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Spiral Tree Xlights Custom Model

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by christish2006, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. christish2006

    christish2006 New Elf

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    Hi All,


    I have a couple of frames I bought from Bunnings and have wound them with 100 nodes each. Problem is that I am having trouble trying to create the model in xLights.


    I tried the standard Tree model and tried to modify it but it doesn't look quite right. I did find a custom model that was designed in excel but it doesnt have 100 nodes.


    So my question is what is the best way to create a custom model to match my physical layout?


    Cheers
     
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    How many spirals does it complete bottom to top?
     
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    What about the included spiral tree model is not looking right?
    I use a 360 tree setup with the number of pixels set, one string, one strand and the spiral wraps set to how many times it goes around (9.5 in my case)
    This looks 'close enough' to what I have
     
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    Hi I do the same as cj and looks pretty close to reality!
     
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    Bah! When did they add that (otherwise known as: how did I miss that!). Hand-rolled my mini trees last year.
     
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    I just configured mine as a line. The trees have height but not much width so there is really only room for up-and-down effects on them anyway.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, you have given some ideas.


    I think I just had it configured it wrong, Now I am getting something a bit closer to what I have.


    I'll have to count the spirals when I get home and work out how many there are.


    Also has anyone used the generate custom model function, where you video record the light pattern and xlights generate a model?, does it work accurately?


    Thanks again for the quick replies
     
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    I wouldn't use a custom model to represent a spiral tree. Just use the spiral wraps option. There is very few tree shapes you can't create now.
     

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