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Pixicles anyone?

Discussion in 'Show Off Arena' started by lithgowlights, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. lithgowlights

    lithgowlights Senior Elf

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    Task: Waste 3 hours one afternoon after Graham, a member here, had left after having a chat.

    Tools: 150 2801 pixels, PIXAD8 with 5V supply, 3 meters of plastic fencing, 60 cable ties, Vixen 2.1 and 30 minutes of tweaking of the display

    Result: you be the judge ::)

    http://youtu.be/WLSfyMPR68A
     
  2. cenote

    cenote Suburbs of Philadelphia

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    Nice...can't wait till I can start playing. Holding out for a few month's till LOR releases us the e1.31 protocol. Just got a new beta tonight...things are looking promising ;)

    Edit: :-X
     
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    Robbo Full Time Elf

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    can you shed any light on what is in the new beta? in the LOR sections preferably?
     
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    dropbear_luke Full Time Elf

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    Great work, especially love the colours.
     
  5. Bevo

    Bevo Let your Light Shine before men

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    Looking good, I love the meteor shower effect.

    I had a lot of people comment on the Kmart ones I had up around the place.
     
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    grahami2006 Full Time Elf

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    Looks good Dave considering you were still playing with it when I left. BTW Sent you an email this morning.
     
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    JPB Full Time Elf

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    Very nice, I have been thinking about how to use pixels to replicate icicles and your idea of using plastic fencing is brilliant.

    Jon
     
  8. Karob

    Karob Let there be Light!

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    Fantastic effect, What is the spacing on the plastic fence as I had also thought about the effect of pixicles but the fence idea sounds like a smart way of doing it.
     
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    pipersmall Full Time Elf

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    Looks great. I do love the different range of effects that can be achieved with this set up.
     
  10. klanger

    klanger New Elf

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    Looks great dave, well done
     
  11. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    I like the coloured icicle effect. Is it possible to have mixed colours at the same time but not have the "drop" change colour during the fall? (like they are independent sprites)
     
  12. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Very nice effect these would make along the gutter, but at a price as these would chew up the channels and pixels. Now how do I go about selling my first born :eek:
     
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    lithgowlights Senior Elf

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    Very easy, but I simply overlayed the earlier color swipes and the icicles then a random effect over the icicles to easily program them for the demo in Vixen. When I finalise the design I'll create a library for LSP of effects like a snow which fills up from the bottom, color icicles, effects which really make the most of the shape of the icicles on the house.
     
  14. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    job well done Lithgow so many effects in one item. makes the money side of it go further love it
     

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