xLights/Nutcracker Software

On this page you will find the xlights latest software.

Useful Links

Downloads of xLights/Nutcracker


Tutorials to describe Nutcracker Version 3.0

I have written an beginners tutorial on setting up xLights/Nutcracker. This process will get you to an exported file for whatever sequencer you are using
PDF Document Nutcracker 3.0 Introduction

Vimeo Movie tutorials:

Videos are found under sean meighan's name. Search google for "vimeo sean meighan" or go to https://vimeo.com/nutcracker123

For Developers only (C++)


RGB Configurator Spreadsheet

This spread sheet will allow the comparison of the different controllers. Enter how many strings you plan on using, it will calculate the total cost for 6 different RGB controller systems. These are the five systems compared:
  1. Pixelnet using active hub
  2. Pixelnet using Zeus hub (does not need smart string controllers)
  3. J1sys ecg-p12r
  4. SanDevices E682
  5. Pixelnet board by dpitts/mykroft
  6. LOR Cosmic Color Ribbon
  7. Seasonal Equipment Rainbow Pixel Controller



What are differences between old Nutcracker and the new Version 3.0?

TARGET MODELS
ModelVersion 2.xVersion 3.x
MEGATREE 360 degreeYesYes
MEGATREE 270 degreeYesYes
MEGATREE 180 degreeYesYes
MEGATREE 90 degreeYesYes
Vertical MatrixYesYes
Horizontal MatrixNoYes
Single Strand, EavesYesLimited
Single Strand, ArchesYesLimited
Single Strand, WindowsYesLimited
EFFECTS
Effect NameVersion 2.xVersion 3.x
BARSYesYes
BUTTERFLYYesYes
COLORWASHYesYes
COUNTDOWNYesNo
FIREYesYes
GARLANDSYesYes
GIFYesYes
LIFEYesYes
METEORSYesYes
PICTURESYesYes
PINWHEELYesNo
SNOWFLAKESYesYes
SNOWSTORMYesYes
SPIRALSYesYes
TREEYesYes
TWINKLEYesYes
SPIROGRAPHNoYes
SEQUENER OUTPUTS
OutputVersion 2.xVersion 3.x
Vixen: *.vixYesYes
Vixen: *.virYesYes
LOR: *.lmsYesYes
LOR: *.lasNoYes
LOR: *.lcbYesYes
HLS: *.hlsncYesYes
LSP: *.msqNoNo
LSP: *.asqNoNo
LSP: UserPatterns.xmlYesYes
xLights: *.xseqNoYes
Conductor: *.seqNoYes
OTHER DIFFERENCES
DescriptionVersion 2.xVersion 3.x
Effect GalleryYesNot Yet
Fade in/Out on effectsYesNot Yet
ProjectsYesNot Yet
Data saved and retrieved from databaseYesNot Yet
Ability to play mp3 and watch Nutcracker animationsNoYes
Convert between different sequencersNoYes