Interlaced Pixels?

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Offline dougw

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Interlaced Pixels?
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:44:34 PM »
I see that XLights supports a "zigzag" layout where you layout one string of pixels in one direction (e.g. down), then jump over to another location and run the connected string in the opposite direction  (e.g. up).


I have a case where I want to run the lights (in either holes drilled in PVC or one of the flat holders) in one direction but skipping every other hole, then turn around at the bottom and fill in the skipped holes on the way up. 


I can't figure out if XLights supports this "interlaced" physical layout.  Can anyone confirm?

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Re: Interlaced Pixels?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 10:09:28 PM »
A custom model should work. A bit of Excel work would do it.

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Re: Interlaced Pixels?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 11:29:54 PM »
Dougw, this is a common method of running out on a prop's arm, then back to the middle to go out another.  All my spinners are setup this way.  A custom model is easy to create and apply.
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Re: Interlaced Pixels?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 10:08:47 PM »
Thanks.  I took a quick look at XLights and think I understand what you are saying.


The key was knowing to search for spinner.  I had been trying to think of this like a mega tree, but people don't seem to wire those up like this.

I found this link which describes what I think you were saying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-24vw9UGcwE
« Last Edit: June 06, 2018, 10:24:55 PM by dougw »

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Re: Interlaced Pixels?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 08:15:56 PM »
You got it!

 

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