Author Topic: Great new exccel spreadsheet to help build custom models.  (Read 1505 times)

Offline smeighan

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Great new exccel spreadsheet to help build custom models.
« on: September 07, 2013, 08:27:57 AM »
Keebler posted this at DIYC

Find the star.xls file here

"with respect to the Sean's tutorial.
i have copied the portion of my excel workbook that is relevant to the NEW custom design feature.

in this workbook called star.xls
you simply design your custom art
then in column AI (that is A I not A one) simply COPY the cells that have numbers in them. highlight ONLY column AI from row 2 down to the bottom of your drawing.

make sure xlights is CLOSED
then open xlights_rgbeffects.xml (in notepadd++)
find the line with your custom item in it
in that line find "CustomModel=" and highlight and replace everything in the parenthesis marks"" with what you have copied from excel.
no need to worry about the way it is inserted because the excel import will produce many lines.
when you save it notepad++ will correct it
open xlights
your custom design will be there waiting for you

so very cool. You can load an image as a background in excel. Steve Gase, i took your snowflake where you had numbers and used it , worked great.


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