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Offline enjoylife22

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how to chase a line
« on: December 14, 2016, »
I have 200 nodes on two ssc so 1 ssc controls 100 nodes.  I am putting them on a tree.  So I created a group called tree and I am trying to get these two strands of 100 to just morph with a head color of white into red.  So start at bottom and just run up the tree with a white head turning all nodes on to color red.  I do have it some what but my problem is in my model I used poly line and when it gets past the trunk to go out to the branches. It stops following the line and starts to just go in a grid fashion on the preview.  I don't have the tree done yet so was wondering if they will follow the string or will start going from left to right.

Offline tbone321

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Re: how to chase a line
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, »
Your problem nay be in creating a group for a single item.  Don't confuse the limits of a specific controller with the number of pixels allowed on a model because there is no link.  Make it a single model with 200 pixels and set the effects for that model to make it do what you want.  When you define the output for the show, then you can split the nodes for that tree across 2 or more controllers and let XLights deal with where the data goes to at that point.
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Offline enjoylife22

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Re: how to chase a line
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, »
Man Tbone I'm going to owe you tons of cash after all the help you have given me this year. So when I make the item in vixen I make the polyline 200 nodes but when I program the sscs I split the channels in half and it will know to keep going from one controller to the other in order?  This makes sense to me and I thank you. Now another maybe more complex. I want to do the morph to all red then keep it on for duration of song. So I put an on affect touching the morph but it still turns of the morph before starting the on. Is there a way to just make it stay on?

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Re: how to chase a line
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, »
On more thing anyway to just have a static animation?  Say when I am not running a show I want all my incandescent lights on and my star twinkling, arches leaping and RGB trees cycling mixed colors.  No music just running static for say maybe 3 hours a night.  Kind of just turning on the old christmas lights kind of thing.