I guess I could use a little social interaction
- Jun 23, 2013
- angle vale s.a.
My crazy light lady has spent some time putting pixels on our old led reindeers 3 more to do at this stage anyways (as it seems most years they miraculously multiply during the off season lol) so we have used 12v 2811 nodes roughly 150 per reindeer smallest front one 130 and bigger one 163 nodes . So anyways has been the plan to do for sometime now and was really concerned how the heck im going to create a custom model in xlights luckily we had keith at our adelaide mini thanks again keith ! He showed us different ways of generating custom models . Was a little tricky but eventually worked it out first reindeer was by far the hardest over three days I finally got it ! So used generate custom model in xlights and video the test pattern tried different background light situations dark room light room etc found room lights on with no reflective background was best used big dark colored blanket was best in the end oh and also video Reindeers at an angle to be able too see all four legs separated and see horn area on head easily . So then I tried to automatic generate model nuup after many tries never going to happen would find multiple lights and many missing lights so then I went manual after many tries clicking on each individual light still having trouble i had success I found I had to lie to xlights as many of us knows xlights really dont care just wants to know roughly ! So the cure was too separate lights on the custom model I just made the models slightly bigger by clicking each light further apart at least crosshair distance on mouse pointer as being 3d reindeers very difficult to find all lights at rear of model etc and wallah it worked i saved and then in layout just made a couple nodes active was very relieved too say the least ! I made a model group chucked them in and had a play with a few effects and the video I have posted shows how they look ! So just be a little patient i think vid goes for 2.46 mins just showing a few options and yeah notice no butterfly effects lol as we all do that im sure ! And yes dont tell my crazy lady that even the grinch is little excited