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Nutcracker: New effect class, twinkle

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. smeighan

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    New Effect.


    This is a pretty simple effect, it allows blinking your pixels and changing the blink speed.
    A new prompt, blink_speed, is how many ms the led is on and how long it is off.
    Unlike all previous effects, this blink rate will be calculated using your frame timing. So if you choose 200ms, it will be 200ms regardless of frame timing.


    Standard multi color strings are RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW and PURPLE. The 5 colors i choose match these colors.


    For this first effect I set sparkles variable to 100%. This means every pixel in your target will be blinking.


    twinkle Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target A
    effect_class twinkle
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    effect_name TWINKLE1
    window_degrees 180
    frame_delay 100
    sparkles 100
    blink_speed 300
    color1 #FF0000
    color2 #FFFF00
    color3 #FF00FF
    color4 #0000FF
    color5 #00FF00
    show_frame N
    seq_duration 5
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    color6 #FFFFFF
    direction down
    $use_background N
    background_color #FFFFFF
    fade_3d N
    rainbow_hue N
    handiness R
    speed 1
    batch 0
    OBJECT_NAME twinkle
    [​IMG]


    Here instead of 100% of the pixels blinking, i choose 20%.
    I also changed the colors.
    I slowed the blink rate from 300 ms to 500ms.


    The blink rate should be calculated using your frame timing and allows you to pick how fast the lights blink.


    If you pick 500 then a pixel will be on for 500ms and off for 500s.


    twinkle Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target A
    effect_class twinkle
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    effect_name TWINKLE2
    window_degrees 180
    frame_delay 100
    sparkles 20
    blink_speed 500
    color1 #FFFFFF
    color2 #230AFF
    color3 #FFFFFF
    color4 #0011FF
    color5 #FFFFFF
    show_frame N
    seq_duration 5
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    color6 #FFFFFF
    direction down
    $use_background N
    background_color #FFFFFF
    fade_3d N
    rainbow_hue N
    handiness R
    speed 1
    batch 0
    OBJECT_NAME twinkle
    [​IMG]
     
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    smeighan

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    twinkle effect was missing from projects.


    it has now been added so you can use this effect in any of your projects
     

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