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1) Tutorial this week for newbies. 2) New release xlights/nc version 3.3.0

Started by smeighan, January 08, 2014, 12:00:05 AM

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smeighan

First; Tutorial this week is for brand new people! I will start from the very beginning for xlight/nutcracker newbies
When: Thursday, Jan 9th. 7pm MST, 9pm EST

We will be using teamviewer. Ill start session at 6:45pm MST

Please join the meeting, by clicking on this link:
http://go.teamviewer.com/v8/m93271823

Meeting ID: m93-271-823

If you have a headphone click on the "Voice over IP" on the Teamviewer menu and unmute your headphone to be able to ask questions.


After my teamviewer fills up (We can have 25 viewers) we are setting up a second teamviewer for the overflow.
Dave Pitts will be hosting this second teamview.

If you cannot get into the first teamviewer then join this second session
http://go.teamviewer.com/v8/m30917736

Meeting ID: m30-917-736

Second; Release 3.3.0
This is the release where we upgrade from the wxwidgets 2.9.5 library to wxwidgets 3.0.0. What does this mean? It means you may notice effects playing about a little faster, it gives us some abilities we didn't have before. Mostly, it is the plumbing and you wont notice anything.

This release has many changes from Don Julien. Thanks Don for keeping the flame alive!
some new meteor effects.
some new movements on text

try meteor with icicle with overlay clicked (checkbox below fit to time) with palette checked


3.3.0            -Enhancement (djulien): vixen 2.x routine as picture
               -Enhancement (djulien): add checkbox to Effects panel to inhibit canvas clear before effect (for layers across models)
               -Enhancement (djulien): allow cancelled schedule to re-run that same day
               -Enhancement (djulien): show serial outbuf overflow amount
               -Enhancement (djulien): add a couple of icicle options to Meteors
               -Enhancement (djulien): add wavey left-to-right up/down option for text
               -Enhancement (djulien): added additional format options for date count-down
               -Enhancement (djulien): pass controller responses to plug-in (in-coming or round-trip data); internal change only - should not affect standard usage, but listed here just in case
               -Enhancement (djulien): add /noauto command line option to prompt for auto-run (allows easier schedule override)
               -Bug fix/enhancement? (djulien): show channel# being tested during Chase test
               -Bug fix/enhancement? (djulien): continue execution after comm output overflow in case controller can catch up

thanks
sean
matt brown
frankr
djulien
dpitts
dan kulp (Mac version guy)
Sean
Littleton, CO Latest releases http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases xLights/Nutcracker Forum http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php Facebook [url=https://www.facebook.com/groups

pk

"First; Tutorial this week is for brand new people! I will start from the very beginning for xlight/nutcracker newbies
When: Thursday, Dec 9th. 7pm MST, 9pm EST"

DECEMBER 9 ????  Hope you mean January 9

smeighan

Quote from: pk on January 08, 2014, 12:05:37 PM
"First; Tutorial this week is for brand new people! I will start from the very beginning for xlight/nutcracker newbies
When: Thursday, Dec 9th. 7pm MST, 9pm EST"

DECEMBER 9 ????  Hope you mean January 9

yep.

i posted this into 11 forums and 3 fb groups. i have had 14 different groups of people point out the mistype.

shesh! i am still recovering from my operation.


:)
Sean
Littleton, CO Latest releases http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases xLights/Nutcracker Forum http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php Facebook [url=https://www.facebook.com/groups

smeighan

I forgot to mention one other feature Don Julien added, new options for the countdown timer.

So to use this only put text in line 1

First scenario, countdown timer of seconds
Line 1: 123
Count Down: seconds
What you see: 123,122,121 counting down to zero.


Second Scenario: Countdown to a date in the future
   Format 'd h m s'
   Line 1: 09-feb-2014 23:59:59
   Count Down: To Date 'd h m s'
   What you will see: 31d 7h 37m 9s

   Format 'h m s'
   Line 1: 09-feb-2014 23:59:59
   Count Down: To Date 'd h m s'
   What you will see: 7h 37m 9s
   NOTE: The hours are not showing total hours until the target date, it is only showing the remainder. We should probably change this

Format 'm or s'
   Line 1: 09-feb-2014 23:59:59
   Count Down: To Date 'm' or 's'
   What you will see: 454m
   Note! it is only showing the remainder of minutes for the current day. We should probably change this

Format 's'
   Line 1: 09-feb-2014 23:59:59
   Count Down: To Date 's'
   What you will see: 27700
   Note! it is only showing the remainder of seconds for the current day. We should probably change this. We should probably add the 's' to end of line too
Sean
Littleton, CO Latest releases http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases xLights/Nutcracker Forum http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php Facebook [url=https://www.facebook.com/groups

drlucas

Thank you Sean for the countdown timer examples (aka
09-feb-2014 23:59:59 )

it was not intuitive what the format was expected. Would be great if I could show the current time on one line and date on the second.  Greedy me.
Ryan

smeighan

Quote from: drlucas on January 08, 2014, 05:44:27 PM
Thank you Sean for the countdown timer examples (aka
09-feb-2014 23:59:59 )

it was not intuitive what the format was expected. Would be great if I could show the current time on one line and date on the second.  Greedy me.

showing current date/time would require something in the pi player. when we generate nutcracker effects we build everything into the xseq or fseq file. it is not exepected that you could then rebuild that buffer of data on the fly. we are talking about it for this year though.

things like entering a child's name and it shows up on the megatree right in the middle of the song. generating current time or current temperature and creating the text to or into the existing buffer. we will ruminate on it.

sean
Sean
Littleton, CO Latest releases http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases xLights/Nutcracker Forum http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php Facebook [url=https://www.facebook.com/groups

smeighan

Sean
Littleton, CO Latest releases http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases xLights/Nutcracker Forum http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php Facebook [url=https://www.facebook.com/groups

ron

Sean I can't remember, do you record these sessions?  Any way to view them later?

Thanks.

Ron

sebjsan

On his vimeo account. Look up sean meighan

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poolprousa

Though we suffered through many bugs during the session, for me it was a resounding success.  I learned alot, hopefully I can retain some of it.  I have many more questions, but hey, it's a while before the next show.  Thank you Sean (btw, I was logged in as Macginn)

smeighan

Quote from: ron on January 09, 2014, 07:34:30 PM
Sean I can't remember, do you record these sessions?  Any way to view them later?

Thanks.

Ron
Tutorial for Jan 9th is posted.

This was an introduction to xLights/Nutcracker

Sean
Littleton, CO Latest releases http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/releases xLights/Nutcracker Forum http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php Facebook [url=https://www.facebook.com/groups

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