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Lt Composer 3.5

Lighttoys Composer - many programming features

What's NEW + Changelog

New stuff:
- NEW: FT2 chip support & configuration window
- NEW: LED Juggling Club FT2 support
- NEW: "broadcast" pairing mode (unlimited number of paired props) in Devices menu - requires firmware 210817+
- NEW: Visual Pois V4 can now be LIVE previewed - requires firmware 210909+
- NEW: Visual Pois V4 can be started with 6 levels of brightness - requires firmware 210909+
- NEW: Visual Pois V4 can be started and previewed over USB - requires firmware 210909+
- NEW: 100 PPS (pixels/sec) limit for each track (dramatically faster upload speeds, great for static devices)
- NEW: "A" (automatic) Real-time checkbox option, uses Real-time rendering only for locked elements
- NEW: memory occupation bar graph now displayed also for FT devices (in the Upload dialog)
- NEW: wireless show upload to FT2 devices (using FT remote) - requires firmware 210817+

Improvements:
- TWEAK: FT2 custom track clean-up + tooltips
- TWEAK: auto-ping of devices in Devices menu (by clicking on them)
- TWEAK: more realistic preview for Visual Hoops
- TWEAK: more robust communication over serial USB

Bug fixes:
- FIX: Sequence repeat checkbox was not working
- FIX: special character in the track name crashed LtComposer
- FIX: projects with FLASH elements on tracks not fitting into the main window were not showing correct texture
- FIX: crash on MAC OS (latest versions) during start
- FIX: battery voltage & device temperature were not shown in broadcast mode - requires firmware 210909+
- FIX: "Turn off Devices", "Blackout" and "Ping" buttons were not working in broadcast mode
New stuff:
- NEW: added support for Visual Hoop sizes 20" and 28"

Improvements:
- TWEAK: when importing a project, "Views" from that project are no longer imported

Bug fixes:
- FIX: image elements were disappearing from tracks when using the "Views" functionality (during project save)
- FIX: duplicated tracks were added to the "All Tracks" view only, not to the active view where the duplicate was created
New stuff:
- NEW: graphical splash screen when the app starts
- NEW: the default picture library was updated and extended
- NEW: dynamic mode preview is now synchronized with the timeline
- NEW: enhanced import dialog to select which tracks to import
- NEW: Copy, Cut & Paste for elements on the track list (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V)
- NEW: Cut (razor) tool - splits selected elements, activated with the "C" shortcut
- NEW: "Views" menu in status bar for creating custom track views + shortcuts to switch between them
- NEW: vertical / diagonal duplication of elements by dragging the horizontal edge
- NEW: vertical stretching of elements over multiple tracks (Shift + mouse drag)
- NEW: elements placed from library now allows duplication (mouse drag) or stretching (Shift + mouse drag) over more tracks
- NEW: brightness level selector on the Toolbar for FT1 & FT2 devices
- NEW: Transformations menu -> Vertical Spacing sliders
- NEW: Adjustments menu -> Recolor slider
- NEW: track element -> right click -> "Select same images", Image library picture -> right click -> "Replace selected" to easily swap all occurrences of an image in the project
- NEW: backslash shortcut "" to toggle between play/pause of the Dynamic preview
- NEW: double-click on the element vertical edge expands the element(s) to fill the adjacent gap(s)
- NEW: double-click on the horizontal edge duplicates the selected element(s) vertically
- NEW: resizing multiple elements with the "Shift" key scales all elements in the selection proportionally
- NEW: fw update of FT remote, FT1, FT2 & Visual devices supported (package 20210416 included)
- NEW: firmware of all connected props is checked for being out of date

Improvements:
- TWEAK: more realistic rendering of low resolution and high Scale values in Preview window
- TWEAK: "Run show" button is automatically switched to the bank number that was last uploaded

Bug fixes:
- FIX: opening a new music file on MAC was stuck at "Buffering..."
- FIX: Lighttoys devices were not detected on M1 MacBooks
- FIX: wrong text size on external monitor (with different DPI)

LIGHTTOYS ACADEMY

Master the art of light programming!

Lighttoys Academy is a place for you to learn and grow your experience with programming using our unique software. Our videos will guide you through the whole process of creating a show using the Pyroterra Lighttoys props from scratch!

LEARN HOW TO

  • use your new props
  • connect them to a computer
  • sync them
  • pair them with the remote
  • create the program in LtComposer
  • upload the program into your FT props and Visual Poi / Wand

LET'S START WITH THE BASICS!

Programming your first show? No idea how to use the software for your device?
Or do you just need to recap the basics? These videos are for you!

How to operate

1: Turning

ON/OFF

Learn how to turn your FT device and remote controller "ON" and "OFF" with the first manual for Lighttoys FT range!

2: Pairing
process

In the second manual, you'll learn how to synchronize your FT device to your remote controller. Let's start!

3: Starting

shows

Imagine that your show is ready to go on stage! Learn how to start your programmed lights shows in this video.

