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lightsonlinden

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2016, 05:08:52 PM »
Do the slaves require FPP installed too?

What is the video tab in FPP for then?

lightsonlinden

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2016, 05:20:23 PM »
Last question for today - I promise..... :-X


For testing purposes/learning opportunity..... Assume I have a display 1920x1080 and I wanted to set a model in Xlight for such what would the model settings be to get the correct aspect ratio and quality?

Additionally, when the video is converted into images what aspect ratio should be used to match said settings for said display?


I tried to mimic the earlier YouTube example and I got it to work just fine on FPP but the video is all skewed and I think I just didn't have the right settings.

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2016, 08:22:12 PM »
For this configuration u need a Virtual matrix definition of W=176 and H=96.

I posted some screen shots yesterday - search for virtual matrix


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lightsonlinden

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2016, 08:23:46 PM »
That what I currently have set.   I used your word document as a guide.

I did change the image size to 176/96 and that helped a bit but it still does not fill to the left and right sides of my monitor.  There is about a 2" black space on each side.   The top has black but that is how the images are made so I understand that part.
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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2016, 03:20:09 PM »
Your 1920x1080 display is a 16:9 or 1.777 aspect ratio.  176/96 is 1.833, so you end up with some empty space.  You probably won't be able to totally get rid of them  unless you went up to 256x144 for your Virtual Matrix since that is a true 16:9 ratio.
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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2016, 08:33:48 PM »

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2016, 09:22:43 PM »
Working the board, let me know if you need/want any changes.

http://www.diychristmas.org/vb1/showthread.php?5605-PI-Adapter-for-Matrix-Panels&p=63533#post63533

Looks good to me.  I want to update to Henner's new library code soon to allow use of these, but I need to track down a regression in the current code first, I think it has an issue with our latest SD image.

lightsonlinden

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2016, 01:43:09 PM »
Your 1920x1080 display is a 16:9 or 1.777 aspect ratio.  176/96 is 1.833, so you end up with some empty space.  You probably won't be able to totally get rid of them  unless you went up to 256x144 for your Virtual Matrix since that is a true 16:9 ratio.

So then with the 16:9 or 1.777 ratio what is the model setup specs for the Virtual Matrix in Xlights?

Anyone with snow / rain displays - what is the most realtici matrix?   P10 - Pixels  - Video Projection - HDTV/Monitor?

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2016, 01:54:17 PM »
Your 1920x1080 display is a 16:9 or 1.777 aspect ratio.  176/96 is 1.833, so you end up with some empty space.  You probably won't be able to totally get rid of them  unless you went up to 256x144 for your Virtual Matrix since that is a true 16:9 ratio.

So then with the 16:9 or 1.777 ratio what is the model setup specs for the Virtual Matrix in Xlights?

Anyone with snow / rain displays - what is the most realtici matrix?   P10 - Pixels  - Video Projection - HDTV/Monitor?

Not sure about the question, but realistic is going to be a projector, but the P10's are great for effects and being included in a whole house effect. Consider a fan that starts centrally to your matrix and as it expands it catches your other pixels, display items, pretty cool stuff.  You have to get into graphic stuff if using a projector or TV screen.

I think really it's only restricted to ones creativity and then technical know how.

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Re: Matrix Board Build
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2016, 10:19:27 AM »
So revisiting the matrix.

Keep in mind my thoughts now are pie in the sky......  but one can dream and with that thought.

I have attached a photo of the Polar Plunge that was ran by Mammoth Lights sometime ago.    Last year I bought a tower and all of the blow molds for it.  I am still thinking of bringing it into my display for this coming year but perhaps not as mechanical as it was for Mammoth as I just don't have the skill/know how to build it.   So you may ask, what does this have to do with the Matrix.  Well, I was thinking of at the top instead of the rope light saying Polar Plunge I could place a matrix up there that would allow me to scroll anything I like, etc.   Scale wise not sure how large it would be but I suspect fairly large.  I am inclined to think Pixels would be the most cost effective but perhaps not.  I was looking at the Monster Matrix Panels that are sold by Boscoyo Studios as an option.

They quote:
42x84 Matrix 3,528 nodes
21x42 Matrix 882 nodes
14x28 Matrix 392 nodes

I think the 42x84 would be too large/expensive but looking for thoughts.

I would most likely if allowed by city officials with a safety fence I would place the tower where my flag pole is or in that vicinity.



 

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