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Discussion in 'Vixen' started by djohnson1810, Jul 26, 2014.

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    djohnson1810 Apprentice Elf

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    I guess the new Vixen 3 uses .TIM extensions? How can I convert that to a LOR lms extension? Nutcracker does not seem to have the capability...
     
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    smeighan Dedicated Elf

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    we cant convert vixen 3 because their files do not have rendered data.


    the vixen3 files are high level files (things like do a chase on a arch). we would need all of their logic to recreate a converter. We are waiting for them to produce a rendered file.


    So in summary
    Vixen 2.1, 2.5 produce *.vix and *.vir
    Vixen+ produces *.vix
    LSP produces *.msq and *.seq (conductor file format)
    LOR produces *.lms and &.lcb
    HLS produces *.hlsdata
    xlights produces *.xseq
    falcon pi player uses *.fseq


    all of the above are produced after rendering a show.
    the CONVERT tab on xlights can convert any of the above into any otehr format shown above.


    Vixen3 does not produce a rendered file so we cannot convert it.


    This is a known shortcoming and is being looked at by the Vixen3 dev team. There is a beta version of Vixen 3 that has an Ed Brady enhancement of creating a virtual controller that records your show when it plays.


    maybe ask on the Vixen 3 forum over on DIYC. That is the main forum for Vixen 3 developers.
     
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    djohnson1810 Apprentice Elf

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    Cool. Thanks!
     
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    davrus Silent Elf

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    Don't give up, just yet.
    Not just users, but also the developers of Vixen 3 also happen to be users, and also need to be able to export from Vixen 3.
    There are two efforts in progress. One is long term, and means a rewrite of the Vixen core (this will enable export, but its main reason is to make Vixen run more efficiently.) A guy has had a brainwave, and come up with a short term solution. Wait for an announcement from him (he deserves all credit for this !! ).
     

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