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Title: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: idleup on December 12, 2017, 10:14:17 PM
I used the random effects generator in xLights and it generated this show: https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4 (https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4)


Matt Johnson
Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: jtrpop on December 13, 2017, 08:24:57 AM
I guess switching to xLights has its perks! Very well done! Did you use projectors with scrims, or was it all pixel matrixes?
Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: idleup on December 13, 2017, 08:33:10 AM
Yes, the projectors are projecting on a fabric called Chiffon. I got the recommendation off a Halloween site where they use it to project ghosts and things so they look suspended in the air. Gives a nice background/diffused effect.

Matt Johnson

Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: deanathpc on December 13, 2017, 09:32:39 AM
That is impressive.  Awesome job!
Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: tmarshall on December 18, 2017, 08:31:39 PM
Your mega-tree effects are awesome!  ...well, your whole show is awesome, but the mega-tree effects are amazing. I sure wish I could do that.


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Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: Gary on December 25, 2017, 11:22:10 PM
I used the random effects generator in xLights and it generated this show: https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4 (https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4)


Are you talking tongue-in-cheek or are you serious? Using the random effects generator only resulted in only so-so effects for me when I've used it... it seems to me that the infinite monkey theorem would be needed to make good looking results with it.
Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: jnealand on December 26, 2017, 09:28:15 AM
You can get some interesting random effects sequences by doing multiple interations of effects eliminating the areas that you like from each subsequent iteration.  But still they may not be satisfactory to a lot of folks.
Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: idleup on December 26, 2017, 01:50:22 PM
Gary, I was just kidding. I actually spent tons of time sequencing on this :-)

Matt Johnson


I used the random effects generator in xLights and it generated this show: https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4 (https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4)


Are you talking tongue-in-cheek or are you serious? Using the random effects generator only resulted in only so-so effects for me when I've used it... it seems to me that the infinite monkey theorem would be needed to make good looking results with it.
Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: Gary on December 26, 2017, 11:10:30 PM
Tons of time? Indeed.
Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: travcam on December 29, 2017, 07:46:48 PM
I used the random effects generator in xLights and it generated this show: https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4 (https://youtu.be/4thVCspAfK4)


Matt Johnson

Awesome job!

How tall is that mega tree?   20-25 ft?  Id like to do something that tall in pixels.  How many pixels and what plan did you fabricate it from?


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Title: Re: 2017 Johnson Light Show (Star Wars Theme!)
Post by: TeaCup on January 21, 2018, 06:07:52 PM
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