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Offline haitianboy420

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Newbie Color&Order Question
« on: January 21, 2019, 12:13:00 PM »
Hi All,

I am having a small issue with the lights.
Question 1 is about the LED color.
Question 2 is about the maxtrix Order

My Setup includes
Falcon F16v3
WS2812B -> these are GRB
Xlights
3 port - 3 universes - 510 channels

Port 1 - Universe 1 ch1 - Strip : 15 LED
Port 2 - Universe 2 ch1 - Strip : 90 LED
Port 3 - Universe 3 ch1 - Strip : 45 LED Strip 3x15 Matrix ) Zig Zag order


in Falcon Controller, i have set the "order" to "GRB" for all lights
in Xlights i have left the color order as default RGB for all lights
With this set up, i receive the below output. It really blows my mind how all 3 are configured in the same manner and this is happening.  I wonder if the issue is with 510 CH per universe??? the reason why i think that is because if i stagger them and set universe 2 to start on ch 2 and universe 3 to start on ch 3. Then they are all on the right colors, but that should be the issue seeing how 510 is divisible by 3... I cant wrap my head around this. Would 512 be better? (i havent tested yet)
Port
Expected
Actual
Port
Expected
Actual
Port
Expected
Actual
1
Green
Green
2
Green
Blue
3
Green
Red
1
Red
Red
2
Red
Green
3
Red
Blue
1
Blue
Blue
2
Blue
Red
3
Blue
Green
 

on to problem number 2
I have a small test 3x15 Matrix. 1 string, 45 nodes, 3 strands.
I DO NOT have zigzag checked in the controller as it seems that xlights handles that operations already
i am using single strand effect to scroll 1 color from Left to Right.
For some reason they are not aligned. my middle strand is lagged 3 Behind instead of running together.
example: x=OFF / G=Green
Expected
Actual
Expected
Actual
xxxxxxxGxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxGxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxGxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxGxxxxxxx
xxxGxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxGxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxGxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxGxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxGxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxGxxxxxx
xxxxGxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxGxxxxxx

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Re: Newbie Color&Order Question
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 12:30:55 PM »
Did you also set up the Falcon controller to be 510 channels per universe?  xlights and falcon can both handle using the full 512 channels of a universe, however I fully understand some like to use the 510 since it is divisible by 3.  It sounds like for both you have one part set at 510 and the other part set as 512.  Others may have other suggestions as well.
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Re: Newbie Color&Order Question
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 12:40:39 PM »
Yeah. everything is set to 510. Xlights, Controller, & Fpp.

i may go ahead and attempt to use 512 and see if things change at all.

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Re: Newbie Color&Order Question
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 02:16:54 PM »
I seemed to have fixed the issue by making everything 512.
it did not like it at all when it was 510

 

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