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This page gives an overview of the Light-O-Rama SuperStar Sequencer:

 

Launching SuperStar in S5

Exporting a sequence

Exporting in the legacy format

Exporting in the new intensity data format

Playing a sequence exported as intensity data

Floating windows

 

 

Launching SuperStar in S5

 

To launch SuperStar from the S5 Sequencer you must have the Pro license. Once you have the Pro license you can create motion effect rows.  Then you do the following:

 

1.Select some of all of a motion effect row (to select an entire row, right click on the row, open the “Select” sub-menu, and then select “Row”).

2.Right click on the region you just selected and select “Insert SuperStar Effect”

3.Wait a few seconds and SuperStar will launch.

4.Do your sequencing

5.Shut down SuperStar by clicking on the Red X in the upper right of the program.  You will be returned to the S5 Sequencer and the the sequencing that you did will automatically get saved into the S5 Sequencer.  Click on the “Play” button in the S5 Sequencer and the sequencing will be played to the S5 computer screen.

 

Note:

If you have the Demo version of SuperStar the sequence is still saved, but you will not be able to play the SuperStar Sequencing to the S5 Preview nor will you be able to play the SuperStar sequencing to your actual lights.  But everything else in SuperStar will be fully functional.

 

 

Exporting a Sequence

 

In S5, “Export to Sequence Editor” is allowed but not recommended.   The only reason you would use it would be to export the sequence so it can be played in the S4 Sequence Editor.

 

To export a sequence so you can play it in the S4 Sequencer, click on the File menu and select "Export to Sequence Editor".  The "Export to Sequence Editor" dialog box will appear.

 

"Export in Legacy Format": Legacy format is the format that was always used prior to the S4 release.  Use this option to export in the same way that was always used prior to the release of S4.

“Include Macro Channels for Cosmic Color Devices”. Light-O-Rama Cosmic Color Devices have seven macro channels. Superstar does not use the macro channels, but the default is to include them in the export. If you use copy/paste into a main sequence, the main sequence will have the macro channels and it is important for the source and destination of the copy/paste to match. If you are using RGB pixel devices not made by Light-O-Rama they will not have macro channels. If you are using copy/paste to get the exported sequence into the RGB pixels you will not want the macro channels in the export.

"Export in New Format (as Intensity Data)": This option will export in the new format as intensity data.  All of the exported data will appear as one line at the bottom of the sequence in the Sequencer.  The new intensity data format is designed to better support large numbers of channels and pixels. The intensity data format is also very handy because it automatically gets merged in with your main sequence and will play alongside your main sequence.  Please note that you must have a Pro level license in order to use intensity data.

"Add Intensity Data to Existing Sequence": Choose this option if you already have a main sequence and you want to add the exported data to the existing main sequence.

"Add Intensity Data to New Sequence": Choose this option if you want to add the intensity data to a new sequence. SuperStar will create a new Sequencer sequence with a main body that is empty and will add the intensity data to it.  You can then play the sequence.  This is a way to play the exported sequence as a "stand alone"sequence.

 

 

Exporting in the Legacy Format

 

If the name of your SuperStar sequence was “MyAwesomeSequence.sup” then the default name for the exported sequence will be “MyAwesomeSequence_sup.lms.” You can change the name if you wish.

 

When use the legacy format you can play it as a stand-alone sequence in the S4 Sequence Editor.

 

 

Exporting in the New Intensity Data Format

 

Intensity data gets placed on a line at the bottom of an S4 Sequence Editor sequence. The intensity data is played alongside the rest of the sequence so it automatically gets merged with the rest of the sequence. Note that the intensity data should not send commands to any of the same channels that are in the main sequence.

 

 

Playing a Sequence Exported as Intensity Data

 

Launch the Light-O-Rama S4 Sequence Editor

Click on the “Existing Sequence” tab

Select the file you exported

Click on the “Ok” button

Click on the “Play” button in the Light-O-Rama Sequence Editor

 

 

Floating Windows

 

When using a large number of CCRs, the sequencing grid and/or the visualization in SuperStar can become small.  You can put the sequencing grid and the visualization each in their own window.  That way you can place them where you want, and size them how you want.  And if you have two monitors, you can put one of them in each monitor.

 

To activate floating windows, click on the "View" menu and select "Floating Windows".