Author Topic: Import singing faces from Vixen 2.1 to xLights  (Read 441 times)

Offline Mangrove

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Import singing faces from Vixen 2.1 to xLights
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:16:23 PM »
I have many halloween singing face sequences in Vixen 2.1 that I'd like to import into xLights. Based on reading various posts it looks like this can be done but with one huge limitation; you can't edit the imported sequence but you can add to it.

I'd like to edit the singing faces once I get them in xLights as I'd like to make some improvements. 

Can I import a Vixen 2.1 sequence into xLights and edit the imported sequence or do I need to start over for Halloween?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Import singing faces from Vixen 2.1 to xLights
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 08:48:51 PM »
You can import and then convert each node to a editable effect.  Takes some time to do, but better than loosing everything you've done before.

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Re: Import singing faces from Vixen 2.1 to xLights
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 11:53:42 PM »
It really depends on what you are trying to do. Are you just focussed on the singing faces ... because they come in easily ... you can even convert them to pnonemes and use them for other singing elements.

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Re: Import singing faces from Vixen 2.1 to xLights
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 07:36:25 AM »
Thanks for the replies. Yes at this point I'm really just focused on the 8 channel singing faces.

Are there any videos/step by step instructions for imports?  I'm new to xLights so the more step by step instructions the better.

My goal is to import just the faces of the dozen or songs I have. I'd like them to be editable as they're ok in Vixen but I'd like to edit them in xLights to get them perfect. I'd rather spend my time polishing what I have versus starting over.

Thanks again for the help!

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Re: Import singing faces from Vixen 2.1 to xLights
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 01:31:23 PM »
http://videos.xlights.org/mobile/generate-lyrics-from-channel-data-in-xlights_225fd0db4.html

This video shows how to convert channel data to phonemes.

It assume you have already imported the data as effect or a data layer.