Secret Santa 2020

Zuseleets

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Back by popular demand ( by @Cranzy actually) is 2020 version of Secret Santa. The rules this year have changed. Why? Because it's 2020 and anything can happen, that's why!

It's not exactly a Secret Santa, it's a xlights version of Secret Santa. Here's how to play.

1. If you wish to join in and be a part of Secret Santa, reply to this thread and include your xlights files before August 31st 2020

2. I'll use a online Secret Santa generator to draw the names for everyone get my son to draw names out of a hat. I will then send you a message of the persons name that was selected for you.

3. Once you get your giftee's name, grab the persons xlights files from this thread and get sequencing.

4. Reveal date will be 21st November 2020. Please send your giftees completed sequence to me via PM and I will reveal them on this same thread.

Rules for 2020 Secret Santa
  • NO mapping an existing sequence onto your Secret Santa "giftee".
  • The sequence has to be a minimum of 30secs and max of whatever you want.
  • Song choice can be whatever you like.

Remember you have until the end of the month ( which is this weekend basically) to get your "entry" in. Reveal date will be Saturday November 21st 2020 ( that's if the world doesn't end before hand).

So who's in?
 

Mark_M

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As said before.... I'll raise my hand.
Although this will be a stretch. I'll be able to get something done these holidays and participate on the revel date. Anything in the next few weeks or leading to revel date I won't be able to do. Unfortunately I cannot cancel exams for Christmas lights, there might be good reason :unsure:.

I've got my idea for someone else's sequence. It should be easy I hope :).
 

Zuseleets

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I'm in too as per previous thread. :) I'm new so how exactly do we share the xlights files?
The easiest way I know how to do it is to package up a new sequence. Create a new sequence in your show folder ( just put a effect on it to save it, although, I dont even think you need to do that?!) . Save it and then while you still have the sequence opened, click tools then click on package sequence. Xlights will create the sequence in a zip folder with all your files in it. Then you just need to send that zip folder to me/post here in this thread.
 

Zuseleets

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Here's the list of everyone who's joined in Secret Santa, and next to their name, is where you'll be able to find their xlights files. If there is no link next to your name, that means I'm still waiting on your xlights files and house image file, so if you can please send them through, that would be awesome.

1. @Mark_M https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_qYHy9A4Sok0ZUbncHqTnzQPQTum0uDB?usp=sharing
2. @Dreamin https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pbwbdlj223tzx9p/AAD98zPbhhzmqf1YlVxXkbnia?dl=0
3. @Zuseleets https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hblwunnlpa3ej0o/AAB54sm5fvScEOwwJIZgWd--a?dl=0
4. @Cranzy https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lm69uku4ca636kw/AAC3LE9q_JlmV6vuiHSbblMta?dl=0
5. @drakky https://www.dropbox.com/sh/452n3lgo72pcwim/AACvb2P_vtsBn4h6vmJrJ03ga?dl=0
 
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Zuseleets

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I have just sent everyone a pm with the name of who they are to sequence. If you didn't receive a pm from me, please let me know. Reveal date is November 21st more details about reveal closer to the date. Remember there is a prize for best sequence! Thanks for participating gents.
 

Zuseleets

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Thanks for organising it! :) I'm suprised more didn't join in. It's a great way to learn xlights on the go. :)
I expected small numbers. I know there is alot of us who are facing going dark this year because of the uncertainty covid is creating. I get that. It's a crap year. I'm extremely lucky I can still put my lights up ( at this stage!) Maybe next year will be a little more promising for all.
 

Mark_M

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A bump to the thread;
When abouts' is the revel today (November 21st)?
I'm presuming over Zoom?
 
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