How to program

1: LtComposer

Introduction

Let’s dive deeper into the magic of LtComposer. Learn about the layout, compatibility and basic features!

2: FT
Elements

What are the basic color elements you can play with in LtComposer? In this video we’ll guide you through all of them!

3: Image
Library

Do you want to learn how to import images into LtComposer, how to use them and how create your own library? This video is for you!

4: Image:
basic controls

You can do some really powerful image adjustments in LtComposer. Learn how to size, transform and adjust images with few clicks!

5: Uploading to

Visual Devices

Once you have created your program, you want to learn how to upload it into your device, right? Watch this tutorial to learn how.

6: Uploading to

FT devices

Learn how to get your program full of beautiful pictures into your visual device! It’s easier than you think. Easy, right?

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FW UPDATE

LATEST FIRMWARE FOR YOUR FT DEVICES

Our team always strives to bring you the very best for your Pyroterra Lighttoys devices.

That is why we are releasing new firmware for your FT, FT2 and Visual devices,

that unlocks new functionality and fixes known bugs.

What's NEW (changelog)

New stuff:
- NEW: Visual Pois V4 display the name of the show banks when connected over radio in LtComposer
- NEW: WS2812 LED strip with inverted red and green channels now supported by FT2 chip (needs LtComposer 3.6 or newer)

Improvements:
- TWEAK: FT remote goes back to the last played mode after finished pairing (including silent mode)
- TWEAK: when turning off FT1 / FT2 device with a running show, it goes through memory bank selection first
- TWEAK: FT2 chip can map the image data up to 16x times over the length of the LED strip

Bug fixes:
- FIX: FT remote controller was sometimes turning off after the pairing was finished
- FIX: shortcut ON/OFF + DOWN ARROW was not working after switching the pairing mode type
- FIX: 6 levels of brightness didn't work correctly on WS2812 LED strips
- FIX: 'leach' & 'lprog' commands were always sent to all units in the broadcast paired group
New stuff:
- NEW: Visual Pois V4 can now be LIVE previewed in LtComposer (requires FT firmware: 210909)
- NEW: Visual Pois V4 shows can be started with 6 levels of brightness (requires FT firmware: 210909 + VPOI4 firmware: 0.45)
- NEW: Visual Pois V4 can be started and previewed over USB (requires VPOI4 firmware: 0.45)

Improvements:
- TWEAK: FT remote goes always to the standby mode after finished pairing

Bug fixes:
- FIX: LED Club FT2 was flashing green when being turned off
- FIX: Visual Poi V4 was not showing battery level in the Devices menu
- FIX: FT units were not reacting to the first PING command received
- FIX: duplicate device lines were shown during the pairing process in the Devices menu
New stuff:
- NEW: easier selection of a solid color - hold any color button on the FT remote for 0.5 second
- NEW: the FT remote's brightness level is reset to maximum with each powering OFF / ON
- NEW: radio commands are sent in a quick burst of 3 repetitions, then every 500 milliseconds (increases FT system robustness)
- NEW: added a USB serial command 'bright <0-5>' to set FT remote current brightness level
- NEW: possibility to upload shows wirelessly to the FT2 devices
- NEW: broadcast pairing mode (unlimited number of controlled devices) - hold the A/B button during pairing process for 1 second to toggle between group/broadcast pairing
- NEW: uploaded shows are indicated with a white color double-blink on the LEDs

Improvements:
- TWEAK: when cycling the A/B/A+B controlled segments with the A/B button, the A+B selection keeps showing the A and B parts
- TWEAK: an FT1/FT2 unit in pairing mode can be now turned off with one long continuous button press
- TWEAK: a show started from the FT Remote controller can be stopped on the FT1/FT2 unit by holding its power button for 3 seconds (was 1.5 seconds before)
- TWEAK: removed 'product ID' from the FT2 unit's USB reported name

Bug fixes:
- FIX: perfect sync functionality stopped working after 1 minute 10 seconds on FT2 devices
- FIX: FT2 devices stopped reacting to show start signals and stopped showing battery indication after 35-70 minutes of use
- FIX: a shorter show subsequently overwritten with a longer show caused the longer show stop prematurely on FT1 devices
- FIX: FT remote was not starting a show when the following exact sequence was repeated several times:
1) turn on the FT remote, start the show 1-4
2) stop the show
3) turn off the FT remote
- FIX: when a turned off FT1/FT2 unit had different A/B setting than currently set on an FT remote, when turned on back, the B segment behaved strangely when clicking the A/B button
- FIX: improved pairing performance with units that had worse signal reception
- FIX: USB serial commands 'leach', 'lprog', 'lstop', 'gmute' were not working

HOW TO PERFORM THE UPDATE?

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The firmware update is a delicate procedure, so please follow these instructions carefully. After you download the firmware update package and extract it from the ZIP archive, please follow the PDF "Firmware update guide" included.

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