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    Default Vixen..... 2.5 up and coming.

    As the subject says , KC has released an "Alpha" version. Some of the updates are VERY cool. How about user input DIMMING CURVES!!!!! Yes that's right, no need to send off lights and get it done...., do it yourself!!! Here is a quote from KC's post.....
    Dimming curves
    If you end up liking this, thank Phil Short, though some outside input has caused it grow as well. In it's simplest form, it lets you redefine output levels for given channel values. This allows you to create a more linear output for a type of light string. Thanks to one certain person (and you know who you are...creating all that extra work for me by having a good idea...the nerve of some people), it has grown to include the use of libraries. There are two curve libraries: a local one and a remote one. The local one you add to by creating entries yourself or by importing entries from the remote library. The remote library will be a collection that's created by the community -- if you have a useful curve, you upload it to this library from your local library. Generally, you specify the light string manufacturer, the light count, and the controller it's being used with. Then when you or someone has that configuration for a channel, you import the curve and you get linear output for your lights on that channel.
    This is going to change a lot, I can already tell you that. The remote library may or may not survive, but it could be cool if it works well. The interface for creating a curve is utilitarian at best and light on functionality. Again, I'm expecting this to change as it gets some REAL use.
    This is the way it should be done.

    Anyways, more great features also. You can read about it here, and download it. Just remember, IF you plan to use Vixen, MAKE SURE you have .net 2.0 installed on your machine and NOT .net 3.0

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    Default Re: Vixen..... 2.5 up and coming.

    Excellent. I'll bet that shows up in S2 in a year or so. Especially now that LEDs are becoming more mainstream in displays.

    I haven't tried Vixen yet but is on my list of things to do. Especially since I have the Lynx Express board (haven't put the board together yet). I really think that the DIY stuff has made leaps and bounds in in quality and innovation recently.

    Thanks Wayne,
    Al

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