Posted by: Leifeld
« on: November 19, 2010, 09:19:09 PM »
I was able to program all 80 LOR channels into my Holiday Light Designer 4. As I added more and more channels, the response time got longer until it took about 15 seconds per mouse click and woe to me if I clicked several times without waiting.
PRESTO! The Decoration Wizard! This little jewel will do everything and instead of having about 5000 lights all individual, I would have about 25 "decorations". BUT......
I read the tutorial in the help files and the even more excellent tutorial "Using HLD4.pdf" by author unknown but he signs the document with bboyink at mac dot com. Wonderful step by step.
Lets try this:
Start with new document and background image; zoom in on an area; add a few C9 lights; Decoration Wizard; Screen turns black with the lights showing brightly then returns to normal view; Look at the "imports" tab -- Nothing is visible there but if I move the mouse to the area where the icon should be, the mouse turns to a pointing finger and if I click there, the "current light/decoration" field changes to "Custom decoration #52647.wzd19" (where 19 is the 19th time I did this).
Now that this invisible decoration is selected, I click on the main view to "set" the invisible decoration. It is still invisible. If I move the mouse around I can "feel" it, resize it with the zoom lever, and the "HUD" identifies it with the "custom decoration #52647.wzd19".
Surely this cannot be so complicated that a senior systems guru of 33 years at Boeing can't get it right. Just because I have been retired a while should mean that my brain has turned to mush. There is something I am missing and I can't find it. I have very few "peers" to ask as they are mostly in the Alzheimers ward, so I come here looking for aid (not plural, thank you).