker effects most effective. Henedce used pvc pipe, a drill jig, a base construction method that sets exact spacing. He is using 12 strings of 84 pixels folded so he has 24 strands of 42 pixels. He has built a half megatree.


    Here is a thread of how he built his tree
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?20178-My-Pixel-Tree-The-Beginnings-(The-edited-version)/page4


    He has built his tree and has run through the library of effects of Nutcracker. He highlighted that text still doesn't work (i know, i know).


    It is cool to see so many of the Nutcracker effects actually work as advertised. He posted the gif , the efect settings and the vimeo movie for each.






    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?20588-Nutcracker-Gif-to-Pixel-Tree/page1
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?20588-Nutcracker-Gif-to-Pixel-Tree/page2
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?20588-Nutcracker-Gif-to-Pixel-Tree/page3
     

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